5 Tips on Hosting a Stress Free Easter Gathering

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Easter is upon us and in my home we love to celebrate this day for so many reasons. The celebration of Easter brings together family, friends, new traditions, and new memories. For the past few years we have extended our Easter celebration to not only include our family but to include our friends as well. We believe the more people that gather with us, the better; however that can lead to more stress. So over the past few years I have learned a few ways to prevent and alleviate some of the expected stress that may come along with large gatherings. Here are my 5 tips on hosting a stress free Easter gathering.

Tips on Hosting a Stress Free Easter Party

1- If your Easter gathering will include kids and you plan on having them dye, paint and decorate Easter eggs, then it is a good idea to boil your eggs the day before your Easter gathering. Since you will be cooking for so many people, your kitchen will be very busy and there will not be any room to boil eggs or time to let them cool down. Another idea is to ask each guest with kids to bring at least 5 hard boiled eggs per child that they will be bringing with them. This will not only save you time but a little bit of money.

2- Another time saving tip is to serve HoneyBaked Ham for your Easter meal. HoneyBaked Ham has so much to offer. They offer delicious ham, turkey, as well as other delicious meats. There meats are flavorful, moist, and tender. In addition, they offer perfectly cooked sides such as cornbread dressing, cinnamon apples, macaroni & cheese, green bean casserole and so much more. HoneyBaked Ham offers something for taste buds of all ages. So instead of spending stressful hours in the kitchen, consider ordering your meal from HoneyBaked Ham so you can have more time enjoying your company and the holiday.

3- While you are prepping the meal you could consider having the kids dye, paint and decorate the boiled eggs. Doing this will keep the kids busy and out from under your feet.

4- If you are planning on having an Easter egg hunt at your gathering, have guests bring 10 filled eggs per child. Then make sure to let the kids know that when the hunt begins to only grab 10 eggs so that everyone has a chance to enjoy the fun. This will save you time, money and will definitely alleviate the stress of preparing and organizing the Easter egg hunt.

5- I believe that desserts are the most important part of the meal because they tend to bring happiness to your senses. A great stress free idea is to go to the HoneyBaked Ham store and choose from a wide variety of desserts that range from cakes, pies, puddings and so much more. The HoneyBaked Ham desserts are incredibly moist, fresh and delicious. Once again there is a wonderful variety that there is something to please everyone.

Easter is a holiday that brings families and friends together. It should not be a stressful time but a time that you can create fun and happy memories. If you choose to alleviate some of your holiday stress by ordering from HoneyBaked Ham, here is a $5 off any purchase of $50 or more, but make note offer is valid from 3/14 to 4/4/15. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer. May not be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person at participating retail store locations. While supplies last. 

Stress Free Easter with HoneyBaked Ham

What tips do you have on hosting a stress free holiday gathering?

Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. Yummy! My husband loves ham, but I’m scared to make one. This is a great option. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the tips! My peeps lurve ham. 🙂

  3. Jessica A says

    That food looks amazing! Thanks for the great tips!

  4. Great tips to remember. We ALWAYS have Honey Baked Han for Easter! I want to know where to find that super delicious looking chocolate cake! Stumbled!

  5. All great ideas and I love me some Honey Baked Ham!

  6. I just love Easter hams! This menu looks fabulous and these are great tips for keeping it stress-free!

  7. Great tips for hosting a stress-free Easter! I absolutely love Honey Baked Ham and have always included it as part of my Easter dinner menu. I seriously don’t know of any guests who haven’t commented that they look forward to having it on Easter day. They all love it! 🙂

  8. You are so right. Having Honey Baked Ham do the cooking does take the stress off. And I love that they do have something for everone. (the turkey is the best!_

  9. These are some amazing tips! I usually go all out for Easter but I think I’m going to leave it low key.

  10. As my grandmother has gotten older, my family has seen the light with the honey baked ham. I always have an aunt and uncle who brings the ham while the rest of use bring all the sides and desserts 🙂

  11. Thanks for these tips! Honey Baked Ham is a big part of our Easter celebration and I love that it allows me to have a fabulous meal without all the stress of trying to cook a ham myself.

  12. I love HoneyBaked Ham. We just had their ham for Christmas and Thanksgiving. They sure take the stress out of the holidays

  13. I love taking steps in the days before to save time and stress. And as far as the ham goes, I know Honeybaked can save you cooking time, but I buy it just for the FLAVOR! I can’t even begin to replicate that at home!

  14. I am a big fan of ham in general, though I have a hard time trying to talk the rest of the family out of a turkey for Easter, for some strange reason…

  15. We host Easter every year and ham is our favorite main dish. These tips will make this year’s event easier.

  16. That’s a good tip to have them bring their own eggs for coloring. Helps them build up anticipation too. We like HoneyBaked. 🙂

  17. Great tips! Any holiday can be super stressful.
    We love Honey Baked Ham around here!
    So yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Some great tips for stress free entertaining. I have to admit that I am one of those people who want it all to be perfect

  19. We like to have a big Easter dinner. Ham is our favorite to make.

  20. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I try to prep as much as i can when i am having a dinner party. I love to make a ham with brown sugar and mustard glaze.

  21. Great tips! It looks like a Honey Baked Ham really makes things easier! Thanks for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  22. Honey bakes ham is a must in any gathering. It is important to have little ones involved so they don’t feel left out

  23. Great points for any Family Gathering – and Easter in particular – having the little ones involved and great food – beautiful images of your the meal you have planned – great post! Happy Easter – very soon

  24. My family doesn’t celebrate Easter. However, these are great tips & especially love the dessert one 😉

  25. A nice big honey glazed ham would be so amazing for the holidays; I love it so much!

  26. I had my first Honey Baked Ham this past Christmas and I have to say it was the best ham I ever had.

  27. I love ham, especially around Easter time! Stress free is the way to go!

  28. What some great tips – I normally head to my parents at Easter but hopefully don’t make it to stressful for them.

  29. Honey Baked Ham is a family favorite here and I even have other family members that don’t even live near a store addicted to them. Their sides are also amazing. Love your tips and anything that helps with being stress free is good by me.

  30. My son used HoneyBaked ham for his holiday meals. He was really impressed. Easter would be a great opportunity to have HBH too!

  31. These are great tips. All of that food looks amazing!

  32. Helene Cohen Bludman says

    Wish I could come to your house for Easter! Everything looks so delicious.

  33. The cake alone looks stress free for me.

  34. We did honeybaked ham for my daughter’s wedding rehearsal. It would be perfect for Easter too!

  35. I say we call Boston Market? Anyone? LOL I am not the best chef in the world. Stress free is the way to be.

  36. Thanks for the awesome tips. Especially, thanks for reminding me about Honeybaked Ham…going to pick up one for our holiday dinner.

  37. Rachelle J says

    I love Honeybaked Ham, so yummy! Also having kids bring their own hard boiled eggs is a fantastic idea!

  38. Such great tips! We usually do all holidays just our little family! Hoping to host once my kids are older and have their families to bring!

  39. That ham and those rolls look good… and I don’t even eat ham! I can’t believe Easter is almost here.

  40. I love the holidays and special foods that bring the family together. Beautiful pictures.

  41. I love Honey Baked Hams for holidays. Your meal selection sounds perfect and if you need some dessert ideas, I just posted on that today (http://listen2mama.com/2015/03/16/cadbury-creme-egg-desserts). I love your blog header too, how/where did you make that?

    • aimeefauci@gmail.com says

      Thanks! I have a friend that designs them. I will be happy to give you her information, just let me know.

  42. Your chocolate cake looks amazing! Great tips for hosting ~ especially what to do with the kiddos! 😉

  43. Love your tips. We just ate our honeybaked ham and turkey last night. It was delicious!

  44. Very very good info. I have honestly never hosted Easter before (because I normally go some where it’s being held LOL). Since now having kids I will have to start doing these things for them as well.

  45. Yum, all your food pictures are making me so hungry! I’m lucky because my mother in law handles Easter (and the Easter stress!) but I’m always trying to figure out ways to help her just a bit so she can enjoy the day!

  46. Some great ideas here. I love the kids painting the eggs 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  47. A stress free Easter is just as good as a stress free Xmas. I love Honeybaked Ham, and they would be so great for an Easter dinner.

  48. Tips that could apply to any get together your hosting! And that cake…

  49. These are some good stress-reducing tips for Easter. I will be hostessing this year, and I want it to be fun for me as well as the guests.

  50. I am hungry looking at photo of your food. # 5 Deserts is my favorite…I have a sweet tooth. Easter I love because springtime is here and the weather out side is just right. Great tips Hosting stress free Easter Gathering.Thanks for sharing.

  51. Great advice. Your pictures are great and everything looks so yummy!

  52. Easter is pretty much the only holiday I don’t have to host, which is nice because it’s springtime, and I can just enjoy my family and their company! But my mom always has ham on hand for dinner, because it’s so easy and tasty to make! Great tip, Aimee!

  53. Everything looks amazing! Our Easters are usually stress-free because I try to prepare everything days and sometimes weeks in advance.

  54. These are some great tips. This will guarantee a seamless celebration with loved ones.

  55. I love honey baked ham, and stress free hosting! Thanks for these great tips! 🙂

  56. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    These are all awesome tips! I host Easter every year, so I am an old pro now 😉

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