I don’t know about you, but the idea of a scavenger hunt filled with chocolatey treasures still appeals to me... even though I’m pushing 30. In fact, I might even be more drawn to chocolate now than I was as a child.
So, if you’re planning an Easter brunch party for adults, why not incorporate all the fun Easter activities of childhood and adolescence into your cuisine, décor and schedule of events? Trust me when I say your guests are sure to appreciate a little twist on Easter traditions.
Here are some fun ideas, crafts and recipes to experiment with for a memorable and entertaining Easter brunch party.
Easter Egg Macaroon Nests
Our parents threw the “no sweets before noon” rule out the window when they let us hunt for chocolate first thing on Easter morning. If your guests have a sweet tooth or two, let them indulge too! These adorable Easter Egg Macaroon Nests are too cute to pass up and are ridiculously simple to prepare. Plus, who doesn’t love mini-eggs?
Bunny Ear Flower Crowns
Go on — let your inner child out. These precious bunny ear flower crowns are a festive adaptation of the floral headpieces found at festivals and weddings. Check out our easy-to-follow instructions for DIY flower crowns here, simply add bunny ears and you’re good to go.
Upcycled Bijou Candle Decor
Not only are our Fete des Fleurs and Boudoir collections perfect for Springtime, but once you've burned through your Pink Bellini or Ambre Tubereuse Bijou candles, you can repurpose the bases for that added Easter décor! Simply clean out the wax and use the bases as mini planters for flowers or even as containers for Easter treats. The possibilities are endless.
“Adult” Easter Egg Hunt
Remember our suggestions for a “forever young” 30th birthday celebration? Adult-themed piñatas aren’t the only way to adapt childlike party ideas for an adult audience. Stock up on some plastic eggs and fill them with items that will appeal to an older crowd. We suggest mini plastic booze bottles, tea bags, movie tickets and mints.
Pastel Colored Deviled Eggs
Whether you’re dying your hair, donning some capris or adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls, pastels are all the rage right now. They’re also a trademark of Easter! This recipe for pastel colored deviled eggs doubles as a colorful decoration and a delicious treat for your guests.
DIY Easter Signs
Doing a hunt with your guests? These DIY directional signs need no instructions as they are pretty self-explanatory, but oh so charming. If your brunch plans don’t include an Easter egg hunt, you can still include a sign or two to give your overall décor a little extra something. Check out these ideas from Shelterness.com.
Bloomin’ Carrot Bouquet
What’s an Easter celebration without the inclusion of the Easter bunny’s favorite – carrots? This adorable and creative DIY Bloomin’ Carrot Bouquet makes for the perfect centerpiece at your Easter brunch and it’s so easy to make! Just be sure to leave the stems attached to your carrots for an extra Easter-y look.
Signature Easter Cocktail
If chocolate is allowed before noon, then some spirits are too! This Jelly Bean Cocktail from TheKitchn.com was inspired by Easter, so it couldn’t be more appropriate for your brunch party. These floral cocktail recipes with edible flowers are also a great option with a Spring-like feel.
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About the writer:
Always a dreamer, Jill Bentham is a passionate writer and photographer based in Toronto.