I came across these wonderful Easter ideas in
New Zealand House and Garden last year.
If you are looking for something new and different for your family
or ideas for a host and hostess gift have a look at these.
A simple container of farm-fresh eggs
makes a beautiful gift when adorned
with a few cuttings from the garden and a velvet ribbon.
An easy arrangement.
Cut a block of floral foam (soak in water the night before),
pop it in a basket or container of choice
and arrange your flowers to suit.
A beautiful ribbon says it all.
Small iced cakes are sure to surprise and delight.
Cut a large deep fruit cake or other dense cake into small squares.
Cover it with smooth white icing (available from supermarkets).
Cut narrow strips in another colour
and attach it to the sides with royal icing.
Pop a small bouquet of fresh flowers on top.
Voila...your own creation!
Take your favourite basket, line with a tea towel
and pop on a large colourful ribbon.
Fill with goodies for the kids..drink, iced cookies,
crayons, a rabbit toy, Easter eggs...be creative!
A sweet pancake breakfast theme.
Pancake mix repackaged in a cello bag
with instructions on an attached tag,
eggs, home-made jam wrapped in tissue, brioche
and other delectable treats from your favourite baker.
A bucket painted white and a box pleated lining
set the scene for an easy pasta meal. Dried pasta,
basil pesto, block of parmesan,
a few sprigs of fresh pesto, bread and sparking water.
The next meal of the day....all ready to go!
A beautiful basked filled with artisan breads and Easter buns.
All great ideas which in turn spark other ideas.
As for me...
I like gardening themes and herbs for the garden.
This basket from www.blossomfarm.com is perfect!
Images 1-7 and ideas from New Zealand House and Garden
Image 8 from Blossom Farm