I've been gathering recipes and easy decor inspiration on Pinterest, and here's a quick inspiration board I put together in Picasa, to round up the party's look:
From right to left: Easter Rice Crispy Cupcakes, Easter Nests, Hot Cheesy Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, BBQ Burgers, Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs, Pasta Salad, Peeps, Corn on the Cobb, Blue and Green Dinnerware, Yellow Lattice Napkins, Easter Egg Garland, Flowers and Peeps Centerpiece, Using Grass Wraps for Decor, Napkin Decor (except I'll be using a carrot), Hanging Eggs, Yellow Lattice Tablecloth, and Broccoli Salad (but my mom's recipe, not this one)
Yes, this might be a little overkill for an Easter BBQ with only 4 people attending. But whatever. I'm pretending that this is also in part for my birthday, since I haven't gotten a proper birthday celebration in....so long I can't even remember. This year my husband is going to be out of town on my actual birthday day, and last year all we did was watch our movers unload our furniture and go to Target for cleaning supplies, since we'd just arrived in Raleigh the night before. So this year I'm just going to make myself happy with cute Easter decorations and yummy food, instead of being bummed that my big 3-0 isn't really being celebrated.
Saturday night I'll be knocking out the garland and hanging eggs decorations, and most all of the food items can easily be prepared ahead of time on Sunday morning before our guests arrive, leaving me time to straighten the house and get ready.
I've been hanging onto a sundress from H&M that I haven't had a chance to wear yet, and I think it will be perfect for Easter. It's similar to this material, but mine is in a different cut.
I'm excited to have a brief break from house projects. It will be our last time having people over at our rental house, and I've been itching to work on something other than just painting, so I can't wait until Sunday!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a happy Easter!