Easter is just around the corner! If you’re like most holiday-loving party planners, you’re starting to think about how best to put on a bunny bash for the ages. Luckily, it’s easier than it might sound! By looking for some creative alternatives to standard parties, and understanding what your guests will love, it’s simple to create an unforgettable celebration that doesn’t blow your budget out of the water.
Fun and Festive Easter Party Ideas
Easter is the first holiday of spring, and it’s got a host of different meanings for different people. If you’re looking for ways to make your celebration unforgettable, check out these DIY ideas:
Tip 1. Fill Eggs With Rewards Rather Than Candy
Everyone loves candy, but taking a different approach to the egg makes for a memorable celebration. This year, fill your eggs with slips of paper that have rewards written on them.
If you’re throwing a party for kids, examples might include “watch your favorite show,” “stay up an extra thirty minutes,” or “pizza party with friends.” If you’re throwing a party for adults, hide eggs that include gift certificates or rewards like “Joe buys the next round of happy hour drinks.” This is a fun way to make finding an egg even more exciting!
Tip 2. Use Carrots as a Centerpiece
If you’re throwing a feast or brunch, get your table ready for the celebration by using a bunch of carrots as your centerpiece.
Here’s how to make it work:
Take a large glass hurricane vase and put a bundle of carrots into it, points down. Fill the vase with water (this makes the carrots look pretty and prevents them from drying out) and arrange greens so they flow out over the side of the vase. Need more information? Check out this tutorial for an easy Easter centerpiece.
Tip 3. Make Bunny Party Hats
Who says adults can’t feel like kids at an Easter party? Get your friends on the bandwagon this year by making bunny-themed party hats for everyone. Simple to construct from craft paper, these hats can be laid out by the front door so your guests can grab one as they enter the house.
Tip 4. Greet Visitors With Festive Wreaths
If you think wreaths are only for Christmas, think again. Make the entry to your home festive and fun with an egg wreath. Head to your local craft store to stock up on faux moss, fake flowers, and plastic eggs.
Use a wreath base to arrange it all and finish the look with a festive floral ribbon. Hang it on the front door on party day and you’ll have a beautiful piece to use year after year.
Tip 5. Put a Gift Bag at Every Place Setting
If you’re having friends or family over for dinner, put a gift bag at every place setting at your table. Use paper bags (easy to purchase at the Dollar Store or any craft store in your area) and tie some string around the bag, about a third of the way down.
Fashion pom-poms or labels, according to your style, and fill them with a tasty treat, like bunny-shaped Rice-Krispies treats. It’s a great way to thank your guests and send them home with something good to eat!
Tip 6. Use Mason Jars to Plant Succulents for Centerpieces
Want an easy, breezy, beautiful centerpiece for your dinner? Purchase a batch of small mason jars, paint them a springy color, and use them to plant small succulents. Wrap a festive spring ribbon around each and give them to your guests to take home when the meal is done!
Tip 7. Dye Your Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a go-to for any celebration, but why not take them to the next level by dying the egg whites before you prepare them? A pretty take on a decades-old classic, this is a treat that’s sure to please your guests and fill their bellies before the real feast begins.
Tip 8. Set up a Craft Station for Kids
Keep kids busy (and happy) by setting up a craft station. Dying eggs is always a great option.
To prepare for the activity, hard boil a large batch of eggs and cool them completely. Set out a table covered in craft cloth or newspaper, and arrange a selection of egg dyes, dippers, and markers where kids can reach them.
Have each child dye his or her egg, decorate it accordingly and place it on a paper plate to dry. When the party’s over, each child will have a fun souvenir to take home and cherish!
Tip 9. Pick Something Easy for the Menu
It’s easy to stress yourself out over what you’ll serve at dinner, brunch, or lunch. Avoid the temptation to do that, though. By choosing an easy-to-cook and easy-to-serve entre like a ham, for example, you free yourself up to spend more time with your guests and make quality memories that will last the entire year!
If you’d like, you can even take it a step further by asking guests to bring their favorite dish to share.
Tip 10. Make Tiny Easter Baskets for Each Child
If you’re inviting the kids to this party, create tiny baskets for each of them. Head to the Dollar Store to find small wicker baskets and fill each with a few choice pieces of candy and a cute bunny figurine for a fun keepsake.
Your Easiest Easter Party Yet
Easter is a very special holiday, and throwing a party is an excellent way to make memories, spend time with friends, family, and loved ones, and welcome the spring season with great food, yummy snacks, and wholesome fun.
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