Framed Easter Dinner / Brunch Menu

I adore entertaining, especially holiday family dinner parties. There is nothing better than everyone gathering in the kitchen while the last minute dinner preparations are being completed. Kids running around, adults reminiscing, and the boys trying to sneak a taste of the upcoming feast; pure ciaos that I simply love. I can honestly say that I get so involved in the fun that I have sometimes forgot what’s even on the menu {yes, I have been known to finally sit down only to remember a dish I had planned to make get left behind}

Last year I started printing out my holiday menus and placing them in a frame ahead of time. They sit proudly on the counter to remind little ole me what I need to prepare. An easy little decorative touch with such an important job to keep me on task in the mist of good family fun.

For this years Easter menu I started with an inexpensive 8X10 frame; Gave it a quick coat of antique white and sanded the edges just a bit.
I already had these wooden eggs from last year. {since my son was too young to dye eggs I purchased a set of these for him to paint instead} Three of them received a quick coat of black paint, some crackle medium and a top coat of vanilla acrylic.

For the menu I headed over to The Graphics Fairy, my favorite go to for fabulous images. I started off with The Bird and Nest Engraving image to coordinate with the place cards I previously made {found here}. I also found an amazing French Frame to use as a border. I added my menu and simply printed out on plain paper, cut to size and inserted in the frame.

I have made two templates you can easily use to make your own printable menu. One for an Easter Brunch found here and one for an Easter Dinner found here. To use simply right click on the image and save to your computer. Open word and insert the image to your document {You may need to resize it just a bit to fit the page} Then create a text box and simply insert your own menu list.

Once the eggs were dry I hot glued a piece of ribbon to the back of each, bunched them together and hot glued them to the back of the frame.
I added a sheer ribbon bow as well which I again attached with a little hot glue. The graphics are simply stunning.
Now nothing is sure to be left behind. Are you ready for your Easter entertaining? Enjoy!
                  

Comments

  1. Gorgeous as usual! Your so blessed with talent…and I’m so lucky you share it with the world.

  2. Your blog is divine, bookmarked and be back when I can spend some time here! Your menu is beautiful!

  3. You are SO talented. Thanks for sharing this with us, Stephanie Lynn, and I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter.

    Warm hugs across the miles. See you when I return from my short break…

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  4. This gives me an idea!!
    I am in charge of the Easter sunrise breakfast at our church, and wanted to have a nicer, sit-down-let-the-teens-serve-the-food kind of breakfast.
    I was going to print out individual menus for each person to peruse, then order from, but, I think I will frame a few menus per table, and purty the frames up, like you did!!!
    I too, LOVE The Graphics Fairy and have several of her wonderful graphics/prints framed throughout my home.
    Thank you for making extra work for me! *WinK
    Have a happy, blessed, fun, sunny day!

  5. This is soooo beautiful. It would be Wonderful for a wedding too! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Craft, beautiful and utilitarian as well!

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  7. Truly beautiful, thank you for sharing, Petra.

  8. I am SWOONING right now!!!! so lovely and easter-ish! And what a fantastic idea for such a crazy, busy day in the kitchen :)

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  9. This is such a great idea I love it!!

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  10. Excellent idea!

  11. Very pretty! The eggs are such a nice touch!!

  12. You always do everything with a touch of elegance. I enjoy looking at your projects.

  13. That is so pretty! :)

  14. You are such a darn good homemaker! You really can do it all and you do it all so well. The idea is so clever and you carry it off in such a classy way. I love it! Thanks for sharing it at the boardwalk Bragfest!

  15. I love this, what a classy touch to your Easter dinner!

    Tania

  16. Just beautiful. I am so amazed at the creativity many of you bloggers come up with.

  17. I’m happy I found your blog today. I LOVE this idea, both for myself and for guests. You are right – it will help with prep and for the guests, it’s always nice to know what will be on the table. Love it!

  18. I love it!! So cute! Thanks for linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts!

  19. Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I’ve got prizes :)
    -Jill
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  20. Simply Beautiful! What a great way to make such a simple thing into a lovely piece of art. Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

  21. thanks for the great idea…i am using this menu for our Easter dinner so it will keep ME on track!
    It’s even prettier than it looks on the computer.
    Happy Easter!
    judi ;)

  22. This is beautiful! My kids like to print up a menu for our parties but I’ve never thought to frame them. We will definitely try that next time!!

    -heather

        

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