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  • Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding is an interesting and creative side dish to add to your Easter dinner. This comfort-food dish, which comes from Ina Garten's new book Foolproof, will surprise guests with its unexpected savory taste.

  • This cooked carrots recipe, from Ina Garten, uses parsnips and spices to kick up an old standard. It's delicious and will really hit a home run with your guests. It is the perfect accompaniment to Easter dinner.

  • Easy Provencal Lamb is a really simple yet super delicious main course from Ina Garten. This is a perfect Easter meal when entertaining a crowd.

  • For contrast to the bold colors on the table, use these versatile, square silver chargers from Party City. Place basic white dishes atop the chargers to allow all of the colorful food to take center stage.

  • These white appetizer dishes from Crate and Barrel are great to display and serve a vibrantly colored Easter tradition, marshmallow Peeps. Guests can grab a Peep or two, bringing back memories of picking through the treats they found in their Easter baskets as children.

  • This Coconut Cake recipe, from Ina Garten, is perfect for Easter. This cake plate is modern and versatile.

  • These beautiful, flower-shaped votive holders were used as an egg cup place card holder for the table. Use jumbo eggs that are hard-boiled, and then dye them in coordinating colors of yellow, blue and pink. To assign seating, place each guest's first initial on each egg.

  • This basic white damask tablecloth is highlighted with bold napkins, doubling up bright pink and teal blue. Traditional Easter pastels are used in the yellow place card holders and dyed eggs that are marked with stickers for the first initial of each guest's name. The place card holders are actually votive candle holders.

  • Chocolate eggs have always played a part in childhood Easter memories, especially the peanut butter and marshmallow-filled variety. The bright foil is the perfect match for our vibrant theme.

  • These square vases were filled to the top with granulated sugar, and then these colorful lollipops were stuck into the sugar so guests could help themselves to a nice sugary treat after dinner. These lollipops, from Williams Sonoma, are really tasty and a colorful addition to the Easter dessert table, especially for the kids.

  • These gorgeous glass candlesticks, from Homegoods, held hot pink candles, which matched the inside napkins. The pillars were placed on each side of the tulips to complete the centerpiece. Yummi Candles makes candles in all shapes, sizes and colors.

  • Nothing is more reminiscent of Easter than blooming spring flowers, especially the Tulip. A mix of vibrant yellow and deep pink tulips, which make a great table centerpiece, coordinate perfectly with the colors in the napkins and place card holders.

  • At this party, the buffet was used as a dessert table to serve a coconut cake, chocolate-filled eggs, chocolate malt eggs and fruit-flavored lollipops. Once dinner is over, all of the desserts can be easily moved from the buffet to the table.

Vibrant Easter Dinner

The Easter holiday comes on the tail end of the long, dreary winter season, ushering in the much-awaited beginning of spring with its longer days and warmer temperatures. That alone is something to celebrate, making Easter the perfect holiday to host a party filled with springtime merriment. When you think of Easter, bunnies, dyed eggs, candy baskets, and tables decorated with pastels come to mind but adding some vibrant pops of color mixed in with the traditional fixings of the springtime holiday will make it a gathering your friends and family won’t soon forget. – See more at: https://www.beenviedentertaining.com/vibrant-easter-dinner#sthash.J5Y3fWWC.dpuf

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