Spring is in the air, and it’s time for Easter! Here are some of our favorite Easter party ideas to help you celebrate the season, including crafts, games, and lots of other other fun activities.
Easter Party Ideas for Invitations
Great invitations can make your guests feel special before the party even starts. Here are some Easter party ideas for making your own invitations, as well as some pretty options for invitations available to purchase.
Egg and Chick Invitations — Use a piece of pastel colored construction paper and cut a large egg shape. Decorate it to look like an Easter egg. Cut a zigzag line across the middle to cut the egg in two so it looks like it has cracked open. Now cut a piece of yellow construction paper into the shape of a large chick. Write your party information on the chick. Use a brass brad fastener to join the two pieces of the egg with the chick behind them so that the egg opens to reveal the chick with all your party information. (This can also be a fun Easter craft for your party.)
Easter Shape Invitations — For a simpler handmade invitation, cut out a basic shape of a rabbit, duck, lamb, or egg and write your party information on the front like a postcard. Decorate your card with markers, paint, or glitter. You might include some catchy wording, such as “Hop on Over to Our House for an Easter Party!”
You can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite,
If you’re looking for some great printed Easter invitations, here are some that we love, available from Tiny Prints:
Elegant Eggs Invitations
Springtime Wreath Invitations
Spring Patterns Invitations
Free Easter Party Printables
Here is our gift to you! Click here to download these free Easter party printables. Use them as cupcake toppers, gift tags, or as pretty accents for your Easter decorating.
Easter Party Ideas for Decoration
If you celebrate Easter every year, you probably already have a box of goodies that will make a great start towards decorating for an Easter party. Here is our recipe for great decoration… Start with tableware in pastel colors, add springtime flowers and baskets of colored eggs, finish with accents of bunnies and chicks, and you’ve got yourself some beautiful springtime decorations! Here are some more Easter party ideas for decoration to help you out:
- Use Arrangements of Springtime Flowers as Centerpieces — Easter lilies, daffodils, tulips, and sprigs of pussy willow are all great options.
- Add Rabbits and Chicks — Whatever you choose to use as a main centerpiece, scattering a few rabbits, chicks, or brightly colored eggs around the base makes a great touch.
- Use Easter Baskets as Place Setters — Setting small Easter baskets with each guest’s name at the your party table can be a colorful touch. You might fill these with candies, or let your guests use them for an egg hunt.
- Fill Bowls with Colored Eggs or Candies — Another way to bring color to your Easter party is by setting out bowls of eggs or different colored candies.
Need a few more Easter party ideas for decorations? Here are some pretty tableware options and fun decorations available at Shindigz.com
Chick Celebration Party Supplies
Easter Egg Lanterns
Easter Egg Cutout Banner
Easter Bunny Stand Up
Easter Egg Cutouts
Easter Egg Photo Backdrop
Easter Activities and Crafts
The secret of a successful party is having a few planned activities to keep everyone involved. Here are some Easter party ideas for activities and crafts to interest guests of all ages.
Host an Easter Egg Hunt — One of the all-time great Easter traditions is an Easter egg hunt. Before your party, hide some eggs around your yard or party area. There should be at least enough hidden eggs for each guest to find 10. One way to make an Easter egg hunt even more interesting is to paint one egg gold and fill it with an extra special surprise, such as silver dollars or a gift certificate. The finder of the golden egg gets a year’s worth of bragging rights…that should get even the adults out hunting!
Make a Candy Estimation Jar — Fill a glass jar with jelly beans or small foil covered eggs.(Make sure you count how many are in there!) Tie a ribbon around the top. (This can also serve double duty as a colorful party decoration.) Let your guests write their best guess for how many pieces of candy are in the jar. Let the person who gets closest to the actual amount take the jar home as a souvenir of the day.
Plan a Guest Appearance — If you have children coming to your party, why not surprise them with a visit from the Easter Bunny? You can purchase fun bunny costumes online, or often you can rent one at your local party rental store.
Face Painting — If you have teenagers coming to your party, a nice way to get them involved and helping out with an Easter activity for the younger children is to ask them to set up a face painting table where they can decorate cheeks or arms with some simple Easter shapes.
Simple Cup Craft — To make this adorable Easter craft you will need: pastel paper cups, googly eyes, pipe cleaners (for whiskers or feet), small pink pom poms (for rabbit’s nose), construction paper (for bird beak and rabbit ears), feathers (for bird tail), craft glue and scissors. Set out all the materials and have your guests glue the eyes and other materials on to create a bunny or ducky face on their cups. Add paper bunny ears or feathers to the top of the cups to finish the look.
Set up an Egg Decorating Table — If your party is indoors, you might set aside an area for coloring eggs. First cover our table with a plastic tablecloth to minimize mess. Put out a bowl of hardboiled eggs, egg dyeing materials, and an egg carton or tray to store the eggs as they dry.
Here are some Easter party ideas for games guaranteed to keep your party hopping!
Egg Toss — This is a traditional party game that works wonderfully with an Easter theme! To play, have each person choose a partner and line up directly across from each other. Give each team one (raw) egg. At the count of three, the player with the egg should gently toss it to their partner. If the catch is successful and the egg doesn’t break, both partners take one large step back. If the egg breaks, that pair is out. On the count of three, the egg gets tossed again. Continue this process until there is only one set of partners left holding an unbroken egg.
Egg Roll Relay — In this relay race, each person takes a turn rolling an Easter egg with a spoon to from one end of the race course to the other and back. To play this game, divide your group into teams. Give the first person on each team a spoon and a hard boiled egg. That racer rolls his egg down and back, and then hands the spoon to the next person in line. The first team with all its players having completed a turn wins.
Easter Egg Lawn Bowling — In this Easter theme version of bocce, each person gets two hard boiled Easter eggs painted in their own color. One person starts by rolling out a plain white hard boiled egg onto the lawn or game area. The object of the game is to see who can then roll their egg the closest to the white egg. (This is harder than it looks!)
A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Relay — Start by choosing 3 backyard landmarks, such as a picnic table, a tree, and a large rock. Divide your guests into 2 teams. Have both teams line up at the first mark. On the count of three, the first player must hop on one foot to the second mark, skip from there to the third mark, and then jump all the way back on two feet to tag the next teammate in line. The first team to get all its players back home wins.
Ducky, Ducky, Where is Your Egg? — Cut a Large paper egg. The players form a circle with one child in the middle as “The Ducky.” The Ducky covers her eyes while another player in the circle is selected to sit on the egg. Then the children sing…”Ducky, Ducky, where is your egg? Somebody stole it from your home!” The Ducky then has three guesses to find the child who is sitting on it. That child then becomes the new ducky in the middle.
Bunny, Bunny, Chick — For this Easter game, play a traditional game of Duck, Duck, Goose, changing it a bit to give it an Easter theme. Also, instead of running, the players must chase each other by bunny hopping around the circle. If a player runs, it counts as having gotten tagged, and he must be the tagger in the next round of the game.
Easter Party Ideas for Food and Drinks
An Easter brunch is a great way to feed all your hungry egg collectors. Here are a few Easter party ideas for a menu full of great food!
Egg and Artichoke Casserole — This recipe is great for a crowd, and can be made the night before and heated up during your party.
1 lb. sausage, cooked and drained
6 slices of white bread, cubed and with crusts removed
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups of milk
1 can of quartered artichokes
(optional) sun dried tomatoes
1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and cheese.
3. Evenly spread cubed bread in a 9×13 baking pan.
4. Add liquid mixture.
5. Add sausage and artichokes (and tomatoes)
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the egg mixture is mo longer runny.
Croissants, bagels, or cinnamon bread
Coffee and orange juice (or mimosas for the adults)
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