Chocolate bunnies, Dutch tulips, decorating eggs – they can mean only one thing: Easter! As a child, we celebrated Easter with my grandparents, attending church and relishing in festive traditions at our country club. Swathed in a sea of pastels, we participated in a wildly fun egg hunt on the driving range (my brother always found the coveted “golden egg”), followed by a delicious brunch and an afternoon amusing ourselves with Easter baskets brought by the bunny himself. I’m a bit of a chocoholic, and according to my mom, had usually devoured my Easter treats by the day’s end!
Whether you’re spending this year’s holiday with family or friends, follow my tips for a truly wonderful Easter Sunday.
Bunnies, baskets, and speckled eggs, oh my! Here are some of my favorite Easter decor items:
This playful tradition isn’t just for the little ones! Did your bunny ears just perk up? Easter baskets can be customized for both children and adults and here’s how:
Purchase wicker baskets, stuff them with Easter grass, and fill them with goodies including:
- Kids: The cornerstone of every child’s Easter basket, be sure to include plenty of sugary sweets – chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, and lollipops – as well as non-edible treasures such as stuffed animals, crayons, coloring pencils, and books.
- Adults: No matter our age, many of us still have a sweet tooth so include a bevy of Easter treats – chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, and lollipops – as well as thoughtful items tailored to the recipient. For instance, if you’re making a basket for your husband and he loves Kiehl’s, include some of his favorite products from their line; if you’re making a basket for your sister and she loves to garden, include some precious monogrammed gardening gloves.
Synonymous with spring – and speaking of, happy first day of spring! – fresh flowers bring beauty and life to any home. Not to mention the incredible fragrance they emit! To help inspire you, here are three arrangement ideas for under $100 that I created:
Arrangement 1: Lovely for a guest room, living room, or even kitchen table. I love the different textures, heights, and pop of pink.
Tulips, Stock, and Brunia Albiflora
Arrangement 2: Gorgeous for the dining room table or as the centerpiece for the buffet, this arrangement was inspired by Peter Rabbit’s garden. I wrapped a leaf around the inside of the vase to add a polished look.
Freesia, Kale, and Ranunculus
Arrangement 3: Perfect for a library table or in the den. Again, I wrapped leaves around the inside of the vase to add dimension – I love the contrast of the tight rose blooms with the full hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas and Roses
We all remember a truly sensational meal, so “Bring the Buns” and impress your family and friends this Easter with this delicious menu!
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