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How to Prep Your Home for Easter Gatherings

How to Prep Your Home for Easter Gatherings
March 21, 2022

We’re all getting used to the new way to entertain for the holidays thanks to the pandemic. However, whether we’re allowed to have larger parties or more intimate gatherings, you can still create a lovely party to celebrate this beautiful rite of spring. We love Easter with its colourful traditions and yummy brunches and dinners, not to mention an Easter egg hunt or two. Here, we offer several helpful tips to help prepare your home for Easter gatherings.

Tips to prep your home for Easter gatherings

Plan the Menu, or Order In

Planning the menu ahead allows you to avoid disappointment due to ongoing shortages. You never know what you might not find, so have some ideas of things you can buy ahead of time, things you can make immediately and freeze, etc. This way, your meal comes together more easily. You can also consider ordering in a meal from a local restaurant. There are even many grocery stores selling dinner services for special family occasions offering a choice of ham or turkey and sides. It feels like home cooking, but without the hassle.

Polish Up the Silver

If you are serving a traditional Easter meal, polish up the silver to prepare for your formal table settings. Even if you are doing a buffet-style setting so people can spread out a little more, you still want that silver to sparkle.

Check Your Table Settings

Make sure you count all your dishware and flatware so you have enough for dinner and dessert. If not, ask friends and family for some extras. It’s easy to underestimate how many table settings you’ll need, so having more is better than not having enough.

Wash Your Table Linens

It’s not uncommon to be too tired to throw your table linens in the laundry after a busy night of entertaining. To make sure your linens are guest-ready, toss them in the laundry (or take them to the dry cleaners if required), so everything is clean and pressed for the big day.

Potted Spring Flowers

Spring flowers are so lovely and the perfect way to add some Easter colour to your celebration. Instead of fresh-cut flowers, why not buy some potted bulbs in bloom such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, or crocuses? This is a lovely modern way to place flowers on the table and can make for a very interesting centrepiece or decorative touch for your buffet spread.

Consider a Potluck

Potluck dinners take all the pressure off the hosts and allow you to enjoy more time with your guests. Have everyone contribute a side dish, appetizer, or dessert, while you just make the main entrée such as roasting the ham or turkey. People love showing off their own cooking talents, and it also creates a more exciting menu since everyone tends to bring their best dish.

Clean, Clean, and Clean

Get a head start on your spring cleaning to welcome guests to a nice neat and tidy gathering place. Don’t just shove things into a closet and do a quick floor sweep or vacuum. Instead, really do some deep cleaning before the big day. With so many germs floating around these days, people feel more comfortable when they are in a clean environment. So, scrub that counter in the kitchen, clean the stove and fridge, get the bathroom sparkling clean and sanitary, and consider having a professional deep cleaning service to help set the stage for the big event.

Lay Out an Easter Egg Decorating Table

Decorating Easter eggs is a fun tradition allowing everyone to join in. If you are worried the eggs will go to waste, there are several things you can do with them the next day, whether it is making deviled eggs, egg salad, tossing them into soups and salads, or sending them home with your guests. You can also look for craft eggs such as Styrofoam or wood to decorate, or use craft paper, glue, markers, crayons, paints, stickers, and glitter so everyone can create their own little masterpiece.

Decorate Dessert

Better yet, combine egg decorating with dessert, having kids decorate cupcakes or individual egg-shaped cakes using pretty pastel-coloured frostings, sprinkles, and jellybeans. This is a great way to keep the kids occupied too! Just bake everything the night before, and then have all the decorating supplies ready at a table for the kids.

Plan an Easter Egg Hunt and Games

Easter egg hunts are another tradition you can plan either indoors or out. However, they aren’t the only game you can plan. There are lots of fun games like pin the tail on the donkey, guessing how many jellybeans are in a jar, bunny hops, and more. If you do plan the egg hunt, make it easy for everyone to find something. If you don’t want to disappoint, consider making up individual Easter baskets for each kid so no one is left out and everyone gets an equal share of yummy Easter chocolates and treats.

These ideas will keep you organized, while also ensuring everyone has a wonderful time. For help with professional cleaning, speak to our team at Maid4Condos about our deep cleaning services today. You can call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us online.

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