If you are entertaining a crowd over the Easter holidays but not sure where to start with planning, then our easy-to-follow timeplan should offer some relief. From engaging the kids in fun foodie crafts and egg hunts 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.
One week to go
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...
- Fun Easter baking projects for kids
- Easter crafts
- Top 5 Easter biscuits
- All our child-friendly Easter recipes
- The best Easter baking recipes
Four days to go
Buy your Easter eggs
Shops are flooded with tantalising 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.
Buy the best...
Three days to go
Plan your Easter egg hunt
It’s an essential part of Easter celebrations for kids and grown-ups alike: 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.
Let the search commence...
Two days to go
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...
- Step-by-step recipe: striped chocolate Easter egg
- How to make a homemade Easter egg video
- Guide to making your own Easter egg
One day to go
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.
Buns at the ready...
- All you need to know about hot cross buns
- Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns
- Paul Hollywood's hot cross bun hacks
Fancy fish feast
Fish is traditionally eaten on Good Friday. If you're planning a feast, be sure to take inspiration from our fish recipes and expert cooking tips.
Plan your Good Friday menu...
- Fabulous fish recipes
- Salmon collection
- How to perfectly poach salmon
- How to make next level salmon en croûte
Easter lunch and drinks
Easter Sunday is one of the highlights of the roast calendar. Plan your feast with help from our recipe ideas. We have meat and vegetarian inspiration alike...
Plan your Sunday spread...
- The ultimate Easter Sunday lunch
- Sunday lunch recipes
- Vegetarian Sunday roast recipes
- The best Easter cocktails
- Our roast calculator
- Healthy Easter lunch menu
- Easiest ever Easter lunch menu
- Vegan Easter recipes
Love your leftovers
In the aftermath of golden foil and broken bunnies, chances are you'll be left with a whole load of leftover Easter chocolate. Turn your spare chunks into engaging projects for kids and scrumptious shareable bakes.
- How to use up Easter chocolate with kids
- How to use up leftover Easter chocolate video
- Our favourite chocolate recipes