Easter countdown

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

From hot cross buns to cute little bunnies, gather together everything you need for your Easter celebrations in good time…Easter holidays

Four weeks beforehand

  • Decide on a location for your party — will you celebrate Easter at home or in a hired venue?
  • Send out invitations and remember to ask for RSVPs.
  • Browse the confetti shop for table decorations in summery, Easter colours.

Three weeks beforehand

  • Plan your menu — lamb and spring vegetable dishes work well for a sit-down Easter dinner whilst canapés are perfect for a drinks party.

One week beforehand

  • Start your food shopping — collect as many non-perishable goods as possible.
  • Make any foods that can be made ahead of time.
  • Buy paper plates and plastic cups and cutlery and bin liners.

Two days beforehand

  • Clean out your fridge and cupboards to make room for your party food.
  • Buy drinks and perishable food for the party.
  • Make sure your camera and camcorder are powered up, in working order and filled with film or tape.

The day beforehand

  • Clean and clear your house.
  • Begin to prepare your food.
  • Decorate your party venue

On the day

  • Prepare remaining food and drinks.
  • Enjoy yourself — happy Easter!

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