Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to Host Easter Dinner

We're hosting our first Easter dinner and I'm looking forward to having both of our families over together this Sunday.  It's actually the first meal we'll enjoy at our brand-new, Amish-made kitchen table.  You can see from the photo that the table is kind of lonely at the moment.  I'm hoping to find a pretty table runner and be able to add some festive vibe to the table for our meal.  Any suggestions on what to do?

I also wanted to share my attempt to be crafty with our Pottery Barn beverage center.  We usually have fake lemons and limes from Hobby Lobby in the bottom for a pop of color, but I am enjoying my Easter egg switch-out for the time being.  I also  broke out some left over wedding candy-bar favor boxes to be used for our guests this weekend. I filled them with Easter grass and yummy chocolates and sealed them with a sassy Easter sticker. I felt pretty awesome about that little project!
.Next up is the menu.  At this point this is what I'm thinking:
1. Ham, although I still need to figure out a marinade but I'm thinking something with brown sugar and pineapple.
2. Potato Casserole
3. Glazed carrots
4. Roasted asparagus
5. Homemade coleslaw
6. Warm rolls
7. Deviled eggs
8. Shrimp cocktail
9. Veggie tray
10. Champagne-infused punch
11. Yum Yum Cake

I think that's about it but I'm still looking for more inspiration.  Please share your fabulous Easter recipes with me if you'd like to do so.  :)



  1. I tried to email you back but it showed up as "no-reply blogger" in my inbox. That is soooo wild that you got married there too!! Even funnier is you were able to identify it by the pics!! what a small world!

  2. Sounds delish! So excited for you! Love the new table it is beautiful! I agree a beautiful table runner and a fun easter center piece would definitly jazz the table up!


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