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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs
Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas
Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas
Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas
Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas
Easter Decorating Ideas
Easter Gift Ideas
Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu
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.
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.