As Easter approaches, it’s a time for gathering with loved ones and creating special memories. Your kitchen often becomes the heart of these festivities, where delicious meals are prepared, conversations flow, and laughter fills the air.

Our kitchen designers have shared their top tips below on how to utilise your kitchen space for entertaining during Easter gatherings, along with a delightful Easter craft to do with the kids to add  an extra touch of joy to your celebrations.

Tips for Entertaining in Your Kitchen:

  1. Create a celebratory vibe: Set the tone for your Easter gathering by enhancing the ambiance in your kitchen. Soft lighting, scented candles, and fresh flowers can add warmth and charm to the space.
  2. Efficient food preparation: Plan your menu ahead of time and organise your kitchen workspace for efficient food preparation. Consider using countertop appliances like slow cookers or air fryers to free up stove and oven space.
  3. Maximise seating: If your kitchen allows, create additional seating areas such as bar stools at the kitchen island or a cozy breakfast nook for guests to gather and enjoy appetisers or drinks.
  4. Decorate with Easter touches: Incorporate Easter-themed decorations such as pastel-coloured table linens, festive centre-pieces with Easter eggs or autumnal foliage, and whimsical bunny or chick accents.
  5. Interactive food stations: Set up interactive food stations like a DIY brunch bar with toppings for pancakes, bagels or waffles, a mimosa station, or a dessert buffet featuring Easter treats.
  6. Encourage Participation: Keep guests engaged by involving them in food preparation or Easter-themed activities like egg decorating or a scavenger hunt.

Easter Craft for Kids: Salt Dough Easter Decorations


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Easter-themed cookie cutters
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ribbon or twine for hanging


  1. Preheat your oven to 100°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour and salt together. Gradually add water and knead the dough until it’s smooth and pliable.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 0.5-1cm thickness.
  4. Use Easter-themed cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough, such as eggs, bunnies, chicks and flowers. You can also use kitchen utensils like forks and skewers to score patterns into the dough for more texture and design details. Don’t forget to add ribbon holes to the tops of any of the shapes that you plan to hang up as decorations!
  5. Place the dough shapes on a baking paper-lined tray, and bake for 2-3 hours until hardened. These are baked low and slow to remain light/white without going golden. Let them cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, paint the salt dough shapes with acrylic paints and let them dry.
  7. Thread ribbon or twine through the holes in the decorations for hanging.