Do you need Easter party ideas? Wouldn’t it feel great to have happy and stress free Easter party even if you host a large gathering?
It can happen if you’re willing to start now rather than waiting until a week before Easter when you’ll be stressed and frustrated if things don’t go well.
So often people overestimate what they can do in a day or two and underestimate what they can do long term with much less effort.
The cool part is that small efforts over time eliminate stress and maximize peace, and isn’t that what we all want at holiday time, to be happy and peaceful?
The Magic of Early Easter Prep
If you hang around this website much, you learn about the magic of 15 minutes.
Fifteen minutes of focused effort, especially daily, changes lives.
I know because it changed mine.
In 15 minutes, my house is company ready nearly any day.
In 15 minute increments, I learned how to clean up and clear out my home.
Is it perfect?
No, we live here, but I’m happy and know my home is livable and respectable.
This may be the most powerful Easter party idea of all because it works now and long beyond Easter.
So, where do you start?
In my home, I start with the kitchen table, and I call it my sweet spot.
Once I take care of that spot, the rest falls into place like magic.
Every home has a sweet spot, and if you want to find yours, I suggest you check out Finding the Sweet Spot in Your Home.
Once you find that spot, your home gets cleaner and your life gets better so much faster.
Found the Sweet Spot, Now What?
Once you clear your sweet spot, head to the bathroom.
Sounds weird, I know, but bear with me.
I raised three boys.
I have seen some nasty bathroom scenarios, but a few minutes of attention daily keeps the bathroom tolerable and company ready.
A few times each week, use some toilet paper to wipe the porcelain under the seat and the underside of the seat.
Flush the paper, wash your hands and wipe the sink and faucet with the towel after you dry your hands and then replace the towel with a fresh one.
Those couple of minutes make a difference.
If you want to get really crazy, use a disposable wipe two or three days per week to wipe down the outside of the toilet, tub, walls and/or floor.
No more thirty minute bathroom cleaning sessions on the weekends!
Add this one routine for four weeks out and thank me later.
What else can I do?
In addition to sprucing up your home, send your invitations, electronically or otherwise, about four weeks early.
A Facebook invite works great for most of our family, and I call the ones who avoid social media during Lent or aren’t on social media at all.
Yes, those people do exist.
A piece of advice for when people offer to bring something, let them.
It takes the pressure off you and let’s you prep more stress free, and it lets them contribute to the day and feel good about themselves.
In our case, that also works well because we host 40-60 people and choose to eat buffet style.
What do we feed all those hungry people?
Sign up below for the Moving Toward Better email list and get a copy of our buffet menu plus a blank menu to create your own.
Easter party supplies
One of the ways we choose to make life easier is by using disposable plates, cups and table covers at our Easter party.
What’s truly exciting is that we used to have to decide between being good to the environment or going for convenience.
Now, we can have both.
Check it out!
Keeping your Easter prep organized
Grocery stores often run specials on soft drinks, candy and whole, half and quarter hams three to four weeks before the holiday.
That saves money on the meal and Easter baskets for your family.
Because I host Easter every year, I developed a spreadsheet to keep track of everything I do.
It improves my focus because it is the culmination of several years of holiday hosting.
The Easter Menu and Prep List provide a wonderful blueprint to create your own happy and stress free Easter.
Easter Party ideas for the Big Day
Every family has their traditions.
Our family spends the afternoon together.
We eat and laugh and have so much fun watching the children play.
We also have multiple egg hunts, one for the young children, one for the older children, and one for the adults that involves a couple of $20 bills and a $50 bill.
It’s quite the sight when 20+ adults are rushing around the yard collecting plastic eggs as fast as they can.
Recently, we started taking a picture of everyone who attends the Easter party.
It was partly because we love to take family photos and partly because some people online suggested I was exaggerating the number of people we host.
That first year, we had 65 people.
Some members have left us, and some new members joined us through birth, marriage, and friendship and we still take the picture.
Every year has its stories and challenges, and every year is special.
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