Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Quick Easter Party Planning With HoneyBaked Ham #HoneyBakedEaster

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Quick Easter Party Planning With HoneyBaked Ham #HoneyBakedEaster

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.


Can you believe that Easter is sneaking up on us already? I was just looking at the calendar and realized it is just a little over 2 weeks away! My longtime readers know that I'm huge on hosting an Easter celebration for all of my family members and friends each year, but with only a few weeks to plan, I was getting nervous about time constraints and actually thought about cancelling the party altogether this year.  Jason talked me out of it though, reminding me that there is a lot that can be done ahead of time so I don't feel rushed tossing things together last minute. The kids come for the egg hunt and visit with the Easter bunny, and getting that planned ahead of time is key.




• Plastic eggs can be filled with candy and trinkets days before the party. This is something your kids can help with too.

• Store filled eggs and enough egg collecting baskets for all guests close together so you don't have to hunt them down the day of the party.


• If you have a special bunny suit, have it cleaned days before the party and store close to the eggs/baskets for easy access.

• The day before the party, rope off sections of the yard for each egg hunting age group. 

• I let the older kids hide the eggs. Most don't participate in the hunt, but they have a lot of fun hiding the eggs for the little ones to find. 

We always serve dinner to our guests, and I have found you don't need to go over the top to keep everyone happy. Keeping things simple really is key here. Desserts can be made a day or two in advance, and sticking with selections like marshmallows on a paper straw, crispy cereal treats cut out with bunny shaped cookie cutters, and pudding cups are real time savers and usually go over well with all the guests. 

This year I am keeping it simple by using HoneyBaked Ham to help with our main course. A few years ago I was so pressed for time, I miscalculated how long I was supposed to bake our ham and it didn't finish in time. Thankfully, everyone was a good sport about it, but it was a little embarrassing! With HoneyBaked Ham, I don't have to worry about that happening again! I can stop in to get a delicious, fully cooked ham and/or turkey breast, then pop it in the oven to quickly reheat it right before our party. 



The ham has been smoked for up to 24 hours, and comes fully glazed with their amazing brown sugar glaze, so all I have to do is pop it in the oven at 10 minutes per pound to heat. The ham comes pre-sliced, so I don't even have to worry about carving time! That means less time in the kitchen, more time enjoying my party guests! 

The Turkey Breast is available in Smoked or Roasted, and is finished with a sweet, crunchy glaze. It comes out so tender, moist and delicious, we always go back for seconds!



I also appreciate that I can pick up heat and serve side dishes from HoneyBaked Ham as well! They offer popular selections like mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes, broccoli bacon bliss, and my families favorite, baked apples! However, side selections do vary based on location.




Not only is it scrumptious, with HoneyBaked Ham's premium products, they offer the perfect time saving solution for Easter dinner! Plan to make HoneyBaked Ham a part of your Easter festivities and SAVE $5!
 


If you would like to learn more about the delicious hams, turkeys and sides by HoneyBaked Ham, and how they can save you time this Easter, be sure to visit their website. Additionally, stay up to date on new products and promotions by following along with them on Facebook.
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 Have you tried HoneyBaked Ham? Do you think they could help you save time on your Easter preparations?

46 comments:

  1. That sounds both simple and delicious. The two things I look for in my food ;)

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  2. Can't wait to reading your post about the party! That turkey breast looks yum!!

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  3. Is that your imperial palace in the first photo?
    When is Easter this year?
    Love your square plates! And the family pics are professionally done!

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    1. No darling, that's my neighbor. I do tell them to hurry up and move so we can buy their house though lol. Mine isn't so regal. I think I have a picture of my house somewhere in my Halloween photos on my Facebook photo album you can see.

      Easter is April 5th! I always thought it was closer to the end of April, but it's sneaking up pretty quick this year. We might freeze our bunny tails off searching for eggs that early!

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    2. ah, yes, it usually falls somewhere around my birthday. We have an Orthodox one too, I wonder if they will match on the same date or not.

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  4. The plastic eggs sure are a good way to hide candy and not worry about the weather and animals eating them.

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  5. I love Honey Baked Hams. We used to have a store near us, but it closed a few years ago and now they are hard to find :(

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  6. I love a nice piece of honey baked ham its just the hint of flavouring it adds to it. Great Easter meal idea :)

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  7. HoneyBaked makes my husband as happy as a kid on Christmas. I'm so not kidding. :) Your meal looks great, and I love the preparation tips. I've never thought to have the kids help fill the eggs, that's a great suggestion.

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  8. Great photos!! Love the idea of older kids hiding the eggs...now I just nee to find one to hide them!

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  9. Would love to try one of these hams. Heard awesome things and willing to drive one hour away to get one

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  10. Last Christmas was the first time I ever had a Honey Baked Ham and it was by far the best ham I ever had!

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  11. The meal looks delicious and this would be great for a party definitely. Will have to check them out.

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  12. I really wish they were around here--but they are not. Not only does that ham sound good-but I could sure use that pre made turkey! And the sides and desert--you are so lucky it is near you!

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  13. I love Honey Baked Ham. Best stuff for holidays. Who wants to work rather than enjoy family? Not me.

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  14. That does look great! Your holiday looks fun. My aunt picks up the main dish. I bring a side, or 2 and a dessert.

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  15. We LOVE HoneyBaked Ham in this house! Seeing this makes me want to run out and get one! That mac and cheese looks pretty tasty too!

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  16. HoneyBaked Ham and turkey and their desserts and their sides are flippin' amazing! I can't wait to go back and get a meal. Did you know they had lunch that is served there!?

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  17. Love Love Love the pictures! I have not tried Honey Ham as of yet but this looks Delish!

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  18. My mom really likes their ham

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  19. We did Honeybaked Ham for my daughter's wedding reception. It was great and I would definitely do it again for Easter!

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  20. Wow that ham looks so delicious. My boyfriend and I need to try this out for one of our upcoming meals!

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  21. Honeybaked is our all time favorite and we have it at all the major holidays. We love their sides too.

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  22. I so miss this sort of celebration. All the kid are grown and no one is having any!!!
    Love the idea of someone dressed as a bunny. Maybe I could put ears on my bear suit, and volunteer somewhere, this year (smile). I'll seriously check that out. Thanks, Theresa!

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  23. We love the Honey Baked Ham. I haven't bought it in awhile though. I have to drive to Erie, Cleveland or Pittsburgh to get it.

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  24. Packaged sliced ham is gross but honeybaked? Mmmm...What's your address?
    Thanks for letting us know it's only two weeks away. Yikes. I don't host a party, but I better get moving on an Easter Erotica poem. Plus, there's Passover. Smiles.

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  25. Honey Baked Ham is the best. I love to make one on special occasions. We always used the plastic eggs when we did egg hunts with the kids.

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  26. Everything looks delicious, and it looks like your kids are enjoying it all!

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  27. Honey baked ham is so good. Too bad we don't celebrate Easter!

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  28. I love honey baked hams. They are so easy to prepare. Your meal looks delicious!

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  29. I so need to get our Easter meal there this year. My family is not getting together and my aunt usually does the cooking.

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  30. Great tips, We do an egg hunt every year and it is so much fun for the family, I also love to make ham for dinner and we all love a honey ham. So sweet and tasty.

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  31. Yum! I love Easter food. So good and delicious. This looks great! We don't really do much for Easter but I may try to make it extra Special for the kids this year!

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  32. We always grab a HoneyBaked Ham for Easter! Makes dinner nice and easy and allows me more time to spend with the family.

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  33. I love Honey Baked Ham. We always have one for Easter and the other celebration. It is a time saver

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  34. I am loving this dinner. That ham looks fantastic.

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  35. Wish we had the egg hunt and Easter bunny tradition here in Spain too, I'm sure my daughter would love it! The HoneyBaked Ham looks really delicious and it's good to know that it's really easy to prepare and serve. The mac and cheese looks yummy too!

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  36. ooh yuum...although I don't celebrate easter, but indeed the festivity is fun to observe :)

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  37. We LOVE ham at our house. So good and the eggs are so fun to find too! Amber N

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  38. I love your Easter egg table centerpiece! You always organise such fun and mouth-watering parties!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  39. Sounds like you've already got it all figured out! Honeybaked Ham sounds like a perfect solution to help keep things low-stress!

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  40. Looks like a great plan for Easter Party. The pictures are beautiful & those honey baked ham is absolutely yummy & delicious as well. My kids would love this so much!

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  41. What a yummy ham and the whole party looks like it was a success!

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  42. Sounds like fun, great planning always results in great outcome - can't wait for the party itself.

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  43. I love Easter. That honey baked ham was soo good!

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  44. Everything looks so good and that ham looks amazing. Easter really is sneaking up on us! Better get to the dollar store for some Peeps!

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