I’m hoping for lovely Autumn weather in Sydney on the 27th because I’m taking the show outside. Entertaining is so much easier and somehow nicer when you feed people in the great outdoors. I love this DIY oilcloth tablecloth, it makes an outdoor dining space so festive and it seems really easy to make (even for a novice sew-er like me).
As much as I love sitting down at a big long table with the olds, the youngs and the in-betweens (where I firmly place myself), sometimes it’s better to treat the kids separate to the parents. I think preparing them a cute lunch box like this one makes a whole lot of sense.
Easter is earlier than usual this year, which means it’s still warm enough out there to serve up salads. Salads are the ultimate entertainer as they are quick, tasty and everyone can serve themselves exactly what they want. I love the Simple Salad Series at Land of Zonkt and will be trying out the Sweet Potato Salad with Crispy Noodles and the Apple Salad with French Onion Dressing. So yum!
Recipes and image: Land of Zonkt
I was a bit stuck on what I would do to festive-up the lunch table, but then I found this tutorial. I think we’ll have an egg hunt when guests arrived, followed by a little egg dyeing activity and then I can put the decorated eggs in a basket as the table centerpiece.
Before the kids set out on the egg hunt, I’ve got a craft activity planned. They can make their own baskets to collect their chocolate eggs in. This serves as both a fun activity for the kids and a great way of teaching them perspective – the baskets are not very big.
Every Easter celebration needs an egg hunt. The thing is, when you scatter chocolate eggs in the garden in Australia in March, you are really just asking for trouble. Melted chocolate eggs are the worst – all that foil melting into the chocolate, leaving bits in your mouth. Enough! Instead, I’m going to download and print these cute Easter hunt signs and direct the kids to the back fridge.