This is my first Easter out of school, and like a true adult I put on my hostess apron and teamed up with my blogger bestie Brittany Watson (a.k.a. Little B Big City) to put together this epic Easter spread sure to impress the most judgmental of dinner guests.
To recreate this spring setting, there are a few things you need to know….
DON’T spend a fortune. You don’t have to break the bank just for one day of entertaining. By adding a few key seasonal pieces from HomeSense and the Dollarama to your own selection of serveware, you can pull this off.
DO include fresh flowers. They automatically liven up the table with a pop of colour.
DON’T be afraid of buying store-made desserts. Eliminate the stress of mastering intricate recipes and pick up those perfectly baked pastries from Pusateri’s. The only thing your guests will care about is how good they taste.
DO incorporate classic holiday candy into your spread. Mini Eggs are a must for Easter. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but they also give guests something to satisfy their sweet tooth while they wait for the main meal.
DON’T ignore dietary restrictions. Be sure you have something on the menu to accommodate every guest.
DO choose a colour scheme. Think about the serveware you already own and go from there. We went with a pastel theme since we already had the macaron runner.
DON’T overthink it. On the day of the party if something doesn’t go your way, don’t stress. You made the effort to bring friends and family together for a beautiful gathering, and that’s what really counts.
And finally…DO have fun. You worked hard to put this together so enjoy every minute of it.