Easter can easily get overshadowed by all the other spring activities on your calendar. But when it comes to flowers, pretty treats, and pastel-clad, well, everything, we’re all about this special day and a gathering to honor the cause. Ready to get on board with our seasonal excitement? Scroll down to preview some creative options.
- DIY desserts. One of the best parts of the day is the fabulous brunch spread! Rather than going with your traditional quiche or egg bake, try switching things up this year with an interactive take on a breakfast delicacy — donut decorating! To accomplish, lay out plain glazed or frosted varieties, along with sprinkles and tubes of icing for friends to put their creative side to the test. Then, position any leftovers on a buffet or side table for your own makeshift donut bar for all to enjoy. Happy indulging!
- Themed place settings. Escort your attendees to the dinner table with eggs to mark their spot. We love the idea of using hand-dyed eggs (or plastic ones, time permitting) personalized with your guests’ names. Once the sharpie has been used to finish the script, settle them into “nests” (Amazon) on each plate surrounded by green crinkle cut paper (Amazon). The final result will be almost too cute to move!
- Egg dye overhaul. If young visitors are going to be involved in the day, set aside an activity that they’ll enjoy too. Egg dying is a classic Easter tradition that encourages fun and creativity. To set up your own station, designate a table specifically for the activity and stock it with hard-boiled eggs, cups of vinegar, dye (Amazon), stickers, sparkles, and markers. Provide aprons for any messy hands, and empty egg crates (halved) for little ones to take their creations home. If time permits, end the gathering with a full-on Easter egg hunt with the entire crowd!
- Mini spring bouquets. Before your friends leave for the day, send them home with a seasonal note of gratitude. Using mason jars (Amazon), pretty ribbon and florals from your garden (or local store), you can create ’mini’ bouquets as take-home gifts. Better yet, you can use the beautiful bunches as temporary centerpieces or decorations before the goods are toted home. It’s a win-win!
Feeling inspired? We sure hope so! For more seasonal party ideas, head on over to our Party Plans to get the latest on how to throw a fun bash for this time of year!