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8 Tips for a Stress Free Easter

8 Tips for a Stress Free Easter Weekend

We’re here to make sure you have a cracking Easter, from recipes for delicious sweet treats to share with friends and families to luxury home accessories to welcome guests over the bank holiday weekend.

Our Easter guides begin with eight simple tips to guarantee a stress free Easter weekend! With an extra two days off thanks to the bank holidays, it’s the ideal time to entertain but being the host with the most can get stressful but just follow our guide and enjoy the long weekend.

Plan

Make a plan and stick to it, whether it’s a timetable for spring cleaning the house or cooking times for the Sunday roast. Having a plan will help you to organise everything you need to do and when you need to do it, the recipe for a relaxed and stress free Easter weekend!

Don’t forget breakfast too, if you’re guests are staying the night, stock up on breakfast and brunch food to keep them content. Take a look at our recipes for Eggs Benedict and other brunch treats in our recipes post coming soon.

Prepare

Get as much as you can prepared before the long weekend. If you’re planning an epic Sunday roast, prepare as much as you can the night before, whether it’s rustling up a sauce or Yorkshire pudding batter to store in the fridge or leaving the meat to infuse with herbs and spices, it will save you plenty of time the next day!

Make sure to pick up all of the kitchen essentials you might need with our Easter Feast edit.

Stock up

However many roast potatoes you make, there will never be enough! Make sure to stock up on plenty of food and drink to keep you and your guests full and happy over the Easter weekend, keep your cupboard stocked up and full of goodies. If they don’t get eaten, then you’re stocked up for the next week, it’s a win win situation!

Spring cleaning tips

Spring Clean

Refresh your home for your guests in the week running up to Easter weekend, this way you won’t be in a mad rush to get everything perfect as they’re arriving. Update your guest room with luxurious bedding, towels and home accessories from our Spring edit to make sure your guests are as comfortable as possible.

Decorate

Get crafty and make your home an Easter wonderland! Pastel shades are perfect for Easter and decorative touches like DIY bunting is a quick and easy way to instantly brighten up a room.

Book

Family days out over the long weekend could create memories that last a life time, but make sure it’s for the right reasons! Book ahead to make sure you don’t miss out, take a look at our wide range of family friendly experience days to save on your entrance costs too.

Activities

Whether you plan an Easter egg hunt or get everyone in the house painting eggs, it’s always fun to have activities planned to keep everyone entertained.

If you’re entertaining children this Easter why not try face painting, mask making, cake pop decorating, Easter bonnet making or a chocolate fountain fondue?

When the kids have gone to bed why not try out an Easter themed cocktail? Mix two shots of Crème de Cacao, 1 shot of Kahlua, 1 shot of Caramel Liqueur, top up with chocolate milk and crushed ice then garnish with mini eggs, delicious! Or take a chocolate shot, perfect for Irish Cream Liqueur!

Have fun!

The most important thing is to remember to have fun, you’ll be surrounded by friends and family so enjoy the extra time with them over the Easter weekend! Plus, everything else is already taken care of so you can relax.

Check back next week for more handy hints, recipes, tips and home essentials you’ll love to make this Easter weekend the best ever!



Clare Potts

Clare Potts

Lifestyle Editor

If I’m not at my desk poring over my favourite blogs and online magazines for inspiration, you’ll find me exploring the fells of the Lake District, trying out a new restaurant or styling my future home on Pinterest.


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