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March 12, 2021

Author: Boe Eyking

7 Easter Party Food Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good party, let alone an Easter-themed gathering? The bustling conversation of your guests, the flavorful food, and beautiful venue all make up the perfect party!


As the planner, you have to think of all these along with all other important details such as the food allergies that some guests might have and how to set up the decorations in your venue. It is no cakewalk to organize any event. Truthfully speaking, when will you have all the time to think about your food arrangements and cater to the food allergies and requirements of your guests?


Fret not, though! As your fellow foodie and party planner, we have just what you need! We’ll be enumerating easter celebration food ideas to help you with your Easter party planning!

Creative Food Ideas for Easter: A Party You Won't Wait Three Days to Attend

As the planner, you will likely be on your last stretch to complete your Easter ensemble. The food is all you have to worry about since it will be the shining glory of your party. Food is the best way to your guest’s hearts and we’re here to help you plan with these cute easter food ideas!


Here is a quick breakdown of our food list:


  1. Appetizers: A Munch to Start With
  2. Breakfast: An Ultimate Meal to Start the Day
  3. Brunch: A Meal in Between
  4. Snacks: A Treat in Between
  5. Dinner: A Meal to End the Day
  6. Desserts: A Sweet to Finish
  7. Buffet: Combine them All

1. Appetizers: A Munch to Start With

Picture this: The music is playing and you begin welcoming guests into the venue. Children and adults alike are ushered in, all having fun while scanning the table to pick what they should munch on while waiting. From the moment they see your food prep, they are already trying to secure a spot on the buffet table.


The trick to a good appetizer mix is having diversity and making sure they’re finger foods.
Incorporate the right temperature and blend a complementary mix of sizes, colors, and textures into your menu to cater to your guest’s distinct palate.


A good example of this is to have two slider options: One caters to vegans and another has meat and an oozing cheddar sauce trickling on the plate. Don’t forget to adhere to your theme. Get deviled eggs as one of your food ideas for easter buffet. They are versatile in the sense that you can add whatever you please on the yolk mixture and as well as present them as scrumptiously as your ideas can make. Pair them with fresh celery and some bacon wrapped asparagus and you have crunchy greens to refresh the appetite of your visitors. Add a plate of Greek Salad Skewers to balance out the fresh and meat choices of antipasto.

2. Breakfast: An Ultimate Meal to Start the Day

Start the day right with an energizing Easter meal! Since the party is easter themed, what do you think is the mascot for Easter? Bunnies carrying a basket of tiny eggs, of course! For an Easter Bunny food theme, the star of the table is the eggs.


Create a full meal that truly epitomizes the rising of the sun with:


Pound Cake
Fruit Bowl
A Glass of Milk or Hot Chocolate


It’s an excellent way to warm up and refresh your family and friends. Start the day strong with these easter cookout ideas. Make sure that you have carbohydrates in your breakfast meal to energize your guests for the rest of the day. This detail is especially important for health-conscious attendees since digestion takes up to 6 to 8 hours. Provide a good balance of carbs and nutrients so your guests won’t have problems helping themselves to a snack before dinner time.

3. Brunch: A Meal in Between

If you ever woke up too early or too late, brunch is the instant answer to your midmorning, early afternoon celebration with your family! Combine your breakfast favorites and lunch favorites for your brunch food ideas for easter. Sweet and savory is a good mix here since you could have:


  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • French toast
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Spanish Feta Strata
  • Fruit Salad
  • Baked Ham


From toasts to casseroles to omelettes, brunch is the perfect heavy meal to start your Easter day!

4. Snacks: A Treat in Between

After brunch and a few activities, it would be nice to have a light snack as a palate cleanser. A sweet, cute little bunny for your kids and sweet-toothed friends to enjoy. Below are some ideas to try:


  • Peanut Butter and Candy Egg Blondies
  • Bunny Rice Krispies, Popcorn with a Twist
  • Red Velvet Cake with Bunny Vanilla Icing


These delicacies are perfect to pair with tea in the afternoon. Baked goods are the best way to maximize the snack time since they are light and fulfilling at the same time. You can eat them and still be able to eat your Easter dinner with family and friends.

5. Dinner: A Meal to End the Day

End the day well and spend it in your backyard while enjoying a meal under the stars. The serene ambiance, paired with the aroma of roasted lamb, will entice the cravings of each of your guests. Pair your lamb with:


  • Golden Potato Cakes
  • Ham Wrapped Bacon
  • Pork Tenderloin with Beets
  • A bottle of Rose Spritzer


It’s a fulfilling method to complete your dinner and end the Easter celebration with a satisfied stomach!

6. Dessert: A Sweet to Finish

The real outro to your Easter party celebration are these sweet delicacies that are best paired with fruits. Add a fountain for your dip and bunny shaped chocolate with tiny, cute eggs surrounding them for a sure hit with the kids during your celebration. Beware, though: Delectable dips and adorably shaped pieces of chocolate will surely leave your guests wanting for more. Expect some of your visitors to turn into food ninjas and try to stealthily grab a chocolate or two without anyone looking. 


Complete your dessert option with:


  • Cheesecake Eggs
  • Easter Egg Truffles
  • Cadbury Egg Pudding Shots
  • Easter Bread
  • Lemon Bars
  • A Pitcher of Skimmed Milk or Iced Chocolate

7. Buffet: Combine them All

Prepare a table that has everything for every time slot on Easter day! Breakfast? You got it! Brunch for your half awake and half asleep attendees? Thinking of setting up a dinner to finish the day strong? A buffet lets you offer the appropriate meal to wake them up! 


It is an awesome way to maximize your party meal since all the food prep enumerated above can be included here. But to maximize it even more, get a grazing platter or box instead to keep any food items from going to waste. 


Check out this buffet ensemble you can have for any time of day:


  • Carrot Cake
  • Local Vegetables and Ranch
  • Honey Glazed Ham
  • Potato Fritters
  • Honey-Glazed Carrots
  • Egg Pudding


These mouth-watering food staples provide a great way to start your buffet preparation. A mix of sweet and savory with baked and grilled goods create a festive selection for your Easter celebration!


A fun mix of everything and anything in between all things food for your menu planning is all you need to pull off a gathering meant to observe the beauty of ‘rebirth’ and reconnecting with your loved ones. 


How you mix and match them will be up to you, but if you do not have the time and wish to save, get your Easter Grazing Tables and Boxes from us! At Platternboe, we prioritize your food needs with aesthetically pleasing grazing table setup and cute Easter boxes to give to your loved ones! We also deliver to your doorstep and setup upon request. 


Enjoy your Easter Celebration with us!

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