From blooming daffodils to newborn lambs, there is a lot to celebrate in spring.
Give your child an Easter to remember by hosting your very own Easter party. It is the perfect opportunity to get crafting and dig out your old Peter Rabbit book.
While Easter brings an obvious choice of colours and themes, here at Molly Brown London, we’ve created a list of Easter party ideas to help you bring the holiday to life.
So if you’re looking for ideas to help you plan your party, keep on reading to discover our theme, decoration, food, party game ideas and more.
Easter Party Theme Ideas
Easter offers an array of colourful and creative party themes to choose from. We have chosen our favourite theme ideas that are guaranteed to inspire fun for all ages.
What could be more Easter appropriate than flowers? The pastel colours, the gentle fragrances and the pretty blooms make for a beautiful setting that’s sure to impress. Flower arrangements, flower crowns, a flower wreath, baskets of flowers, the possibilities are endless.
Turn your party setting into an animal heaven with a spring animal theme. Bunny, chick and lamb decorations make for a simply sweet setup. Coordinate your bunny bunting with a bunny cake or create a themed table centrepiece with animal decorations.
Let your creative side run free with an Easter egg-themed party. Instead of buying decorations, craft your own beautiful, Easter-inspired decor. Dye, paint and embellish eggs or you can even make your own yarn and wool eggs and fill them with little treats and gifts. Get your little ones involved for a fun rainy day activity.
A children’s classic, Peter Rabbit makes for an elegant party theme that’s loved by all. This cute character can easily inspire a colour scheme for your decorations, cake, food and invitations.
Easter Party Decoration Ideas
Once you have settled on a theme, it’s time to think about how you’re going to bring that theme to life. Transform your party venue so that your guests can step into a whole new world of Easter celebration.
Wreaths aren’t just for advent. Make your own Easter version using spring flowers, painted eggs and pastel colours. If you’re feeling bold, why not form your wreath into a bunny shape and decorate with white cotton for a unique decoration idea.
Garlands are a simple but effective way of sprucing up your space. Hang above your centre table, drape across your venue entrance or string from tree branches if you’re having an outdoor party. Paper chains are easy to put together and crafting Easter-themed garlands in the shape of your child’s favourite animals or characters is a thoughtful way of adding a personal touch.
Fill your venue with balloons for an instant party ambience that the children will love. String your balloons together and pin to a structure to form a balloon arch that will make for a photo-worthy attraction.
Use helium balloons to create a balloon bouquet or decorate your balloons into novelty Easter items like eggs and chicks.
When it comes to decorations, don’t forget the tableware! It’s all in the little details, so incorporating your theme through tablecloths and runners, plates, cups and straws is a must. Many of these you can even DIY and make yourself.
If you’re having a sit-down meal, set up little name holders for each of your guests to make the occasion extra special for everyone in attendance.
Add the finishing touches to your party with some Easter-inspired decor. Spray paint a basket and fill with chocolate eggs that your guests can take on arrival. You can even create some simply adorable party hats – don’t forget the bunny ears and whiskers.
Easter Party Food Ideas
There are plenty of options to help you cater for your guests.
Before you start planning your food ideas, it’s always important to take into consideration a few things:
The number of guests
A sit-down meal is a perfect option for smaller parties as it’s easier to coordinate, but it can be costly. If you have the budget, hiring a caterer can make the process much easier.
Setting up a buffet with a selection of food that your guests can help themselves to can take a lot of stress out of the party planning process. Enquire about any allergies before preparing your food, or you can implement a potluck policy where each guest brings their own dish. This way, there’s sure to be something to suit even the fussy eaters!
If you decide to put on your own spread, we’ve put together a few Easter-inspired party food ideas for you to consider:
Themed cupcakes – creme egg, Easter chick, bunny ears, and marshmallow lambs are just a few novelty shapes you can experiment with.
Chocolate egg nests
A firm Easter favorite, no Easter party is complete without these seasonal treats.
Shape and decorate in Easter egg designs for a dainty and delicious party food idea.
Carrots and dip
It’s not just bunny rabbits that love carrots. Give your guests a healthier party food option to munch on with carrot batons and a selection of dips.
Who needs serving bowls when you can carve a watermelon into a basket shape to present your fruit salad.
Try using bunny and chick shaped cookie cutters on fruits like watermelon, pineapple, and mango for a healthy, Easter snack.
Easter Cake Ideas
The most impressive part of any party is the cake. An understated centerpiece, we’ve listed our favourite Easter cake ideas to give you some show-stopping dessert ideas.
Mini egg surprise
Fill the centre of your cake with mini eggs for a sweet surprise when it’s cut in to. Children and adults are sure to be impressed.
Is chocolate cake too sickly? Opt for a carrot cake instead. Ideal for any Easter party, and delicious too.
Rainbow cakes look spectacular and are great for any occasion or party. Try baking it with softer hues for a spring twist on this celebration cake style.
Turn your chocolate cake into an Easter masterpiece with Malteaser bunny chocolates. These readymade decorations are on-theme and instantly add character to any cake.
Cake decorating not your strong point? A traybake is easy to make and can be topped with whatever chocolates and sweets your guests like. Just scatter on some mini eggs, sprinkles, creme eggs, Malteasers and marshmallows for an impressive bake that requires little effort or skill.
Easter Party Game Ideas
It’s important that you have some Easter party games planned to keep your guests entertained. It’s a great way to make use of that party food sugar rush!
Here are some ideas to try:
Egg and spoon racing
Egg decorating station
Easter egg hunt
Pin the tail on the bunny
Pass the (egg) parcel
Easter Party Bag Ideas
Giving your guests a party favour is a lovely way to end your Easter event. Putting together a party bag may suit smaller parties, but if you have a lot of children in attendance, you might want to opt for something on a smaller scale like sweets or chocolate. Here are our best Easter party bag ideas:
A slice of Easter cake
A pair of bunny ears
A colouring book and colouring pencils
A Peter Rabbit reading book
An Easter egg
A cuddly toy
Easter Gift Ideas
Is your child attending a party or perhaps you are simply looking for an Easter present to spoil your little one?Whatever your reason, we thought we’d include some Easter gift ideas too so you can share the Easter spirit with your loved ones.
Give her a gift that she can wear now, and treasure for years to come. Keepsake jewellery will make any little girl, no matter how old she is, feel absolutely adored. From necklaces to bracelets, a piece of jewellery is a timeless gift that is ideal for any type of celebration.
Don’t we all have a toy that we associate with our childhood? Pass the tradition on by giving the gift of a cuddly toy, something that your child can cuddle and make lasting memories with.
While she’s busy making memories, give her a treasured place to keep them safe with a memory box. It’s a secret spot for storing trinkets and memorabilia from her life’s adventures.
From Easter to Christmas gifts, Molly Brown London is the home of beautiful children’s keepsake jewellery that is perfect for every occasion. Discover our full range of children’s gifts for a special present that shows her just how much she is loved.