Spring is finally here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to gather family and friends for a celebratory Easter lunch. From setting the table to selecting traditional dishes, there are many ways to make this event special!
In this blog post, we’ll share tips on how to host the perfect Easter lunch for your family, with a focus on decorating the table and creating traditional Easter dishes for everyone to enjoy!
Decorating the Table
Setting a beautiful Easter table is a fun and easy way to add to the festivities. Start with a classic white tablecloth or a pastel-coloured runner, and then add a centrepiece that evokes the spring season. A vase of fresh daffodils or tulips can be a simple yet elegant touch! Consider also adding Easter-themed table decorations such as pastel decorative bunnies, egg baubles, or a pastel spot heart bauble!
Creating Traditional Easter Dishes
Easter is the perfect time to showcase traditional English dishes, such as roasted lamb, hot cross buns, and simnel cake.
If you’re looking for a main dish that’s easy to make and sure to impress, roasted lamb with rosemary is a great option - bonus points if the rosemary is from the garden! Simply rub the lamb with rosemary, salt, and pepper, and roast it in the oven for a few hours until it's cooked to your liking.
Hot cross buns are another Easter staple, and can be easily made at home with a little practice - or sneakily brought in from your favourite bakery!
And don’t forget about simnel cake, a traditional fruitcake with almond paste that’s decorated with marzipan balls!
Easter Greetings Cards and Gifts
In addition to the meal, consider sending out Easter greetings cards to family and friends. A simple message wishing them a Happy Easter and letting them know you’re thinking of them is a great way to make them smile! And if you’re looking for the perfect Easter presents, consider giving a gift that symbolises the season - check out our Easter Gifts collection here!
Hosting an Easter lunch is a great way to bring family and friends together to celebrate this wonderful holiday! By taking the time to decorate the table, preparing traditional dishes, and sending Easter greetings cards and gifts, you’ll create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that everyone will remember for years to come.
Don't forget to browse our selection of Easter presents, Easter table decorations, and Easter greetings cards to help you make your Easter lunch even more special!