Easter is probably one of the most celebrated holidays all over the world. It is a joyous, bright-colored celebration of life that usually includes big family dinners and gathering of friends. However, many people have trouble coming up with interesting-looking Easter dinner or brunch dishes that are both tasty and will get lots of compliments.
Here are some fabulous ideas found across the web to help you get creative for your Easter celebrations. These ideas can be used as they are or you can build on them with your own unique Easter party ideas.
Fabulous Appetizers for Your Easter Party
Salad Stuffed “Carrots”
These adorable “carrots” stuffed with salad are not only perfect for Easter lunches and parties, but are also a great way to use up some of the Easter eggs. The delicious appetizers can be easily made from Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, puff pastry or pizza dough. The dough or the pastry is then wrapped around Cream Horn Molds and stuffed with egg or ham salad. For the tops you can use sprigs of dill or crisp lettuce leaves. You can check out the original recipe from Hungry Happenings and maybe put your original twist on it.
Cute Egg and Prawn Cocktails
Pleasant food presentation and decoration can transform simple food, such as eggs, into really appealing and appetizing thing. Typical example is this curried egg and prawn Easter “cocktail” from Wholesome Cook.
Flower Shaped Appetizers
These stunning flower shaped appetizers are another creative Easter idea from Hungry Happenings. The flower cups are made from egg roll wrappers and filled with creamy goat cheese and roasted red pepper pesto. The nice thing about them is that they can be made days ahead of time.
Although these simple and fun nibbles were found in Martha Stewart’s Weddingsmagazine, they make great starters for Easter parties and lunches.
All you need to make them is hollowed-out slices of baguettes, your favorite dips and spreads, and some chopped crunchy veggies.
Ladybug Salads and Bites
Little ladybugs always add a charming garden touch to springtime celebrations, so a colorful spring salad decorated with ladybugs (made from tomatoes and olives) and radish mushrooms would look great on the Easter table. The recipe for this adorable spring salad can be found on Working Mom’s Edible Art.
Cute ladybugs can also be used for topping some delicious bites. The base of the bite can be a sliced baguette or crackers, spread with some cream cheese and decorated with Italian flat leaf parsley.
Tomato and Mozzarella Bites for Easter
Tomato and mozzarella bites are the simplest things to make for a party. With a little imagination, they can be transformed into pretty Easter appetizers. For example, these elegant nests from Soltero en la Cocina are made with pear tomatoes that are cut in half and scooped out. Then the mozzarella balls are nested in them on a bed of alfalfa sprouts.
Another interesting idea for an Easter appetizer is this version of a Caprese salad from My Recipes. The mozzarella slices are just sandwiched between grape tomato halves and presented on skewers, which give the appetizers very fancy look.
Easter Bunny Rolls
Cute Easter bunny rolls are perfect for Easter breakfast or brunch. You can use your own recipe and the picture tutorial on Sweet and Salty to make them. Or use Google Translate to get the original recipe.
Fun Easter Treats and Dessert Ideas
Here is a collection of creative ideas for Easter desserts and treats that you can make at home with or without the help of the kids.
Tulip Cake Pops
Cake pops are very popular treats, especially for special occasions such as Easter. These gorgeous tulip cake pops from Strawberry Chic blog are sure to be hit not only with kids but also with adults. And they are so adorable that you might hesitate for a minute before eating them.
Easter Eggs in Chocolate Nests
Chocolate nests are classic Easter desserts and are also ridiculously easy to make (check out the technique on Our Sweet Lemons). You don’t need any culinary skills at all to make these and they are perfect to cook with young children and toddlers.
Burlap Easter Bunny Cookies
What’s Easter without bunny rabbit cookies? Everyone can make bunny shaped cookies but their decoration is what determines if they’re boring or beautiful. This fantastic burlap design from Sweet Sugar Belle is definitely something that will “wow” your guests. They also make stunning Easter gifts for kids.
Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
Another fun and interesting way to jazz up your desserts for Easter is to make these fantastic cheesecake filled chocolate eggs that look just like real eggs. You can find the recipe and instructions on how to make them on the fabulous baking blog Raspberri Cupcakes.