Easter Party Ideas and 3 Sugar-Free Family Activities!
Spring is well on its way which can only mean one thing; time to start planning those epic Easter weekend celebrations for you and your loved ones!
The daffodils are starting to flourish, the days are getting longer and the bees are beginning to buzz. Spring has officially sprung, and the first large-scale calendar event is hot on its heels!
Easter this year may hold even more hope and excitement than normal after such an unnaturally long and arduous winter, made worse with the lockdowns and the general disconnection with the outside world, family, and friends. The things that Easter promises to bring with it mirrors our current situation perfectly – it serves as a placemark as the “start of the end” of the tough, bleak days, and symbolises that a brighter and happier future is just around the corner.
This just further strengthens the reasons why we should celebrate Easter 2021 and everything that it encompasses!
Lockdown Easter party ideas for the whole family
This year’s holiday plans may, again, look very different to the Easters gone by, but as we’ve learned over the past year, many of our favorite activities can be altered to suit the rules and guidelines and can be carried out virtually, too. Being with your family, in person or online, really is all that matters when it comes to important annual events such as Easter.
If you’re looking unique Easter party ideas to engage the whole family, read on for oodles of suggestions including how to carry out an Easter egg hunt in person and virtually, and learn how you can cheaply turn your living room into an Easter themed party zone. We’ve also thrown in some non-chocolate-related activities to try if you’re looking to watch the waistline, what with spending practically a year away from the gym!
So, let’s hop to it!
Host an Easter egg scavenger hunt
This is one of the easiest Easter activities for a household to take part in, and, as long as it’s an Easter egg hunt at home, you don’t have to change anything as to how it’s carried out! Keeping to traditions during these trying times is an excellent way to keep morale high.
● Whether you buy the Easter eggs or other prizes in readymade or decide to make your own, you can create wonderful memories by stashing them around the garden or the house for others to find!
● For older children, you could provide them with an egg each to hide for another family member. Get their creative juices flowing by asking them to write a poem, riddle, or create a treasure map that either describes or gives directions to the egg-hunter as to where it’s been hidden!
● Why not make it even more competitive and allow for egg-stealing? The family balancing the searching and guarding of found treasure will make the game last a little bit longer, and may even require some strategy and alliances to be formed!
How do I host a Virtual Easter egg hunt?
You may normally host or attend a huge family and friends hunt, so perhaps it’s worth trying to set up an online Easter egg hunt to keep the tradition going. It’ll be a great way to get the kids involved and excited – and I’ve certainly never met a child who doesn’t like chocolate or hide and seek!
What type of egg hunt are you hosting? You could hide eggs in your own garden or house and take directions from the participating children over the internet as to where to look next. The other option is to hunt within your own respective gardens and simply share the experience virtually all at the same time.
If you’re thinking of doing the former, you will need to set up the camera so that it shows the surroundings rather than you, and you may have to narrate where you are, where you’re heading, and cajole the kids into telling you where to look next. Think about whether you are going to give verbal clues such as riddles or the simpler “colder / warmer” directions. You’ll also need to hide the eggs in such a way that they could be spotted on a screen. Before the game starts, check whether the attendees may be watching from a phone, as the smaller the viewing space, the more visible the eggs may have to be. Once a child has spotted an egg, you can pop it into a basket or pile labelled up with their name so they can see how much treasure they have accrued!
If you’re choosing to hunt for eggs all at once, it might be a good idea to record the carnage for everyone to watch back once all eggs are found and are being devoured! Set up a stable platform for your camera, phone, or laptop to continuously film, and make sure it captures the whole area that the eggs are hidden within!
The most important thing to bear in mind is the collaboration with the other parents. If you’re looking to get a few families together online, ensure that they all have the goodies required to award the winners of the virtual hunt! It might also be worth deciding on how many eggs should be available to each child, so that there’s no chance of jealousy or embarrassment if cousin ‘Jack’ has more, or bigger, eggs than someone else.
If you haven’t had time to shop around for Easter eggs, check out these colourful mini Easter eggs for your hunt, with next day delivery available.
Home Easter Party Decor Ideas
Like any party, it’s not quite complete without the decorations! Whether you’re planning a low-key event or a big ol’ bash, here are some ideas and places to look for those important features.
Step 1: Turn those plain balloons into giant Easter eggs! Grab some permanent markers, buy some balloons, and get scribbling!
Or if you want to go all out with the decorations this year, why not check out these Balloon Decor suppliers?
Step 2: Flowers make a great addition to any Easter party, so why not bring spring indoors! You can get all the blooms you could ever dream of here.
Step 3: If the kids are a little too old for chocolate eggs, perhaps you could treat yourself to an Easter-themed cake instead? Adorned with rabbits, chicks, and maybe even some mini eggs, they’re adorable and don’t require any effort on your part… Winner! Contact one of our cake makers for your beautiful centrepiece!
Sugar-free Easter activities to do at home
There are plenty of non-chocolate-related ways to fill up the Easter weekend! Whether it’s Easter games for kids, homemade Easter decorations, ways to share the love with family or friends, or activities to keep little hands busy, you’re sure to find something suitable to try out here!
1. Make Easter cards & send to friends and family
There’s been a resurgence of snail mail since the start of the pandemic – and for good reason! Get the kids to brighten up someone’s day by spending time making Easter cards and paintings and sending them through the post as a surprise.
A great reason to get creative and a superb way to convince the younger children to practise their writing skills!
2. Decorate your own Easter eggs
No kids Easter party would be as fun without some messy DIY Easter egg decorating. Easter Egg decorating is a firm favourite pastime for kids, and we can definitely understand why! The messy ordeal, the transformation of a plain egg into a beautiful piece of decoration, plus the excitement of full creative control are enough to make any kid go nuts!
Aside from colouring and painting, you can even dye Easter eggs with food colouring. All you need is to add 10-20 drops of food coloring and a teaspoon of vinegar into 1/2 a cup of boiling water. The longer an egg is submerged in the dye, the deeper the colour will be.
3. Get those green fingers gardening!
White lilies are the traditional plant for the Easter holidays. Why not celebrate Easter and Spring at the same time by planting some lilies (or any other plant you like) in your garden? If the weather is still a bit chilly, you can easily start your plants off indoors on your window sill! Another satisfying messy activity, it’s also a great opportunity to discuss and teach about the topics of nature, seasons, ecology, and how to correctly take care of live things.
Easter party planning time
We hope that these Easter party ideas have sparked some ideas on how to best celebrate Easter with your nearest and dearest, and we know for sure that you’re going to be thinking of the most truly fiendish hiding places you can for those Easter eggs!