21 Festive Easter Menus
Gather your friends and family to celebrate the Easter season with these festive springtime menus.
Festive Spring Lunch
Whether for a ladies' luncheon or a Sunday family gathering, juicy roasted chicken paired with a veggie-pasta toss and fresh fruit salad make a simple and stunning meal. For the grand finale, serve chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting and toasted pecans.
Spring Brunch Menu
Set the table for Easter brunch, featuring seasonal ingredients and a new twist on the quintessential holiday ham.
An Afternoon Easter Party
Hosting a full-on holiday feast can turn you into a basket case. Instead, opt for this easy-yet-elegant gathering where adults can graze and relax as kids enjoy the fun.
Guests will swoon at the sight of this lovely seasonal menu. Because it features springtime classics like fava beans, fresh peas, and strawberries, it's worth a trip to the farmer's market for the freshest produce.
Easter Brunch Menu
Sit down to delicate spring fare with this festive meal. It's simple to prepare, thanks to our make-ahead plan.
Easter Dinner Menu
Wine Note Lamb stars in most Mediterranean cuisines. Thus, it's traditionally paired with a score of different wines. My favorite is syrah, which is rich and mouth-filling with an earthy, meaty character that perfectly underscores the luscious meatiness of lamb. –Karen MacNeil
Easter Brunch Buffet Menu
From appetizer to dessert, this menu features the first hints of spring. Plus, it serves up to 12 people so gather the family to feast on ham, lamb, roasted veggies, homemade bread, and cookies.
An Easter Afternoon
Enlist your favorite grill-master to help with this easy, interactive Easter meal. While they fire up the salmon, you can ladle out the brilliantly-colored beet soup.
Open House Tea-and-Easter Egg Hunt
Invite the neighborhood children over to hunt eggs while the adults dine on marinated shrimp, deviled eggs, and chicken salad sandwiches. The kids won't stay away from the food table too long once they discover the double-chocolate brownies and lemon bars.
Easter Breakfast Buffet
Bourbon-baked ham, grits casserole, and buttermilk biscuits are the stars of this Southern-style breakfast. Toast the day with bubbly punch and mimosas.
Alfresco Luncheon with Grilled Lamb
Welcome in the warm spring climate by serving lunch outdoors. Decorate the table with festively colored Easter eggs and tulips to complement the impressive spread of soup, salad, lamb and veggies. Finish off the meal with sweet coconut cream tartlets and sangria.
A Festive Family Feast
Enjoy a fun Easter without formality and treat your family to a juicy, fruit-glazed ham with an array of feisty sides like caramelized onion dip and tangy pasta salad.
Easter with Ease
With a little advance planning, you'll reap the rewards of a virtually effortless menu. Buy a high-quality ham that only needs reheating, then an hour before your guests arrive, simply slip it in the oven along with the strata, a savory make-ahead bread pudding.
Cool and Casual Easter Luncheon
The key to this laid-back lunch is planning ahead. Prepare the vinaigrette for the shrimp, purchase a pre-cooked ham, marinate the asparagus, and make dessert the day before. When it's time to eat, bring your plates outside and sit in the sunshine. Your guests will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere.
Elegant Easter Brunch Menu
This simple and elegant holiday meal features sweet banana muffins, glazed ham, potato salad, spring peas, and a simple fruit salad for dessert. Serve with spiced tea for a cool and refreshing sipper.
Easter Family Reunion
Gather loved ones from near and far for an unforgettable reunion feast featuring seasonal spring fare.
Easter Supper Menu
Gather the family to enjoy a fabulous, fuss-free Sunday supper-with plenty of sweet endings to choose from.
An Elegant Easter Feast
Gather family and friends to share festive dishes that are sure to please.
Celebrate Easter In Style
Dress up your home and serve an elegant brunch with ease.
Easter Brunch at the Beach
Spring flowers, colorful dyed eggs and sun-drenched patios are just a few of life's sweetest pleasures on a coastal Easter morning. Whether or not you live near enough to smell the saltwater air, this beachy morning menu is a great way to give your guests the resort-style treatment this Easter.
Easter Celebration Menu
Put on your Easter Sunday-best and celebrate new beginnings with this fresh entertaining menu, sure to be the crowning moment of your family's afternoon.