Easter is one of my favourite times of the year – it’s full of hope and joy. Of all the seasonal celebrations it has to be the prettiest and so always like to fill my home with delicate flowers and decorations. Here’s how I’ll be decorating my home over the long weekend…
Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday
Even if you’ve already eaten loads, you have to have a hot cross bun on Good Friday. It’s the law, surely? I’ve already mentioned my love for Marks and Spencer’s salted caramel and chocolate beauties, but you can’t beat the simple classic variety. Serve for breakfast or afternoon tea with lashing of butter.
Decorate your table with simple spring blooms
Rather than one big floral arrangement, I love the simplicity of lots of little jars filled with posies or single blooms. Tulips and daffodils are affordable and beautiful. If you have some blossom in your garden, use that too – it’ll smell amazing!
Decorate with chocolate eggs
Chocolate eggs aren’t just yummy, they also look super pretty too. This year I discovered some amazing little chocolate eggs in Waitrose that were too pretty to eat and used them to create a little bird’s nest.
Little bowls of treats
I’m also a big fan of filling little glass bowls with mini eggs and dotting them round the house to look pretty. The only hard bit is not eating them all immediately, because mini eggs are my ultimate weakness.
As well as cut flowers, I love having lots of little pots of flowers dotted about at Easter time. I pick mine up from local flower stalls or the market and quickly pot them up in my pretty vintage terracotta pots.
After all the Easter fun, I always like to relax with a grown up treat just for me when the kids have gone to bed. This year, the Prosecco Egg from Marks and Spencer is ticking all my boxes! It’s fruity and delicious, especially with a glass of pink fizz. Heaven. Picks yours up in store now for £5.
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