Even though the temperatures may not cooperate, Easter welcomes Spring with fresh flowers, brighter colors, and food fare that is lighter but more colorful. Whether your choices are vintage or modern, Easter can be celebrated and enjoyed with family and friends.
Easter Morning finds many celebrations this Spring holiday with a special breakfast brunch filled with plates of eggs, pancakes, waffles; or a sit down special dinner with traditional lamb, ham, or ethnic specialties.
Tulips find their way into containers to highlight a table fitting for the entrance of Spring, even though it might still be cold outside.
Colored eggs in every shade imaginable are set onto green grass and into baskets filled with other delights for young and old.
Spring time dresses and bonnets for the girls, and sport jackets and ties for the young men in the family create quite a fashion statement on the way to various religious functions!
Sound a bit old-fashioned? Maybe, because this is a holiday filled with nostalgia and vintage memories that deserve to be carried over to younger generations and up and coming families.
Even if you are “utterly modern” there is a time and place to step back and rekindle beloved traditions as you welcome Spring into your home.
In 3000 B.C. colored eggs always welcomed Spring and in the thirteenth century colored eggs were used for Easter celebrations. Feel confident that if you decide to step back in time a bit, not necessarily to the thirteenth century, culinary ideas can put a bit of old-fashioned into modern-fashioned homes because you can’t turn down a bunny in a basket or deciding how to eat that chocolate treat – some prefer heads first and others well arms/legs are just as good. Even if eggs are not your choice of menu items, then by all means bypass the real eggs and bake egg-shaped and colored cookies and the kids can decorate cookies just as well as eggs.
Colorful bundles of vegetables tied with green onion ribbons and passed around the table puts everyone in the Spring mode. Carrying the color theme to the center of your table, try carrots with tops included in a clear vase and add white daisies or pastel tulips and you have a Spring bouquet.
Easter is about having one hand in the past delights of welcoming Spring and your table filled with edible treats and dishes that represent your heritage, your family favorites. This is a great time to think “green” because winter is leaving and the long awaited buds and blooms of Spring should have a welcome festival celebrated with your family and friends.
So, welcome Spring and start thinking bright colors, flowery choices, and brighter days to come!