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Hosting Easter? Use our Editable Easter Planner to Stay Organized

Are you planning to host Easter dinner?  If so, we are here to help make the process easy with our Editable Easter Planner.  This includes a Menu Planner, Cooking Timeline, Easter Checklist and tips for the holiday.  Let’s get started.

Editable Easter Planner; Easter Menu Planner, Easter Cooking Timeline;Editable Easter Checklist

Easter Menu Planning

As with most events and family gatherings, you will want to do some initial planning.  Consider using our Editable Easter Planner to keep track of everything:

  1. First, decide on the time of your meal.  Will it be an Easter breakfast, brunch, or dinner?
  2. Next, determine the names of the guests who will attend.
  3. Then, it’s time to set the menu.

Editable Easter Planner; Editable Easter Menu

Tips for completing the list:

  • If your guests will bring a dish, that’s fine.  Just add it to the menu, and list their name after it.  Example: Cookies – Mom
  • If you’re planning to have leftovers, it’s always nice to have a pretty take home bag.

Easter Cooking Timeline

Since Easter brunch or dinner involves cooking various dishes, you’ll want to set up a timeline for the day, so that everything runs smoothly.

Editable Easter Planner; Editable Easter Cooking Timeline

1.  First, determine what time you want to eat.

For our example, let’s say that dinner will be served at 2:00 p.m.

2.  Next, determine what time your guests should arrive.

For our dinner, we are asking guests to arrive at 1:00 p.m.

Note: We know that some guests will arrive a little earlier, and some will run late.  Therefore, we expect the overall arrive time between 12:45 – 1:15.

Our social hour is planned for 1:00 – 2:00.

3.  Then, fill out the Easter Meal Timeline to determine your cooking times and tasks for the day.

We will serve a pork roast.  It weighs just under 3 pounds, and needs to cook ½ hour per pound.  Once it comes out of the oven, it will sit for 15 minutes prior to carving.  This keeps it nice and juicy.

 

Easter Checklist Preparations

Now that everyone agrees you are hosting Easter brunch or dinner in your home, there are quite a few things you can do ahead of time to get ready for the event.  Check out our editable Easter Checklist to keep your Easter organized.

Editable Easter Planner; Editable Easter Checklist

Two to three weeks ahead of time:

  • Invite guests
  • Plan menu
  • Buy Easter eggs, candy and baskets
  • Decorate house with Easter items
  • Update entrance way with spring flowers (daffodils, hyacinths, or tulips)
  • Update pictures around house
  • Schedule hair cuts for family members

The week before Easter:

Do a few things each day of the week.  Use our pre-filled checklist to manage the week.  Or, make changes to fit your schedule.

Get your Editable Easter Planner

Our Editable Easter Planner is large-print and easier to read.  It includes:

  • Easter Menu Planner
  • Easter Dinner Cooking Timeline
  • Easter Checklist

Click here to get your Editable Easter Planner

Did you know our planner is 

1. Editable: You can download and type your info right on the form.
2. Portable: Use on your cell phone, tablet or computer.
3. Large-print: Easy to read, even on a cell phone
4. Reusable: Save your plans and use year after year.
5. Printable: Print if needed.  Keep your Cooking Timeline handy while cooking.
6. Ink-friendly: Designed to save you ink by using fewer graphics.

Get your Editable Easter Planner today!

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Hosting Easter - printable checklists

Hosting Easter? A Menu Planner, Cooking Timeline and Checklist You Can’t Miss

Are you planning to host Easter dinner?  If so, we are here to help make the process easy.  Below you will find our helpful Easter checklists, menus, timelines and planning tips.  Let’s get started.

Easter Menu Planning

As with most events and family gatherings, you will want to do some initial planning.

  1. First, decide on the time of your meal.  Will it be an Easter breakfast, brunch, or dinner?
  2. Next, determine the names of the guests who will attend.
  3. Then, it’s time to set the menu.

Easter Meal Planner

Click on the link below to print our Easter Menu Planner.  Here, you can list the time of the event, names of guests, and food you plan to serve.

Easter Menu Planner

Tips for completing the list:

  • If your guests will bring a dish, that’s fine.  Just add it to the menu, and list their name after it.  Example: Cookies – Mom
  • If you’re planning to have leftovers, it’s always nice to have a pretty take home bag.

Easter Dinner Cooking Timeline

Since Easter brunch or dinner involves cooking various dishes, you’ll want to set up a timeline for the day, so that everything runs smoothly.

1.  First, determine what time you want to eat.

For our example, let’s say that dinner will be served at 2:00 p.m.

2.  Next, determine what time your guests should arrive.

For our dinner, we are asking guests to arrive at 1:00 p.m.

Note: We know that some guests will arrive a little earlier, and some will run late.  Therefore, we expect the overall arrive time between 12:45 – 1:15.

Our social hour is planned for 1:00 – 2:00.

3.  Then, fill out the Easter Meal Timeline to determine your cooking times and tasks for the day.

We will serve a pork roast.  It weighs just under 3 pounds, and needs to cook ½ hour per pound.  Once it comes out of the oven, it will sit for 15 minutes prior to carving.  This keeps it nice and juicy.

Be sure to check out:

Easter Meal Timeline – Sample

We’ve also included a blank page so that you can fill out one for your Easter meal:

Easter Meal Timeline – Blank

Easter Preparations

Now that everyone agrees you are hosting Easter brunch or dinner in your home, there are quite a few things you can do ahead of time to get ready for the event.  Here is an Easter Checklist to help you prepare for the holiday.  At the end of this section, you will find a printable version of our Easter Checklist.

Things to Do: Easter Checklist

Two to three weeks ahead of time:

  • Invite guests
  • Plan menu
  • Buy Easter eggs, candy and baskets
  • Decorate house with Easter items
  • Update entrance way with spring flowers (daffodils, hyacinths, or tulips)
  • Update pictures around house
  • Schedule hair cuts for family members

The week before Easter:

Monday

  • Locate Easter tableware: tablecloth, placemats, and napkins
  • Make place cards
  • Inspect dishes, plates and glasses for chips or cracks

Tuesday

  • Fill Easter eggs
  • Put together Easter baskets with candy and small toys
  • Make ice cubes

Wednesday

  • Clean house: Vacuum, mop, clean windows in main rooms
  • Charge cameras, camcorders, and cell phones
  • Confirm there is enough memory space on all cameras, camcorders and cell phones

Thursday

  • Laundry
  • Run errands

Friday

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Clean house
    • Clean bathroom and be sure to:
      • Fill soap dispenser
      • Put out new roll of toilet paper
      • Clean windows in family room, dining room, and entryway
      • Clean front of oven and dishwasher
      • Vacuum

Saturday

  • Bake
  • Wash table cloth
  • Set table (dishes, utensils, glassware, napkins, centerpiece)
  • Bath for kids
  • Charge cell phone (especially if using to take pictures)

Sunday:  Happy Easter!  Enjoy the day.

Easter Checklist

Click here for a printer-friendly version: Easter Checklist

Be sure to checkout our New EDITABLE Easter Planner:

Did you know our planner is 

1. Editable: You can download and type your info right on the form.
2. Portable: Use on your cell phone, tablet or computer.
3. Large-print: Easy to read, even on a cell phone
4. Reusable: Save your plans and use year after year.
5. Printable: Print if needed.  Keep your Cooking Timeline handy while cooking.
6. Ink-friendly: Designed to save you ink by using fewer graphics.

Get your Editable Easter Planner today!

Click here to get your Easter planner: Editable Easter Planner

 

We hope that you and your family have a Happy Easter!

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How to Get Ready for Easter

Are you hosting Easter brunch or dinner in your home?  Here is an Easter Checklist to keep you on track for an organized and stress-free day.

Things to Do for Easter

Two to three weeks ahead of time:

  • Invite guests
  • Plan menu
  • Buy Easter eggs, candy and baskets
  • Decorate house with Easter items
  • Update entrance way with spring flowers (daffodils, hyacinths, or tulips)
  • Update pictures around house
  • Schedule hair cuts

The week before Easter:

Monday

  • Locate Easter tableware: tablecloth, placemats, and napkins
  • Make place cards
  • Inspect dishes, plates and glasses for chips or cracks

Tuesday

  • Fill Easter eggs
  • Put together Easter baskets with candy and small toys
  • Make ice cubes

Wednesday

  • Clean house: Vacuum, mop, clean windows in main rooms
  • Charge cameras, camcorders, and cell phones
  • Confirm there is enough memory space on all cameras, camcorders and cell phones

Thursday

  • Laundry
  • Run errands

Friday

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Clean house
    • Clean bathroom and be sure to:
      • Fill soap dispenser
      • Put out new roll of toilet paper
    • Clean windows in family room, dining room, and entryway
    • Clean front of oven and dishwasher
    • Vacuum

Saturday

  • Bake
  • Wash table cloth
  • Set table (dishes, utensils, glassware, napkins, centerpiece)
  • Bath for kids
  • Charge cell phone (especially if using to take pictures)

Sunday:  Happy Easter!  Enjoy the day.

Click here to for a printer-friendly version: Easter Checklist

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