Fun Easter party ideas for entertaining family and friends of all ages. You’ll find creative decorations, activities, and food presentation for the Easter holiday. Host a brunch with Easter egg hunt or a special family dinner with these tips.
Easter Sunday is a lovely day to celebrate the holiday and usher in spring. Here you’ll find tips and ideas for adding those special touches to make the gathering more special.
Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or a friends and neighbors brunch, you’re sure to find some ideas you’ll want to incorporate.
Use these for kids parties, church socials or mom’s groups. Some ideas are geared towards children while others are specifically for adults. And many are welcome to all ages.
Gorgeous tablescapes are part of the Easter experience. Here’s an array of table decorating inspiration and ideas to add to your party.
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Add a seed pack to each place setting. It not only adds a pretty spring element to the table, guests can also take it home and plant it.
Use decorative nests from the craft store as a pretty place card holder.
Create a pretty Easter table and fold napkins to look like bunny ears and add an Easter egg in the center.
Design a beautiful Easter tablescape and fill a small bowl or compote dish with decorated or faux eggs laying on a bed of excelsior or paper filler.
Make a simple Easter egg place card holder. Wrap a thick rubber band around the egg and tuck in a ribbon or paper name card.
Make egg cup place cards. You can write on ceramic holders using a glass marker, or place an egg inside and write directly on the egg shell.
Use a moss runner for a long table. It mimics the spring grass or garden vibe.
Add home décor items to fill out a table centerpiece. Small figurines or mini bowls of candy eggs are great on the table!
Instead of one large (expensive) flower arrangement, fill several smaller pitchers or vases to line down the center of the table. Put a single type of flower in each one so you have bundles of colors.
Use clean egg shells as mini vases or planters and fill them with flowers. Display them in a cardboard egg carton as part of the centerpiece.
Create the ultimate bagel bar to please everyone.
Set up a dessert table filled with Easter treats.
Decorate a cake and top with fresh flowers for a spring touch. Just remove them before eating the cake.
Dress up bite-size desserts with edible spring flowers.
Serve cocktails with cotton candy “bunny tail” garnish.
Make a flower wall using thin ribbon and hearty flowers such as mums attached with tiny clothespins.
Put together an Easter charcuterie board.
Make Easter themed chocolate bark or rice krispies treats.
Serve deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches.
Add some family-friendly activities that can be targeted to various age groups.
Have an Easter egg hunt for teenagers or the adults that’s more like a scavenger hunt. Hide clues inside of the plastic eggs for guests to find.
Paint finger nails in fun pastel colors or add these adorable Easter themed nail stickers.
Set up a photo booth backdrop and take photos with bunny props like ears, glasses, teeth, bowties.
Make spring flower arrangements as a group activity.
Make potted plants or herbs, or give potted flower favors to guests before they leave.
Hang an Easter themed pinata. These pull string pinatas are safe and fun for all ages.
Play a game of egg toss for loads of fun!
Have an old fashioned spoon race with an egg.
Easter Party Ideas for Kids
These fun activities and decorations will appeal to the littlest guests at your event.
Decorate egg shaped sugar cookies using edible food paint.
Dye some eggs with the kids using the old fashioned method.
Decorate eggs in non-traditional ways using paint, markers, ribbons.
- Have an Easter egg hunt for toddlers or children with other challenges.
- Is your Easter egg hunt rained out? Hide eggs inside the house if you have the space for a small group. My kids used to LOVE this! Set parameters to keep the mayhem to a localized space, such as the living room and dining room or kitchen.
- Let kids who are a little bit older make their own Easter basket. Set out an array of items, both edible and non-edible, and let the children fill their basket. We loved doing this as we got older!
Play pin the tail on the bunny. Even older kids and adults can get in on this classic gamed!
Make an Easter Peeps centerpiece for a kids table.
Guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Fill a tall glass vase or jar with jelly beans and let them guess how many are inside. Whomever comes closest gets a special treat or prize.
Play the jelly bean tasting game with BeanBoozled jelly beans if you dare!
Set up a dessert table just for kids, with cotton candy, colorful candies, and designer cookies.
Fun Food Ideas
Creative food displays are a great way to bring the holiday to the next level.
Serve Easter appetizer crackers with a sweet cream cheese spread shaped like little carrots on top.
Make these cute bunny rolls. They’re easy to create using refrigerated dough.
Serve a green salad in a DIY bread bowl basket. It all starts with refrigerated pizza dough or pie dough.
Make Easter dirt cake that looks like a spring garden.
Serve a cake centerpiece like this pineapple layer cake decorated with dried pineapple flowers.
Ideas for Adults
You don’t have to let the kids have all the fun. Here are some fun ways to celebrate Easter as a grownup.
- Make Jello shots using an Easter themed mold.
- Make adult Easter baskets with mini liquor bottles, lottery tickets, macarons, chocolate, etc.
- Put conversation starters inside plastic eggs and pass them out to guests
- Incorporate Peeps into cocktails and dessert. Float Peeps chicks on top of drinks or put them on top of cupcakes. Cut a slit and hang a Peeps bunny on the rim of a glass.
- Adults can have a spoon race while drinking champagne to make it even tougher to balance.
- Make DIY fabric bags filled with mini wine bottes to give to the grownups.