The world is looking for something real, something tangible, and to be loved. So this year I’ve been thinking about a way to show the people in my life true love and authenticity, by sharing the common life around our Easter Sunday dinner table.
My goal this year is to not only keep it simple, but to get back to the basics of true hospitality, and not let a large dinner be ruled by my pocketbook.
Entertaining can be so overdone these days. Really, all we need is to invite our guests, create a warm place to gather (whether that be a sit-down-dinner or an easy buffet) and have a willing heart to reach out to others and include them in the day.
Delegating the food will definitely help with your budget, and will create a more “community-type” entertaining style. I’ve found that people expect to help. Most of our friends know how expensive entertaining can be, especially for a holiday meal.
This year, back to the basics Easter entertaining also means to use what I have (dishes, flowers, and greenery from the yard, even go through my stash of paper napkins), and work from the heart rather than the debit card or VISA!