This white house Easter party was so bright and full of Springtime cheer. The food was the highlight of the get together and even acted as decor. I love all things bright so hosting a white house Easter party was a must. Let me show you how to recreate one as well.
This white house Easter party is everything that embodies a Spring gathering! From light decor to scrumptious food and desserts, we made sure it was all present. The edible nests with carrot cake eggs were a whimsical themed dessert to complete the meal. They are made with Glutino flour which makes it so nobody would ever know they are gluten-free. The best part about all of this was that it is something that you can recreate for yourself.
I always feel drawn to white get togethers. They are just so effervescent and light. I love all things cheery! They make me feel like I can breath better and let my wild wings fly free. I knew that this year I wanted to create a very airy Easter celebration. Of course, if you are doing a white gathering, there still needs to be some pops of color.
When I found these lettuce leaf bowls and that big beautiful brown bunny at HomeGoods, I knew exactly what my pops of color would be. Each bowl was mere dollars while the bunny was under $30. I recommend only buying party supplies that you plan on using again as holiday or everyday decor in your own home. It just doesn’t make sense to spend the money otherwise. The bunny will look great on my gold bar cart every Easter from here on out.
Fresh florals are another must at all gatherings. They bring life to an event and offer a beautiful scent as well. Always choose blooms that are in season so it pairs well with your celebration.
For our meal we served up a delicious baked ham, red garlic roasted potatoes, vegetable soup, and a delicious chicken cordon bleu pot pie with carrot rosettes. This meal is all gluten-free and incredibly easy to prepare. The last thing you should be doing during a family gathering is slaving away in the kitchen while everyone else visits.
The development of our chicken cordon bleu pot pie came from a recipe I remember my mom making when I was a young girl. She made this chicken cordon bleu in a 9×13 inch pan that was absolutely divine. Since I love traditional pot pie, I knew I needed to combine elements of both into one tasty dish. Since our friends at Glutino have one flaky, delicious pie crust, I decided to use it for the ease and taste. Get that recipe HERE. For extra gorgeous white house Easter party photos, invite guests to where white to dinner. Obviously it isn’t a must but it sure makes for beautiful photos of friends and family.
For texture, drape a big comfy white marbled blanket over one of the end chairs. A white fur rug also provides texture and gives that “white rabbit” feel to your Easter celebration. If you can find an egg or Easter banner, you can drape it along a table or simply place it on the backs of two chairs. Then just move it when dinner is served. Bunny prints and egg wreaths are more decor that bring together the party.
If you’d like to do something extra special for the kids in attendance, I recommend hitting up the Target dollar spot to find Easter bags and goodies. I found these canvas bunny bags and cloth carrots that seemed just too perfect. Little lady loved her new “purse” too! Furry, floppy bunny ears also make for a nice photo op. You could also make our Easter bunny baking baskets for parents.
- 2 1/4 C all-purpose gluten-free flour-Glutino brand works fabulously
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 1/4 C butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 3 C carrots, shredded
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1/2 C sour cream
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 2 T butter
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 1 package white almond bark
- 12 oz. Glutino stick pretzels
- 1 1/4 C peanut butter
- 12 oz. white chocolate chips or almond bark
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Meanwhile, prepare 9x13 pan with gluten-free baking spray
- In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar
- Add eggs, carrots, cinnamon and sour cream and mix well
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder, salt and xanthan gum
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients
- Bake at 350° for 40-42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting
- Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar
- *If it is too thick, add milk slowly
- After the cake has cooled, crumble it into a large bowl
- Add cream cheese frosting and mix with hands
- Roll into small egg like shapes
- Melt almond bark over low heat then dip the cake eggs into it until completely covered
- Cool in the freezer on a silicone baking mat or wax paper lined baking sheet
- Meanwhile, prepare the nests by melting peanut butter and 12 oz. white chocolate chips or almond bark over low heat
- Once melted, remove from stove and slowly pour over pretzels
- Combine well and then place by small amounts in the form of nests onto wax paper or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes
- Top each nest with 1-2 carrot cake eggs
Photography by Amie Pendle *Thank you Glutino for sponsoring this post