Hoppy Easter everyone! How did you celebrate Easter Sunday? We hope your Easter weekend was as fun as ours. We spent the weekend with our family in New Jersey. Easter is such a fun holiday for kids and we have some great tips on how to celebrate Easter with kids. Dylan and Keira saw the Easter Bunny and enjoyed finding Easter eggs during an Easter Egg Hunt. We also created fun Easter baskets for them filled with Easter favorites. Lastly we hosted a gorgeous Easter Sunday meal. We are excited to share how to celebrate Easter with kids.
Celebrate Easter with Kids: Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, we visited our sister’s country club for Easter celebrations. We kicked off the festivities with an Easter Egg hunt. Dylan and Keira were eager to collect as many Easter Eggs as possible. The kids filled their personalized Pottery Barn Easter Baskets with lots of Easter Eggs.
Celebrate Easter with Kids: Visit Easter Bunny
After the Easter Egg hunt, Dylan and Keira visited the Easter Bunny.
We even spotted a giant Easter Bunny stuffed animal. This Easter Bunny was almost as big as Keira.
Celebrate Easter with Kids: Easter Brunch
Then we feasted on a fabulous Easter brunch. We enjoyed waffles, scrambled eggs, quinoa salad and beet salad.
We enjoyed the Easter brunch as well.
Celebrate Easter with Kids: Easter Balloons
The Golf club’s balloon artist created unicorn and jet blaster balloons for Dylan and Keira. It was a fun way to start the holiday weekend and celebrate Easter with kids.
Celebrate Easter with Kids: Easter Bunny Presents
Easter Sunday began with opening presents from the Easter Bunny. We created these delicious Easter Bunny baskets with Easter Bunny chocolates, Easter Eggs, toys and more.
How to Decorate for Easter Sunday Dinner?
We created our chic Easter dinner tablescape with William’s Sonoma’s pink floral linens and complementary floral dinner plates. Keira loves helping with holiday meals. She helps cook, bake and set the table. This holiday season when you celebrate Easter with kids, let them help with cooking, baking or setting the table. Sometimes Keira even likes to help wash the dishes.
Fresh flowers make Easter Sunday dinner more beautiful. Inga from International Garden created our gorgeous Easter dinner bouquet with pink lilies, fuchsia daisies and white ranunculus. We often bring our linens to our florist and then she uses them as inspiration for the bouquet. Sometimes we use taller vases, like this bouquet. Other times, we get two or three smaller bouquets. With smaller bouquets, everyone at the table can see everyone. With larger bouquets, we sometimes move them off the table after dinner starts. This way everyone can see each other.
We assigned seats using Williams Sonoma’s adorable Easter Egg place card holders, which served as additional table decor. Keira helped place the names in the Easter Egg place card holders and assigned all the seats.
What to Serve for Easter Dinner?
Easter takes place when the seasons are changing. The idea of warming up the kitchen with a big roast doesn’t feel out of the question. There are also a ton of vegetables that are suddenly in season including asparagus, radishes, peas, and artichokes. Unlike Thanksgiving, where you pretty much know the main and side dishes you will serve, Easter’s dinner menu is flexible. This year’s menu featured a slow roasted leg of lamb, grilled venison, asparagus and brussels sprouts.
We placed the mains and side dishes on the table and passed the dishes around. Occasionally we serve plated dinners, but most of the time we host family style dinners.
What Wines to Serve for Easter Dinner?
Great dishes should be paired with great wines. Lamb is a rich and flavorful meat that pairs well with Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep, intense fruit flavor and firm tannin structure of Cabernet complements the richness and texture of lamb. Cornerstone Cellars, based in Napa Valley, produces some of the finest Cabernet in the world.
We served two varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon:
- 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Benchlands
- 2015 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon
We focused on tasting the subtle differences between the two wines. Some family members preferred the Benchlands, while others raved about the Calistoga. The full-bodied Benchlands Cab features notes of black fruit with a touch of vanilla. The Calistoga Cab is also full-bodied wine but features layers of black fruit, cedar and plum. You can also taste hints of vanilla and black licorice interwoven with layers ripe fruit and silky tannins.
Celebrate Easter with Kids: Create a Kids Table
We created a separate kids table for Easter dinner. The kids Easter table had pink floral linens, pink flowers and Easter Egg place card holders. It was just as chic as the adult table.
The kids loved their kids Easter table.
For dessert, we sampled bunny cookies, key lime pie, assorted cupcakes and fruit sushi.
What a wonderful Easter holiday weekend filled with Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, Easter presents, Easter eggs, Easter candy, Easter decorations, Easter dinner and Easter desserts
Easter is one of my favorite holidays with the kids. They get to run loose, and we always have our family and loved ones all around us.Camilla Alves