5 Frugal Easter Ideas and a Great Giveaway #AllThingsEaster

Easter is a time when we come together as a family to celebrate. There are so many ways we can celebrate, make beautiful things, craft lovely meals, but in the end we should be able to enjoy ourselves-not stress about making a Pinterest perfect day. So we teamed up to create a great giveaway basket stuffed full of goodies for Mom (or Dad) to enjoy while the kids hunt eggs and gobble down treats.

Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather 26 bloggers to share some of their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you and I’m excited to be sharing my ideas to make your celebration special (without spending a lot!).

5 Frugal Easter Ideas

5 Frugal Easter Ideas
1. Plan an easy meal.
While it’s tempting to go all out planning a simple and delicious meal is a great way to save big (and save on cleanup time!). Consider my Easter Menu Plan from last year, or think about hosting a potluck. You can provide the main dish(es), gathering space, and decor while the family pitches in with all the delicious sides, desserts, and crafts.
Easter Menu Plan

2. Keep Easter baskets simple.
There are lots of ways to save big on Easter baskets. Shop at the dollar store for a few simple toys, or even small craft kits. Consider one big gift for the family instead of multiple baskets. Don’t overload them with candy and instead pick one chocolate bunny or two or three packs of their favorite candies.

3. Reuse your Easter eggs.
If you hardboil eggs look for some great ideas below. If you buy plastic egges when you’re done with them at Easter time you can create these adorableDIY Play Kitchen Eggs.
Play kitchen food from plastic eggs

4. Make some fun kid-friendly crafts top decorate for Easter.
Instead of going all out with fancy linens, fine china, and complicated crafts consider simple crafts like this bunny treat jar to store the Easter bunny’s delivery.
DIY Bunny Treat Jar

5. Shop ahead for next year after Easter.
In the days following the holiday it’s a great time to stock up on supplies that you can’t find year-round but you can find on deep discount at post-holiday. From decor items to the perfect goodies for an Easter basket you’ll find everything you need at deals from 25-90% off!

Easter Ideas

Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Giant Deviled Egg | Souffle Bombay

Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Easter Breakfast Casserole | How I Pinch A Penny

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mint Cream | O’Boy! Organic

Dutch Baby | The Naughty Mommy

Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas

Scallion & Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes | Musings of a Housewife

Baked Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole | We’re Parents!?

Cheesy Potato Casserole | Coupon Cutting Mom

Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas

Peanut Butter Eggs | Real: The Kitchen & Beyond

Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfait | What the Heck’s a Bonbon?

Easter Lemon Cookies {Allergy Friendly} | Chockababy

Individual Lemon Meringues | Pandora’s Deals

Peeps in the Pond Trifle | Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Rice Krispie Pops/Chocolate Covered Pretzels | A Grande Life

Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoon of Spice

The Peter Cottontail Cocktail | Can’t Google Everything

Bunnytail-tini | Mommy Snapped

Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Printable | Diapered Daze and Knights

Easter Centerpiece | The Vintage Mom

Jellybean Tree Centerpiece | Look What Mom Found

Easter Gift Ideas

Allergy Friendly Non-Toxic Easter Basket | Mom-Blog    

Naturally Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs | Inspired Family

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas | philly fun 4 kids

Easter Fun

5 Easter Activities for Kids | Mama Teaches

Taking Great Easter Photos | Life with Kaishon

Pretzel Tours – An Alternative to Easter Egg Hunts | Homeroom At Home

Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu

Easter Egg Pass | A Life in Balance

Giveaway-Mom (or Dad) Easter Basket Giveaway

To make this even more memorable we have some amazing giveaways as well from John Boos (crafter of incredible cutting boards, butcher blocks and more), The Spice House (THE online source for incredible spices), Wilton Armetale (maker of both beautiful & functional serving ware), Divine Chocolates (a fair trade, farmer-owned chocolate company) & The Tree Hut (natural body products that do what they say) for a few lucky readers! Follow along via #AllThingsEaster on social media this week and visit our Pinterest Board “All Things Easter” for more ideas.

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We would like to give a huge thank you to the companies that made this give away possible. Thank you to John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetale for the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion.

Happy Easter!