Hop on Over for an Easter Dinner Party…

A little info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Easter table ideas

Last week, we hosted our Gourmet Group for a Easter Eggs-Travaganza.  Here’s a look at it.

DRESSED-UP BUNNIES

Before I got the party started, I “dressed up” my bunnies for the affair.  I adorned them with pearls and rhinestones.

glamourous bunnies

dress up your Easter bunnies

FOYER CHEST

Bunnies greeted our guests by the front door…

Easter decorating ideas

MY TABLESCAPE

I love spring.

The smell of it, the spring bulbs popping up through the dormant ground and the flowers they bring, but especially the pretty pastel colors associated with spring, and Easter, of course, too

This was my jumping-off point for my tablescape…

Easter table idea

I started with 2 cake stands and lots of grass in the center of the table

Bunnies here and there and more grass…

tablescape blog

Easter table ideas

I added colored hard-boiled eggs, edible egg-shaped treats, candles, and some carrots

edible Easter treats

beautiful Easter table ideas

Two small pretty and fragrant springtime bouquets of flowers…

pretty springtime bouquet

Hyacinths smell soooo good!

PLACE SETTINGS

I wanted a fresh, clean-looking palette…

I layered my Williams-Sonoma blue beaded chargers with simple white dinner plates.

Easter dinner party

Colored glass egg cups filled with a colored hard-boiled egg at each place setting

Easter menu ideas

Easter dinner ideas

What fun would an Easter dinner be without Easter baskets??

A little goodie Easter basket for each of our guests…

Easter dinner party

Easter dinner party ideas

PLACE CARDS

Funny Easter sayings…

Easter dinner party

Easter dinner party ideas

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Easter dinner ideas

Easter dinner party

Easter dinner party ideas

MY DINING ROOM CHEST

Easter decor

THE INVITATION/MENU

 

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COCKTAILS & APPETIZERS

Crisp Potato Pancake with Caviar & Salmon Duo with Dill

Potato Pancake with Caviar & Salmon with Dill

Pepper Jelly-Goat Cheese Cakes

interesting appetizer ideas

Bourbon Meatballs

Easter dinner menu ideas

DINNER IS SERVED

Egg-citing Salad

I forgot to take a photo:( but it had hard-boiled eggs in it

Intermezzo:  Berry Sorbet with Mint

Easter menu ideas

Springtime Veggies

Glazed Carrots

Easter dinner menu

Roasted Asparagus

Easter dinner party menu

Smashed Fingerlings with Fromage Blanc

Easter dinner menu - Smashed Purple Fingerlings

Another couple prepared these – in keeping with the spirit of Easter, she creatively used all purple fingerling potatoes

Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb

Easter dinner menu - Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb

A Full Dinner Plate

Easter dinner menu ideas

You can see the White Bean Ragout on my plate too

Peter Cottontail Carrot Cake

The Worst Part about Making Carrot Cake…

Peter Cottontail Carroit Cake

Shredding 3 cups of carrots

The Best Part of Carrot Cake…

Easter desserts - carrot cake

Cream cheese frosting

To officially make the Carrot Cake into a Peter Cottontail Carrot Cake, I decorated the cake with some Bunny Marshmallow Peeps 

Easter dessert ideas

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Wishing you…

Photo source: google images

Photo source: google images

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Passionate about: Entertaining Tablescapes Decorating, and a love of Books!! I find inspiration in the details of life...
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