Easter Entertaining

Time to get your eggs decorated and get in the Easter spirit— literally…(didn’t think I’d be talking holidays without some spirits, eh?)  I have some really unique and delicious cocktail ideas I want to share. See the video above for all the creative ways kids (and adults) can enjoy the holiday!

Decorating eggs can be the most memorable part of an Easter celebration— and Dudley’s Spraytastic is a new egg decorating kit available at Walmart. You can use this on hard boiled eggs or Walmart’s Easter Decorating Eggs. It’s easy to use and fun for the whole fam.  It’s an airbrush inspired color spray so you can make really cool and unique decorated Easter Eggs. Just fill with the dye– pump— and spray. You can color mix and layer the sprays….And you can spray a single egg or an entire basket full! And when you’re entertaining for the holiday weekend, the sprayed eggs make a gorgeous centerpiece!

The only downside to egg decorating is the mess that sometimes happens! I like to call it artistic expression that just needs a wipe down! Dudley’s Spin an Egg takes care of that problem with this spinner— kids just push down on the button and watch their egg spin while coloring! It’s as easy as that!

Dudley’s also has some other specialty egg dyes— Majestic dyes create beautiful pearlized eggs with no mess.

Puffy Strings of Color is one of my favorites— and it’s the newest way to decorate. Once you’ve dyed your Easter eggs, use the Strings of Color and applicator to make fun designs.

And Color Burst creates this speckled effect on eggs. It’s like magic! Also a little tip, if you add vegetable oil to the dye, you can create a totally different look.

You can go to http://dudleyseaster.com/ for a look at all of these Easter products!

Now that the kids are entertained, let’s talk adult beverages…

I love making a signature cocktail when I entertain– so treat your Easter Guests to the Diplo Daiquiri this Sunday!  It’s made with Rum Diplomático which is from Venezuela and recognized as one of the finest rums in the world.  The Diplo Daiquiri doesn’t even require a blender— just pour 1 ounce of Rum Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, and half an ounce each of simply syrup and lime juice.  Shake and pour, garnish with a lime wheel.  The Reserva has a smooth and elegant finish– you can detect a bit of maple syrup, orange peel, licorice and notes of sweet toffee fudge.  http://www.rondiplomatico.com/

Amarula Cream, knowns as the “Spirit of Africa”  is the second largest cream liqueur in the world.  In South Africa, it’s typically enjoyed neat or over ice.  For Easter, try mixing it into your coffee at brunch or sip it after dinner with your dessert. https://amarula.com/

Some of my most treasured memories are from the semester I spent in Spain, stretching out long afternoons with incredible Spanish wines!  If you’re looking for the perfect Easter treat, try a cold bottle of dry Spanish Rosado.  Spanish Rosados are typically made from Tempranillo or Garnacha grapes— they have bright, fruity and floral notes, making them easy to pair.  El Coto de Rioja Rosado will quickly become a favorite among your family and friends.  This totally transports me back to Espana! http://www.winesfromspainusa.com/

And finally we have the  Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 made from 100% Sangiovese, this wine is fresh and elegant.  The taste is medium bodies with silky tannins and a long lasting finish.  This wine is perfect to pair with any lamb dish you are serving for your Easter Sunday celebration.  http://www.avignonesi.it/

Happy Easter!  

*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Diplo Daquiri
Serves 1
A light and refreshing rum cocktail
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  1. One ounce Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
  2. 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  3. 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  4. orange peel or lime to garnish
  1. Pour over ice and enjoy!
  1. Great Tip: To make your own simple syrup, just boil one part water with one part sugar. I'll make it with 1 cup each of water and sugar--- boil until it reduces down a bit and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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