Get into the Easter spirit with these delicious dinner party ideas - from classic Easter lamb recipes to unusual desserts, there's something for everyone
is such a great time to get your family and friends together and spend
some quality time celebrating. As with any celebration you’ll want
something delicious to serve up to your guests and we’ve got plenty of
choice for you to choose from.
For starters, why not try something special this year? Our Cheesy Marmite Wreath
is a great twist on an Easter classic – the hot cross bun. Its savoury
flavours are a great way to kick off any dinner party and as it’s a
sharer it’s super fun too.
When it comes to the main event,
it’s hard to imagine an Easter dinner party without having lamb, and
luckily we’ve got plenty of lamb recipes to choose from that your guests will just love. Whether you want something more traditional or want to mix it up a little and go for some more unusual flavours we’ve got plenty to choose from. Our Persian-Style Stuffed Lamb is full of unusual flavours while our Mediterranean Lamb with Feta Stuffing is a real treat for the taste buds.
When it comes to pudding, you can’t go wrong with a traditional syllabub recipe and we’ve got a delicious lemon version you simply must try. And of course, Easter is the perfect time to indulge in a traditional Simnel Cake.
For something a little different, try our Earl Grey Tea Cake for a no fuss recipe you can cook up in advance and serve to your guests, or our Easter Celebration cake is also a great dinner party dessert option.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without Hot Cross Buns, so whether you want something traditional or a little more out there there like our Easy Easter Creme Brulees, you’re sure to find something your guests will just love in our guide to throwing the perfect Easter dinner party.
You can’t go wrong with a classic lamb recipe for an Easter dinner recipe and this slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, plus takes just 15 minutes to prepare.
This deliciously slow roasted meat serves six, so it’s great if you’ve got a lot of people coming over.
Get the recipe: Slow Roasted-Lamb Shoulder
Give a classic Easter favourite a modern twist with this delicious dinner party starter-worthy recipe.
With Cheddar and Marmite to flavour this delicious dough, your guests will be really impressed and it will certainly go quickly. We liked this simply served warm with some creamy butter and a few olives, salad and cold cuts.
Get the recipe: Cheesy Marmite Easter Wreath
A great spring soup recipe is a great way to kick off your Easter dinner party, it’s fresh, tasty and looks super cool on the table.
This only takes 40 minutes to prepare too, so it’s a great prep ahead option.
Get the recipe: Watercress Soup
A simple salad that would be perfect for an Easter get together as it’s full of lovely flavours and the caramalised fennel adds a great crunch to this dish,
Serve it up as a delicious way to kick off your dinner party this Easter – ready in just 45 minutes, it couldn’t be more easy.
Get the recipe: Fennel and Smoked Salmon Salad
To kick off your Easter meal, why not try this traditional smoked salmon recipe with capers and eggs?
It’s a great way to serve up this delicious fish and couldn’t be quicker to throw together.
Get the recipe: Smoked Salmon with Capers
This delicious recipe uses giant or Israeli couscous, which has much more flavour and texture than its smaller cousin, and is great when served with this delicious leg of lamb.
Do make the easy tahini sauce to serve with it… it’s so delicious!
Get the recipe: Stuffed Lamb with Fruity Couscous
If you’re looking for something a little lighter for your Easter lunch, why not try this simple but delicious smoked trout salad as your main dish?
through the oiliness of the trout, perfectly married with the watercress
and black olive dressing.
Get the recipe: Trout Salad with Grapefruit, Watercress and Black Olive Dressing
This delicious Greek inspired recipe is full of great flavours like garlic, lemon and herbs that are slow roasted with the meat to give everything real fragrance.
Served with crunchy potatoes, your guests will tuck in with pleasure.
Get the recipe: Slow Greek-Style Leg of Lamb
If you’d rather go for a different meant than lamb for your Easter dinner party, why not try this deliciously simple lemon chicken recipe instead?
With lemon thyme and a dash of sherry in the gravy, it’s super tasty and really easy to make.
Get the recipe: Lemon Roast Chicken
Instead of your usual Easter lamb recipe, this delicious version full of Middle Eastern flavours will really impress your guests.
With Baharat spices and roasted root vegetables, it makes a delicious change from your usual roasts.
Get the recipe: Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Root Vegetables
For a great dinner party main try serving up these individual lamb cutlets – the pomegranate molasses gives them a really sweet edge that you’ll just love.
This is a great, easy recipe to try if you’re entertaining too as it serves six and is ready in just 15 minutes.
Get the recipe: Lamb Cutlets with Pomegranate and Mint
If you’ve got a crowd to feed and really want your lamb to go as far as possible, try it with this super fruity stuffing with Persian inspired flavours.
It’s spicy and fruity thanks to a mix of ginger, cumin and prunes – and absolutely delicious!
Get the recipe: Persian style Stuffed Lamb
Feta stuffing really enhances this delicious lamb recipe – try it this Easter for your guests and they’ll be dazzled at the combination of flavours.
Ready in just an hour and a half, this is great dish to serve up as it’s sure to impress.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Lamb with Feta Stuffing
For the perfect Easter side dish for your dinner party, you can’t go wrong with a great roastie recipe.
Get the recipe: Crispy Roast Potatoes
Carrots and parsnips make a great veggie side dish and this caramel version makes them extra sweet and tasty.
This dish makes enough to serve eight people, so it’s great if you’ve got a lot of dinner party guests coming over.
Get the recipe: Roasted Parsnips and Carrots in Caramel
A delicious Greek inspired side dish to enjoy with your meat this Easter, try this easy but flavoursome vegetable side dish and your guests will be really impressed.
Packed with vitamins, this dish is ready in just 45 minutes.
Get the recipe: Roasted Vegetables with Honey and Feta Cheese
Serve up your meat with something a little different at your Easter dinner party this year with this tasty freekah and harissa-roasted vegetable salad.
Aubergine is a really meaty veg and tastes really great when served up with lamb so your guests will be really impressed.
Get the recipe: Freekeh with Harissa-Roasted Vegetables
This delicately flavoured cake would make the perfect end to any Easter dinner party.
With Earl Grey tea in both the cake itself and the icing, this delicious bake serves up to ten people so is great for feeding a crowd. It can be served on its own with a round of tea or coffee or sliced and topped with berries and ice cream for a more traditional dessert feel.
Get the recipe: Earl Grey Cake
Syllabub is a great classic English dessert and looks super impressive served up individually to your guests at a dinner party.
With sweet peaches and crunchy Amaretti biscuits, it’s a great combination of sweet, nutty and crunchy flavours.
Get the recipe: Lemon Syllabub with Peaches and Amaretti
If you’ve got plenty of guests coming round for your Easter dinner party then why not try this delicious layered Easter Celebration cake?
A great alternative to a traditional Simnel cake, this impressive dessert has four sponge layers slathered in chocolate that you’ll just love.
Get the recipe: Easter Celebration Cake
A traditional rich fruit cake recipe topped with marzipan balls is the perfect dessert to serve up at your Easter dinner party.
You’ll have your guests lining up for more with this perfect recipe.
Get the recipe: Simnel Cake
What’s Easter without Hot Cross Buns? The perfect way to celebrate with your guests, this batch recipe makes 16 buns. It may not seem like a traditional pud but after a heavy meal sometimes just a very small sweet things hits the spot.
Perfectly spiced and fruity, you’ll have to stop yourself eating all these yourself!
Get the recipe: Hot Cross Buns
For something different, why not try this delicious Easter Creme Brulee this year for your guests?
Serve them up in individual glasses for an extra touch of glamour that your guests will just love.
Get the recipe: Easter Creme Brulee
Treat your dinner party guests to a delicious cocktail this Easter with this simple Fino and Tonic recipe.
With sherry, ice and lemon to help flavour the tonic, you can make a big jug of this delicious cocktail before your guests arrive.
Get the recipe: Fino and Tonic