28 Easter Party Ideas for Your Best Easter Sunday Celebration Ever

From DIY decorations to fun Easter activities, these are the best ways to celebrate Easter.

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Whether you have a small gathering or a big family affair, throwing an epic Easter party is no small task! Check out these party ideas to make your Easter Sunday a springtime event to remember. And be sure to check out more Easter recipes, crafts, and egg ideas.

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Brian Woodcock
Create a Rustic Spring Tablescape

Replicate this woodland-themed Easter display with wood slabs, fresh flowers and ferns, moss and twigs, and monogram, speckled eggs. Create these Easter eggs and place card alternatives by using a small paintbrush to fleck tan acrylic paint (thinned with a bit of water) on undyed farm eggs. Once dry, handwrite guests' initials with a gold paint pen. Display on a nest of moss and twigs.

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The House That Lars Built
Make Mini Basket Place Settings

Forgo your usual handwritten cards for these tiny and oh-so adorable basket place cards.

Get the tutorial at .

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Brian Woodcock
Mark Buffet Dishes with Pretty Labels

Hosting a crowd this year? Let everyone dig in whenever they want by creating a buffet table of mains, appetizers, and desserts, alongside pretty food labels. Craft the displays by cutting a thin sliver in a small piece of a branch. Place atop a wood round and add moss and eggs.

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The Casual Craftlete
Make a Floral Centerpiece

If you have an old wire basket around your house, simply add some baby's breath and speckled eggs for an easy centerpiece.

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Courtesy of Happiness is Homemade
Display Festive Mason Jars

Decorate your space with these adorable, candy-filled jars, or send them home with your guests as party favors.

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Hatch a Prettier Seating Plan

A carrier pigeon, clad in a vintage-postcard print—could there be a wittier way to convey your Easter dinner's pecking order? We fell for the concept upon spying it in . Then we simplified the process for you: Just print our onto 8½"W x 11"L card stock, cut out, and fold in half as directed. To equip each pigeon with a message, write a guest's name on a 5/16"W x 6"L strip of paper and curl the ends by wrapping them around a pencil. Then loop the strip around the bird's front leg before perching him atop a plate.

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The House That Lars Built
Let Kids Wear Bunny Hats

Kids will love sitting down to Easter brunch sporting these cute animal hats.

Get the tutorial at .

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Tonya Staab
Set Up a Waffle Bar

There's no brunch like Easter brunch. Set up a waffle bar with all the fixins as a sweet way to kick off Easter Sunday.

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Sand and Sisal
Decorate With Easter Egg Topiary Trees

These stunning trees will stand out at any Easter party. Plus, they will look gorgeous all season long!

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Courtesy of Celebrations At Home
Design an Easter Egg Hunt for Toddlers

Help the smallest hunters gather eggs by guiding them with brightly colored balloons.

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Polly Wreford
Make Your Own Vases

Create a simple yet elegant centerpiece by using a bunch of vintage milk bottles to hold flowers aloft. Simply line up nine same-size vessels in three rows of three. Then wrap gardener's twine around the grouping twice and tie the ends. Finish the blooming display by placing two to three stems in each container. Separate the milk bottles and flowers afterwards to give to your guests as party favors.

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Courtesy of Kara's Party Ideas
Create a Little Bunny Party Theme

All the kids will feel like bunnies at this bright green-and-pink Easter celebration! This idea incorporates a lot of grass and flowers to bring in nature, and touches of pink add a festive bursts of color.

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Tie Egg Poppers to Trees

Older kids will have a blast pulling at these Easter egg poppers for the candy that's inside. Just be sure to hang them on sturdy branches so the kids don't pull the branches down with the poppers!

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Courtesy of Tastes Better From Scratch
Offer Chocolate-Dipped Peeps

Display these on your dessert table so guests can take one whenever they need a sugar pick-me-up.

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Burcu Avsar
Set the Table With Polished Placemats

The main ingredients for this visual feast, from CL contributor : silk flowers, like French tulips and dogwood blossoms, natural-colored placemats

Tools you'll need: flowers (from $7; ); placemats ($7 each; ); collins snaps ($8 for six; )

Step 1: Cut each flower off its stem, trimming the back side so it lies flat.

Step 2: Using our photo as a guide, experiment with flower placement on the left side of the mats. Once you're satisfied with the arrangements, use chalk to sketch a stem, leaves, or branches. Mark where each flower will go, then set the flowers aside.

Step 3: Using a needle and green or brown embroidery floss, follow the chalk marks with running stitches.

Step 4: Attach the flowers with large nylon snaps . At each marked spot, hand-stitch the socket part of a snap onto the placemat. Next, hot-glue the ball part of the snap to the underside of the flower. Let dry for three minutes before snapping the flower onto the placemat. (Note: Simply snap off each flower before dry-cleaning or washing the placemats by hand.)

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Frances Janisch
Organize Kid-Friendly Crafts

Egg-shaped Jordan almonds make an especially sweet decoration that kids can help make.

Step 1: Take a 12-inch Styrofoam wreath ($4; ), and beginning with the inside circumference, hot-glue the almonds in place, overlapping a few of them to add dimension.

Step 2: Continue in a circular pattern until the entire front and inner and outer edges of the wreath are covered.

Step 3: Hang with a sturdy piece of cotton ribbon, or oversize rickrack trim as shown.

To store the wreath, wrap it in paper, place flat in a box, and keep in a cool, dry spot. It should last for one to two years.

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Dana Gallagher
Create Egg Centerpieces

Take a page from the grade-school activity book with these delicate candy dishes, made using shredded brown lunch bags and sheets from an old dictionary. You can also use these nests to corral your decorated Easter eggs.

Step 1: Tightly cover a small bowl with plastic wrap, then flip the bowl upside down on wax paper. In another container, mix equal parts water and clear glue.

Step 2: Dip handfuls of shredded paper into the glue mixture, then immediately lay them on the bowl until it's covered.

Step 3: Lightly press dry paper strips along the outside to create a "nesty" look.

Step 4: Let dry for 12 hours; carefully pull the wrap off the bowl and away from the nest.

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Burcu Avsar
Personalize Easter Baskets

If you're having an Easter egg hunt, let each kid carry their own basket with these clever tags with dry-erase paint and simple wooden animal shapes. Drill a small hole near the top of one duck, as shown. Following package instructions for the dry-erase paint, cover the front and back of the duck with three coats, allowing at least 30 minutes of drying time after each coat. Let cure for two days. Thread a length of string through the hole and use a dry-erase marker to write a child's name on the tag before hanging it on an Easter basket.

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Make Bunny Ears

Fashion these light-hearted accessories for kids to sport. All you need is a child-size headband and 1 1⁄2 yards of 1⁄2-inch-wide double- fold bias tape.

Step 1: Cut an 18 1⁄2- inch-long piece of bias tape. Hem the cut ends under 1⁄2 inch on each side, then stitch together the long side to form a casing. Fold the casing in half so that the ends touch and use a straight pin to mark the fold's center.

Step 2: Feed an extra-thick, 12-inch-long pipe cleaner through one end of the casing, stopping at the pin. Feed a second pipe cleaner through the casing's other end until it, too, meets the pin; remove pin. Bring the casing's open ends toward each other and twist the exposed pipe cleaners together to form a rabbit ear shape. Repeat steps one and two to make a second ear.

Step 3: Cut a piece of bias tape the length of the headband, one extra inch. Wrap the tape over the headband, then use pins to mark the two spots where you want to attach the ears (use the photo for guidance).

Step 4: Remove the tape from the headband and stitch the long side together, from the pins out to both ends of the tape; stitch these ends closed, and remove pins. Twist the ears' pipe-cleaner ends around the headband in the desired spots, then slide each end of the headband into the casing. Use a needle and thread to slip-stitch the tape around and between the ears closed.

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Frances Janisch
Try Easter Bunny Crafts

For a craft kids will love playing with, turn a generic crepe paper ball into an Easter bunny. Just add craft paper ears, eyes, and whiskers, pom-poms for the nose and eyes.

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Laura Moss
Serve Chocolate Bunnies

Confections in shapes that signal the season set the tone for springtime games and outings.

($14; )

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Dana Gallagher
Make Goody Bags for Guests

Give your friends and family these sweet favors before they leave.

Step 1: Download and print the chick template. Cut as directed.

Step 2: Center the stencil on the front of a 3 1⁄2"W x 6 3⁄4"H white paper bag ($10 for 100; ). Use a pencil to trace the chick outline onto the bag.

Step 3: Slide a small piece of cardboard inside the bag to serve as a cutting mat. Cut out the chick outline

Step 4: Cut a 3"W x 4"H square of cellophane. Using a glue stick like Elmer's All Purpose ($5; ), apply a bit of glue to your finger and run it around the perimeter of the chick outline inside the bag. Slide the cellophane square into the bag and press to adhere.

Step 5: Fold the top of the bag over, then use a hole punch to make two evenly spaced holes in the folded paper. Fill the bag with candy; finish with a ribbon. Repeat for each bag.

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Laura Moss
Add Patterned Plates

Use floral paper plates to pretty up your Easter table.

Tools you'll need: paper plates ($5, )

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Make Pretzel Bunnies and Ducks

Put a smile on every guest's face with these adorable treats. Made with pretzels, chocolate and decorating gel, guests won't be able to get enough of the sweet snacks. While they may look a bit complicated to create, they're surprisingly easy to put together—only four simple steps.

Get the tutorial at .

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Display DIY Typography Easter Eggs

This Easter, let your decor do the talking. Whether you're planning an Easter egg hunt or looking for a seasonal centerpiece, these eggs will be a hit with every guest.

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Serve Easter Deviled Eggs

Painting eggs is a much-loved Easter activity, but this snack idea lets you color them and eat them. Quick and easy to make, these will hop off the plate in no time.

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Make Napkin Bunnies

Impress everyone with the most beautiful napkins they've even seen. Shaped like a precious little bunny, your guests won't be able to stop talking about the cute creations.

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Decorate Your Back Porch

If the weather is nice, place a table on the porch or lawn and brighten the seating with cushions in vibrant prints. Capture spring breezes with banners cut from coordinating fabrics and embellished with aviary motifs. The feather tree centerpiece is adorned with cookies that guests can take home as party favors.

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