The Ultimate Guide to Easter Entertaining

Everything you need for the perfect Easter weekend


Fresh flowers and hand decorated eggs will be the most beautiful decorations on your Easter table.

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and Easter weekend is fast approaching. The preparation for our favorite chocolate-filled holiday starts now. Easter is the perfect time to gather friends and family for special, spring-inspired meals, and lots of egg-orientated Easter fun. From planning Easter egg hunts, to cooking Easter brunch, to decorating the dining table, this guide will help you get on top of all your entertaining needs for the upcoming holiday weekend so that you can be sure that nothing will be forgotten.

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Easter preparations should begin a few days before Easter Sunday with egg-decorating parties and Easter basket building. Then, on Good Friday, comes a breakfast of toasted hot cross buns, and later on a traditional seafood-focused Good Friday feast. Saturday is a day for baking and decorating. Everyone can spend time in the kitchen baking chocolaty treats, preparing tomorrow’s dinner, and decorating the table with chocolate bunnies and hand-painted eggs.

There’s definitely no better way to spend a sunny Easter Sunday morning than with a long, lazy brunch of egg-based dishes and springtime cocktails — and mocktails for the kids — followed by an active Easter Egg hunt, which can be as easy or as challenging as you want, depending on the ages and competitive nature of those involved. The whole weekend should of course end with a decadent feast focused around the freshest spring ingredients: roast lamb or glazed ham as the centerpiece, vibrant side dishes, plenty of wine, and a fruity dessert to finish the weekend on the sweetest note.


This guide is your one-stop shop to lead you through a weekend of Easter entertaining. With these tips, you’ll be sure to have the most idyllic weekend filled with bright colors, sweet treats, and relaxed, happy friends and family.