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Easter Menu Planning


woman setting table for easter

Easter is right around the corner so it's time to make your meal plans now! Our family attends church services in the morning so I like to plan a meal that I can mostly make ahead and enjoy Easter Sunday. Ordering a prepared ham or similar main dish that you simply pick up the day before is a great way to relieve some stress for the day and allow more time to be spent with your family.


Here are a few of my planning tips for a beautiful and low stress Easter.

About two weeks ahead:

  • Finalize menu for the day

  • Order prepared foods (i.e. ham, desserts, etc)

  • Purchase non-perishable foods, wine, and beverages

  • Purchase items for kid's Easter baskets

  • Press linens and clean silver

About one week ahead:

  • Set the table (if you don't use the table daily)

  • Set up buffet or make a list of dishes to use

  • Order perishable groceries to pick up in a few days (if you do online grocery orders)

About 2 days ahead:

  • Pick up or purchase perishable groceries

  • Purchase flowers for centerpiece

  • Pick up prepared food

The day before:

  • Make desserts

  • Prep appetizers, casseroles, etc

  • Prep main dish if not ordering a prepared one

On Easter:

  • Put casseroles/ side dishes in the oven to cook

  • Cook or warm up main dish

  • Make coffee, open wine, and prep other beverages

  • Enjoy a wonderful meal with your family!


woman carrying champagne bottles

Need some ideas for your menu?

Easter Dinner Sample Menu

Baked Ham (or order a prepared one)

Mimosas, Red & White Wine


Easter Brunch Sample Menu

Fresh Fruit (Strawberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, etc)

Mimosas, Champagne, and Wine


Ready to get planning on your Easter menu? Download my FREE Easter menu planner! HERE


What about leftover ham? These are my go-to recipes for using up leftover ham (and getting some veggies in too).


I hope everyone has a beautiful Easter!

He is not here, for he is risen






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Ann Morris Ipock
Ann Morris Ipock
Mar 21, 2023

Booth, aka, Super Woman, thanks for all of the time and energy you put into this Eastern planning blog! I'm definitely going to implement as many of your suggestions as possible! (On a side note, I'm loving that gorgeous wallpaper!)

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