There was a time when I thought I'd never see anything as over-the-top as Martha Stewart's Christmas dinner (which involved homemade fettuccine and a mountain of shaved white truffles that cost more than a decent used car), but that was before I knew just how seriously Martha Stewart takes Easter.
While other celebrities went for something a little more simple — Ina Garten's menu involved a glazed ham she called the "easiest Easter dinner ever" — Martha Stewart rounded up every egg, bunny, and lamb that was not nailed down and put together an Easter luncheon that could upstage a royal wedding.
There's a reason they call her the Queen of Entertaining! Martha Stewart's Easter party had lamb, ham, and a tower of shrimp cocktail where every single shrimp was bigger than most lobster tails.
"I don't care how pretty your eggs may have been, or how enviable your basket, or how many bunnies you had scattered throughout your tablescape, Martha Stewart beat you," Guest of a Guest's Christie Grimm wrote.
Just check out this Easter basket by Martha Stewart's Executive Director of Design, Kevin Sharkey.
Sharkey makes Martha Stewart's Easter basket every year, and even he's impressed by Martha Stewart's Easter style.
"A fluffle of gilded rabbits," he wrote. "There isn't anyone who does Easter better than Martha."
Martha Stewart filled her entire home with bunnies of every variety.
"Bunnies everywhere!" she wrote. The kids were ecstatic.
But does she have eggs? Of course she has eggs!
Somehow I knew Martha Stewart would not be tossing out plastic eggs with Hershey's kisses inside them. Stewart hid 270 eggs laid by her own chickens, then dyed in a rainbow of bright and dramatic colors.
And all the kids got these cute pink bunny baskets.
Martha Stewart even spent hours making pierogi from her mother's recipe.
And all these beautiful sugar cookies made from the recipe from Martha Stewart's first Christmas book.
The bane of the great host is that if everything is as good as Martha Stewart's spread, you don't wind up with enough leftovers. Martha Stewart said she was hoping to save one sugar cookie to eat at night after all her guests had left, but the cookies were gone! They looked delicious, though.
Martha Stewart's Easter luncheon looks like the party of the year, and now we've all got 360 days to figure out how to score an invite to the next one.