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Two ways to lay an Easter table

Lifestyle blogger Jess Soothill shows us how she does an Easter table setting for the adults and the kids

Hello, it’s Jess here from lifestyle blog Mummy of Boy Girl Twins. Today I’m talking everything Easter because I’m currently getting my family prepared to host two kinds of Easter meals. As we’re all usually so busy (with school and work), Easter is always a nice way to spend some quality family time together –to catch up, unwind and enjoy being at home.

And in our home, we tend to host two kinds of Easter meals. One for the adults – which is a more formal setting – and then a party for our twins and their little friends, full of chocolate and plenty of yummy treats.

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For the adult’s meal, we like to cook a roast leg of lamb and serve it with all the seasonal vegetables, accompanied by plenty of fizz and then followed by delicious desserts (like a Sainsbury’s trifle). We love nothing more than crowding around a fully laid table and eating, drinking and being merry.

Sadly, as we don’t live nearby our parents anymore (we relocated to the Midlands for my husband’s work three years ago), we invite them to stay with us at Easter time. It’s always lovely for them to come and visit us, see the children and to host a delicious dinner for them.

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The Sainsbury’s Home range has everything we need for our family Easter meal – from cutlery to roasting trays. As well as Easter themed decor, I love to have fresh flowers on the table, as they bring such a spring-like feeling to the room. The Sainsbury’s Home collection (both in store and online) has everything to suit all kinds of styles too. As I usually prefer a more modern look, I’ve gone for the classic white porcelain dinner set, mixed in with the Helsinki range. These complement our contemporary kitchen-diner really well.

The twins absolutely love to have their friends over for play dates so a little Easter party with their close pals is perfect. We start with an egg hunt in the garden, where they collect as many treats as they can find from the Easter bunny and then sit down for food like pizza, hummus and vegetables, as well as fruit.

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My top tip for hosting a children’s themed party at home is to keep it simple by serving buffet-style food (so they can graze) – both hot and cold– and to always have healthy options. Playing games and letting them dress up in bonnets, hats and costumes is also a good idea for adding plenty of fun.

For the children, a wipe-clean tablecloth is ideal for catching any spills and I usually use paper party cups and plates. As well as Easter decor on the table, I love to fill little bowls with eggs as treats, plus they look so sweet on the table too.

As you can see I’m really looking forward to both of these exciting events and I absolutely love Easter time. I hope you have a very happy Easter yourself and that you enjoy spending it with your loved ones too.

Jess isn’t the only one who loves our Helsinki range. See how Fritha Quinn (aka Tigerlilly Quinn) was treated to a special Mother’s Day breakfast in bed with the new collection here.