Easter is a celebration that involves getting the family together and putting on a lovely brunch for everyone to enjoy! I have some fun and simple ideas for you to use at your own holiday party!
Creating a festive Easter tablescape can be quite simple, just a few fresh lilys or daffodils in small vases around your house and a fun banner will transform your party into a real spring fling.
Have crafts for the children, because even a delicious dessert will only delight the kids for a max of 30 minutes. Make sure you've prepared a few activities to keep the children occupied while you knock back a few mimosas or bloody mary's. I purchased these plastic dye able eggs from Target for the kids to decorate on Easter morning. They are a great vegan friendly/cruelty free alternative to hard boiled eggs. (no chicks harmed is our goal)
VEGAN FRUIT PARFAITS
Make some delicious parfaits with coconut milk yogurt, and toss in fresh cut up fruit. However you assemble your parfait, they make gorgeous edible centerpieces for a brunch table, and bonus as a healthy snack/dessert!
NO BAKE COOKIES with COOKIE BUTTER
I posted this easy dessert earlier this week, click here to get the recipe.
I switched up the traditional recipe and used Trader Joes Cookie Butter instead of regular Peanut Butter! Toss some vegan friendly jelly beans on top and you have yourself a festive Easter dessert! I used the brand YUM EARTH, as they are vegan friendly and do not use beeswax or gelatin.
EASTER SUGAR COOKIES
My go to sugar cookie recipe is posted on the blog here.
I bought a fun to cookie cutter so I could make eggs and bunnies this year. They are cute and make a activity for the kids to enjoy! I love making the frosting with pastel colors because it always look nice on my Easter table.
I decided to not make my usual Lemon Poppy Seed Bunt cake, instead I ordered from a local vegan bakery in downtown SLC, Passion Flour. How adorable is this bunny cake and the fresh blooms they topped it with! Everyone was impressed when they found out it was Vegan too! I requested the flavor, Lemon Poppyseed and the frosting was so creamy and smooth! We devoured this cake pretty quickly!
Fill the children's baskets with Easter books, plush bunny, wooden toys, vegan friendly candy (ethical candy) musical instruments, and a festive outfit.
Our families tradition consists of waking up Easter morning and having to search the house to find where the Easter Bunny has hid our basket. It has ended up in funny places like the dryer, under the kitchen sink, and in the media cabinet.
You might find yourself intimidated to veganize Easter or any food based holiday, but it doesn’t have to be! There are so many options out there that have been "veganized” by compassionate companies. Anything can be made vegan, so you and your family can enjoy a lovely ethical Easter.
So spread a little vegan love by taking some of your favorite vegan dishes and candies to your Easter Party!