Ideas for Easter Sunday with family

April 20, 2011 4:28:15 AM PDT
Entertaining expert Debi Lilly with A Perfect Event visited ABC7 with some fun and edible Easter celebration ideas.

Easter is just a few days away, and here to share this season's tips, tricks and trends for throwing the perfect Easter celebration is celebrity party planner Debi Lilly, owner of A Pefect Event. My favorite trend for spring is the edible centerpiece. Easter is all about colorful candy - and this trend turns your table decor into an interactive, pull apart dessert course. The repurposing trend has risen to new heights in this age of reuse and recycle and this is the perfect budget stretcher - eliminating the need for need for big formal floral arrangements.

Step 1 - to choose a color palette that compliments your home - and the easter theme. Soft nude shades are the hot fashion trend for spring, so we've set the table in taupe/gold/blush tones.

Step 2 - to open up your kitchen and china cabinets and pull out all your lovely plates, platters, bowls and more. Turn plates and bowls into instant cake stands by stacking them and securing them together with cling adhesive - a florists secret weapon.

Step 3 - set the edible centerpiece menu - using your color palette and your family's style in selecting each item to for the display.

For example I love pretty petite french patisseries - so I chose dainty little sweets and treats. If you love cupcakes create a cupcake display - or anything you like. These are all from truffle truffle, right here in Chicago that designs custom petite sweets bars for any occassion.

From bunnytail cupcakes - vanilla bean cupcakes w/ lavender-lemon buttercream...
To the uber trendy cake pops - white chocolate cake w/ passionfruit buttercream
To my favorite new trend cake jars - here strawberry shortcake jars
To a sugar cookie tree
To chocolate custard-filled cream puffs
To mini clip-top favor jars w/ cupcake truffles
These are so gorgeous on display and just as beautiful to taste.
You can mix in petite floral blooms - candles - and create an easy, interactive but striking visual display.

Debi Lilly
Chief Eventeur
A Perfect Event
3050 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
T 773.244.9333