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I love hosting and it’s almost Easter! We’re hosting family this year! It’s a casual gathering where everyone will do different things. Some will hike, some may fish, others will feed the horses, cows, and donkeys. Everyone will visit and enjoy being outside. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates!
In preparation, I get out my planning list!
The venue is set, our house. We just have to get it cleaned and set up. I know there are extra tables and chairs in the barn so we are good there.
What did I do for invitations? I made phone calls since it is family and text messaging for follow-up.
I am going to cook a ham and some homemade rolls…YUM! Everything else will be brought by my guests. (Full menu at the bottom.) Since there is a variety of activities, I will set the food up as a buffet and everyone can eat when they are hungry. The food will be out and ready at 2 p.m. This gives everyone a time to arrive although the invitation is open to show up anytime prior to 2 p.m. This designation of time ensures that everyone has their dishes on the counter and ready to eat by a specified time. The guys need to know when everything will be there so they can eat! LOL!
At this type of pot-luck gathering, I ask that everything be cooked prior to arrival and if it needs to be kept warm that it is brought in a slow-cooker. No one wants to spend time in the kitchen when there are donkeys and horses to pet, trails to hike, or fish to be caught!
I’ll set up a drink station in the kitchen and a table for desserts in the dining room. “>plastic-ware will be a must!