From pretty pastels to chocolate bunny ears, Easter Sunday is one of our favorite holidays for hosting a delightful get together. With spring in full bloom, it’s often the first occasion of the season that gives friends and loved ones a chance to gather and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. However, we know hosting any party can become a bit of a stressful endeavor, especially for brunch when you don’t have all day to prepare! If it’s your turn to host Easter brunch this year, check out our top tips for making the gathering a hopping time for everyone (including you):
Don’t get us wrong, we love a beautiful pastel Easter bouquet, but there are plenty of ways to incorporate fresh flowers into your table design without a big centerpiece arrangement! If you’re going for a traditional pass-around Easter brunch, it’s likely that your table won’t have much room for a large centerpiece anyway. Keep the table decor fresh by adding mini wreaths to the back of each chair or tying a tulip into each napkin. If your brunch is buffet style, however, go ahead and fill up that center space at the table with a beautiful spring bouquet and adorable Easter decor!
From fresh lemonade, Southern sweet tea, and sparkling mimosas, no Easter brunch is complete without a variety of springtime drinks. Whether your brunch will be a buffet or a sit- down affair, letting guests pour their own drinks before the meal starts will optimize the party flow. As an added bonus, it can also be a subtle and convenient way to keep guests out of the kitchen while you put the finishing touches on the dishes! Another tip for your beverage bar - fancy up store-bought juices by pouring them into clear glass pitchers and throwing in some fresh fruit.
When hosting any party, it’s always a bit of a challenge to plan a menu that provides a little something for everyone. When it comes to brunch, the task becomes even trickier. Some people swear by a sweet-only breakfast where others stick to savory treats. Ideally, the perfect brunch offers a few heavier, savory items as well as a handful of lighter, sweeter choices. This sweet and savory combination is part of what makes brunch so fun and leaves everyone with full stomachs and happy tastebuds! For those sweet treats such as fruit muffins or cinnamon rolls, it’s perfectly okay to outsource from your favorite local bakery. Everyone will appreciate a delicious pastry, homemade or not!
Easter baskets don’t have to be just for kids! We’re in love with the idea of filling a little peat pot full of Easter candy favorites to send away with guests after the party winds down. In addition to the chocolate bunnies or Cadbury eggs, include a packet of flower seeds for your guests to take home, grow and add to their own garden to enjoy for months to come!
Here at Charleston Flower Market, we love that Easter is one of the first official celebrations of spring! What about you? Share how you’re celebrating this springtime holiday with us on Facebook or Instagram!