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This month we look at all the fun and creative ways to celebrate Easter for the whole family, and your free ebook download has dozens of great Easter party games for the kids - ENJOY!

Party Planner Guide:

Hopping Good Easter Cooking Ideas

Easter is another one of those days that brings friends and family together. There are many great dishes and plans that can be made for Easter dinner depending on where in the world you may be celebrating.

Just remember to try to avoid making plans for Easter dinner that are contingent upon the weather to work because it never seems to do exactly the opposite of what you plan for no matter where in the country you may be.

With so many dyed eggs around it would be a shame not to incorporate them into the meals that are being prepared for your Easter menu. There are many ways to do that and a favorite in my house is with devilled eggs.

In addition to devilled eggs, which are excellent appetizers you can also chop the eggs up and include them in potato salad, egg salad, or chicken salad (which also happens to make excellent finger sandwiches for a light appetizer).

You may also use boiled eggs in the making of cornbread dressing and/or giblet gravy, which are both popular Easter dishes in some southern states.

The good news is that there are plenty of dishes that go wonderfully well with eggs. If you like ham this is a great dish to serve with dressing, to make ham salad with later, and to simply have along with your favorite egg recipe.

Ham is relatively simple to make as the hard part is often waiting on it to be finished. If you want even more simplicity the only thing you really need to do to have an excellent ham dinner is poor a can of Coca-Cola over the ham, cover it in aluminium foil, and bake it for the necessary duration.

It really can’t get any easier than that though there are plenty of more complicated ham recipes available.

You will want to offer plenty of side dishes to compliment your main dish. Popular favorites are vegetables, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, dressing, sweet potato casserole, and rolls.

These are all relatively simple to prepare, not very time consuming and can also be delegated to guests if you’d like without too terribly much fuss. You’ll also want to have a few appetizers on hand for the time before dinner is ready and a couple of desserts for the perfect finish – as if those chocolate bunnies from the Easter basket’s are not enough.

For those looking for fare that is a little lighter on Easter I recommend offering salads with low fat dressing, steamed veggies, use diet coke on the ham instead of regular and prepare at least one sugar free dessert as well as offer some fruit and a raw veggie platter with fat free dip along with the appetizers.

Easter is a day to celebrate and you shouldn’t leave family members who are dieting to dread their lack of healthy eating options. You’ll also find yourself surprised by those who, given the option, will eat the healthier foods if they are available.

Make sure you offer plenty of drink options ranging from bottled water, coffee, tea (sweet and un-sweet if you live in the South), and favorite pop brands of family members as well.

If you are hosing Easter dinner at your home in addition to these cooking ideas I also suggest offering a place for your guests to change clothes if necessary.

Many people come wearing their Sunday best and while it was great for church services and photo opportunities they don’t often fare too well with gravy, butter, or grass stains.

Of course you could skip all the advice above and go for a down home hoe down of a barbecue for the Easter holiday that in some parts of the country signals the approach of Spring.

Barbecues are often appealing because it limits a good bit of the mess to the great outdoors and gives the kids involved a great place to run, play, and let off steam.

Fun Party Games:

Kids Easter Fun Party Games

Have the kids line up at the Start Line, squat down and grasp their ankles with each hand from behind.

On GO, they waddle to a designated Finish Line.

They can't let go of their ankles or they are disqualified. The first child over the Finish Line wins a prize.

This game is played the same way as tag except that the players must hop; if a player stops hopping for any reason, they are automatically IT.

Give each person a pencil and paper with the words "Easter Bunny" written at the top.

They must then write down as many words as they can think of that can be made using the letters contained in the words "Easter bunny".

The person who can think of the most words wins a prize; you can also have prizes for the most unusual words, the least words, the most original words, etc.

Take a piece of red construction paper and draw 3 circles in the middle of the paper.

Make the circles three different sizes so it resembles a bull's eye (the size of the circles will depend on the age of the kids, the older the kids the smaller the circle).

Color each circle a different color and write in different point values for each circle. Have the kids each throw a different kind of candy (maybe different colors of Easter eggs or jelly beans).

Award prizes depending on which circle the child's candy lands on. The one who lands on the bull's eye in the middle would get an extra-special prize.

There are dozens of more kids Easter Games in your free ebook download this month!

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Editor’s notes:

Well, if you make a bit of extra effort to create some of your own Easter goodies and decorations, you will really get into the spirit of the season.

So I hope that you and your loved ones have a really fun and creative Easter celebrations this year, and enjoying hosting parties and celebrations at every possible chance you get.

Now for some of my terribly sophisticated humour – lol!

A blonde, a brunette and a redhead were stuck on an island for many, many years until one day they found a magic lamp.

They rubbed it hard and out popped a genie. He said that he could only give three wishes so since there were three girls, each would get one wish.

The redhead went first. ''I hate it here. It is too hot and boring. I want to go home!'' ''Okay,'' replied the genie. And off she went.

Then the brunette went. ''I miss my family, my friends and relatives. I want to go home, too!!'' And off she went.

The blonde started crying and said, ''I wish my friends were back here!''

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Nathalie Volinsky

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