Getting Ready for Easter

Easter will be here before you know it. It is one of my family’s favorite holidays. I love to decorate the house with spring colors and Easter decor. Here are some of the things I plan on doing this week to prepare for Easter:

  • Plant pretty colorful flowers in pots and place them around my front door.
  • Hang an Easter wreath on my front door (check out my “It’s SpringPinterest board for more awesome ideas for making Easter wreaths).
  • Change out the towels in the guest bathroom and in the kitchen to light spring colors.
  • Change out my decorative pillows and throws to lighter fabrics and spring colors.
  • Pick up goodies on sale for Easter baskets.
  • Watch for Easter sales . . . everyone loves a new Easter outfit.

Since I will be hosting the Easter lunch, I have started planning my menu. I like to keep things simple so that I can enjoy watching the kids Easter egg hunt and playing with the goodies in their Easter baskets. Some of the dishes I plan on serving include the following:

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  • Honey glazed ham
  • Potato salad (it can be made ahead of time)
  • Fresh green beans or asparagus (haven’t decided yet)  
  • Macaroni and cheese (the kid’s favorite)
  • Spinach & Strawberry Salad
  • Deviled eggs
  • Lemon Meringue pie 
  • Cupcakes for the kids (and adults too)
  • Shaped sugar cookies (for the kids to decorate)

I hope to enjoy the Easter holiday by planning ahead and keeping things simple and stress free.  Do you have any tips to share?