Don’t get stressed or overwhelmed, it is all going to work out. All you need is a plan! A plan that includes somewhat of a strict budget because after all “budget” and “money management” is key.
We’re having Easter at our home this year so I decided I needed to put a plan of action together since it’s coming up here in the next week
Here is my checklist to ensure that this day goes as planned. You ever notice how we stress and worry and everything always seems to work out!
Pull out your best dinnerware
I had to laugh at that one because ours is just a simple, all white set from Target. As I was saying… pull it out, run it through the dishwasher. Look around and find some of your nicer pieces that you don’t use as often as you would like to.
Get a meal plan together and start a shopping list!
I’m responsible for everything but the ham. I’ve managed to skim through a few of my cookbooks and rummage through Pinterest to come up with some great side dishes. Garlic roasted asparagus and a creamy loaded potato bake are on the menu at my house 🌿
It turns out I actually don’t have that long of a shopping list. That’s music to my ears. Remember we’re trying not to stress, keep it all simple. This doesn’t need to get complex. Ps. Don’t forget to add two or three dozen eggs to the list.
Find a centerpiece for the dinner table
On a grocery run, I grabbed a lily in a pretty foil-wrapped pot. It will definitely do the trick. None of the flowers have even bloomed yet, perfect for Sunday!
Tablecloth or runner and cloth napkins
It’s a special occasion! I finally purchased a table runner with matching napkins. I’m getting so impatient waiting to see how this all comes together. It’s going to look nice.
*Update* Just posted a picture of my new runner and napkins. The photo does it NO justice! The colors are so bright and vibrant. So pretty!
Get out your Easter decor
Hopefully you’re not as forgetful as I was and you remembered to check last years Easter box that you packed away. You know the box that has all the cute decorations that were half off or the great finds that you were so happy to be able to pull out this year… ok so I found it today. Safe and sound in the attic sat a big box in the attic labeled Easter.
Let’s just say I completely forgot about most of the new stuff I purchased. It will all be going in a clear container when it gets put away this year!
Boil those eggs
This one’s a no-brainer. Grab your kids, daddy and sit down and make this a fun tradition that you do together every year. Who doesn’t love dying Easter eggs? This was one of my favorite things about this holiday when I was growing up! Plus, everyone is waiting to taste your deviled eggs. Yum!
Get a game plan for your hunt…
Above where I joked about “the things from last year” I found a six piece Egg Hunt Kit that I likely purchased because it was half off and cute (of course) BAM! There’s my game plan. My youngest boys are going to get a kick out of this. It has stakes with pictures the shape of large eggs that say (hot or cold, getting closer, over here) giving them pointers on how to find all of the hidden eggs.
I’m so excited! Can you tell? What does your family do on Easter? What are some creative ways that you make it fun?
Thank you for reading Xoxoxo Julia