Throw a Hopping Good Easter Party!
We love Spring colours and Easter activities at Kit & Caboodle. Here are some ideas we hope will help you throw a fun Easter party.
Ideas for Easter-themed party food:
Sandwiches cut with rabbit, egg or chick shaped biscuit cutters.
Easter shaped biscuits. Nigella’s butter cut-out biscuit recipe is great for holding its shape when cooked. Decorate with icing or make that into a fun party activity!
Spring vegetables: whole carrots with the tops still attached, celery sticks and yellow peppers.
Fresh fruit: strawberries, green grapes, blueberries etc
Here is a great recipe for simple Easter nest cakes
Nothing says Easter like Hot Cross Buns. If you’re feeling ambitious you could even make your own.
Or what about Bunny shaped buns?
Easter Party activities: aim to have a mix of active and calmer games. Here are some ideas for Easter-themed party games and activities… you can do most of them using items you already have around the house.
Musical Bunnies: a variation of the old favourite, Musical Statues. The children dance or hop to the music, and when it stops they freeze into bunny pose.
Guess How Many Bunny Poops In The Jar: another old favourite, with a giggle-inducing twist. Fill the jar with Malteasers or similar. The closest guess wins the jar of chocolates.
Decorate Easter Biscuits: messy but fun and they can take home their creations!
Easter Egg Pass: the children form two lines, with a balloon as the Easter Egg for each team. They race to pass the Egg down their line, first over their heads and then through their legs. The team that finishes first wins.
Easter Egg Roll: decorate hard boiled eggs with paint and then roll the down a hill (or just in the garden). The egg that rolls the furthest is the winner!
Confetti Eggs: fill blown and decorated eggs with confetti (or bird seed for an easier clean up!). Smash the eggs over any willing heads for a shower of confetti or bird seed! Take a look at our tutorial on how to make them.
Easter Egg Hunt: hide foil easter eggs around the house or garden and give the kids a basket or box to collect them in. You could do clues for older children leading to the chocolate stash.
Paint easter eggs: paint wooden or hard boiled eggs and send them home in egg boxes.
Pass The Parcel: an old favourite that always goes down well (and might keep the kids quiet for a bit!)
Here is a suggested running order:
- Turn on the party music.
- Hand out dress up items (if you’re using them) to your guests as they arrive. K&C have handmade bunny tails, glitter crowns or groovy star glasses.
- Begin with a calm craft or sensory activity which stragglers can join in when they arrive. Try a pot of glitter play doh, painting eggs or water beads.
- Add another 2-3 high energy games or activities to burn some energy before food time.
- Serve the food.
- Plan on more free play or squeeze in 1-2 games or activities.
- Time to sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles!
- Hand out the party bags as the guests leave. If you’ve used helium balloons as decorations think about sending each child home with one.
Get a head start:
Make your life easy on Party Day by doing as much set up as possible the day before. Sort any food that can be done in advance. If you’re not using helium, inflate your balloons the night before. If you have giant balloons, check out our video on how to make inflating them a breeze.
We have free, Easter-themed printables: bunting, cupcake toppers and an Easter Bunny front door sign, to help you decorate your party.
We hope you have a great Easter party and your little one has a big day to remember!