The TIG · Mar 25, 2016

Easter Entertaining Ideas

As we get older, holiday traditions transition just as we do. Maybe the family dinners you once had are now fêtes with college friends or a new love and their brethren. With that thought in mind, we’ve put together a list of the different iterations of Easter celebrations all grown up. Apply these new additions to your ever-evolving Easter, or add just one to the mix for your family tradition; either or, I promise it will shake up the holiday in just the right way. How can I be so sure? Because for the past couple years, my boyfriend has planned the most epic Easter egg hunt for me, and my childlike wonderment is that of a kid waiting for the tooth fairy to leave something under her pillow. Small changes = big impact incredible memories. Happy Easter, honey bunnies!

Mimosa and Belini Bar

Why just serve a brunch drink when you can make it interactive and fun? Lay out a table with bottles of prosecco or cava, plus juices to mix and match a custom Easter cocktail. Peach nectar and orange juice are obvious accoutrements, but adding guava juice, slices of fresh fruit, maybe some chambered or other liqueur and you are destined to have a funny bunny approved drink.

Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt

This is clearly my favorite. If you’re playing just as a couple, then let this become your new favorite holiday outside of Valentine’s Day, because this one is all about the love. Start with an Easter card, and in it, a clue. That clue will lead you to a spot in the house or yard where you will find another egg (and in it, another clue). This scavenger hunt should take your beloved through several stops before landing at the final spot where they’ll find the most perfect Easter basket you’ve compiled for them. Alternatively, if you’re playing with a bunch of friends, hide Easter eggs filled with candies and other goodies (think outside the box, and try adding lottery tickets, costume jewelry, makeup samples, etc) – the friend who finds the Easter egg with the golden ticket wins the Easter basket.

Be a Kid Again

Sure, Easter egg decorating is fun for the little ones, but what about having a contest with your nearest and dearest and actually trying to paint something artistic on those huevos? You’d be surprised at how therapeutic and fun it can be. Just like pumpkin carving, we love some good healthy competition, so give it a shot. Winner gets the Easter basket, loser washes the dishes. ; )

Keep it Simple

And by this, I mean the cooking. Don’t spend all day slaving over a hot stove perfecting that honey baked ham. Instead, make a perfect baked egg dish like our Tig Cast-Iron Shakshuka with lavash or seven grain toast, a cozy pancake dish, or an easy breezy breakfast casserole, like this fella right here!



  1. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Add the frozen and shredded potatoes to the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs together. Then add half & half, seasoned salt, cheddar cheese, pepper jack, and chopped ham (or bacon or veggies).
  3. Pour over the top of the frozen potatoes. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Bake covered in foil at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Images via: Salt & Wind, WeddingClub, Food Network,, Flickr, HappyWhimsicalHearts, CraftGawker, ThinkDonna, WithTheGrains, Adas Interior Design, Julie Blanner, Pinterest, BrokeAndBeautiful, DestinationFemme

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