Time Saving Tips to Make Easter Dinner a Smashing Success and a $50 HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card! #HoneyBakedHost

*This is a sponsored post with HoneyBaked Ham. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*

Okay let me break down this information for you- I am currently 27.5 weeks pregnant and will be hosting Easter dinner at my house in exactly a week and a half. Aside from being that very tired pregnant girl, I decided I was going to take responsibility for hosting Easter dinner. Oh and let me add, there will be 50 people at my Easter dinner- that is what you get when you marry into a HUGE Italian family! So, I really need ways to make Easter dinner preparation and the day totally seamless.

I compiled a tip list of 5 strategies I am going to use to make Easter Dinner a Smashing Success this year:

1. Make a thorough list of the ingredients you will need in advance, along with getting a head count of how many people are actually coming a week in advance. So if Easter is next week, that means the list needs to be made STAT! If you make your list a day or two in advance, I can assure you that you will be left with nothing but stress, anxiety, and headaches. By making a list in advance, you will be organized and know exactly what shopping, needs to be done. Also by making people RSVP to you a week early, you know you won’t be ordering unnecessary food or getting extra products that you might not need.

2. Make sure you ask for help in preparation of the big day! The key to having a successful Easter meal is to delegate chores and tasks to everyone who is there. Don’t be afraid to ask for help in putting appetizers out or the big ham on the table and equally asking another person to help clean the dishes. Don’t think it is all on you if you are hosting Easter dinner. By allowing people to help pitch in, you will not only have a much smoother meal but you will feel a lot less stressed. I already got my 5 year old on tablecloth duty- of course though, she picked out the bright yellow one for the table!

3. Get as much done the night before!  While I still tend to get up wicked early to begin preparation for our Easter meal, I make sure our table is all set the night before, with the wine/water pitchers put on the table. We are going to use around 6 tables so this equates to a ton of chairs. I always make sure to have all the tables set up and the folding chairs in order for the next morning. It is a lot less stressful for me to see the table all done up the next morning. It gives me one less thing to do!

4. Use paper products!  I know Easter is a special time and a time when you want to pull out that fine china that is just sitting in your curio. However, trust me when you have 50 people coming, that equates to at least 100+ dishes with all the various courses. By using paper, I can try easily dispose of them after and not have to worry about cleaning up. I am very big on the environment and tend to use recyclable products all the time, but you can readily find recyclable paper products for your celebration.

5. Make sure you buy HoneyBaked Ham and their Smoked or Roasted Turkey Breasts! There is nothing easier than buying a  fully cooked and ready to serve ham and turkey breasts for your Easter celebration. Last year, we bought HoneyBaked Ham for our Easter celebration and it was a smashing success. It cut so much time out of cooking and allowed me a healthy, delicious, affordable, and easy meal! What could be better?! Honeybaked also offers a variety of delicious side dishes and desserts, all of which also come fully cooked as well. You can do a full Easter celebration with only Honeybaked products to make your life much easier! Trust me, everyone will thank you once they taste how delicious the dinner is! Be sure to check out Honeybaked to learn about their awesome products and find out where you can buy them for your upcoming Easter dinner. Talk about convenience of making an Easter dinner wonderful

Win it: One winner will receive a $50 HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card for their Easter dinner.  This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me what you like best about HoneyBaked products in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. 

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  1. Dominique says

    They taste yummy, and I don’t have to do any work. It’s especially great for the holidays when I need more time to work on other things for my get-togethers.

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

  2. says

    HoneyBaked Hams make dinner so so so easy! Perfect for Easter when you want a memorable meal but still want to spend time w/the fam.

  3. Em Ma says

    I love Honeybaked Hams because my family has been eating them for years! They are delicious and so easy to prepare!

  4. Amanda @ Erickson and Co. says

    I’ve never baked a ham before even tho its my favorite meat! Thanks for sharing the tips!

  5. Jessie C. says

    I like the great quality of Honeybaked products, their boneless ham are the best. I also like their green bean casserole as side dish.

  6. Janet W. says

    I like Honey Baked products because they are always fresh and so delicious! I also love their products because it saves me from having to cook!

  7. nancyfancypink says

    I love honey baked hams so much. Sometimes I stop at the local store and get a ham sandwich for lunch. So good on the croissant!

  8. Sarah Hall says

    The best thing is the taste and it is delicious and the second thing is the convenience of buying the sides also and taking them home for dinner.

  9. Victoria says

    I do like them! i love the way the ham tastes and especially being able to have a delicious meal with so little work!

  10. Catarina says

    I have never tried this type of ham before. I do make a ham for Easter and would love to try this.

  11. janetfaye says

    I like HoneyBaked Ham products because they sound and look delicious.

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  12. Candice says

    I have never tried their products. Their sides look delicious though. I would love to try the Cornbread stuffing.

  13. D Schmidt says

    I love the quality of them merchandise! We especially love the sides, my favorite is their Broccoli Rice Casserole, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole selection.

  14. says

    Honeybaked ham is our favorite and not just the ham. We love their side dishes too! It absolutely without question, is the best ham out there.

  15. says

    Honeybaked always has a stand in the grocery store near me. Their hams are so delicious. They would make any holiday better to be honest!

  16. ellen beck says

    I havent tried any of their product yeat so my answer would be I like teir options and I also like how convenient they are!

  17. Seyma Shabbir says

    I love that they have so many choices1 I don’t eat ham but they have Turkey and all those great sides!

  18. says

    I would love to say what I like best but I have never had them. I would love the opportunity to try them. I just discovered that they ship their products so I guess since there is not one close that would be my favorite thing.

  19. says

    These are great tips! My favorite thing about Honeybaked ham, is that I didn’t have to bake the ham myself, but no one judges you, because everyone loves a Honeybaked ham and would rather eat that anyway!

  20. Kristen says

    My mom used to always get HOney Baked Ham for Christmas. It was always so good! I like their Turkey Rolls even more!

  21. TawndaM says

    …to be honest… I’ve never tried a honeybaked ham… but, lets face it… it’s hard NOT to love ham!

  22. kath g says

    i like honeybaked ham because it’s so good and has a unique flavor….it’s kind of sweet and great hot or cold.

  23. says

    Thanks for sharing great tips! Sometimes those big dinner gatherigs might be really stressful.
    Honey Baked Ham looks really delicious!

  24. says

    We always have ham and a turkey or chicken for Easter because the rest of my family likes ham and I don’t. We’ve never gotten a Honeybaked Ham before but I bet they’d love to try it!

  25. kelly mcgrew says

    don’t believe i ever had it unless i was at another person’s house for a holiday and didn’t know it was honeybaked!

  26. Desiree says

    I love their Hams, and I have for many Holiday’s now! I love the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff!

  27. Lorina Padgett says

    I like Honey Baked Ham products because they are quality made and yummy. I like the variety of products that I can purchase like dinner for 4, box lunches, ham with apples and all the other sides to make my life easy.

  28. Donna Marie says

    We love Honeybaked ham. We get it for Easter every year. I love the taste and they are always so helpful when we go in.

  29. Julie Wood says

    I like that the Honey Baked Ham has a store where I live and they do not just sell ham, but turkey and Roast Beef. They also have wonderful side dishes like Garlic Mashed potatoes and Green Bean Casserole. This would sure save me a lot of time getting my dinner here.

  30. Kristen says

    I’ve tried making hams from the grocery store, but they never turn out as good as Honeybaked hams! I love the sweet, crunchy glaze. mmmmm so delicious!

  31. Starla Bates says

    I love that their food is always delicious and so fresh and also their customer service is awesome!

  32. wen budro says

    I love it because it’s the best tasting ham out there. My fave is the crunchy glaze….I could eat it 24/7.

  33. Amanda S says

    I like their products because it’s one of the only things my son likes to eat. He is very picky but will always eat a Ham. Lol

  34. Elizabeth says

    I don’t think I’ve used Honeybaked Ham products before, but it sounds really convenient and delicious!

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  36. kelly Nicholson says

    Why do you like HoneyBaked products? What do you like best about it?

    mosly ham..i love ham sanwiches..thanks

  37. Debra S says

    These hams ARE SO GOOD. I can never afford them! LOL But my sister and father can- they ALWAYS have one for their holiday feasts. So I drool over them and eat heartily when I am there! I sure hope I win this! Then I can make MY kids drool over it too. I LOVE spiral sliced, you do not even need a knife for these.

  38. Rob Brown says

    These are the best hams you can get, I’m fortunate to have a store right down the street. And they’re sandwiches are just as good.

  39. Mary M. says

    I have not tried a honeybaked ham, but I would like to try it. It looks delicious and would make a good main course for meals.

  40. Kelsea Eaton says

    Its one of my favorite lunch spots! They have great sandwiches and wonderful soups! Also the staff is always very nice!

  41. Jennifer Vickers says

    I love their ham. For a very short time during easter, they sell their product at Walmart. I love it because its so much easier to get too!

  42. Sharon Kaminski says

    I like the excellent quality and my favorite product is the Fully prepared, spiral-sliced, HoneyBaked Ham.

  43. Lori L says

    Honeybaked Hams are the best!! We had a non Honeybaked ham for Easter and, WOW, you could taste the difference !

  44. Nancy says

    I love their delicious items. You can’t get much easier than buying a people-pleasing Honey Baked Ham for a special occasion!

  45. Diane Cooper says

    Honey Baked Hams can always be counted on to be dependably delicious. The confidence of knowing you will be serving a quality meal is priceless!

  46. Brigitte B says

    When I think of Honey Bake Ham I think of quality bake ham. In other words its a brand that I trust will be good for my family to eat and enjoy

  47. Katherine Donovan says

    I have never tried Honey Baked Ham but I have heard great things about them. I would love to try it out for myself!

  48. Sarah Cool says

    I love them because of the quality and taste, they are so delicious! I love love love the honeybaked ham its addictive :)

  49. says

    I love that they are high quality with a name you can trust! I have never had a bad Honey Baked ham and I’m sure the rest of their products are the same, great tasting!

  50. Susan Robbins says

    I like Honey Baked hams because they are sliced so thin and are tender and not dry and make excellent sandwiches.

  51. Kimberly Hardin says

    I love Honey Baked products because I know that it’s something my whole family will eat. No complaints which isn’t always the case. Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. Danielle Johnson says

    My mother discovered these hams about 25 years ago and always had them at christmas time. They are delicious.

  53. Sheila Vives says

    HoneyBaked products make it easy to serve a very lovely meal for guests, special events and occasions, and when you just don’t have the time to cook. We love their spiral ham, sides, and desserts.

  54. Virginia Rowell says

    I have only tried the honey baked ham and it was so delicious. I would love to try some of their other products.

  55. Wehaf says

    I love that it is so easy to get a whole delicious meal – appetizers, side dishes, main courses, desserts – all in one place.

  56. Jessica Ruggiero says

    My family & I all love Honey Baked Hams products! We especially love their Ham! The crunch, yummy coating on their ham is the absolute best!

  57. Kathleen M Smith says

    I love the quality and the convenience of Honey Baked products, I am a big fan of the turkey and my family loves the ham.

  58. Danielle Jones says

    I have never had a honey baked ham but we do have one locally I do like knowing that if you don’t like ham they also have turkey.

  59. Stephanie Grant says

    I absolutely love their spiral ham, I’ve tried many different brands of ham and none of them have compared to HoneyBaked Ham


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