Easter is probably my favorite holiday. It signals spring, warm weather, wearing white and seersucker, and blooms from flowers, veggies, and fruits! Also, Easter time candy is the best in my opinion. Today, I will be sharing some cute ways to serve up some Easter snacks and also some cute outfits from Duffield Lane that are not only perfect for Easter, but all of spring and summer!
First off, what to wear? I love shopping at Duffield Lane for my spring and summer attire. They always have bright colors, pastels, and seersucker in tops, dresses, and bottoms with adorable and preppy cuts and styles. Get ready for me to tell you how much I love each item!
The Melanie Dress is absolutely perfect to wear to church on Easter! It is the perfect length (especially for shorter girls like me) and it’s not too revealing. I am in love with the bow detail, the ruffle drop waist, and blue seersucker. It also comes in white!
I wore the Sarah Shift Dress to go to the tulip farm, but it is also another great option for your Easter Sunday dress! I love the pink seersucker gingham and the ric-rac trim at the bottom.
The Clearwater Dress is a dress that you can wear all through the summer. Not that you can’t wear the other dresses all summer, but my closet is filled with navy and I always find navy to be very versatile through spring and summer–especially navy gingham! The belt detail is probably my favorite thing and I love the subtle V-neckline!
Last, but certainly not least, is the Amelia Halter Top. I am pretty obsessed with this! I am in love with the bow detail at the neck and the pastel pink gingham. You can pair this with a pair of white pants or a green/navy/blue/white midi skirt!
Now onto the snacks! Once I submitted my dissertation, we threw a little oyster shucking party. Although it wasn’t Easter, I couldn’t wait to serve Spring themed snacks.
One of my favorites are these mini sweet peppers made to look like a bouquet of tulips. Martha Stewart definitely made it seem like making these would be pretty simple, but I must admit that I struggled a little bit.
Using a bag of mini sweet peppers, cut a little X in the top (the end without the stem). Mix the filling (recipe below) and put in a piping bag (you don’t need to use a tip). Here is where I struggled…Make sure you leave out the filling so it will soften, otherwise you will be struggling to squeeze it out! Also, if you have an extra pair of hands, have someone hold the pepper while you pipe it in. I found it so hard to pipe and hold at the same time for some reason! Arrange on a platter and use spring onions for the stems. Use the following to make the filling (you can always add in or take out whatever you want!):
- 16 oz of cream cheese (2 packs)
- 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
- 1-2 cups of shredded cheese
- 1 packet of bacon bits
- 1-2 jalapeños diced
- you cut a little X in the top of your mini sweet peppers
For the carrot shaped dip, use your favorite pimento cheese dip recipe or just buy it pre-made. Shape it into a carrot and press shredded cheese on top. For the carrot stem, just add sprigs of cilantro or dill!
For sweets, I just made sugar cookies and bark with spring colors and sprinkles. And you can never go wrong with serving some Robin Eggs or jelly beans!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter and I’d love to see your Easter snacks!