Easter Brunch Hosting Tips

Easter holds a special place in my heart and is such a special day to host family for brunch. For us, this gathering isn’t just about the food or an egg hunt; it’s about coming together, creating memories, and celebrating the joy of this meaningful day.

Hosting brunch at home has become a cherished tradition for us, and it’s not just because it’s more enjoyable than navigating crowded restaurants on a holiday. It’s so nice to sit down with family and enjoy a special holiday meal. With a few simple tips, hosting Easter brunch can be stress-free and immensely rewarding.

Prepare Ahead for Brunch

Setting up and organizing a buffet for Easter while also attending church in the morning requires some planning and preparation. To make things easier, consider doing as much as possible ahead of time. Prepare dishes like casseroles, quiches, or salads the day before and store them in the refrigerator. Opt for make-ahead desserts like trifles or cakes that can be assembled in advance. Catering the meal, or store bought items are also great for Easter. Set up the buffet table the night before, arranging serving dishes, utensils, and labels for each dish. Consider using slow cookers or chafing dishes to keep hot dishes warm and ready to serve. By planning ahead and organizing in advance, you can enjoy a stress-free Easter brunch with your loved ones while still being able to attend church in the morning.

Easter Brunch Menu

Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch with a variety of classic brunch dishes and traditional Easter dishes.

  • Glazed Ham
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Potato Salad
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Fruit Salad
  • Croissants with assorted jams
  • Cinnamon French Toast
  • Mimosas

Easter Table Decor

For table decor, we like to keep it simple yet elegant, often opting for a pretty floral tablecloth as the centerpiece of our decor. Fresh flowers, such as daffodils or a spring arrangement sourced from places like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, add a vibrant touch to the table. Additionally, we sprinkle in decorative Easter bunnies to add a fun element to the setting.

Easter Kids Table

For the little ones in the family, creating a separate kids’ table with special decor and paper products adds to the festive atmosphere. Colorful placemats and Easter-themed plates and cups make the experience enjoyable for them. Include items like bunny plates, egg cups and bunny ear headbands for each child. Keep them entertained with Easter-themed activity sheets like coloring pages or word searches, and don’t forget to include some yummy treats like chocolate eggs or jelly beans. With these simple touches, the kids’ table will be a hit, giving them a special place to enjoy Easter fun!

In addition, we always save room for a special dessert buffet. A coconut cake, decorated cupcakes, and Easter cookies are always crowd-pleasers. Not only do these treats satisfy our sweet tooth, but they also add to the overall festive feeling of the occasion.

Easter Egg Hunt Tradition

After enjoying our meal, we like to keep the festivities going by organizing an Easter egg hunt for the kids. It’s a tradition that brings smiles to their faces and adds an extra layer of fun to our celebration. Watching the little ones search for hidden treasures is a joyous reminder of the simple pleasures of childhood. Even our teenagers still enjoy this tradition.

Hosting Easter brunch isn’t just about the food or the decorations; it’s about the joy of spending time together and creating cherished memories with loved ones. By keeping things simple and focusing on what truly matters, you can ensure that your Easter celebration is one to remember for years to come. My favorite items for hosting an Easter brunch are linked below. Happy Hosting!


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