Top Tips for Easter Entertaining

Posted on by Elizabeth Shaw

A four day weekend is the perfect excuse to gather family and friends to celebrate the arrival of Easter. It's a time of new beginnings, new life and of course...chocolate!
Here are our top tips for creating a truly magical day without the stress!

1. Easter Egg Hunt
Kick off the party with an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt! If the weather is a bit too wet, it works perfectly well inside. We found that hiding a selection of eggs, large and small, will keep the little ones entertained for an hour or so! Our Honeycomb Eggs are the perfect treasure: Elizabeth Shaw's Honeycomb Eggs

2. Baskets & Bonnets
To make the Easter Egg Hunt feel extra-special, spend a little time creating a personalised Easter basket and bright bonnet. Cut an egg shape out of cardboard, leaving enough space to write their name and thread onto a ribbon for their baskets. Net Mums has a great round-up of ways to decorate an Easter Bonnet: Click Here

3. Hot Cross Buns

We love anything that has some chocolate added to it, and these Chocolate and Spice Hot Cross Buns are truly irresistible. A perfect twist on the classic treat, they are best served still warm from the oven, and with plenty of salted butter: See the BBC Good Food recipe here

4. Say it with Flowers
English woods are carpeted in bluebells and snowdrops at this time of year, and adding some spring flora to the Easter table will help brighten the whole room. Both daffodils and tulips are affordable and in season at this time of year, and look just as effective as an expensive bouquet.

5. Egg-cellent Décor

Creating pretty patterned eggs is a family favourite at Easter time, and whether you adorn it with lace, stick on sequins or have a go at hand-dyeing them, they will be sure to bring some Spring sunshine to your table! We like this collection of ideas from Bored Panda: Click Here

6. Easter Tree
With your newly decorated eggs, it will be a piece of cake to create your own Easter Tree Table Decoration. It's an easy decoration to bring into the house and take down again once the festivities are over. Egg, chicks and flowers all work well. Red Ted Art has some lovely ideas: Click Here

The theme of spring and bunny rabbits will light up every child’s face
No Easter gathering is complete without a Chocolate Egg or two!

7. Pom Pom Bunny
We couldn't resist adding in this adorable DIY idea to create a very fluffy Pom Pom Bunny. You'll need some wool, scissors and glue. Give these as gifts or use to decorate the party space: Click here for instructions

8. What to eat?
We recommend taking a look at Jamie Oliver's Easter recipe collection for a whole host of inspiring ideas. From stunning vegetable pies, to classic spring lamb, and even a traditional Simnel cake if you're feeling brave enough! Click here to see Jamie's Easter treats

9. How about a drink?

A deliciously light and brilliantly bubbly drink, this Blackberry Lemon Mocktail is a beautiful shade of pink, and will satisfy adults and kids alike. Serve in tall glasses with a slice of lemon and a blackberry or two: Click here for details

10. Elizabeth Shaw Easter Eggs
No Easter gathering is complete without a Chocolate Egg or two! Discover our beautifully packaged Honeycomb Eggs, and our delectable Famous Names Whisky Collection Egg, for you or a loved one: Click here to see the Easter Range

How will you be celebrating this Easter? Tweet us @ESCHOCS with your celebrations, and you never may win some Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate!