Fun and Exciting Easter Celebration Ideas for An Egg-Cellent Easter!

It’s almost Easter, which means family and friends are gathering to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. You probably want to make their visit pleasant, but you’re short on time and want to avoid the kitchen for as long as you can. We’ve put together a quick guide that contains Easter celebration ideas you can utilize.

How do you make an Easter special?

A special celebration of Easter is the first thing to consider when planning for this event. You need to know what kind of things you want your guests to do and what you want to provide them with. This can be as simple as having a small party for a few friends or as big as having a large reunion with your family and other relatives who will be coming in from out of town.

You can also have fun by having some sort of entertainment that will make your guests enjoy themselves even more. There are many different things that you can do, but it would be best if you were able to provide them with something that they would love and cherish. It may also help if you were able to include some type of food and drink in order to make the party more enjoyable and memorable.

One thing that you should always keep in mind is that Easter is a time for everyone, not just for children. This means that everyone should be able to enjoy the celebration without being too involved in the activities or games. Even though the adults are going to have fun, there are still plenty of things that will keep them busy while they are there and they are not going to feel like they are missing out on anything at all.

What do adults do on Easter Sunday?

woman holding two easter eggs

1) Have an Adult Egg Hunt 

Adults can have fun on Easter Sunday, too. In fact, the holiday is a perfect excuse for an egg hunt that’s not just for kids. Create a treasure hunt for grownups by hiding eggs filled with special Easter gift treats: gift certificates, coupons, tickets to a concert or movie, or other small items.

Then, send your friends and relatives on an egg hunt. Make the clues as easy or difficult as you wish. You could simply give them the location of the first egg then let them figure out where to go from there. Or you could make the clues rhyme, or write in code, or make up other challenges that will keep everyone guessing until they reach the end of their adventure.

No matter what you do, it’s sure to be fun to watch grown-ups hunting high and low for Easter eggs!

pastel party for Easter

2) Throw a Pastel Party

Easter is all about pretty colors, and what better way to embrace that than by throwing a pastel-themed party? The best part of this party theme is that all the decorations (and drinks) will be taken care of for you. 

Just get some pastel food coloring and add it to everything! Cake batter, frosting, and even drinks can be made in pastel hues. You can even dye your party goers’ tongues in the process.

As for decorations, light pink and white crepe paper is the first thing that comes to mind. You can also search for various other Easter crafts on the Internet that incorporate pastel colors. These are just some ideas to get you started.

omelettes on sky blue table

3) Cook Up Some Easter Omelettes

Easter is a great time for families to get together, and sitting down for a meal has long been part of the celebration. Here in America, it’s not uncommon for families to whip up some Easter omelets. But did you know that people in other parts of the world have their own unique traditions?

This year, why not do something different? Shake things up with one of these directions to make your own tradition! After all, the best part about Easter is family.

woman crafting an easter egg

4) Hold an Egg Decorating Competition

Eggs come in all colors, sizes, and types and are also a symbol of new life, hope, and renewal. It’s only fitting that Easter egg decorating has taken on such importance in many cultures.

An annual Easter Egg Decorating Contest is the perfect opportunity to express your creativity and the results are both beautiful and delicious. Easter gives us the chance to celebrate rebirth and springtime flowers, so get inspired by nature when choosing your designs.

easter dinner party

5) Host a Dinner Party

Food is an integral part of any American holiday, and Easter Sunday is no exception. While the Easter meal can be prepared in a variety of ways and with a variety of different types of food, it tends to include some of the same basic dishes that are eaten throughout the spring season in the United States.

Springtime menu items include lamb, ham, green beans, spinach, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, and fresh bread. Easter desserts include carrot cake, key lime pie, and lemon meringue pie.

The Easter meal is usually eaten in the afternoon or early evening after church services. Some people eat a lighter breakfast before going to services and others skip breakfast altogether and do not eat until they return home from church.

Common side dishes served at an Easter dinner include:

  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Corn Souffle
  • Fruit Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Vodka-infused peeps

6)  Prepare Vodka-Infused Peeps

Ah, marshmallow peeps, the crowd favorite during Easter. They come in many colors and you can now buy them all year round, but they are at their best around Easter when the packages are full of cute little bunnies and chicks. But what if you’re too old for Peeps? What if you would rather have something a bit more adult? Something that packs a punch?

Well, then it’s time to soak your Peeps in vodka. This recipe makes a fun Easter cocktail for adults who want to indulge their sweet tooth with just a hint of nostalgia and a whole lot of vodka. You can use any flavor or color of Peeps that you like; like pink and purple ones.

The longer the Peeps soak, the more they will absorb the alcohol. The alcohol will not completely evaporate out of them even after they are removed from the liquid. So don’t give these to children! While they may not get drunk off them (unless you really go to town), they will be getting a nice dose of alcohol as they eat them.

7) Easter Egg Shots

For the kids, there are Easter egg hunts. For the adults, however, there are Easter egg shots! These festive drinks and shooters will put you in the mood for an Easter egg hunt of your own (just don’t get too carried away). From Creme de Menthe to Irish cream and colorful sprinkles, these shot recipes will be a hit with everyone at your Easter party.

Easter Egg Shots

Easter Egg Shots

This collection of adult Easter egg shots ranges from creamy Easter chocolate shots to fruity sippers. Many of these pretty pastel drinks are layered and make for a great presentation in your shot glasses. Some of these recipes require a bartending license to make, so be sure to plan ahead before making them for your guests.
Whether you’re hosting an Easter party or just want something fun to serve on this holiday, this Easter egg shot ideas are sure to please!


  • 3 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • ounce Vodka
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice
  • Garnish: orange slice, candy eggs, green sugar sprinkles, frosting (white)


  • Layer the Bailey’s Irish Cream and the vodka into a shot glass. 
    3 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream, 1½ ounce Vodka
  • Add the orange juice on top of the layered alcohol. The orange juice should sink through the vodka and stop at the Bailey’s layer. 
    1 ounce Orange Juice
  • Decorate with a slice of orange, some candy eggs, green sugar sprinkles, and a small swirl of white frosting.
    Garnish: orange slice, candy eggs, green sugar sprinkles, frosting (white)

What is the best thing to do on Easter?

Easter is celebrated in several cultures and traditions. However, the main theme and belief of Easter remain consistent throughout the world. Easter is celebrated in honor of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, three days after his crucifixion

As per Christian beliefs, Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans on Good Friday, died on the cross, and was buried in a tomb. On Easter Sunday, he rose again from the dead.

Easter is a joyful occasion for Christians all over the world. They believe that this day celebrates victory over death and signifies a new life. It is a day of celebration with family and friends for Christians all over the world.

The celebration of this festival is different in every country. Here we will discuss some ideas for Easter celebrations that you can use to make your Easter more jovial.

The joyous occasion of Easter is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the world. It is a family event where people get together to celebrate with fun Easter activities and games. People decorate their homes with flowers and colorful eggs to welcome this day of joy with happiness and high spirits.

Fun Easter Celebration Ideas

When it comes to Easter celebrations, the more the merrier for many families. With warm weather, we can all enjoy some fun outside in the sun! Make your Easter celebration a memorable one with these 5 egg-cellent ideas.

1. Egg Hunt Tradition

The timeless classic of Easter celebrations is an egg hunt of course. But rather than letting the kids loose on their own, make it a family affair by splitting into teams and let the adults hide eggs too (but remember to keep them at eye level). 

You can even make it more interesting by playing your own version of hot potato. 

Start off by hiding a prize egg somewhere in the house or yard. As teams go searching for their eggs, if they find the prize egg call “stop” and players must immediately drop what they are doing and race back to home base to try and claim the prize egg from another team — but be careful, because someone might grab it first! The team that gets to home base with the prize egg first claims it as their own.

2. Egg Painting

Everyone loves getting creative with painting and decorating so why not set up an activity for kids to make their own painted eggs? Gather all your hard-boiled eggs and some paintbrushes or crayons and other coloring materials.

3) Egg and Spoon Race

Egg and spoon races are a classic outdoor game that’s easy to learn and fun for all ages. The object of the game is to race from one end of the course to the other, balancing a spoon on which an egg has been placed. If you drop the egg, you must stop, pick it up and return it to the spoon before you can finish the race.

To play this old-fashioned game, start by gathering up eggs (hard-boiled eggs are easier to transport than raw ones). You will also need wooden or metal spoons for each participant. Each player should stand at the starting line, with their egg and spoon in hand. On “go,” they will race to the finish line while balancing the egg on their spoon.

If they drop their egg, they must go back and retrieve it before they can continue racing. The first person to reach the finish line wins! Egg and spoon races can be played individually or relay-style (with teams of two or more players).

4) Easter Bean Bag Toss

The bean bag toss is a beloved pastime for children of all ages. If you’ve ever been to a carnival or fairgrounds, you might have seen it played in the form of a clown’s mouth. The rules are simple: toss the bean bag and try to get it through the hole!

For this Easter-themed craft, we’ll be making a bunny bean bag toss. It’s easy to make and can be used as an Easter decoration or party activity. You can even use it year-round as a wall hanging for your child’s bedroom or playroom.

You will need:

  • A wooden board (at least 16″ x 16″)
  • Sandpaper
  • White paint
  • Assorted acrylic paint colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Brown paper bags (one per color)
  • Pencil and scissors

5) Easter-themed Croquet

From the French word meaning “little mallet,” croquet is a classic lawn game that’s perfect for Easter. Break out the pastels and floral prints, set up some stakes and wickets, and let the games begin!

1. Paint your boards. Paint two large bean bag boards in pastel colors. Let dry.

2. Set up your course. Layout a large piece of canvas fabric on your yard to serve as a playing surface, then place the bean bag boards at opposite sides of the canvas, about 10 feet away from each other. Place 2 stakes in each board, facing each other; this will be your first pair of wickets. Repeat with 3 more pairs of stakes to create a total of 6 wickets. You can lay out your wickets in any pattern you like — try a diamond or square shape!

3. Play! Have players take turns tossing horseshoes at their board until someone successfully tosses the horseshoe through all 6 wickets.

Easy Easter Party Ideas for Adults

Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to enjoy the company of friends and family. What better way to do this than by having an Easter party? There are many different things that you can do for this type of gathering, but here are some ideas on how to make it really special.

Easter work party ideas include games, crafts, activities, and more! Here are a few ideas on how to make it fun for everyone:

  • Hide Easter eggs under the office desks and chairs that you’re forever sitting on or any other type of office furniture for that matter.
  • Give each person or group a basket or bag with candy or other treats in them. Have everyone take turns hiding their goodies in the best places possible!

Easter Work Party Ideas

Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to enjoy the company of friends and family. What better way to do this than by having an Easter party? There are many different things that you can do for this type of gathering, but here are some ideas on how to make it really special.

Easter work party ideas include games, crafts, activities, and more! Here are a few ideas on how to make it fun for everyone:

  • Hide Easter eggs under the office desks and chairs that you’re forever sitting on or any other type of office furniture for that matter.
  • Give each person or group a basket or bag with candy or other treats in them. Have everyone take turns hiding their goodies in the best places possible!

Easter Party Food Ideas

green bean casserole

Green Bean Casserole

This recipe is a holiday favorite. It consists of green beans and cream-style corn, layered in a buttered baking dish with bread crumbs on top, then baked until crispy.
This tasty side is usually prepared for the holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners, however, it can also be served on any other occasion where you want to serve something simple yet delicious, especially on Easter.
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • 4 cups sliced green beans, thawed if frozen 
  • 3 pcs eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk
  • cup onions 


  • Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, beans, and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
    4 cups sliced green beans, thawed if frozen 
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
    ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until hot. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 2/3 cup onions.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
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Glazed Easter Ham

Glazed Easter Ham

Easter is one of those holidays that I've always loved. It's a special time when families come together and celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. This festive season also marks the return of spring, which means there are so many reasons to enjoy this day!
One reason is preparing for Easter ham glazed with honey, cinnamon, and orange zest each morning after waking up from a deep sleep in order to get some substantial energy before going off to work or school again.
Glazed Easter Ham is a dish that makes me feel warm inside and I always enjoy it on this day. It's very easy to prepare!
Servings 6 people


  • 1 whole fully cooked bone-in ham (15-18 pounds)
  • 1 whole cloves
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 can Dr. Pepper or Coke
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 325 °F.
  • Score the surface of the ham in a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep. Place cloves in the middle of each diamond.
    1 whole fully cooked bone-in ham (15-18 pounds), 1 whole cloves
  • Place the ham in a large roasting pan with a rack, tent it with foil, and bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours—or longer, depending on the package directions. (Some hams may require 3 to 3 1/2 hours at a lower temp; just check the package.
  • Heat the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and soda in a small saucepan until bubbly. Cook until reduced and a bit thicker, about 15 minutes.
    3 cups brown sugar, ½ cup spicy brown mustard, 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 can Dr. Pepper or Coke
  • After about 2 hours of baking time, remove the foil and brush the glaze on the ham in 20 minutes intervals (put the ham back in the oven, uncovered, in between) until it's nice and glossy.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest 15-20 minutes before carving.
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Spanish Omelette

Spanish Omelette

One of Spain's most famous foods is the Spanish omelette. It consists of thinly sliced potatoes and onions fried in extra virgin olive oil then mixed with eggs and baked in a small pan.
Served hot or cold as an appetizer or side dish, this dish will bring some sunshine into your life.
Servings 4 people


  • 2 pieces large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 piece small onion, diced 
  • 1 clove  of garlic, minced 
  • "Mediterranean" blend (garlic and herb seasoning) or Italian/paprika spices to taste


  • Heat the oil in a small frying pan, remove from heat, and pour enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add onion and garlic to the pan for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat until translucent.
    1 piece small onion, diced , 1 clove  of garlic, minced 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and spices.
    2 pieces large eggs, ½ cup milk, "Mediterranean" blend (garlic and herb seasoning) or Italian/paprika spices to taste
  • Once onions are ready, add them to the eggs and mix well.
  • Place the frying pan back on the stovetop at medium heat and pour the egg mixture in. Let it cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the edges become firm. If you want more crispy edges (like me), tilt your pan slightly so some of the oil goes around the edges of the omelette.
  • Once the edges are cooked, place a plate over the frying pan and flip it over so that your omelette falls onto your plate. Then slide it back into your frying pan and cook another 2-3 minutes or until eggs are ready and no longer runny.
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Pastel Deviled Eggs

Pastel Deviled Eggs

This traditional Easter brunch menu item is always better with a burst of color! The recipe will remain the same, but once boiled and peeled, let the egg white halves soak in a mixture of water, food coloring, and white vinegar.
Servings 4 people


  • 6 pieces eggs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)


  • Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Gently add the eggs, bring it back to a boil, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 12 minutes. Drain the eggs and rinse under cold water until cool enough to handle.
    6 pieces eggs
  • Peel the eggs and cut them lengthwise in half with a sharp knife. Remove the yolks and transfer them to a medium bowl. Place the whites on a serving platter or individual plates.
  • Add the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and salt to the yolks and mash with a fork until smooth (if you want to use an electric mixer or food processor, go ahead). Taste and add more salt or vinegar if needed.
    ¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp cider vinegar, ¼ tsp salt
  • Spoon or pipe about 1 tablespoon filling into each egg white half (use a pastry bag fitted with any tip you like). Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
    Paprika for garnish (optional)
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day (bring to room temperature before serving).
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herb crusted salmon

Herb Crusted Salmon

Easter is a time for family, friends, and delicious food. We love this easy salmon recipe with its crispy herb crust. It is perfect for a holiday dinner or brunch. The best part of this recipe is that it can be prepared in minutes and baked in the oven while you prepare other dishes.
There are so many reasons why we love salmon. Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation, which can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Salmon is also high in Vitamin D, which helps ward off depression and keeps your bones healthy. As if that weren't enough, salmon has anti-aging properties and fish oils can help maintain brain function.


  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp  roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 3-4 tbsp butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 4-6 pieces (6-ounce) center-cut salmon fillets


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Combine the tarragon and bread crumbs in a medium bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and dill. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons melted butter and toss until well coated.
    2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves, 1 cup fresh bread crumbs, Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, 1 tbsp  roughly chopped fresh dill, 3-4 tbsp butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper, to taste.
    Add the salmon fillets, skin side down, and sear until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the pan and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    3-4 tbsp butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon, 4-6 pieces (6-ounce) center-cut salmon fillets, Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Divide the herb crust among each of the fillets, pressing firmly onto the flesh side of each fillet.
    Place into oven and roast until just cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes depending on the thickness of each fillet (see note). Serve immediately.


The thickness of each fillet will determine how long it will take to roast in the oven. For instance, if your fillets are particularly thick you may need to place them in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, rather than 5 to 7 minutes as stated above; if they’re thinner than an inch or so it may only need 5 minutes or less.

Hopefully, we’ve given you plenty of ideas to help you plan an Easter celebration that will be both fun and memorable. Remember, the most important thing about planning your Easter celebration is to have fun! Good luck, and happy Easter!