Easter is quickly approaching and although the coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down, this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your friends or family at home. As winter settles and fades, the sunshine of Spring will lift your spirits. Easter is one of the least appreciated holidays but one of the most fun to celebrate at home.
You may not be able to go all out and invite the whole neighborhood, but you can still make this Easter one to never forget. There are countless activities and DIY crafts you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few of our best Easter party ideas that are guaranteed to blow your guests away.
Plant Some Seeds
Spring is the time in which animals breed and flowers bloom, so what better way to begin the season than by planting your own seeds. This is a great activity that you can do with the whole family. Start the seeds off in a small container like an old yogurt container or jelly cup. Make sure you cover them with plenty of soil and remember to water them every day. Once they grow large enough to plant in your garden, you can revisit them next year and make it a seasonal tradition.
Have a Go at Napkin Origami
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. It consists of folding a single piece of paper, or in this case, a napkin, into a sculpture without the need to glue, cut, or tape. Napkin origami is a fun activity to try before dinner, if you’re successful each guest will have a bunny or flower themed napkin on their plate. There are different levels of difficulty so make sure you pick appropriate designs for each guest. This is a great party trick to learn and impress friends with at other functions too.
Host an Easter Egg Competition
No Easter party is complete without a good old-fashioned Easter egg competition. There are two different types to choose from, both are fun for adults and children, just make sure it’s a fair competition!
The first kind of competition you can hold is an egg and spoon race. This race involves balancing an egg on a spoon and the first to reach the finish line wins (just make sure your egg is still intact). The other type of Easter egg contest is a decorating competition. You can make the pigments for your eggs with natural ingredients, these dyes are great for the environment and can be easily prepared at home. The most creative egg wins.
Prepare Some Easter Desserts
No Easter party is complete without a selection of sweets and treats. Baking is a great way to bond with your family members and to top it off you get to indulge in some delicious food afterward. This is your chance to get artistic and really run with the springtime theme. You could make some sugar cookies and shape them into eggs. Grab some food coloring and icing to add the finishing touches.
You could also choose to make delicious coconut balls and call them bunny tails. You will only need three ingredients; the recipe is so simple that even a toddler can make them. You will need decimated coconut, condensed milk, and a nut of your choice. We recommend hazelnuts as they have a round shape to them, making it fairly easy to create that bunny tail shape.
All you have to do is combine the coconut with the condensed milk and cover the nut with the sticky mixture. This will get messy but that’s the fun of it! Cover the sticky treat with more decimated coconut and stick them in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Store them in a zip-lock bag to get them extra firm and voila, you have a selection of bunny tails for your guests to enjoy.
Don’t Forget the Party Favors!
No party is complete without a selection of party favors. These always go down a treat with the smallest ones and will make up for any mishaps during the Easter egg competition. These filled easter baskets are a hassle-free way of making sure every kid goes home with a smile. If you have any leftover snacks or treats, pack these away for the adults as we’re sure they will be glad to take a small reminder of your party back home with them.