The Ultimate Easter Dinner Party

Easter is a springtacular time to celebrate with family and friends! If you’re expecting an Easter parade of guests marching through your home, you’ll want to have all your ducks (and bunnies) in a row before the holiday arrives. We’re here with helpful tips and recipes, so you don’t have to hop around hunting for food, décor, and supplies like so many colored eggs! You’ll find everything you need at Bristol Farms for a fun and festive Easter feast.


Decorate your home for the holiday with fragrant fresh-cut flowers! We make it easy and affordable to create beautiful bouquets, so visit our stores for a garden of springtime delights, including tulips, daffodils, lilies, and more:

Bouquets of purple, pink, blue and yellow flowers on a white washed wood planked background.


For a sure-fire holiday hit, serve one of our naturally uncured spiral-sliced hams for a succulent main dish that’s as traditional as it is delicious. They’re fully cooked and easy to prepare. Just heat your ham at 275° F for approximately 12 to 15 minutes per pound. Before serving, baste with a Brown Sugar and Honey Glaze that perfectly blends with the ham’s savory juices.

An Easter spread of Brown Sugar Honey Glazed ham roasted vegetables and potatoes au gratin with  yellow flowers wrapped in burlap

Brown Sugar and Honey Glaze


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Yields 12 servings


5-pound ham

1/2 cup honey

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup pineapple juice

Juice of 1 orange

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Just heat your ham at 275° F for approximately 12 to 15 minutes per pound.

Mix honey, brown sugar, fruit juices, and spices in a saucepan.

Stir and cook over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Before serving, baste with a Brown Sugar and Honey Glaze that perfectly blends with the ham’s savory juices.
(Note: Recipe is for a 5-pound ham; adjust as necessary.)


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What goes better with ham than this tangy, tasty classic? Our recipe may come from the deep South, but you don’t need to live in the land of Dixie to enjoy. And we are in Southern California, after all!

Southern-Style Potato Salad


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Yields 4 servings


4 russet potatoes

4 hardboiled eggs, diced

1/4 cup diced celery

1/4 cup diced onion

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1/4 cup sweet pickle relish

Salt and pepper to taste

Paprika (optional)


Boil the potatoes until tender.

Drain, cool, and peel.

Cut potatoes into chunks and mix them with diced eggs, celery, and onion.

Gently combine with the mayonnaise, mustard, and relish.

Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until cold.

Before serving, sprinkle with paprika, if desired.


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Yes, it’s technically still spring, but Easter is so late this year that it almost feels like summer! Besides, Summer Salads from our deli are a welcome addition anytime, with their colorful medleys of fresh seasonal vegetables and organic ingredients tossed in flavorful dressings. Choose from Kale Slaw, Asian Cucumber, Summer Corn, Mediterranean Cauliflower, Butternut Squash Quinoa, and more!


You have enough on your plate (and table!) without having to worry about baking dessert. But you can still treat your guests to that baked-from-scratch goodness with a decadently delicious Lemon Meringue Pie from Bristol Farms. See why our zesty, custardy treat is a must-serve at your Easter get-together:

Lemon Meringue pie surrounded by fresh lemons and freshly cut flowers with a piece ready to serve on the side.


You’ll want to make your presentation as inviting and impressive as the food, and our Housewares department is here to help! Create a gorgeous, elegant tablescape with Now Designs linens, Bia Cordon Bleu stoneware, and a selection of the finest wine glasses from Riedel.

Bia Cordon Bleu stoneware plates with a dark grey napkin and an arrangement of green trimmings and fruit with a glass of red wine and grapes on the side.


Easter is the season to wear white and to drink white — wine, that is! You’ll want to stock up for leisurely sipping before, during, and after dinner.

 Chardonnay is always a popular varietal, with its buttery, aged-in-oak flavors, so pick up bottles from Chateau St. Jean, Rombauer, J. Lohr, and others. For brighter, crisper, fruit-forward options, select Sauvignon Blanc from California (Duckhorn, Brander, Honig) and New Zealand (Kim Crawford, Nobilo).

Surprise your guests with lesser-known varietals too! Gewurztraminer ranges from dry to very sweet and features delicate spice notes that pair well with ham. Try David Hill Estate, Fetzer, Alexander Valley, and others. Or go for a full-bodied Viognier, with its creamy taste and perfumed aromas of honeysuckle and peach. California favorites include Andrew Murray, Zaca Mesa, and Blair Fox.