Spring at The Club means not only pretty weather and using the patio, but also that we’re jumping into a busy season! With Easter, Mother’s Day, End of the Year, and Graduation, this time of year is always a bustling time at the Club for Membership and Catering alike.
With Easter fast approaching, we’re already at capacity for brunch with over 500 people planning to attend. If you’re not able to join us this year, keep reading and we’ll give you a few ideas of Easter food and decorations you may want to make at home!
If you’re not able to make it to Easter, just a month later we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day here at the Club to honor all of the wonderful women that make the world go round! That will be on May 14th and is another one that fills up quick, so be sure to get your reservation in as soon as possible!
So we’ll start with all of those delicious and fun Easter ideas.
For many families, food plays a huge role in the Easter plans. Often the star of the table is a scrumptious glazed ham. We’ve found a recipe for a Dijon-Marmalade Glazed Ham sure to impress the masses. Check it out here! Since Easter is known for the Bunny, you can’t forget the carrots! Check out this recipe for Roasted Rainbow Carrots to add some color to your side dishes!
If you’re looking for something more refined than jelly beans and cadbury eggs for dessert, we’ve found this recipe at FoodNetwork.com for individual Lemon Meringue Pies. These tart and refreshingly sweet pies with a creamy meringue on top are the perfect way to end a big Easter meal. Here’s the recipe!
Looking for some new decorating ideas or a fun craft to do that day? We’ve got a few to share with you.
For a bright and cheerful centerpiece, try a Candy Vase filled with flowers. It’s really quite simple. Pick out a clear vase with a larger opening at the top. Then, get another smaller container, perhaps a cup roughly the same height as the vase, that can be set inside the vase, still leaving room on all sides between the two. Fill the vase with jelly beans (or any candy really) in a color of your choice. Then, fill the center container with water and put in your flowers. Easy as that! For a full tutorial, click here!
For an activity the kids will enjoy, try this one out. Using a paper plate, colorful paper, some ribbon, scissors, glue, and either a cookie cutter or an egg shaped pattern/stencil, you can make Easter wreaths to hang around the house. Picking out a large variety of colored and patterned papers allows for children to individualize their wreaths and have a lot of fun personalizing them. Visit this website for step by step instructions.
This year, Easter and Mother’s Day fall only four weeks apart, so it’s also a good time to start looking for gift ideas for the best ladies in our lives. Finding something you can personalize just for her and make it from the heart is always a good choice. Something like a birthstone necklace of all of her family and favorite people is an interesting idea. Many jewelry shops and online stores sell items like that. Here is an example from uncommon goods.
Another idea involves something you can do together. One of the most common gifts people get for their moms, wives, or girlfriends are candles. It’s no secret that many women (not all) tend to love all of the things that smell good. But instead of just buying any candle for her, make it an interactive experience. The Candle Lab is a great way to do just that. You can set up an appointment to go in, learn about the candle making and mixing of scents, and have a wonderful experience spending quality time together and making something exactly the way she likes.
Whether you and your family are joining us for one of these bountiful brunches or you’re making your own at home, we hope you enjoy these ideas and have a memorable time with family!