WANT SOME “FABULOUS” EASTER ENTERTAINING IDEAS? YOU’RE IN THE PERFECT PLACE!
If you’re on the hunt, perhaps an Easter Egg Hunt, or fabulous Easter entertaining ideas, then you’ve hit the jackpot!
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.
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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
Here’s some of the incredible Easter entertaining ideas you’ll find there:
- Roasted Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Sherbet
- Matching Easter Celebration Party Invitations/Guest Place Cards/Napkin Ring PDFs
- “Pretty in Pink” Raspberry Petit Fours
- Apricot-Pomegranate Baked Ham with Pearl Onion Confit
- Yukon Gold-Leek-Fennel Gratin
Wait till you see the adorable Easter invitations with matching Guest Place Cards and Napkin Rings! 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!
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.
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.
- 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!
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.
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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.
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.
THIS YEAR I STARTED 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.
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!
So, as I was thinking of those butter lambs, inspiration struck. That’s kind of how it works sometimes.
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 on 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
The paper maché gift boxes were left over from my Fairies in the Forest Twilight Soiree Party last Summer. Also available at
Fairies in the Forest Take-Home FavorsAmazon with free Prime shipping. (those are candy “rocks” inside as part of my forest themed party)
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.
I have a friend 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.
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!
SPRING VEGETABLE PLATTER WITH HAM BUTTER – A Fabulous Party Appetizer
No need to take tons of time in the kitchen to knock out a fabulous party appetizer for Easter or Mother’s Day this year.
This Spring Vegetable Platter with Ham Butter comes together in a matter of minutes, and you can easily use any leftover ham you have available.
It’s a great “make-ahead” spread that can be chilled for up to 48 hours before serving. And that’s super convenient when you’re entertaining in your home for the holidays.
Cutting up some miniature vegetables and blanching asparagus, carrots and haricot verts, make for a colorful appetizer platter presentation for the Ham Butter spread.
I know what you’re thinking. Ham… butter… what the heck is that? Well my friends, it’s exactly what the name says. It has ham and butter in the recipe! And boy is it good!
SORRY, BUT THE FORMULA GOES LIKE THIS: Smoked Ham + Sweet Butter + Yummy Seasonings = HAM BUTTER!
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