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Easter entertaining ideas

WANT SOME “FABULOUS” EASTER ENTERTAINING IDEAS?  YOU’RE IN THE PERFECT PLACE!

If you’re on the hunt for, perhaps an Easter Egg Hunt, or fabulous Easter entertaining ideas, then you’ve hit the jackpot!   What about sending your friends and family a custom Easter Celebration Invitation?  

We’ve got so many creative Easter entertaining ideas from which to choose.  Not just recipes either.  How about sending your guests home with an adorable White Chocolate Lamb Easter party favor?

Or how about printing out a set of EASTER EGG HUNT SIGNS to lead your little Egg Hunters to their hidden prizes?  How cool is your Easter Egg Hunt now?  I’ve also given you some guidelines on how to plan an Easter Egg Hunt too.  

Check out this fabulous set of Easter Celebration Printables!  I’ll tell you how to get your own set a little later in this post.

 

 

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And while you’re planning this year’s Easter Celebration, you might want to take a moment to check out this fabulous Easter post too: Easter Dinner Recipes + Printable Invites-Place Cards-Napkin Rings 

It’s chock full of delicious and beautifully presented Easter holiday recipes for you and your family to enjoy.

 

pretty in pink raspberry petit fours

Here’s some of the incredible Easter entertaining ideas you’ll find here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life!

 

spring vegetable platter with ham butter

Did you see the adorable Easter invitations with matching Guest Place Cards and Napkin Rings in the image gallery above?

They really add some holiday panache to your Easter dinner tablescape.   It’s just another one of our fabulous Easter entertaining ideas.

Looking for some Easter dessert inspiration?  Why not have a “Pretty in Pink” Easter Dessert Table that features BOTH the Roasted Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Sherbet and Raspberry Petit Fours?  Talk about a color coordinated dessert table!

 

roasted strawberry banana buttermilk sherbet

NOW LET’S SEE WHAT EASTER ENTERTAINING IDEAS WE HAVE TODAY!

 

HOW TO PLAN AN EASTER EGG HUNT  – Easter Egg Hunt Signs PDF too!

If you want to know how to plan an Easter egg hunt, here’s the scoop.

how to plan an Easter egg hunt

It takes a little planning, that’s true.  There’s plenty to do to get ready, especially “filling” plastic eggs with toys and treats on the To-Do list.

Speaking of a “To-Do” list, here’s a few things to think about when planning your own Easter Egg Hunt:

  • Make sure you ask your guests on your invitation to BYO Basket to gather their stash of Easter eggs
  • Provide at least a dozen “hidden” eggs per child participating  (if very young children are included, have some in “plain sight” for them to gather – accordingly, ask the older kids to “pass them by”)
  • Purchase an assortment of small “prizes” and treats to fill hollow plastic eggs.  Avoid candies that melt!  (Oriental Trading Company, Wal Mart and Target are all great resources for a selection of trinkets)
  • Consider having one “big prize”, like a GOLDEN EGG, that is filled with an extra-special gift, OR award a special prize to the child who finds it.  

celebrating a traditional Polish Easter

  • Where will your hunt take place?  Is there enough room to spread out the eggs for the number of children participating?  Make sure you consider the safety of the location, i.e., traffic, water hazards, etc.   CONSIDER AN INDOOR HUNT FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN
  • Draw a rough “map” of where all the eggs are hidden.  This way you can retrieve any un-found eggs after the party if your numbers come up short.  (make sure you count the eggs the children collected so you can determine if and how many eggs are still hidden)
  • Make sure you have extra “buckets” or containers available for children who forgot theirs.
  • You’ll want to have a video camera at the ready to record all the fun!

 

NAN’S TIP:  As soon as Easter’s over – snap up the holiday “leftovers” at HALF-OFF for next year’s hunt!

 

NOW THAT YOUR EASTER EGG HUNT IS ALL PLANNED, YOU’LL NEED SIGNS TOO!

Easter entertaining ideas

Why not “up your hostess game” by using these clever Easter Egg Hunt Signs?

The children will locate every single Easter Egg with help from these adorable Easter Printable arrows. 

Use them to point the way, or what’s not the way, to the Easter “booty” you’ve hidden.

Just make sure you place the signs along the route as you hide the eggs.  Don’t forget to make the “map” of your hiding spots as I mentioned above! 

Just download the FREE PDF, print, cut out and you’re in business.

 

MY GUESTS ALWAYS TAKE HOME FABULOUS FAVORS FROM MY PARTIES!

It’s one of the things my parties are known for.  You might call it one of the “signature elements” of my entertaining style.  You wouldn’t believe how many clients added the guest party favor option I offered as part of their catering package.

Easter entertaining ideas

I love to see the faces of my guests when they leave my home with that, “little something extra” in tow. 

Some may think of it as passé, but I couldn’t disagree more.  Who doesn’t like to end a fabulous gathering with a “memory”, be it a culinary one or otherwise.

When I’m in the planning stage of a party, I start with a brainstorming session to help get my “creative juices” flowing.

Collecting a list of words, phrases and images that conjure up the vibe I see for my gathering, helps me conceptualize.  From there, it’s just a matter of getting creative with the inspiration the list brings to my planning. 

 

I WAS FEELING NOSTALGIC ABOUT THE “POLISH” EASTERS OF MY YOUTH

Thinking about the Easters I spent in Northeastern Pennsylvania in my tiny hometown made me feel really nostalgic.

Polish Easter basket

Memories of homemade sweet butter lambs, poppyseed yeast rolls sliced and slathered with that same butter.  Taking our Easter dinner foods in a large basket to be blessed with holy water in our church’s basement on Saturday morning.    

My Polish heritage was a dynamic force in my youth, especially around the holiday seasons

I called my Mom and emailed my sister and brother, asking them for some memories from those years.  I’m busy putting together a wonderful “Polish Easter” post for next week.  I hope you’ll enjoy it! 

 

pickled eggs and beets with onions

So, as I was thinking of those butter lambs, inspiration struck.  That’s kind of how it works sometimes!

GET THE POLISH EASTER RECIPES AND TRADITIONS HERE:  Celebrating a Traditional Polish Easter

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE LAMBS IN HAND-PAINTED GIFT BOXES

I’m not including specific directions on how to make molded chocolates in this post, but you can get the directions by clicking valentine's day fancy heart gift tagson my Valentine’s post that goes into detail on the techniques, tips and my “secret” ingredient.

Check it out here: Valentine’s Day Fancy Candy Hearts & Gift Tags

Since I’ve been making specialty candies for years for my catering clients, I already owned my lamb molds. 

I have a large mold for butter or Easter basket presents, and one that has two sizes of small lambs for candy making.  

However, I checked out my fabulous friends at Amazon Prime and found several choices of both butter and candy molds that are available and inexpensive.  The candy lamb mold is under $7. with free Amazon prime shipping.

That’s really reasonable when you consider that you’ll have the mold for years.  DO NOT wash them in your dishwasher… they get more expensive if you need to replace them after melting.  Been there, done that.

If you look at the lamb favor picture above, you’ll see I also experimented with a bag of pastel colored chocolate chips.

I attemped to make “patchwork” lambs, that despite turning out really cute, the process was such that I couldn’t recommend it to you readers.  I’ll keep working on that one!

 

PAPER MACHÉ BOXES – Infinite styling possibilities

Easter entertaining ideas

The paper maché gift boxes were left over from my Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree Party last Summer.  Also available at  Amazon with free Prime shipping.  

Pulling out my paints, I started working and that’s what I ended up with an hour later.   Just get creative and paint at whatever level of “Resident Artist” you have inside you.

easter entertaining ideas

I have a friend, also a Nancy, that would end up with little “works of art” if she got hold of this Easter entertaining idea. 

She’s an amateur artist with an expansive amount of talent that shows up all over her home.

In fact, she just posted a pic on Facebook of her newest matching duo.  I can only aspire to her level of painting talent.  

Thankfully, my talents lie in other areas of artistic endeavors.  Everyone has their own personal talents, you just need to give yourself the opportunity to explore and develop them. 

(those are candy “rocks” inside as part of my forest themed party)

Speaking of Facebook, why not leave a post at THE FAB LIFE FACEBOOK GROUP and show us what Easter entertaining ideas you’re working on this holiday season!

 

EASTER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PRINTABLES

Easter dinner recipesWant your own set of EASTER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES, but you’re not on our list yet?

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UPDATED 3/4/2021

 


 

 

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