Easter Celebration Ideas

Basket Idea:

Be creative when filling your child’s Easter baskets, or when filling eggs for Easter Egg hunts. It doesn’t always have to be about candy. If your child plays with Barbie, purchase a Barbie outfit and accessories and divide them up among several eggs. The same can be done for action figure accessories.

Easter Craft/Party for Girls:

If you’ve ever seen Judy Garland in Easter Parade, you know that men and women used to put on their finery and stroll in New York City on Easter morning showcasing their Easter bonnets. Have a group of girls over to make Easter bonnets. You can start with something as simple as a paper plate to decorate as the base of the hat, or purchase inexpensive plain baseball caps to decorate. Pull out all your decorating paraphernalia, glitter, ribbon, sequins, markers, feathers, beads, etc. and let the girls get creative with their Easter bonnets. You can even have them parade around your house in their bonnets when their parents come to pick them up!

Easter Craft:

Instead of decorating “real” eggs, give children some (5 each) of the colored plastic eggs as a starting point, and then loads of other craft materials:  glue, construction paper, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, sequins and beads, feathers, glitter, whatever you have in your craft supplies.  Ask them to be as creative as can be using the egg as a starting point.  There’s a prize for the most creative idea.   Encourage them NOT to just think of the egg as an Easter egg, but as an oval shape that can turn into an animal (use the egg as the head or body of a dog, pig or a bird), or multiple halves that stack into something else, or they can make a nest to house their eggs.  The result doesn’t have to be Easter themed.

Easter cards:

If you haven’t experienced cardstore.com, you might want to give it a look.  You can customize their cards with your own pictures and messages, and they’ll print, address, stamp, and mail your cards, all for less than you’d pay for a generic card at your local store.  Send the relatives a card with pictures of your family or children decorating Easter eggs, or take a picture of your child’s Easter artwork and include that!

Easter Decorations:

Decorated eggs, stuffed bunnies, chocolate bunnies, etc. are always great.  How about decorating helium (or regular) balloons as Easter eggs?  Pick a variety of colored balloons to be inflated.  Do this yourself, or have this as an activity for kids.  Just pull out the magic markers and let the kids decorate the balloons as if they were Easter eggs.