Hosting the Perfect Easter Party has just got Easier
Coming up with ideas for organizing and planning an Easter themed party, whether for kids, adults, or a combination can be a pretty fun and exciting process all on its own. The holiday lends itself to silliness and, let’s be honest, the fact that it’s been taken over by the chocolate and sweets industry doesn’t hurt (at least for those of us with a sweet tooth!).
Hosting an Easter party can be a great way to bring family and friends together who you might otherwise not see very often. In this article, I’ll guide you through some of the preparation required for an Easter themed party, including some fun ideas for activities, food and drinks, and even some easy Easter decorations.
What is Easter all about?
Easter is an annual holiday that celebrates rebirth and new beginnings, and is celebrated pretty much throughout the world. The holiday is primarily Christian, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it's also become a time (or dare I say, an excuse!) for family gatherings.
In my house and speaking from plenty of experience, as we head toward the faithful day (and with a little help from the advertising industry machine) Easter becomes a buzzword. With each passing day in March our kids get more and more excited for the incoming chocolate and sweets tsunami, and we have little choice but to partake in the ritual, religious or otherwise.
Many cultures have their own unique Easter traditions. In Sweden for example, Easter is celebrated with a variety of traditions, including the "Easter Witches," who are believed to fly on broomsticks to the mountains to meet with the devil. Children dress up as witches and go door-to-door asking for candy. While in Brazil Easter is celebrated with a large festival called "Osterfest," which takes place in the city of Blumenau. The festival features traditional German music, food, and beer, as well as an Easter egg hunt. Sweets and Easter eggs seem to be a common factor across most traditions.
If you’re lucky Easter may also be deemed a public holiday in your country as it is in many others. This gives you the time to spend with your family while participating in some fun Easter activities. So whether you celebrate Easter in a religious context, or prefer it more secular, it's a definitely an ideal time for some joy and togetherness.
Six Easter Party Activity Ideas
The first step in planning an Easter themed party is to think about the activities you'd like to include. Depending on your guests and their sensibilities will help you determine which activities will be preferable. Some Easter activities can be considered too child-centric, while others are aimed at a more mature adult-oriented crowd.
Below are six great Easter activities that both adults and children can enjoy. Depending on the age of your guests you can always adapt the games to be either more adult orientated, or the more child-like.
The prizes above are really what can take your Easter party from a typical child-based affair into adult territory. Adult orientated prizes such as alcohol and gift cards can add a new twist on the idea. While the games may feel childlike, the prizes will bring the child out of the adults!
Printable Easter themed party games can also be a great way to keep guests entertained. These games can include trivia about Easter traditions and history, word scrambles, and bingo. By grabbing some printable party games, you can easily add a fun and interactive element to your party without breaking the bank.
Food and Drinks Ideas for Your Easter Party
Let’s be honest, if you can succeed at the Easter Party catering, half the battle is won! No party is complete without some delicious food and drinks.
While sugar and chocolate bunnies are important, they should rather make up a side of the food offerings. When planning your Easter party menu, consider incorporating traditional Easter foods such as ham, deviled eggs, and hot cross buns. You can also offer a variety of finger foods such as fruit skewers, veggie platters, and cheese and cracker trays. And for those guests who are vegan or plant based, there’s plenty of faux-meat, cheese and egg options available today, not to mention amazing vegan chocolate.
Six Easter Party Food Ideas
For drinks, consider serving refreshing beverages such as lemonade, iced tea, or a fruit punch. You can also create a special Easter cocktail or mocktail by adding colorful garnishes and using festive glassware.
Desserts are a must-have at any party, and Easter is no exception. Consider serving Easter-themed treats such as sugar cookies decorated with pastel icing or a bunny-shaped cake. You can also incorporate traditional Easter candies such as Peeps and Cadbury eggs.
Decorating for an Easter PartyWhen planning an Easter-themed party, it's important to choose decorations that capture the spirit of the holiday and make your home feel festive and welcoming. In this article, we will explore the different types of decorations you can use for a home-based Easter themed party.
Six Easter Party Decoration Ideas
When you start down the rabbit hole (and no, I won’t apologise for that fantastic pun!) there are so many different types of decorations you can use for a home-based Easter themed party that is can get quite daunting. Whether you choose to use Easter bunnies and eggs, spring florals, pastel colors, Easter-themed table settings, banners, or lights, the key is to create a fun and festive atmosphere that captures the spirit of the holiday. By tapping into some of these ideas, you can create a beautiful and memorable Easter party that your guests will remember for years to come.
Hosting an Easter themed party is a great way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. By including fun activities, delicious food and drinks, and festive decorations, you can create a memorable and enjoyable celebration.
Good luck and if you have any of your own great ideas feel free to include them in the comments below!
Why You’re Never Too Old To Party
With 108 million Americans aged over 50, there are plenty of birthdays to be celebrated. Whether it be a day out or some light entertainment at home, it’s important to celebrate each milestone. Having fun is important regardless of your age. At any age, but particularly as we get older, celebrating a birthday offers an invaluable opportunity to get together with loved ones; it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or complicated.
Having a themed party
When it comes to arranging a celebration for an older relative, consider choosing a theme. By organizing a celebration based on a particular interest, you are not only showing thoughtfulness but it also gives a focal point to the festivities. This could be something as simple as their favorite color or a favorite personality. It might even be something based on the year they were born. Whatever it is, it can be fun to incorporate a theme into the celebrations. If you are organizing the party together, it also offers you a special chance to have some time together, which can be better than any material gift.
Going out or staying in
Depending on the nature of the birthday ‘girl’ or ‘boy’, you might want to organize a social event. This could be something simple like going for a meal somewhere or going bowling. Wherever you go, speak to the venue about decorating the space in advance, particularly if it is all a surprise. Have a careful think, though, about the logistics involved in organizing a day out, and whether it is best to advise your relative of any ideas beforehand. This will help keep any potential stress to a minimum.
Organizing some group activities
If you are planning something at home or a low-key indoor gathering, think about including some suitable activities. Have a think about the sorts of games your relative would enjoy, along with those attending the party. For a jovial atmosphere, why not incorporate some games, such as charades or a quiz. Having some birthday-themed team games is a simple way of bringing some fun to the party. If you would like to keep the atmosphere quite relaxed and calm, consider an arts or crafts activity. Whether it be painting or creating something out of materials, art and crafts can be a great way of bonding across generations. They have also been shown to have a positive impact on morale.
Meanwhile, you could arrange for a photographer to come and take some professional photos of the event, as well as some posed group photos. This not only provides the perfect opportunity to capture the day, but also offers an invaluable keepsake of multiple generations coming together.
A little thought goes a long way
It can be hard for some people to embrace birthdays, particularly as they get older. Having some sort of celebration, even if very low-ley, can give even the most reluctant of birthday people a boost. However you celebrate, bringing together a group of people who mean a lot the someone will likely be the best birthday present they could ask for. Whatever you do, make sure you are aware of any commitments your relative has, particularly if the party is a surprise, and make sure the day you are celebrating is clear in their diary (even it means making up an excuse for them to keep the day free).
Over the years, we’ve become known for our trivia games. We have over 30 different trivia games, quizzing you on 30 remarkable years of U.S. and world history. To get your guests talking, laughing, and having a great time, you need our trivia of the year games at your next party.
With trivia for the 1950’s all the way to present day, there’s something for guests of any age. Do you know someone who is a pop culture nut? There are no boring questions in our trivia games – they’re full of history facts you’ll find surprising.
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February: the month of love and kindness!
First, we have the beautiful Valentine’s Day which is a celebration of love, when two hearts beat as one. This is the month when we look back on the story of St. Valentine and appreciate the sacrifice he made on behalf of love while we hold our lovers in our arms.
We know we all deserve to have that one day out of our busy schedules where we get together to celebrate love and being loved with our partners.
And don’t forget Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, if you’re being polite. It marks the end of the Carnival season and the beginning of Lent, a day before Ash Wednesday. These games will help keep the party going and the drinks flowing with our Mardi Gras games. We’ve got Trivia games, masquerade games, drinking games and much more.
Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Thatch, was one of the most feared pirates of all time. When he died at sea, way back in 1722, many believe he took to his grave the secret of where he’d stashed millions of dollars in stolen gold.
In 1996 the wreckage of Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was found off the coast of North Carolina, but, alas, maties… there was no great treasure among the wreckage.
So treasure hunters continue to scour the islands and the sea floor off the southern coast for signs of Blackbeard’s booty, looking for tiny clues that might point the way to a big payday.
This pirate-themed scavenger hunt is a lot of fun for young party-goers who love the thrill of hunting for treasure. Lucky for the young treasure hunters, the prizes can be found in nature. Your young guests will be sure to have more luck than the folks looking for Blackbeard’s gold.
If your family is anything like mine, you have that time between pumpkin pie and football, when everyone’s still at the table, the dishes are staring up at us, and we all know that someone has to step up and start the clean up.
This is a fun way to settle who should start the long, slow walk to the kitchen – a fun, and quick game of turkey trivia! Whoever ends up with the low score and the endless chore of cleaning up after the annual feast, rest assured, it couldn’t possibly be as bad as cleaning up after the first Thanks giving.
Back in 1621, the first Thanksgiving dinner went on for three days! There were fifty Pilgrims and 90 Wampanaag Indians at the table. Historians believe that the group included just five women, who handled almost all the cooking and all of the cleanup!
One of the best excuses for a party every year is the Super Bowl.
Everyone loves a great party: getting together with friends, eating fun football-themed finger foods, enjoying the thrilling half-time show, and seeing the debut of the year’s most expensive commercials. But, for a lot of us, especially some of us ladies, the worst part is the actual game… the mind-numbing pace of watching the players gain the field, foot by torturous foot.
If you love a good Super Bowl party and are searching for something to do away from the glare of the sixty-inch screen, in between commercials and half-time, here’s a game for you Gather the gang in the kitchen and compete to see who can make the most edible cookies.
American Games: Maryland trivia
The first time I visited Maryland, it was a side-trip during a visit to Washington, D.C.
I suppose it is the same for a lot of people, but Maryland deserves to be a lot more than a side trip. Maryland was one of the original thirteen colonies that later became the first United States – it deserves its own place in history and people in the know, know a few things about Maryland.
Once upon a time the Port of Baltimore was one of the most important ports in the global spice trade. McCormick Spices built warehouses along the port in the late 1800s, and well into the 1980s visitors to the Baltimore seaport could smell pepper, vanilla, or other spices wafting through the sea air.
Today, the spice warehouses are gone, but the seaport is still thriving and home to the National Aquarium and dozens of shops and restaurants. The rest of this tiny state is still as inviting as a phantom whiff of vanilla on a warm summer day.
Test your knowledge of this small, but fascinating state with this fun trivia game.
American Games: Georgia Trivia
The southernmost of America’s original thirteen colonies, Georgia became a state in 1788. The colony was founded by James Oglethorpe, a British soldier and philanthropist.
Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a refuge for people locked up in debtors’ prisons in England. He hoped to give people a fresh start in the New World.
Today, Georgia has a racially and ethnically diverse population that continues to grow, year after year, as more people discover the beauty of the state’s rivers and mountains and the excitement of its cities.
If you’re a Georgia native or just a Georgia fan, test your knowledge of the Peach State with this fun quiz.
Survival of the Fittest Party Game
When the first season of Survivor debuted on May 31, 2000 about 15.5 million people tuned – it was an all-new kind of reality show and the audience was almost immediately hooked. Now the show is an indelible part of the culture, so, of course, it is a great addition to any party.
This game combines everything we love in a party game – silly physical stunts and the opportunity to be embarrassed in front of friends and family. Each player chooses two actions and hast to perform them at the same time. Then, the audience of friends, family, and anyone else who happens to be at the party, gets to vote on whether or not the player succeeded.
We’re not saying unsuccessful players should be voted out of the party, but that would certainly add a sense of urgency to the game play. For your next party, clear a room, print this game, and may the best guest win!
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