13 Unique Easter Party Ideas For 2017 That Will Put The Hippity In Your Hop

After a long winter of staying in, spring is finally here, and with it came the perfect excuse for getting out, getting together, and celebrating: Easter. This year, beef up your festivities by going beyond the standard egg dying with these unique Easter party ideas for 2017.

I'm a sucker for tradition, especially around the holidays. On Christmas Eve, I expect to feast on at least seven dishes, and  on New Year's Eve, I exclusively drink champagne and wear sparkles. For St. Patrick's Day, I cheers with green beers like any celebrating American, and for Thanksgiving, I'm willing to try new ideas, as long as they include canned cranberry sauce.

When Easter rolls around, I stick to what I know — hand-dyed eggs, backyard hunts, chocolate animals, and Cadbury eggs. Now that I'm older, though, I'm always trying to find new traditions to include in my annual celebration. There are new recipes to test out, different pastel decorations to DIY, new gifts to give out, and yes, even though you're an adult, there are new games to play.

Ready for more than just chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs? Then settle in for 13 unique Easter party ideas for 2017.

1Easter Bunny Brunch

A Beautiful Mess

Instead of having an traditional dinner, throw a fun Easter Bunny themed brunch instead. With the help of these amazing pink pancakes from A Beautiful Mess, some coordinating decorations, and a little creativity, you can throw the most adorable Easter party ever.

2Speckled Egg Easter Mimosas

The Effortless Chic

Speaking of brunch, complete your menu with the help of some delicious Easter-themed mimosas from The Effortless Chic. Made from champagne and some sweet Easter treats, these are drinks and dessert in one.

3Cotton Candy Easter Egg Bath Bomb

Girl Loves Glam

Just because you're too old for an Easter basket doesn't mean you can't give and receive fun gifts on the holiday. Learn how to make cotton candy Easter egg bath bombs from Girl Loves Glam, and send your guests home with unique and relaxing gifts. If you're more of a loner on the holiday, make some and have a soothing party for one instead.

4Rustic Easter Photo Booth

Etsy

Who doesn't love a good photo opportunity? Create the most Instagram-worthy Easter party with the help of themed photo booth props like these instant downloadable ones  from Etsy ($5, Etsy.com).

5East Egg Balloon Backdrop

Oh Happy Day

Speaking of Instagram, decorate your home with this striking Easter egg balloon backdrop from Oh Happy Day, and watch your guests snap selfie after selfie.

6Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

The Merry Thought

Add a fun and unique twist to your standard Easter egg hunt by making your own unique scavenger-like clues with the help of this plan from  The Merry Thought. Easy to do and even easier to customize, you can create the perfect activity for kids, adults, or both.

7Easter Egg Pinatas

Oh Happy Day

Bring the joy of childhood birthdays to Easter by including these mini piñatas from Oh Happy Day in your celebration. Cute decorations that double as fun activities, they can be filled with seasonal candy, prizes, and even more adult themed treats for adults.

8DIY Easter Candles

Etsy

Do your guests want to craft without dying their fingers and their clothes? Include a DIY Easter candle station instead. Fun, easy, and on-theme, it's a unique twist to traditional egg activities.

DIY Easter Candles Making Kit, $12, Etsy

9Bunny Ear Ice Cream Bar

Studio DIY

Forget traditional desserts and try something cooler this year, literally. Learn how to make DIY edible bunny ears from Studio DIY, and use them to inspire an Easter-themed ice cream bar all of your guests will love.

10Candy Bar

Delia Creates

Don't want to fight against the warm spring weather with a cold dessert? Create an Easter-themed candy bar instead, complete with these adorable felt bunny bags from Delia Creates.

11DIY Fairy Garden Party

Etsy

Embrace the holiday and the spring season by turning your Easter party into a DIY fairy garden party with the help of a terrarium kit. Complete with colorful rocks, succulents, props, and more, '

Fairy Garden Party Kit, $30+, Etsy

12Confetti Egg Game

Oh Happy Day

Sick of the same old Easter egg hunt? Switch up your holiday party game by learning how to play the confetti egg game. Oh Happy Day will teach you how to make your own  and give you tips on how to play. Everyone will go home covered in sparkles, but they'll go home happy.

13Easter Word Search

Julie Blanner

Make your place cards more interactive by printing out these beautiful and fun Easter word searches from Julie Blanner.