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.
1. Easter Bunny Brunch
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.
2. Speckled Egg Easter Mimosas
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.
3. Cotton Candy Easter Egg Bath Bomb
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.
4. Rustic Easter Photo Booth
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).
5. East Egg Balloon Backdrop
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.
6. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
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.
7. Easter Egg Pinatas
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.
8. DIY Easter Candles
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
9. Bunny Ear Ice Cream Bar
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.
10. Candy Bar
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.
11. DIY Fairy Garden Party
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
12. Confetti Egg Game
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.
13. Easter Word Search
Make your place cards more interactive by printing out these beautiful and fun Easter word searches from Julie Blanner.