Spring into Easter with these entertaining tips
3/3/2015, 9 a.m.
(STATEPOINT) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together.
The iconic Easter egg should take center stage when it comes to your Easter festivities. And decorating the eggs is its own party! Paints, dyes, stickers, glitter – guided by imagination, the kids will be occupied for hours with the important task of egg decorating, and their memories will last a lifetime! Not up for paint and glitter? How about baking cookies in the shape of Easter eggs for the kids to hand-decorate with festively colored icing?
If you’re hosting brunch for friends or a family dinner, celebrate the holiday by creating a beautifully set table. For the centerpiece, create a handmade “nest” out of branches or crinkle paper and place it on top of a cake plate – this is the perfect place to showcase your children’s beautifully decorated eggs. Complement the “egg nest” with small bud vases of single blooms and pastel napkins to create pops of color around the table.
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without delicious treats! To show you are the host with the most, consider setting up a candy buffet and invite guests to pick a selection of their favorite sweets. Keep in mind that not everyone has the same tastes, so be sure to offer an assortment of treats, like a selection of milk and dark chocolates, lollypops, springtime truffles, and sour bunnies for pucker-up fun.
Always make sure to serve candy and chocolates made with high-quality ingredients. American made delicious, See’s Candies is one of the few remaining candy makers that ages its chocolate – a process that imparts a smoother, mellower flavor and elevates the overall taste experience. Gluten-free and with no added preservatives, it’s a great option for entertaining this Easter holiday.
A-tisket, a-tasket, what to put in guests’ Easter baskets? Answer: candy! No matter what your basket budget is, you can find sweet treats in a variety of sizes and price ranges, from hand-decorated Rocky Road Eggs to chocolate bunnies and Orange Cream Lollypops. For more Easter ideas, visit, www.Sees.com or hop on over to See’s Pinterest page for additional inspiration.
With a few new twists, your Easter celebration is sure to be a hit this year.