Asking for Help Makes the Easter Get Together Much More Fun
Does the host or hostess of a gathering ever have time to enjoy themselves? They put so much work into making a great time for others
that they often don’t have the chance to sit down and admire the job they’re doing as host. This Easter, delegate some responsibilities. This will free up some of your time – and help others take part in the celebration.
There’s a lot to do before an Easter party, particularly if you are having a large number of people or children to your home. Start with help from the get-go. What is the most common response when you extend an invite for a family dinner or gathering? Typically, it’s “What can I bring?” And your response may typically be, “Oh nothing! Just bring yourself.” Change your response to, “Sure! Bring dessert.” Or a side dish or an appetizer or drinks. Whatever it is, take people up on their offers. It means less work for you, and it also allows others to have a sense of “ownership” in the event.
Next, have a few adults or older children help with things like Easter egg hunts. You will also want to get some supplies, activities, and movies ready for small children to keep them entertained and happy throughout the day. It helps if you do not have to do the entertainment as
well as all the other hosting duties.
Let others help after the meal – this is when the real work starts! Have someone clear the table, another start the coffee and get dessert ready, put food away, wash dishes, or take out the trash. Most hosts do not want to ask their guests to do any work – but most guests are perfectly willing to do so! They often feel better when they take a little work off your shoulders, so it’s only polite to accept help!