Hosting Easter 2018

I think I can officially call this my first “adult” Easter. It was my first year not receiving an Easter basket from my mom (how sad is that?) and my roommate and I decided to host Easter brunch for our friends not traveling home for the holiday. It was a sort of last minute decision. I wanted to try to make an Easter ham and realized I didn’t want to make it for just two people haha.  Anyway, I’m so glad we decided to host!



I made a lot of food! Like a lot of food. Potato salad, roasted asparagus, roasted vegetables, and a ham (cooked in my crockpot of course). That doesn’t even include the food that my friends brought and most of that was better than what I whipped up. I’ll share the recipes for what I made in a later post since there are a few. Plus, I’m thinking about doing a summer food post and the potato salad really goes there.

We didn’t eat until around 2pm, but if I don’t call it brunch I feel weird focusing on champagne. When I lived in DC I became so used to weekend brunch with champagne. Turns out the rest of the country isn’t as addicted to brunch as the capitol. I refuse to let it go. Believe it or not I found these coup glasses on sale at Kroger. They have a little gold rim and hold the perfect amount of drink. The tray was a gift from my mother (yes, there is an adorable vinyl Bible verse on the bottom) and is most likely from Hobby Lobby. Usually it holds our mail on our side table, but I thought it would make a nice addition to our holiday table.

I wanted to make something a little bit special because I was playing hostess. We had orange juice for mimosas, obviously, but I also made bellinis! I bought prosecco and whipped up a peach puree that was way easier than I would have expected. All thanks goes to the Contessa of East Hampton.

Thank you to everyone that made it and brought delicious additions to our table! Brunch would be nothing without good friends to share it with. I hope you had a happy Easter/holiday weekend/plain old Sunday.


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