Easter Hosting Made Easy with Hy-Vee

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Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares an easy easter dinner idea with Hy-Vee on Diary of a Debutante

I love hosting Easter brunches and dinner, but it can be exhausting. All that cooking, cleaning, and decorating can take days. Fortunately, I found a way to make planning Easter celebrations so much simpler— Hy-Vee pre-made Easter meals! You can order brunches and dinners for two, four, six, and eight online from their Catering site and pick them up when you need them, avoiding the cooking element altogether. All you need to do is heat the food up in their oven-ready containers when it’s ready to serve, and you’re good to go! Plus, while you’re in Hy-Vee, you can grab whatever else you need— from drinks to desserts to flowers– all in one ultra-convenient place. Keep reading for Easter dinner details and for a video of how the whole celebration came together!

For this year’s Easter dinner menu, I ordered the pre-made ham dinner for four, along with a The Cheesecake Factory cheesecake. Hy-Vee seriously makes it so easy! Just head to Hy-Vee Aisles Online on the website or download the free Hy-Vee app to choose what you want and place an order. Plus, if you’re ordering regular groceries and are a Hy-Vee Plus member (note: this doesn’t apply to pre-made Easter meals, unfortunately), you get two-hour express pickup, and standard delivery is free for orders over $30. Members also get a free floral bouquet and 20% off Joe Fresh and DSW in March!

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares a handful of cheap easter dinner ideas on Diary of a Debutante

I had these sweet little bunny napkin rings laying around and thought they’d be perfect for this year’s Easter tablescape! Super cute, right? And they go so well with this pink gingham tablecloth and matching napkins! I also grabbed my favorite pink water cups, hyacinth chargers, and gold flatware to finish out the tablescape. 

Cute Easter dinner table setting ideas from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a DebutanteEaster tablescape ideas from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

While I was picking up my ham dinner and cheesecake, I purchased a few different bouquets and flowers by-the-stem from Hy-Vee’s floral department and used them to create this fun low Easter centerpiece. I wanted to find a way to tie in the hyacinth chargers to the rest of the tablescape, so I grabbed a woven basket and filled it with five mason jars as a base.

When creating arrangements, I learned from floristry books to always start with greenery. In this case, I used primarily lemon leaves, then I started adding in bigger blooms followed by filler flowers. Here are some of the flowers I used to make this sweet low Easter centerpiece–

  • Roses
  • Hydrangeas
  • Snapdragons
  • Stock
  • Cala lilies
  • Spray roses
  • Alstromeria
  • Billy balls

Low Easter centerpiece ideas from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a DebutanteEaster centerpieces DIY from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Once the flowers were arranged and the table was set, all that was left to do was heat up dinner! Ham is our Easter dinner tradition, so I ordered the ham meal for four. It comes with honey butterflake rolls, white cheddar mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and (of course) sliced pit ham. Y’all… everything looked/felt homemade and tasted so darn good!

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares some easy Easter dinner ideas for 4 on Diary of a DebutanteEasy easter dinner for 4 from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante Quick easter dinner ideas from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante Pre made easter dinner ideas from Hy-Vee from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

While I was in Hy-Vee, I also purchased a few bottles of sparkling rose for the occasion. We have a few family members who don’t drink, so I made sure to have a pitcher of ice water handy, too. 

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Lastly, I had to show y’all the The Cheesecake Factory cheesecake I ordered from Hy-Vee! It was amazing. I used a few leftover flowers to decorate it, too, and I love the way it turned out! You’ll see in the video (at the bottom of this post) that I wrapped each individual stem in floral tape before putting them on the cake. This helps make sure you don’t inadvertently contaminate your dessert.

The Cheesecake Factory cheesecake decorated with flowers from Hy-Vee by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a DebutanteEaster dining table decor designed by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

To see easily how everything came together, check out the short little video below! 

Seriously, Hy-Vee makes celebrating Easter totally stress-free. It also makes focusing on the good stuff (ie. actually getting to sit and spend time together) so much easier. Click here to check out Hy-Vee Aisles Online and shop for your pre-made Easter meal, dessert, gifts, and decor! Also, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help! 


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