I hosted our Easter brunch this year which I hope to make a tradition. I NEVER have any professional or grown up gatherings over here. Generally I say "Come Over! If you are hungry bring food too!" ha I am just not much of a cook, and I hate being isolated in the kitchen working when it's social hour.
But for this, I do want it to be yearly and awesome so I planned all week. Menu, Sticky notes on which dish got what etc. It was a great time to use my wedding dishes. When I got married I had no idea what I would do with all that fancy stuff, and funny how much I love it and use it now. I also, never register for any crystal when we got married for the same reason, and regret that now. I have been shopping around for crystal tea glasses and bought these from Macy's recently in a set of 8 for $35.
I actually cooked which was major! but it went well! I tried that grits and greens casserole from My Chiquaqua Bites blog and it was amazing!