Easter, one of the most significant holidays for Christians is coming! In 2023 Easter falls on the 9th of April. Being a religious holiday, Easter is also full of joy, gratefulness, and hope for better days.
You may not know the full meaning of celebrating Easter. So in this blog post, we put together some of the most important facts about it. There’s also a bonus for you: if you decided to host an Easter brunch, you can follow our tips to make everything perfect.
The Easter Story
The Easter story is where Christian ideology begins. This holiday sheds light on the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day. Before the main celebration of Easter which always falls on Sunday, Christians also commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus as he was crucified on Friday.
The resurrection of Jesus is significant for Christians because it represents the victory of life over death, good over evil. It symbolizes hope and the promise of eternal life for those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Being celebrated in spring, the season of renewal and fresh beginnings, Easter is also a time of rebirth. The arrival of spring and the new life that it brings is a reminder of the new life that we receive through Christ. It is a time to let go of the past and embrace new beginnings.
There are many traditions associated with Easter that vary from culture to culture. However, all the traditions share the same message of new beginnings and hope for eternal life.
The first thing that comes to your mind associated with Easter is surely the colored egg. In many cultures, people decorate eggs and hide them for kids to find in Easter egg hunts. Hat’s why kids adore this holiday.
Another common tradition is the Easter bunny, which represents fertility. In many cultures, the Easter bunny brings gifts to children in baskets filled with candy and other treats.
In Christian communities, Easter is celebrated with church services, including the Good Friday service, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday services. Christians also participate in Lent, a period of fasting and reflection that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.
How to host a perfect Easter brunch
Hosting an Easter brunch is a great way to get together with loved ones and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. You will need some good tips on how to prepare the brunch so that your guests fully enjoy it.
1. Plan Your Menu
The first step in hosting the perfect Easter brunch is to plan what dishes you are going to serve. Consider offering a variety of dishes that cater to different dietary needs and preferences. Classic brunch dishes like quiche, eggs Benedict, and waffles are always guest-pleasers, but you can also add some Easter-themed dishes.
What are typical Easter dishes?
Aside from eggs which are the classic Easter dish, Easter dishes are also made of vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beans), roasted ham, and chicken. You can experiment with eggs by preparing delicious and good-looking snacks.
Another traditional dish for Easter is fish. It’s up to you to serve fish as it is or try some fresh recipes with fish.
Create a Festive Atmosphere
Set the scene for your Easter brunch by creating a festive atmosphere. You can decorate your home with Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, and Easter flowers, like tulips, daffodils, roses, irises, etc. Consider using unconventional vases like mason jars or teapots.
You could also create unique arrangements by combining different types of flowers and greenery. Add some pastel-colored linens, napkins, and table runners to create a cohesive look.
You can also create a DIY Easter centerpiece using fresh flowers, Easter eggs, and a bunny figurine.
3. Offer a Signature Cocktail
No Easter brunch is complete without a signature cocktail. Consider offering a refreshing and light cocktail that complements your brunch menu. A mimosa or Bellini made with fresh fruit juice and sparkling wine is always a hit.
You can also create a DIY mimosa bar with different juices, fruits, and garnishes for your guests to mix and match.
4. Set Up a Dessert Bar
Easter is the perfect occasion to taste some deliciousness without counting the calories. Create a dessert bar with an assortment of Easter-themed sweets like chocolate bunnies, Easter egg-shaped cookies, and carrot cake cupcakes. You can also offer some healthier options like a fruit platter or a yogurt parfait bar.
5. Get Creative with Your Table Settings
Another way to make your Easter brunch special is to get creative with your table settings. Consider using colorful Easter-themed plates and napkins.
You may also want to create personalized place cards for each of your guests. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your brunch and make your guests feel special.
Setting a separate kids’ table with some cute decorations and games would be amazing if there are kids among your guests. This will not only keep them entertained, but it will also allow the adults to socialize without any interruptions.
6. Don't Forget the Activities
After everyone has finished eating, consider including some fun Easter-themed activities. You could hide Easter eggs around your home or yard for an Easter egg hunt. You could also set up a craft station where guests can decorate Easter eggs or create their Easter-themed crafts.
7. Create a playlist
Create a playlist of upbeat and cheerful songs to set the mood for your brunch. You can include some Easter-themed gospels or just some of your favorite tunes that everyone will enjoy.
7. Prepare Ahead of Time
Finally, it's important to prepare ahead of time to ensure that your Easter brunch runs smoothly. Consider prepping some dishes the day before to save time on the day of brunch.
Set the table the night before to avoid last-minute stress. Make sure you have enough plates, glasses, and silverware for all of your guests.
Hosting the perfect Easter brunch requires some planning and preparation, but it's definitely worth it to create a memorable and enjoyable event for your family and friends. By following these tips and tricks, you can create a festive atmosphere, serve delicious food, and make your guests feel special.
Now you know the Easter story, traditions, and Easter brunch hosting etiquette. Hope, this article gave you a quick insight into how you’re going to host your favorite people. May you enjoy every minute of this meaningful holiday. Happy Easter!