Easter Party Ideas
Party planning is easy with these fun Easter Party Ideas. We've got lots of fun ideas for Easter party invitations, party decorations, games and activities, food and more!
• Write a note or flyer with the party details, fold and stick inside a plastic egg. You can use our FREE printable Easter stationary
• Get the whole family involved by coloring these FREE printable Easter cards
(and envelopes). Write the details of the party inside.
• Use card stock and cut out an egg shape, use markers or pencil crayons to decorate your eggs. Write the details of the party with a black marker or pen. Punch two holes at the top and attach a small bow with a short piece of ribbon to make it a little fancier. Cut your own OR, use our FREE printable template
and write on your own party details. OR
use our Printable Egg Invitation
and just fill in the blanks and add the bow (see picture below)
• Use cardstock to print out this bunny template
. Cut around the bunny and write the details of your party. Glue on some google eyes, draw a nose and some whiskers and glue on a cotton ball on the back for a tail. Make a small bow with a piece of ribbon around the bunny’s neck. OR
print out a FREE printable invite
with all the wording - just add the embellishments (see picture below)
• Use craft foam and hot glue to transform plastic Easter eggs into bunnies and chicks. For the bunnies use craft foam to make ears, feet and hands; use tiny pom poms or cotton balls for the nose and tail. Chicks are even easier to make - Similar to this chick napkin holder
(also a great decoration/tableware for the party). Fold a note/flyer inside with the party details.
• Buy some tiny baskets (dollar store or craft store), fill with jelly beans and a note inside or tied around the top with the party details. Wrap with plastic (wrap or baggie) and tie with a bow to keep the contents in place.
Print out these Free Printable Easter Invitations
Just add ribbons and a face for the bunny!
If you’re planning an egg hunt at your party make sure you tell your guests to bring an Easter basket on the invitation. Also, many people asks guests to contribute eggs.
Easter Invitiation Wording
• “Hop on Over to _______ house for an Eggcellent Easter Extravaganza (or Party)”
• “You’re invited to an Egg-tastic Easter Party”
• “Hop on over for some Easter fun!”
• “You’re Invited to an Easter Egg-stravaganza”
Easter Decoration Ideas
Around the Party Area
• Kids are always excited about an impending party; get them involved in the decorations by having them color Easter Coloring Pages
to hang around the house. Make them look framed by putting a piece of colored construction paper behind them and hang on the walls and windows! Start doing this a few days or week before the party, it’s a really inexpensive decoration and helps to focus all that “pre-party excitement.” Use our FREE printable Easter coloring pages
from our sister site.
• Before you buy anything at the store use what you have around the house. Stuffed bunnies can be used to decorate a mantle or table. What about your Easter Baskets? Fill them with plastic eggs and candy and use as a fun centerpiece.
• Make a large Easter basket with an empty cardboard box. Paint it pastel colors. Use a strip of cardboard and staple to the box to make the handle. Buy a bunch of Easter grass and fill it up with eggs, trinkets and treats. You can set this inside the party area, or outside for your guests to see as they arrive.
• Have a basket full of bunny ears at the front door for your guests to put on as they enter the party. You can make your own using a band of construction paper and two bunny ears stapled or glued on either side. Check out our funny bunny hat
, or have a look for some at your local discount department store.
• Make Bunny tracks leading to your front door using white chalk
or this eco-friendly homemade sidewalk paint
(the chalk will easily smear when walked on, we recommend the paint).
• Make Hanging Carrot Decorations
made from orange and green construction paper to hang inside and outside of your party area. Roll orange construction paper into a cone and use scotch tape to secure. Staple the top closed and use shredded green construction/tissue paper and staple, tape or glue in the top of your cone along with a piece of string. Tie a few of them together and hang around the party area
• Make homemade Paper Ribbon Decorations
to hang below windowsills, porches and the balcony. Use green, yellow, purple, pink or white paper.
• Hang these easy spiral decorations
made with paint and paper plates
On the Table
• Make super easy carrot napkin holders
• Make some easy Easter Bunny Napkin Holders
with paper tubes and construction paper!
• If you’re a little more adventurous these inexpensive chick napkin holders
are super cute AND your guests can take them home after the party!
• Make your own table confetti by using a hole punch and pastel paper.
• You can buy Easter-theme plates, cups and napkins. Or just buy solid color and use other table accessories to “Easter up” your table!
Easter Party Activities
These are activities where no one "wins" - keep scrolling down for fun game ideas!
By using this key you can find party activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children. = Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age
Have a basket filled with plastic eggs. On small pieces of note paper write "you're a winner" and "sorry" and stick the notes into the eggs. On arrival have your guests pick out an egg to see if it’s a winner. Give away small chocolate bunnies or other Easter trinkets as the prizes.
While waiting for all the guests to arrive have a container of markers and crayons on the table with Easter coloring pages
, word searches
, etc., to keep the party goers entertained.
• Easter Bonnet contest
- You can ask your guests to come with a bonnet or buy some inexpensive hats (oriental trading) and lots of inexpensive Easter craft supplies. Make sure you have Easter grass, foam shapes work great (stay away from plastic things because they don’t glue very well). Do this at the beginning of the party so glue has time to dry. Have an Easter bonnet parade and give out Bunny Awards
for most creative, most colorful, etc.. Variation:
Tell the kids to bring their favorite stuffed animal and that there will be a Easter Bonnet parade for the stuffed animals - give the kids pipe cleaners and other craft supplies to make the hats and give out prizes for most colorful, tallest, ect.
• Egg hunt
- There are many variations of egg hunts; how you will do this may depend on the age of the children attending your party, or you may want to separate the children into age groups if you are having a large party. We've devoted a section to Egg Hunts, so make sure you....~ Check out all of our Easter Egg Hunt Ideas ~
• Egg decorating
- There are many variations depending on the age of the children attending your party. For toddlers and preschoolers use plastic eggs and decorate with stickers or self-adhesive foam shapes. Older children can decorate real eggs with paint.
• Cookie decorating
- Make bunny and egg-shaped sugar cookies and have the kids ice and decorate their eggs and bunnies with M&Ms, jelly beans and other Easter candy.
– If you’re planning to have a piñata at your Easter party turn it into a “Pinata Treasure Hunt.” Hide the piñata somewhere and draw a map where to find it. Make a map on our FREE printable Easter stationery
Use a bunch of plastic eggs and string them all together. Fill the eggs and close them. Hang your eggs, blindfold the children and have them hit the eggs with a stick… the eggs will break open and the candy will fall out, what ever you break is yours. Make sure you buy the eggs with the air holes in them (so you can string them)– most do but check to be sure!
• Decorate T-shirts
- Have an outline of an egg or bunny on each t-shirt to start. Have the kids design their own unique Easter shirt with fabric pens/paints. Make sure you do this one at the beginning of the party so the shirts have time to dry before the party ends! Make this easier for younger children by
cutting shapes from sponges and dipping them into the fabric paint.
Easter Party Games
By using this key you can find party games for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children. = Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age
• Egg toss
- Draw a starting line (or a piece of string on carpet) and have the kids toss plastic eggs into an Easter basket. The most eggs wins! Make the line closer for younger children and farther for older children. You may also want to set a time limit for older kids – the most eggs in a minute wins!
• Spoon Race
- Use plastic or real eggs. Who ever can balance the egg on their spoon to the finish line first wins! OR make this a Peep race. Use marshmallow peeps on the spoons – make it more challenging by having participants hold the spoon in their mouths, or have them climb around, over or through different obstacles.
• Pin the Tail on the Bunny
- A classic game, if you can’t find one to buy you can print our FREE Printable Pin the Tail on the Bunny Game
! This needs to be printed on Legal size paper (8.5 X 14)
• Egg Match
- Make eggs from different colored paper and cut in half. Give a half to each child and have them find their match. The pair that finds each other first wins! Use white cardstock and color eggs with markers. OR buy foam eggs from a craft store and decorate.
• Peep Race
- Tie peeps on a string and hang them (a suspension rod works well in a hall way). Have the kids race to see who can eat the peep the fastest with their hands behind their backs.
• Feed the Bunny Bean Bag Toss
- Get a large piece of cardboard and cut out a bunny face with a big hole for the mouth. Have the kids throw bean bags (rolled up clean socks work too). The child with the most wins! Take it the extra step by using green bean bags so it looks like lettuce or orange for carrots!
• Fill the Basket
This is a great game for a classroom or large group of children. Get many plastic eggs and separate them by color. Scatter them around the party area and divide the kids into teams. One team collects purple eggs, another yellow, and another green and so on. Give each child a spoon to collect and carry the eggs. The team that gets all their eggs in their basket first wins!
• Pass the Egg Please
- Have all the children sit in a circle and pass an egg with only their feet. When you drop it your out, last one left wins!
• Nosy Egg Roll
- Have the kids line up on a (clean) floor. Race to the finish line pushing an egg only with their nose.
• Freeze Dance with Easter music
- Last person to freeze when the music stops is out – last person dancing wins!
• Easter Relay
- Arrange a pile of eggs and make a starting line. Kids must “waddle like a duck” or “hop like a bunny” to the eggs, who ever gets there first wins!
• Egg Roll
- This is an outdoor activity. Using chalk draw a starting line. Draw three circles, each circle should be further from the starting line. Each circle is worth points; the first circle is 5 points, the second is 10 and so on. Kids roll eggs on the ground and try to get as many points as they can by rolling the egg in the circle (either real or plastic depending on how much mess you’re willing to clean up!). This game can be altered for different age groups; if doing this game with preschoolers put the circles very close to the starting line, the circles can be moved back for older children. If you have many kids at your party you may want to set up two or more game areas.
• Easter Tag
- Just like regular tag except the participants must hop like a bunny!
• Jumbo Easter Memory Game
- Print out 10 pairs of Easter pictures (or draw the pictures). Lay them on the floor, mixed up, and have the kids take turns trying to find pairs, by turning two over at a time. Who ever has the most pairs wins! Use heavy paper like cardstock so the cards are sturdy (laminate them if you want to use them year after year). You can use our FREE Easter coloring pages
for this game. Print two of each and make sure you color them the same!
– read a short version of the Easter story, talk about how they rolled the stone from the tomb. Have a relay race pushing the stone to the finish line using a ball.
One option is to have a “thanks for trying” basket filled with smaller prizes to give out to all so no one feels left out.
• Of course check your dollar store or local discount department store – they are always filled with tons of inexpensive Easter trinkets.
• Buy icing bags from the cake decorating section of your local craft store. Icing bags are triangular and when filled with orange jelly beans look just like a carrot! Tie at the top with a green pipe cleaner and strips of green felt and you’re all set!
• As each person wins a game they pick an egg out of a basket. The number written in the egg corresponds with a number on a prize.
• Make your own Easter Pencil Toppers with pipe cleaners and google eyes
• Make Bunny Awards for your Easter Bonnet or egg hunt winner(s) by using a foil-wrapped bunny or egg glued on top of a box or our template
Easter Party Crafts
Crafts are a wonderful party activity, kids get to create something and take it home after! However keep in mind that paint and glue has to be dry by the end of the party in order for the kids to take home their creations. So plan accordingly! Any paint/glue projects should be done at the beginning of the party. OR try some easy tricks to avoid this problem like using double sided tape or adhesive INSTEAD of glue; and pre-painting any supplies before hand.
By using this key you can find party crafts for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children. = Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age
Have the kids make their own Funny Bunny Hat
. Save yourself some time and cut all the supplies out ahead of time. Use double sided tape or liquid adhesive so you don’t have to wait for it to dry
If you want a super quick and easy craft try these Mini Bunnies
and Mini Sheep
– super cute.
Have toddlers and preschoolers make a Peeking Bunny Craft
. Save time by pre-cutting all the supplies ahead of time!
Make some super cute Egg Buddies
! The kids can make them and take them home to watch their hair grow!
Make a bouquet of Paper Daffodils
. To make this quick and easy buy green craft sticks (or paint ahead of time) and pre-cut the shapes. All you need to do is glue together. Buy small clay pots or tiny tin buckets – these are very inexpensive just check your local dollar store or discount department store! Put a piece of foam inside your pot, cover with Easter grass and when the kids have made their daffodil(s) just stick it inside the pot for the kids to take home! You could also mix in some hand print lilies into your bouquet!
Have toddlers and preschoolers make their own Bunny Collage
If are going to do a craft(s) at your party you may want to do one ahead of time to have on display so your guests know what it’s suppose to look like. The best way to do this is have one of YOUR children do it – sometimes kids don’t want to do the craft because they don’t think they can make it look like the “perfect” example that an adult made.
You may want to check out all of our Easter Crafts for Kids
on our sister site: busybeekidscrafts.com
Easter Party Food and Drink
• Bunny shaped macaroni and cheese (Annies)
• Annies also has bunny shaped crackers and graham cookies, check out your local grocery store
• Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. If your cookie cutter is just a bunny head you can use peanut butter as your “glue” and attach raisin eyes/nose and pretzel whiskers.
• Use refrigerated bread dough to make bread bunnies. Make a ball for the head, press two long dough ears into the head; a little dough ball for a nose; and press in two raisin eyes. Bake according to package directions. (hint: the nose on your bunny sticks up higher than the rest, so when it cooks it will brown quickly. Use a tiny piece of foil to cover the nose during baking so it doesn’t get burnt!)
• Make Bunny Pizzas
by cutting circles from refrigerated pizza dough (Pillsbury is great). Cut dough ears and press onto the circles. Cover with sauce, mozzarella cheese, olive eyes. If you are using Pillsbury dough keep in mind that your can bake the “bunny-shaped” shells the night before and save time the day of the party. Follow the instructions on the package and bake the dough for 8 minutes, let cool and store in air tight container in the refrigerator. The next day put all the toppings on and cook for 6 minutes.
• You can also use the refrigerated pizza dough to make egg-shaped pizzas. Cut dough in to ovals and use toppings in a pattern to make them look like Easter eggs.
• Serve a healthy snack (and a little sugar) at your party with these cute Fruit Bunnies
. The kids could also make their own, eat it at the party or take it home!
• Make some Fuzzy Chick Cookies
with prepackaged cookies, coconut and chocolate chips!
• Make Brown Bunny Cookies
with prepackaged cookies, pretzels, and candy
• Make some super easy, no-cook Mini Bird Nest Cookies
(complete with Jelly Bean eggs)!
• Buy a bunny-shaped cake pan and make a bunny cake decorated with Jelly Beans and other Easter Candy!
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