Can you feel it? The warm breeze, budding trees, and chirping birds can only mean one thing…. Spring is almost here! What better way to usher in the new season than with a beautiful outdoor Easter brunch?
Imagine enjoying a delicious outdoor meal with your family and friends while the children laugh and play games in their Easter best. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? But, before we get to the main event, it’s important to remember that every great celebration starts with the right presentation.
Setting the scene
Easter is a holiday that celebrates renewal and rebirth… themes which go naturally with spring blossoms.
A centerpiece of freesias and tulips is the ideal choice to enliven your Easter table. Use just a few stems cut at different heights to create a modern, minimalist feel.
To maintain the understated look, use a plain, off-white linen on your table. For a more boho approach, opt for your favorite floral print tablecloth.
Now that you’ve laid out the tablecloth and centerpiece, it’s time to consider the dishes. The Elena Stoneware Dinnerware set in light pastel adds just the right amount of whimsy, while maintaining a chic vibe. Complement the Elena Stoneware Dinnerware set with gold cutlery and playful napkins to enhance the festivities.
The Elena Stoneware Dinnerware set is both microwave and dishwasher safe, so you can spend less time on preparation and cleanup and more time enjoying the holiday with your guests.
Good Old Fashion Fun
No Easter celebration would be complete without an egg hunt. Children and adults alike will enjoy the fun of dying and painting their own eggs.
Add a fun twist by creating codes that children have to crack before they can find the next egg. Some code ideas are: replacing letters with numbers, writing the clues backwards, and moving each letter forward by one (example: A=B). After the hunt is over, let the children trade the colorful eggs for prizes
Easter Painted Eggs
- Start by washing and drying the eggs.
- Pierce both ends of the shell using a large needle. Make sure you pierce deep enough to break the egg yolk.
- Wiggle the needle around in a circular motion to enlarge the hole at one end of the egg.
- Holding the egg over a bowl with the smaller hole face down, blow into the large opening to force the egg white and yolk out of the shell.
- Gently rinse off the shell with cold water and allow it to dry completely.
- Now it's time to decorate the eggs.
- You could dye them by dipping the shells in a bowl with dye. Remember the longer you leave the egg in the dye the deeper the color will get. For a pretty gradient effect, after removing the egg from the dye, dip it back in so that the dye covers half of the egg and leave it for a short time. Keep dipping less and less of the egg into the dye. Each layer will be slightly darker than the one before it.
- Another very fun option for decorating the eggs is to hand paint them. Just be very careful not to break them. We recommend placing the egg in an egg stand while you paint it.
Carrot cake cupcakes are the perfect treat for your little Easter bunnies. This recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat!
Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups ground walnuts
- 4 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 300ml sunflower oil
- 3 cups grated carrots
For the Frosting:
- 150g unsalted butter, softened
- 240g cream cheese
- 840g icing sugar, sifted
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Beat eggs and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy.
- Still beating, add the oil and then the carrots.
- Outside the mixer, add the dry ingredients and combine well.
- Pour into the cupcake cups until ¾ full.
- Bake at 350F for 20-24 min.
- Allow cupcakes to cool completely before piping the frosting on the top of each one.