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Your Guide to Hosting an Easter Gathering

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Mar 28, 2023

Hosting Easter in the Lowcountry

Easter is a time of renewal and rejoicing — and there’s no better way to celebrate than by hosting an Easter celebration in the Lowcountry. The Lowcountry, a coastal region stretching from Charleston to Savannah, with Palmetto Bluff nestled right in between, is a stunning area that offers a unique blend of Southern charm and coastal beauty.

In this blog, we offer a guide to hosting Easter in the Lowcountry, including tablescapes, floral arrangements, and menu items that showcase the bounty of springtime.

Easter Decorations

Easter decorations are a great way to bring the spirit of the season into your home. When it comes to decorating for Easter, tablescapes and floral arrangements are two areas where you can really make an impact. By focusing on these pieces of decor, you can create a beautiful and festive atmosphere for your Easter celebration.

Tablescapes

Creating a stunning tablescape is a must when hosting Easter in the Lowcountry. The key to a successful tablescape is to keep it simple and elegant, incorporating elements of nature and the coastal environment. Start by choosing a tablecloth in a light, pastel shade that reflects the colors of spring, such as pale pink or soft yellow. Then, layer on natural elements such as seashells, sand dollars, or driftwood to bring the coastal environment to the table. Add a centerpiece of fresh flowers, such as tulips or daffodils, in a mix of pastel shades. By doing so, you’ll create a unique arrangement while also giving your guests a memorable experience.

Floral Arrangements

Fresh flowers are an essential element of any Easter gathering, and the Lowcountry offers a wide range of flora that are in season during the spring. Azaleas, dogwoods, and wisteria are just a few examples of the stunning blooms that you can incorporate into your floral arrangements. When choosing your flowers, stick to a color scheme of pastels, such as soft pinks, blues, and yellows. To add a coastal twist, incorporate seagrass or driftwood into your arrangements. Either way you choose to adorn your flowers, a floral arrangement is a simple and effective way to enhance the setting of your space and welcome your guests.

Easter Menu Items

When planning your Easter menu, take advantage of the abundance of farm-to-table ingredients that are in season during spring in the Lowcountry. Fresh seafood, such as shrimp or crab, is a must-have for any coastal Easter celebration. You can incorporate locally sourced seafood by serving up a Lowcountry boil, a classic dish that combines shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage. Or, you go for something a little more elevated, such as crab cakes or steamed mussels.

In addition to seafood, there are plenty of other seasonal ingredients to consider incorporating into your Easter menu. Spring vegetables like asparagus, peas, and artichokes are great options, as are fresh herbs like mint, parsley, and dill. Of course, no Easter menu would be complete without traditional dishes like glazed ham. In the Lowcountry, ham is a popular choice, and you can add a local twist by incorporating ingredients like honey or bourbon into the glaze.

Traditional Spring and Easter Foods

In addition to the fresh ingredients that are in season during the spring, there are also several traditional foods that are a must-have for any Easter celebration in the Lowcountry. Hot cross buns, a spiced sweet bun that is traditionally eaten on Good Friday, are a classic Easter treat that you can serve as a brunch or dessert item. Another popular Easter appetizer or side dish are deviled eggs — a crowd favorite you must include!

For a sweet treat, consider incorporating seasonal fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and apricots into a cobbler or cake. If you’d like to stay oriented to the Lowcountry, finish off the meal with a staple Southern dessert, such as a pecan or sweet potato pie.

Easter in the Lowcountry

Hosting Easter in the Lowcountry is truly an honor and overall a wonderful experience. By embracing the beauty of spring and the coastal environment, incorporating natural elements into your tablescape, choosing seasonal blooms for your floral arrangements, and serving up fresh, seasonal ingredients for your menu, you can create a celebration that is both elegant and authentic to the Lowcountry.

Whether you’re a seasoned host or new to hosting, these tips and ideas will help you create a memorable Easter celebration that your guests will love. So, gather your family and friends, and get ready to celebrate Easter in the Lowcountry style!

Spend Easter at the Bluff

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable Easter celebration in the Lowcountry, consider visiting Palmetto Bluff. Our community offers stunning views of the May River, and its luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities make it the perfect destination for your Easter getaway. From Easter egg hunts to gourmet dining experiences, Palmetto Bluff has everything you need to make your Easter celebration one to remember. To learn more about visiting Palmetto Bluff or booking your stay, contact Palmetto Bluff today!

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