Inspired ideas to celebrate Easter with kids


Photo credit: Annette Shaff via Shutterstock

This week whilst reading through the bright and beautiful Easter and Springtime posts that chirped at me from my email, I found a kindred spirit.  I have to admit, I held my breath as I read the post after scanning the title, but Mummy in a Tutu, I’m so excited for your little one to grow up and enjoy Easter celebrations as much as my boys do.  I’m often confused as to why others criticise people who love to spread joy and celebrate occasions in special ways – and she describes her feelings perfectly.  Happy Easter!

How to throw a beautiful Easter-themed party

In our own household, we enjoy egg decorating – we tried (messy, sticky) decoupage – and in the past we’ve had special visits from the Easter Bunny. Once it was one week later than expected as he got stuck in blizzards near Atlanta, don’t you know (it’s a long story)…  Therefore he left very snowy footprints through our home as he toted his baskets full of goodies into the living room.  We also managed to host our first full family Easter hunt in 2016, with Baby Hero understanding what was going on — and we finished it up with an afternoon tea in the garden – our Easter Bunny Eggstravaganza (pic below).  
Easter Bunny party ideas - BritMums

A gorgeous way to have an Easter Bunny themed party. Picture: Keep Up with the Jones Family


Tips for the perfect Easter egg hunt

My boys look forward to the Bunny’s hunt each year – this is the first year that Baby Hero has been able to enjoy it properly.  If you’ve never organised an egg hunt, and it all looks a bit confusing, then over at The Twinkle Diaries, you’ll find tips for organising your Easter egg hunt and more

Easter meal ideas

Food plays a huge part of any Easter celebration. Here are some recipes I love — scroll down to read what I like about them:
Easter macaron nests by Capture by Lucy

These easy Easter nests are quick to make, with store-bought macaroons, chocolate and cereal. Picture: Capture by Lucy

I’m heading over to Chez Maximka’s next year for Easter lunch – so many beautiful courses – but the palate refresher has to be my favourite – I’ve never actually eaten a salad with these ingredients and it sounds so perfect for Spring dinners! (See all the recipes below.)
After dinner there, you’ll find me knocking on the door at Mummy to the Max’s house for dessert – I’m so in love with the little Peeps desserts, and not only those, but the gorgeous printables on her blog are perfect from keeping your little ones occupied whilst you’re getting everything ready!  
If you find yourself running out of time after all of your celebration preparations and chasing your Easter bunny tail like Capture by Lucy, inject a little sophistication with a fun twist into your menu with these macaron nests.  They’re simple, beautiful and I don’t know anyone who would be able to resist!
Not forgetting our teeniest little Easter bunnies this roundup – there are some truly scrumptious looking treats for them showcased on the Hi Baby blog that are nutritious and just as tempting as any chocolate egg.  We’re a baby led weaning family and the last dish in her post is the sweetest ever.
Thank you for all of your posts. Don’t forget, if you’ve been celebrating, share the good news!   

What are you making, doing or eating this Easter?

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About Sara-Jayne Jones

Sara-Jayne is a former Big Four insolvency lawyer turned Disney Bride who really, truly just wanted to plan birthday parties for little people, make pretty cupcakes and capture cherished memories through her lens. This rugby-loving [and playing] Nikon-girl can be found squinting at Photoshop through the early hours, blogging at Keep Up With The Jones Family where she documents life in leafy Hampshire with her hard-working husband, three blond boys and two rather mischievous huskies. She has a particular fondness for The Manic Street Preachers, Tetley Tea, white Chucks and of course, Mickey Mouse.

1 Comment

  1. 24 March 2019 / 21:05

    Such fantastic ideas! I love keeping the magic of the Easter Bunny alive, just as much for me as for the kids!!!
    I hope you don’t mind me sharing here but I have put together a free download for an Easter Scavenger Hunt over on my blog that I think you might like!