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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:


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


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


  • 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


  • Laundry
  • Run errands


  • 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


  • 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.

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For additional ideas, check out these articles:

Easter Dinner Planning List

It’s Time to Decorate for Easter