Easter Party Ideas for the Family

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.

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Easter Ideas

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.

Table Decorations

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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white dinner plate topped with yellow salad plate and carrot seed pack on top for Easter place setting.

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.

decorative birds nest on top of plate to be a place card holder for Easter.

Use decorative nests from the craft store as a pretty place card holder.

pink napkin folded into bunny ears holding a blue egg for Easter place setting.

Create a pretty Easter table and fold napkins to look like bunny ears and add an Easter egg in the center.

glass compote dish holding decorative eggs for Easter place setting.

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.

simple egg place card with rubber band around Easter egg and ribbon with name on it tucked into band, on plate.

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.

egg cup with candy bunny inside and name written with washable marker.

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.

Easter place setting with Easter themed plate on top.

Use a set of Easter themed dishes for the table setting. You can use them year after year.

EXPERT TIP: Save money by purchasing smaller sized salad or dessert plates rather than dinner plates. Layer them on your everyday white dishes.

small bunny and bird figurines on moss runner for table centerpiece.

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!

overhead view of tablescape with several smaller flower arrangements down the middle.

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.

small cardboard egg carton holing decorative Easter eggs for centerpiece decor.

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.

three chocolate bunnies used as drink cups with straws and mint leaves.

Drink milk or creamy white chocolate martinis from chocolate bunny cups. Carefully cut off one of the bunny ears, fill the hollow center with the drink using a small funnel, and serve with a straw.

Make it a tea party or garden party.

Easter table set with brunch food on green moss runner.

Host an Easter brunch party with ham & cheese breakfast casseroles, pastries, and breakfast meats.

dinner plate with lamb chops, polenta and asparagus.

Have an Easter dinner party with spiral ham, or lamb chops and tasty side dishes.

flute glasses filled with raspberry sherbet mimosas on gold tray with champagne bottle in background.
bagel bar table full of toppings.

Create the ultimate bagel bar to please everyone.

table set up with cakes and macarons and candies for Spring party.

Set up a dessert table filled with Easter treats.

chocolate mini cake on glass pedestal with fresh flowers on the side.
white mini cake with fresh flowers on the top.

Decorate a cake and top with fresh flowers for a spring touch. Just remove them before eating the cake.

mini chocolate desserts with tiny edible flowers on top, on white platter.

Dress up bite-size desserts with edible spring flowers.

coupe glass with drink and cotton candy garnish.

Serve cocktails with cotton candy “bunny tail” garnish.

white wall with ribbons hanging with small flowers attached.

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.

round vintage oyster plate filled with deviled eggs topped with bacon.

Serve deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches.

Family Fun

Add some family-friendly activities that can be targeted to various age groups.

single blue easter egg hidden beside tree and greenery.

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.

potted flowers wrapped in brown kraft paper with name tags attached, sitting in a row outside.

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.

egg shaped cookie with white icing and edible cookie paint to decorate with, on pink plate.
egg shaped cookie with white icing and painted with edible cookie coloring, on pink plate.

Decorate egg shaped sugar cookies using edible food paint.

eggs being dyed dipped in 5 different mugs of food coloring.
lots of colorful eggs dyed for Easter.

Dye some eggs with the kids using the old fashioned method.

Decorate eggs in non-traditional ways using paint, markers, ribbons.

little girl in backyard doing an Easter egg hunt with basket.
  • 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!

small wood fence centerpiece with fake grass and Peeps bunnies skewered inside.

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!

Easter dessert table for kids with jelly beans, cotton candy, and decorated cookies, set up outside.

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.

club crackers with carrot-shaped cream spread on top with dill garnish.

Serve Easter appetizer crackers with a sweet cream cheese spread shaped like little carrots on top.

bunny shaped bread rolls on white marble with small bowl of butter on the side.

Make these cute bunny rolls. They’re easy to create using refrigerated dough.

woven bread bowl with green salad inside.

Serve a green salad in a DIY bread bowl basket. It all starts with refrigerated pizza dough or pie dough.

small wood tray shaped like a fence with Easter garden dirt cake inside.

Make Easter dirt cake that looks like a spring garden.

chocolate nest shaped mini desserts with candy eggs inside, on white platter.

Make chocolate nests that are the perfect size for little hands.

Make chocolate bowls a couple of days ahead and serve small treats inside. It can be ice cream, pudding, or jelly beans and Peeps.

white layer cake decorated with dried pineapple flowers cascading down the side.

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.

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