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Published March 27th 2013
Bring the whole family together this Easter by organising an unforgettable Easter party
Celebrate Easter this year by bringing the whole family together and hosting your own Easter party. Invite everyone from all ages, as Easter doesn't have to just be about children and chocolate eggs. Below are a few tips to entertain everyone with minimal fuss.
Begin by selecting some eye-catching decorations. You will find plenty in the shops this time of year and you can even make your own if you wish. A great idea is to make an Easter banner with the kids by simply cutting out yellow card in the shape of eggs, tying them together with string and then letting the kids write each letter of 'Easter' on the egg shapes with coloured pens. Another good idea is to fill the house with daffodils and other bright coloured flowers, to really make it feel like spring inside your home. You could also add little yellow chicks or any bunny teddy bears you may have around the house as decoration. Laying mini egg chocolates in small bowls and tying yellow balloons to the ceiling will also add a touch of decoration.
If the weather is nice you may want to have your Easter party as an Easter BBQ. In this case it is a good idea to have a gazebo and decorate the outside as well as the dinner table with yellow table cloth. Make sure you buy plenty of drinks and food for the adults to be amused and organise some activities for the kids.
A few great ideas to keep the kids amused is to make your own Easter eggs with plastic moulds. These egg moulds can be purchased from most supermarkets and are very cheap. You can even add your own treats inside as an extra surprise. The children will love using coloured icing to decorate their own chocolate egg and they make a great Easter gift for each child.
Another fun activity for kids is to let them decorate their own egg shells with pens. The night before the party, prepare the eggs by hard boiling them and then gather some pens, pencils, glue and stick on stars. Make a section of the room clear for the kids to decorate their eggs. The decorated eggs can then be put on display as decoration around the house.
The whole family will also love a Easter hunt. Split everyone into teams and hide a variety of clues and treats around the house and garden. Give everyone a basket and tell them that whoever finds the most treats wins a big chocolate egg. Some of my favourite games to play with the whole family at Easter are egg and spoon races and the egg rolling game. To play the egg and spoon race you will need hard boiled eggs and one spoon for each player. Players will hold their egg in their spoon and run from the starting line to the finish line without dropping the egg. For the egg rolling game each person has one hard-boiled egg and has to get to the finishing line after going through obstacles. Players can either stand and push the egg with their feet, or get down on their hands and knees and push the egg with their noses. Everyone in the family will enjoy playing these Easter games and they are guaranteed to liven up the party.
You may want to make a traditional roast dinner on Easter Sunday, but if you have many guests it is probably best to have a buffet or BBQ if it is warm outside. Baking Easter cookies with the children is also a great idea for dessert. Let the kids cut out the cookies using Easter chick stencil cutters and other shapes. They can then spend time decorating these with icing.