Make the most of Easter weekend with our essential entertaining guide...
If you're planning to host for your friends or family for Easter, then we have some fabulous top tips for entertaining in style. From table setting ideas to delicious food and garden decor for al fresco dining, we have listed our favourite things to make the weekend all the more special. As we wish for sunshine and welcome special people into our homes to celebrate, Easter is the perfect time to have a springtime get-together. So, if you can't wait to make a seasonal cocktail and set your table, then you'll love our guide to everything you will need for an Easter gathering. Finally, see below to shop the look and get some easy tips to become the host with the most this year!
Your Easter Table Setting
Setting the table for your guests is a fun way to bring a playful edge to your get-together! As such, we believe the more creative, imaginative and wild you can be with your table settings the better. On top of this, unexpected delights really help to create a party spirit, not forgetting that it's totally insta-worthy too. So, check out our ideas below for creating a one-of-a-kind Easter table setting for all to adore!
The first step for your Easter styling is your must-have tableware. Set down your plates, followed by napkins and cutlery first and then you can adorn the table with fabulous accessories. After that, choose your glassware for the occasion. We love to mix champagne coupes and tumblers for plenty of choices of drinks for our guests. As such, this gives the option for cocktail 'o clock and other beverages throughout the day!
Next, you can embellish the table setting with characterful pieces. A serving bowl/platter is brilliant for sharing dishes as well as adding interest and height to your display. On top of this, we love colourful tableware for introducing a marvellously modern twist to your table. Vases are also a dazzling touch for displaying spring blooms and elevating the overall table decor. Lastly, the new Egg Candles are a favourite for creating a playful place setting with character.
Easy Food Ideas
We're foodies at Rockett St George, so food and drink is hands down the best part about Easter entertaining! So, to make it easy and enjoyable as the host, we've put together our favourite food that can be prepared in advance so you can enjoy the day with your guests. As such, we have some great party food ideas for you to try that everyone will love. From tips to cheating your Easter food to the most delicious Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun Recipe, browse our top easter foodie ideas below.
Sumptuous Sharing Platters
- Roasted Sweet Potato & Halloumi Salad - A wonderfully vibrant recipe that will give you a taste of summer, the roasted sweet potato and halloumi salad is easy to make and a crowd-pleaser. As such, if you're thinking of doing an Easter barbecue, you can pop your halloumi on and add it to this salad for extra wow factor. This salad won't disappoint!
- Mediterranean Mezze Platter - Perfect for warmer days and party celebrations, the Mediterranean mezze platter is a brilliant spread to have on offer at your party. Featuring fresh fruit, veg, dips, pitta and some extra embellishments, this is such a great ready to go dish for an Easter get-together. Plus it will steal the show on your table setting once put together.
- Baked Feta Pasta - A viral Tik-Tok dish that we simply can't get enough of, this baked feta pasta is such a hit and only requires minimal prep. To top off your salads and meze, this pasta is bursting with flavour, pairs perfectly with the Mediterranian theme and is ideal for sharing. What's not to love?!
Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Bun Recipe
Get Your Garden Ready
Get your garden ready for warmer days in time for your Easter party. One thing is for certain, if it's warm enough to be in our gardens this Easter weekend, that's where you'll find us! So, here are some easy ideas to bring the indoors outside and make the most of the spring sunshine. See below to get your garden decor on point for Easter and beyond...
When welcoming guests, it's always great to have lots of different outdoor seating options! Not only great for a party but also perfect for enjoying the sun, loungers, bistro chairs and benches will create zones in your garden. As such, for a statement social space, having many seating choices is ideal for the warmer months spent having fun in the sun. For this reason, we think that our garden furniture will help you to create a glorious space for your Easter gathering.
Not only are they great for shading the table, but these pretty parasols will also bring a boldly beautiful look to your garden. Instantly uplifting your outdoor scheme, we love the elegance that a parasol brings to any space. Moreover, by adding pattern and effortless style to your alfresco styling, these designs are perfect for your Easter garden gathering and beyond.
To complete your gorgeous garden scheme, there are some must-have accessories to make your space stand out from the best. Perfect for picnic-ing or to complete your seating area, our patterned outdoor rugs are made to make a statement. On top of this, a one of a kind planter is the perfect way to style additional greenery on a table or garden floor. Moreover, we love an outdoor mirror for creating the illusion of more space and giving an open feeling. Finally, embellish your garden with some solar lights for an extra twinkle when the sun goes down.
After following all of these steps, you will be guaranteed the most characterful space made for a sunny Easter weekend and the summer months to come!
An Easter Sundae Treat...
Finally, after hosting your friends and family, we say you deserve a treat. An Easter Sundae treat!
The perfect way to use your seasonal chocolate and ideal for warmer weather, simply choose your favourite ice cream and crumble your Easter eggs all over it. Yum! Moreover, if you really want to wow your guests, this would make a show-stopping pudding at your gathering. We know this will be a hit with both children and adults alike...