With last Easter spent in a full national lockdown, and this one set to still be under some restrictions, why not make it extra special for your family by hosting a celebration at home? From serving delicious food to having fun with a printable Easter egg hunt, there are plenty of things to try.
Here, Amber Sims from EverythingPrinted shares her top tips for making Easter 2021 a beautiful time to remember.
The past year has been a whirlwind for many, and with the uncertainty setting in early last year, many people missed out on their usual Easter fun. But if you’re trying to stay positive and looking forward to celebrating Easter more normally this year, you’ll want to take some time to plan the perfect day for the whole family to enjoy.
Here, I’ll be sharing my top tips for hosting an at-home Easter party that your loved ones will adore.
Free printable Easter egg hunt clues to download
Easter egg hunts are on top of the list when ringing in this celebration, but if you don’t have time to plan these yourself or need some extra help, a printable Easter egg hunt could be your saviour. These ready-made resources will tell you exactly where to hide the eggs, and how long to give everyone to find them. You can use eggs filled with sweets, or boiled eggs with fun designs on them for an extra personal touch. Whoever finds the most, wins!
As well as encouraging some healthy competition, the sweet treats are sure to make this activity a winner with kids and adults alike.
How to organise an egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt
- Get chocolate-eggs in different sizes or alternative eggs and bunnies to avoid a sugar-rush
- Download a printable Easter egg hunt sheet
- Once you’ve printed the sheet, cut out the clues and hide the eggs in the places described
- Hand out the clues and let school-age kids read them on their own while assisting the youngest family-members
- Set a time limit (say 30 minutes) and start the Easter egg hunt.
- Count the eggs at the end and let the celebrations begin!
Plan an Easter-themed banquet
While you might want to stick to the traditional lamb dinner for your Easter feast, you can add your own twist to make it super special for your family. If your kids seem to dodge the healthy stuff, why not upgrade them with honey glazes for an extra burst of flavour their tastebuds won’t be able to resist?
As with any celebration, snacks are sure to be on the cards and for most, chocolate will be the order of the day. But why not get inventive with it? For example, you could adapt your children’s favourite fairy cakes to make them into Easter bunny buns. Simply bake as normal and once cooled, decorate with chocolate-shaped bunny ears and a Mini Egg for the tail.
Celebrate Spring when decorating for Easter
What’s a party without beautiful decorations to add to the fun? Anything with novelty bunnies and characters on it is sure to be a hit with your children, as are eye-catching spring colours such as pastel yellows, greens, and sky blues.
With spring being a great time for new, colourful blooms, why not head to the garden centre with your little one and have them help you choose the perfect bunch of daffodils for your Easter table? You could even create your own Easter wreath together that incorporates spring flowers and place some novelty chicks on top for the finishing touches.
More printable Easter ideas
Easter is a time to celebrate and surprise your little ones and the rest of your family with little cards and gifts that are sure to be appreciated. Fun cards with cute characters on the front of them will be loved by your children, and this is even where you could put the printable Easter Egg hunt worksheet from the “Easter Bunny”.
Chocolate eggs make the perfect gift for little ones, but if you’re looking for something more sentimental this year, consider getting them a disposable camera they can take snaps with this Easter. Then, they can put their developed photos in a personalized scrapbook. To make it even more special, why not get some personalized wrapping paper made for their gifts? You can add images of your family onto these, or even turn your little one into the Easter Bunny for a fun touch.
With a delicious feast, great sentimental gifts, and fun games for everyone to get involved in, you can be sure this lockdown Easter will be one to remember for all of the right reasons. For more suggestions to do this Easter, check our section on family indoor activities!
FAQ Printable Easter Egg Hunt
What’s a printable Easter egg hunt?
It’s an Easter-themed game where you download and print out a sheet with clues to where the eggs are hidden. The organiser will hide the chocolate-eggs and hand out the clues to the participants before the hunt begins.
What do you need to organise an Easter egg hunt?
You’ll need a bag of chocolate eggs from your nearest store and some great imagination in finding good hiding places. To make a bit more out of your hunt, search for a printable Easter egg hunt sheet and hand out clues to the participants on where to find the eggs. And if you don’t have a printer you can simply write the clues on pieces of paper.
What are the best places to hide Easter eggs?
If you’re organising with young children, you might want to stick to easy places to reach like under the sofa, behind the tv, in the fridge etc. If you’re hiding the eggs in really difficult places to find, you might want to write down some clues for the participants.
What type of clues should I give during an Easter egg hunt?
The easiest way to download a set of clues is to download a printable Easter egg hunt sheet and make sure your chocolate-eggs are matching with the clues before handing out the sheet.