I’m always looking for an excuse to host something and occasionally I’m lucky enough to do so. I reckon I can throw some tips into this blog post as well as where to get everything you’ll need! I’m a decoration hoarder and I definitely take after my mum with that. When we were little, mum used to decorate the whole house with all kinds of goodies and she would throw little themed tea parties. We would come home from school to find a table in the hallway with the best seasonal display you ever did see. For Easter, the house would be full of pastel eggs, bunting, chocolates and tiny chicks (obviously not real thank god). I absolutely cannot wait to do the same thing for my kids when I’m older and I’ve already started collecting some little bits and pieces (call me keen I don’t care it’s in my genes). I’ve been thinking of the best tips, advice and decorations that I can recommend if you want to throw a little event yourself!
I raided some of my Mum’s old Easter decorations (I’ll show close ups) as well as buying some of my own. All of the snacks are from local supermarkets and pound shops – as you might expect! Most of these bits and pieces cost no more than a couple of pounds each so it’s super easy and fun to find! Everywhere has different bits and pieces on offer so make sure you shop around and scan every shelf!
This tree was found years ago by my mum in a party shop and it came complete with tiny decorations (carrots, eggs and bunnies). The great thing about these is when you’ve got little ones to entertain, you can all hang them on the tree together. One thing my mum used to do was pop the decorations inside hollow plastic eggs for my brother and I to find as part of an easter hunt. We would then be involved in decorating the tree with each little goodie that we found! It’s such a simple activity but I remember being extremely entertained! Even now, at 20, I love to see this stuff!
I bought lots of bags of Easter themed sweeties (I recommend going to poundshops for these as there’s so much available). These are perfect for adults and kids alike!
This wreath is another one of Mum’s, it was bought many years ago. This year I filled it with polystyrene eggs, bought from Home Bargains and pound shops. I decorated them by pushing a cocktail stick through each egg. Then I filled a small bowl with water and dropped blobs of old nail varnish onto the surface. I dragged the varnish around with a cocktail stick to make a pretty pattern. Then I dipped each egg into the water, making sure they were completely covered in the varnish. If you don’t want to use nail varnish, you can also use acrylic paints. It’s super easy and quick to do and the results are fab! I will keep hold of these to use each year.
These cornflake bites are from Asda, just stick on a few mini eggs with some icing and you’re set! I never got round to sticking them on, but you can see what it would look like!
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I chose to place my mini eggs in some Asda Easter nests. Little characters made the perfect props to add a playful touch. These can be found in most supermarkets and pound shops. It’s hard to avoid them at this time of year, they’re everywhere! However, have a good browse, as a whole farmyard is out there for the finding!
You can see from the photos, I’ve assembled my own take on an edible Easter wreath by layering different goodies! Again, propping characters up against them added a bit of fun to the table!
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it gave you some fun ideas for Easter entertainment! I would love to hear any of your tips and tricks in the comments as you can probably tell, Easter is my thing!