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Easter Brunch Guide For Couples

No matter the size of your celebration this year, make Easter extra special with a tasty and festive brunch! Get access to our all inclusive Easter Brunch hosting kit complete with decor instructions, name cards, recipes and a devotional.

Set The Scene

Easter brunch is the perfect opportunity to add a burst of spring to your table decor. No matter how small your gathering, make brunch a formal affair and make the holiday feel extra special this year!

Start by setting the table with a white or colored table cloth and your best dishes. For a centerpiece, think outside of flowers. Fresh vegetables have vibrant colors, interesting textures, and are a fun and festive alternative for this spring-centric celebration.

Try filling a shallow wooden box with cabbage, red radishes, and carrots with green stems as a mid-table statement piece. (Image: youaremyfave.com)

Or just lay the vegetables in a line running down the table intermixed with candles and other Easter decor. (Image: EmilyEntertains on Etsy)

Name Cards

Finish your table setting with these printable name cards.

Recipes

Deviled Eggs
While deviled eggs are a classic Easter dish, try branching out with one of these twelve unique deviled egg recipes.

Carrot Cake Muffins
A perfectly acceptable way to eat carrot cake for breakfast! These muffins are a lighter alternative to cake but still have all the flavor.

Maple Brown Sugar Bacon
Salty, smoky and sweet - this maple brown sugar bacon takes one of the worlds best foods and elevates it to another level!

Bubbly Citrus Punch
This pink and fizzy punch is a bright beverage that would look lovely on any table setting.

Devotional

“He is not here; for he has risen…”—Matthew 28:6

Only a week had passed since that triumphant Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem—but what a difference in the little procession that set out now! No cheering crowds, no waving branches. Just a few silent women setting out in the gray dawn to perform the last sad rites at the tomb.

The day that changed human history was not a public occasion but a private one. The day when everlasting life broke into earthly time began not with celebration but with tears.

This is still the way Easter breaks into our lives—when we least expect it, when all seems lost. That’s when the stone rolls away and the angel speaks and “death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54)

If it seems too good to be true, this joy that invades our hearts, it seemed so on the first Easter morning too. Mary Magdalene could not believe what her eyes were telling her; she took Jesus to be a gardener at work early among the graves. Preoccupied with her loss, she barely glanced at the figure standing before her on the path. She had a mournful task to fulfill and—

“Mary.”

There in the first light of dawn, Mary stood still. That voice…that tone of loving involvement. This was the moment, the moment when Jesus called her by name, that Easter broke like the sunrise into her heart. It is how we recognize Him still. The risen Jesus calls us so personally, comes into our lives individually, that like Mary Magdalene, we cry out in glad recognition.

And then we do what the women did on that first Easter Sunday. Dropping their spices and ointments, the burdens of their sad errand, they rushed to tell the others. They set the pattern, these women who were first at the empty tomb, the two-fold pattern of the Christian faith newborn that Easter morning. They met the living Jesus. And they brought the good news to those who grieved.

That’s always our role, when it’s Easter in our lives; to tell someone else that He is risen.

Devotional by: Elizabeth Sherrill via. Guidepost.com

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