Care.Connection.Community At Prospect House

April 12, 2020

Tables arranged into a large square for a brunch event in Prospect House's Garden Room.
Brunch set-up for an event in Prospect House Garden Room. October 2017.
There are many traditions on campus that bring our community together. During Spring it is beautiful on campus. Today, I wanted to share about Breakfast with Easter Bunny Event, at Prospect House, an event we have been hosting for over 20 years.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is a long-standing tradition at Prospect House that started more than 20 years ago. Families of Princeton University Faculty and Staff gather to enjoy a breakfast spread of assorted pastries, fresh scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, French toast, and fresh fruit. We also have arts and crafts for the children, a visit to each table by the Easter Bunny, and the highlight of the morning is a an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn (weather permitting) or in the Tap Room when the weather does not cooperate with us. After the Egg Hunt the children are able to redeem their eggs for a gift from the bunny and time for additional family pictures.

We look forward to hosting community events at Prospect House when we are all back on campus.

-Smitha Haneef, Assistant Vice President, University Services

Brunch set-up for an event in Prospect House Garden Room. White linen table cloth with place settings of fruit, granola and yogurt, water, orange juice, coffee, and muffins.
Brunch set-up for an event in Prospect House Garden Room. October 2017.  

Asparagus Quiche
Recipe from Chef Brian Driscoll, Executive Chef at Prospect House

One nine-inch prepared pie shell
1 small onion diced and sautéed until translucent
3 medium eggs, beaten
1 green onion, chopped
2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup of steamed asparagus, chopped
½ cup of milk
½ cup of cream


Mix together all of the above ingredients, and pour into the pie shell.
Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


“Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is one of my personal favorite events each year at Prospect House. It is heartwarming to me and my entire team to see how many members of the Princeton University community return each year because they have chosen to make this part of their family’s annual Easter tradition. I love to see the looks on the children’s faces when the bunny arrives or the excitement when the egg hunt begins and the mad dash on the front lawn to retrieve over 1,000 Easter eggs. The Campus is so pretty in the spring and the tulips are usually in full it is perfect backdrop for this very special morning.”

-Kari-Jeanne, General Manager, Prospect House



A message to our community

As we acclimate to the new ways on campus, I realize so much has changed in just a few days. Some of the things that gave me the most joy, such as meeting with our students, talking with you during special events, or meeting my colleagues can no longer happen in the same way, at least for the time being. Along with my team, I wanted to think of ways to keep our connections alive, continue to show our care, and engage with our community. That being said, we are starting a new series called, Care.Connection.Community through which we will share messages with you.

Stay healthy and be well,
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