Easter party decorations can be simple, inexpensive and lots of fun! My wife usually gets started on them immediately after all the St Patricks Day decorations come down, but she adds some extra details and activities for the kids to make it fun for them.
The more challenging aspect is the outdoor Easter egg hunt, since she has to get up early and plant the eggs all around the garden before we dress the kids and go to church.
Inside, pastel colors dominate the palette as she begins by laying down a pastel green with Easter decorated table cover. Grandma prepares her annual flowers and Easter eggs bouquet for the centerpiece, and my wife adorns the rest of the table with colorful paper eggs, candles, pastel pink plates and napkins.
The walls are decorated with smiling Easter bunnies, sparkling bunnies with shiny hairs and Happy Easter signs. This year our eldest girl won a giant teddy bear in a contest, and he sits with us at the table sporting purple bunny ears that we all pass around and wear for fun!
Stickers, Easter bunny chocolates, coloring books and markers make up the activities for the kids as the adults pass around those funny bunny ears.
Outdoors, we are into the first weeks of early Spring and our perennials have only just started to sprout and the garden is bare, but the fresh Spring air inspires the soul and makes it easy to find the colorful plastic eggs. After church, the little ones changed for their messy Easter egg hunt, they’re equipped with colorful rattan baskets and for the first time our youngest daughter gets to go egg hunting now that she’s just over one.
And while my wife usually bakes cupcakes and makes a great meal for almost all occasions, we like to go out for lunch right after church on Easter. This year we went to a beautiful cafe bistro serving delicious croissant sandwiches over a gorgeous lakeside view.