If you're entertaining a crowd over the Easter holidays but not sure where to start with planning, then our easy-to-follow timeplan will help. From engaging the kids in fun foodie crafts and throwing an egg hunt to putting on a spectacular Easter lunch spread, we've got all your catering needs covered. One week's prep time is all you need to get ahead and ensure you still have time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.


Now, discover our best 5-ingredient Easter recipes for kids, ultimate Easter Sunday lunch and Easter picnic ideas for even more inspiration. We've also chosen the best Easter table decoration ideas from plateware to candles and Easter ornaments, so you can create the perfect tablescape for hosting.

One week to go

Easter millionaires chocolate squares topped with marble icing and mini eggs

Plan for the school holidays

With all that free time ahead, give kids something fun and engaging to keep their little hands busy. Baking projects are perfect for learning new skills, stretching creative muscles and making something tasty for Easter that the whole family can enjoy.

Fun for the school holidays...

Four days to go

Buy your Easter eggs

Six mini Easter eggs sat upright on a pink cloth

Shops will be full of chocolate eggs, bunnies and the occasional woodland creature at this time of year, so how do you sort the best from the rest? Whether you want an egg that’s ideal for kids, dark chocolate lovers or fans of something a little different, you’ll find it in our Easter egg review and our picks of the best Easter eggs to buy.

Three days to go

Young girl wearing bunny ears with a basket looking at some daffodils

Plan your Easter egg hunt

It’s an essential part of Easter celebrations for both kids and grown-ups: the Easter egg hunt. Gather your chocolate bunnies and eggs for a hunt of epic proportions! We’ve written a handy guide complete with printable clues, ideas for hiding places and recipes for treats with a twist.

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Two days to go

Homemade Easter eggs on a pastel ribbon background

Make your own Easter egg

Just how easy is it to create your own beautiful egg? What kind of chocolate is best for moulding? Do you need any special equipment? We’ve answered all these questions and more...

One day to go

Glazed chocolate hot cross buns on metal tray

Make your hot cross buns

Hot cross buns are a staple bake for any Easter celebration. We’ve assembled not just the best hot cross bun recipes from our collections, but tips from the experts and even things to do with any leftovers at risk of going stale.

Good Friday

Whole baked fish with watercress & chilli salsa

Fancy fish feast

Fish is traditionally eaten on Good Friday. If you're planning on having it for dinner, be sure to take inspiration from our recipes and expert cooking tips, below.

Easter weekend

Roast lamb on a tray with hassleback potatoes on the side

Easter lunch and drinks

Easter Sunday is one of the highlights of the roast calendar. Plan your feast with help from our recipe collections – we have vegetarian and vegan ideas, too.

Easter Monday

White chocolate frosted cake with mini eggs on top and a slice missing

Love your leftovers

Chances are you'll be left with a whole load of leftover Easter chocolate. Turn your spare chunks into engaging projects for kids and shareable bakes with our ideas, below.


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Easter hub page
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Healthy Easter snacks and treats
Kids' Easter recipes

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