3 Easy Steps to Easter Planning

bigstock-Serving-Easter-table-with-tast-43313755Easter is just around the corner! Celebration of Easter, which extends around family and friends, this is one of the most important Christian holidays of the year! Here are 3 easy steps and tips to Easter Planning to take the pressure off you.

1. Clean the house ahead of time (where possible)

  • Do a little each day, so by the time Easter is here, you only have last minute touches ups.
  • Remind the kids the Easter Bunny is coming and they need to help and help keep the space clean.
  • Clean out the fridge, to be able to accommodate the extra holiday food shopping.

Tip – On the day of, put fresh towels in the powder room, ensure there is enough toilet paper and soap handy.

2. Set the Easter Time Table ahead of time (this is easy to do)

  • If you have extra dishes or good dishes, set the table ahead of time, including cutlery, wine glasses, candles, salt & pepper, butter dish (put out the butter on the morning of) and bread basket.
  • Everyone has a white table cloth which is perfect for spring.  Add spring-coloured napkins, place empty clear vases on the table ready for the fresh cut flowers that will be coming.

Tip – On the morning of, fill the vases with water and drop fresh cut flowers into the vases. Have some extra foil eggs left over to place on the table for added colour and reinforce your theme.

3. Shop ahead of time (this will relieve a lot of stress)!

  • Make your list and keep it simple (Veggies, meat/poultry, salad, potatoes, dessert and beverages).
  • Shop Monday or Tuesday for 95% of what you need. You can grab the last essential items on Saturday a.m. (fresh flowers, bread/buns).
  • Prepare what you can ahead of time and put in freezer or in zip-lock bags in the fridge.
  • My favorite; don’t forget the Easter chocolate! And remember to get/save those extra foil eggs for the table.

Tip – Remember Friday is a statutory holiday and most places are closed.

Helpful hints…..

  • Before guests arrive – do a 10 minute walk through.
  • Prepare last minute dishes so they’re on the stove or ready for the oven. After guests arrive, you just pop them in or turn them on.

Lastly,

If something doesn’t get done – don’t stress about it….life will go on! Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies, putting so much pressure on ourselves that everything has to be perfect! It’s okay, if it’s not!  If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact me.

The most important thing is to, enjoy this blessed holiday with family, friends and community. Also, take a moment to remember those who we love dearly that have left us..

Send me your favourite tip for this holiday. I love getting feedback. And don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Kathy

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