Whilst large easter gatherings with our friends and family are still on hold, we’ve come up with some more intimate spring dining ideas to help you still make the most of the new season whether you’re spending it alone, with friends, with your partner or with the family…
Have a Lie In
Use the current restrictions as an excuse to take things a little slower. Don’t set your alarm early to prepare your usual four course feast, instead revel in that lie in you’ve been longing for and enjoy an indulgent breakfast in bed. From buttery croissants to cream cheese loaded bagels, pile up a tray, grab that magazine or new book you’ve been meaning to read and relax.
Take the Feast Outside
Whilst an afternoon spent in a beer garden might be on hold for now, there’s never been a better time to escape to your own garden. From simple lunches, to evening drinks, your outdoor space, if you’re lucky enough to have one, is a small change of scenery we all need at the moment. So whatever you’re cooking up this season and whoever for, serve it outside.
We’re lucky enough to be in a time where technology allows us to stay more connected that ever. So why not instigate a virtual Sunday lunch with loved ones? It doesn’t even need to be a full lunch either, simply grab a cup of tea and a slice of cake and you can still enjoy a quick virtual catch up from the comfort of your sofas.
Keep it Casual
Picnicking adventures are the perfect excuse to keep your dining casual if you don’t feel like cooking up a storm. A few tasty treats, some fizz and a picnic blanket on the grass will go a long way in lifting spirits. Now we just have to hope for some blue skies.
Upgrade the Treasure Hunt
Why not swap out the usually easter chocolate for something a little more special this year? Upgrade your treasure hunt with toys and treat your youngsters to something they can enjoy day in day out. Why not invest in some outdoor games to encourage them to get out in the fresh air? Or allow them to host their own easter dinner party with a wooden tea set? Or if you’re celebrating a little one’s first Easter, commemorate the occasion with an adorable keepsake.
Still Make it Special
Even if you have no elaborate plans, that doesn’t mean you can’t make this Easter extra special. Even everyday dining can still be an occasion and you don’t need tonnes of guests to use your best china. From adding a few decorative seasonal touches to going all out with your table settings, it’ll feel more fabulous in no time.