Easter is finally just around the corner, and that means, for many of us, a busy weekend of celebrating, reflecting, and socializing ahead. It is a sacred time of year, worthy of respect and somber reflection, but also of joy and excitement! Easter is a holiday all about new life, new hope, and new opportunity, and it is a beautiful chance to share that hope and joy with those around us. With that in mind, here are some sure-fire ways to add joy, peace, and purpose to your Easter this year…especially if you’re hosting!
Honestly, this kind of just goes with the territory for Easter hosts. The vast majority of your options for festive décor and food will come in a variety of pastel colours (green, blue, pink, yellow, purple), and sometimes white, so it’s important to find creative ways to enjoy and maximize the colours of the season, even if they’re not part of your usual palette. Want a more sophisticated look? Rather than sticking to pastels on their own, contrast them with a deep navy, a rich gold, or the deeper counterparts to each of the pastels, to add depth and character without losing that Spring-y feel. Much like in the rest of life, the dark can serve to emphasize the beauty of the light.
If you’re hoping for some variety from a typical bouquet or candle centerpiece, try out one of these creative and fun options! Your whole family will love the uniqueness and the life these bring to your table…
A “bouquet” of carrots, tied with a pastel ribbon or adorned with a few sprigs of Baby’s Breath, can be just the thing to bring a lively pop of colour, and a seasonal touch, to your Easter table. Alternatively, apples, lemons, and limes, accented with Spring greenery, can bring a certain “zest” to your setting. Add a few roses or hydrangeas to soften the look and ensure a clear distinction between them and your side dishes!
Whether made of Cadbury chocolate, or in their truest form, Easter eggs, decorated in speckled pastels, in particular, provide a classic innocence, with a nod to the new life of the season. Stack them up in a vase, with some greenery or sprigs of Baby’s Breath, or display them in a dish, surrounding a tea light. Explore different ways they can fit into your existing vases or serving dishes for a personalized, dainty look!
Rather than sticking to standard full-bloom flowers, take this unique holiday as a chance to mix up your floral arrangements with blossoming branches. Whether cherry blossoms, forsythia, or pussy willows, your blossoming branches will add a stunning new dynamic to your space!
If you have the time (or a friend who enjoys creative activities), experiment with fun, Spring-themed plating. Arrange your fruits and veggies in a seasonal shape like a flower or Easter egg, shape your cheeseball to look like a bunny tail, or form your meringues into mini nests that can be filled with chocolate eggs or whatever treat your heart desires!
We all know this happens every year…We wait until the day or two before the holiday weekend, then run from store to store, attempting to find the ingredients (and often the main course) we need.
We are still a week away from Easter – call over to your local grocer or butcher now to see if they have the meat and other products you need, in stock. Some grocery stores will even let you place a special order, if you need a particular product reserved.
Eggs aren’t just part of the decorations at Easter – there are all sorts of recipes (most of them quick and easy!) that you can try out that feature eggs as the key ingredient. Perfect for Sunday brunch, some of our top picks are deviled eggs, Easter bread, and quiche.
When you’re expecting guests, it’s important to know yourself and what elements of hosting will cause you stress, rather than bring you joy. While eliminating those elements may not be realistic, you can plan ahead and get them out of the way before your home is a flurry of activity. For example:
At the end of the day, whether you love holiday hosting or get anxious just thinking about it, let yourself rest in the true spirit of Easter – an overwhelming, unquenchable, even undeserved love that brings hope and life to every circumstance. From all of us at Chervin, we wish you and your family the happiest of Easters.