• Rachel Elizabeth

Easter Celebration at Home


Chances are Easter Sunday will look a little different for us all this year and honestly I’m looking forward to it. Instead of a busy morning rushing to get us all picture perfect, I imagine a calm morning gathered around a virtually held service. Instead of rushing home and feeling anxious about hosting a bigger table, I imagine a quiet meal at home with my most loved ones. This year we will have the time to focus and reflect on the true meaning of the day together, and for that I am thankful.


However, in my true nature, the circumstances of our world’s current situation won’t stop me from making it a beautiful day for my family. It won’t stop our joy. It won’t stop our celebration. It won’t stop our worship. Just as the enemy could not stop our Savior‘s victory over death and sin, he will not steal the song from our soul.

If you’ve been feeling sad as you start to think ahead and plan out your Easter Sunday I hope you find this post inspiring and comforting. I hope you see the opportunity we are getting to be less distracted by the things of this world so that we may focus on what the day is truly about.

If you are looking for more ways to incorporate the Resurrection for your kids, here is a post on a tradition we started last year. It is such a great idea and our kiddos loved it!


Going out to get fresh flowers is probably not going to happen and as usual Afloral to the rescue!! How gorgeous are these faux‘s?!? Not only was able to create this weeks in advance but I will be able to take these beauties out and use them time and time again! For direct links to each item I used see the end of this post.


In this arrangement I used all of my favorite faux flowers from Afloral. I am absolutely in love with these giant billowing white peonies. You will probably see them a lot this year because they are so versatile! These soft peachy tulips, poppies, and rose heads were the inspiration for the entire table theme. I do actually love color, just the soft and pretty tones. These beauties couldn't be anymore perfect. I accented with preserved evergreen, bleached ruscus, pepper berries, and yarrow stems. Dried flowers are really trending right now so I wanted to incorporate them without it feeling like a fall arrangement. The evergreen foliage is a great greenery to pair with other dried elements and gives this piece a subtle pop of spring green. All of the direct links to these items are listed at the bottom of this post.

I love the way these preserved berries and hydrangea accented the table. These cute little spotted vases are from Afloral as well and they are perfect little bud vases!


For an easy dessert I just baked some frozen pastry puff dough, for 12 minutes. Be sure to pierce the dough with a fork in the middle sections so it doesn't puff as much. Once cool, I layered with cream cheese frosting, sliced peaches, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It's a little lighter dessert than others and is still so yum!

I always love to do a fun beverage or mocktail that goes with the overall theme. I was inspired by Brazilian Lemonade to create this creamy lemon peach goodness. Unfortunately, this isn't a drink that keeps well so you'll want to make it right before but don't worry, there won't be any leftovers!


In a pitcher I whisk together 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk (I use a non-dairy coconut milk version) for every 1 cup of lemonade. So mine held 6 cups of lemonade and I used 6 tablespoons of condensed milk. Then add 2 peaches, sliced and voila! A super yummy and decadent version of lemonade.




Sources:


Large White Peonies

Preserved Pepper Berries

Dried Yarrow

Dogwood Branches

Preserved Evergreen Foliage

Soft Pink Tulips

Preserved Bleached Ruscus

Preserved Hydrangea

Soft Pink Poppies

Soft Pink Roses


* A little tip: Anytime you order something preserved, upon arrival it may have a strong smell from the preservatives and being wrapped up. This is only at first. Open your items and leave them in another room to air out. After a few days the smell will be gone!

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