I got several calls this morning from friends who suddenly realized Easter is this Sunday; they were looking for advice and recipes for a celebration they could pull together easily. Their calls made me realize that I hadn't given a thought to Easter either; we've all been so busy, the days flying by so fast, that suddenly we find ourselves in April with trees in bud and the holiday upon us.
My advice is far from the big-production Easter festivities food magazines often feature: cunning, romantic Easter lunches and exotically decorated eggs. At this late date, I vote for keeping it simple with recipes that are relatively easy and of the season: using new potatoes, asparagus, peas, and leeks or spring onions, for example, with morels, fava beans, ramps and/or artichokes figuring in if you have access, time, money, or energy. Do the essentials of a fine meal yourself and farm out the rest or whatever stresses you out, such as desserts, wine, appetizers, or side dishes.
An out-and-out potluck is another way to go, where each person brings their best dish in a category of the meal you roughly organize--appetizers, a meat or fish main dish, side dishes, dessert--so you end up with a nice balance.