175 Egg-citing Easter Ideas {homemade decor, games, food}

Tip Junkie’s Easter projects will have you all set with pictured tutorials and craft ideas! To make it really easy for you to celebrate, here are things to make for Easter which include bonnets, baskets, bunnies, decorations, gifts, Egg hunt and coloring ideas, Easter Sunday recipes, as well as printables, games, free coloring pages, and even parade ideas!

Create a new Easter tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome Spring crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make eggs, bunnies, bonnets, decorations, printable games and activities for kids, and even several ways to hunt eggs, and then recipes to make as well!

Easter Baskets Ideas

30 DIY Easter Baskets for Boys to Make

30 DIY Easter Baskets for Boys ~

32 DIY Easter Baskets for Girls

32 DIY Baskets for GirlsEaster baskets for girls can be so much fun to make with ruffles, bows, and lace.  These creative Easter basket ideas with blow your mind!

Making Easter baskets for kids don’t have to be the traditional wicker baskets although they can be as I’ve added a few of those tutorials too.  Scroll down for the unique Easter basket ideas for girls of all ages that you can sew, no-sew, recycle, and DIY with free step-by-step instructions and pictured tutorials.

50 Free DIY Easter Basket Ideas to Make

50+ Easter Basket Ideas ~

29 Paper Easter Basket Ideas free printables

29 Paper Easter Basket Ideas {free printables}Easter baskets for girls can be so much fun to make with ruffles, bows, and lace.  These creative Easter basket ideas with blow your mind!

Making Easter baskets for kids don’t have to be the traditional wicker baskets although they can be as I’ve added a few of those tutorials too.  Scroll down for the unique Easter basket ideas for girls of all ages that you can sew, no-sew, recycle, and DIY with free step-by-step instructions and pictured tutorials.


8 Basket Liner Patterns

7 Free Basket Liner Patterns to Make ~ Basket liners can bring an old wicker basket from drab to fab in an instant. I’ve listed a variety of sewing tutorials from easy basket liners to super frilly to how to grow your own grass liner.  {snicker}

22 Uses For Plastic Easter Eggs ~ Every year I have a ton of left over plastic Easter eggs with a desire to do something with them besides just storing them or throwing them away.  So, this year I’ve complied a list of 22 things to make with my left over plastic Easter eggs.  You can embellish them, decorate with them, play games with them, serve food with them, and more!

Easter Bonnet Patterns

Homemade Easter Bonnet Patterns to Wear

15 Homemade Easter Bonnet Patterns ~ How to make homemade Easter bonnets with free patterns perfect to wear on Easter Sunday.  These Easter bonnets include a fascinator, floral headbands, floral hats, a reversible bonnet, bunny hat, and hankie baby bonnet.  These hats and bonnets are so adorable that I bet your little ones won’t want to take them off!  {{cheesy grin}}

18 Easter Egg Hunt and Activities for Easter Sunday

18 Easter Egg Hunt and Activities for Easter Sunday ~ Delight your kids this year with an extraordinary Easter egg hunt!  These Easter activities for kids will make Easter Sunday the most memorable family gathering to date.  Here are several Easter egg games, egg hunt clues, and fun Easter activities you can play as a family.

Easter Crafts

12 Easy Easter Gift Ideas to DIY

12 Easy Easter Gift Ideas to DIY ~ I love finding new an easy Easter craft activities that also double as traditions to do with my children. I think it not only helps create lasting memories but it also gives me an opportunity to be the “fun mom”.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

50.  Easter Egg Coloring Party {free printable party pack} ~ Easter… just another great reason to have a party. Here is a free printable party pack for a fun-packed Easter egg coloring party. Four invitations per sheet, designed to coordinate with the theme of the party. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt51.  FREE Easter Party Printables {diy decor} ~ I love the vintage feel of these “storybook” Easter printables that Kirsten from Embellish designed for us. This adorable collection includes everything you’ll need to throw one sweet party! Easter Activities52.  Easter Egg Lunch Hunt {Easter Games} ~ Here is a super fun way to serve lunch on or around easter! All you need is plastic eggs and your lunch ingredients! A fun way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy lunch!

53. Easter Card and Invitation ~ This Spring colored printable Easter card and Easter Egg Hunt invitation that you can download for free is really sweet!  I love the subtle use of color and design.

Easter Egg Hunt

54.  Easter Egg Hunt Printable ~ Frame this adorable Easter Egg Hunt printable or attach it to a stick to make a yard sign.  There are four color choices, yellow, pink, green or blue . Easter Egg Hunt

55. Printable Easter Hunt Kit ~ This cute printable kit is a bunny whose footprints and nibbled carrots lead you right to the loot the Easter Bunny left for you!

Easter Egg Hunt

56.  Streamer Easter Egg Hunt {Easter Celebration} ~ An Easter egg hunt is a traditional party of most Easter day celebrations, but this handy streamer easter egg hunt is a fun spin that works well for your littlest hunters.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

57.  Carrot Pouches ~  Instead of a basket why not surprise your kids with a clue, like these *Carrot Pouches*?  Inside the pouches will be a clue that will lead them to their Easter baskets!  Fun, right? Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt 58.  Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt {Easter Printables} ~ How fun would it be to wake up Easter morning to discover that the Easter bunny had left you a little note on your door and foot prints leading to something more mysterious? Whether you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt at your house or just playing it cool with your own kiddies, these Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt printables will get the job done!

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

59.  Easter Hunt Box {Grandparents} ~ This special Easter gift, an Easter egg hunt in a box, is the perfect present to send to your little loved ones that live far away.

Easter Party Games

Easter Games

60.  Glow-in-the-dark Easter Eggs {Fun Games} ~ This fun game is a great alternative to hunting traditional Easter eggs this year. Tweens and teens will love this twist on traditional egg hunting as well, keeping the family tradition of hunting Easter eggs alive for a few more years.

Easter Games61.  Egg Wars ~ The object of an egg war is to try and crack each of your competitor’s eggs without yours breaking.

Easter Games

62.  Easter Bunny Maze {Easter Games} ~ Print out a copy of this fun Easter maze and set it at the seat of each kid attending your Easter dinner or Easter brunch.  When they have finished eating, or while they are waiting patiently for their food, they can keep themselves busy with this fun Easter game.

Easter Games

62.  Easter Egg Hunt Board Game ~ Enjoy a candy free egg hunt during Easter season with this free board game printable.

Easter Games

63.  DIY Easter Tic Tac Toe ~  Tic tac toe three in a row.  Everyone enjoys a game of tic tac toe!  Follow this great tutorial to make a festive bunny and chick game using clay and a wooden plaque.

Easter Food

Easter Menu Bunny Salad

61.  Easter Bunny Salad ~ Turn your favorite salad into the perfect side dish for Eater dinner by adding a set of bunny ears, also known as French palmiers. Easter Dinner Menu Recipes62.  Easter Dinner Menu ~ wonderful dishes we made and rounding them out into a complete Easter dinner from start to finish. Check out all the lovely salads, potatoes, desserts and, of course, ham. Easter Brunch Egg Recipes

63.  Egg in a basket Recipe ~ Perfect for Easter brunch as little ‘baskets’of puff pastry filled with a baked egg and some scallion and cheese.

64.  Mothers Ham and Egg Crepe Squares ~ Place am slice in center of crepe and carefully crack egg onto ham. Fold edges of crepe toward center, using the egg white as a kind of glue.Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve at once.

Stuffed French Toast Recipe

65.  Stuffed French Toast ~ An amazingly easy breakfast which cut way down on morning prep time, and was delicious.

Easter Sunday Lunch Menus

66.  Easter Sunday Lunch Menus  ~ Delicious Easter lunch menus featuring traditional recipes such as asparagus amandine, lemon-coconut cake, and classic Easter ham. Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

67.  Apple-Pear Salad With Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing ~ This salad has the perfect blend of fruit with the apples, pears, and dried cranberries. The salty cashews also balance out the sweetness. 20 Easy Bento Lunch Boxes

68.  20 Easy Bento Lunch Boxes ~ Made one-too-many grilled cheese or PB&J lunches? These beautiful bento lunch box ideas will certainly change things up — but still let you incorporate your kid’s favorite foods and healthy snacks.

Chickie Cheeseball Recipe

69.  Chickie Cheeseball Recipe ~ Use the carrots and peppercorns to decorate the chick. Serve with an assortment of crackers. Easter Bread Recipe

70.  Ninety Minute Cinnamon Bunny Rolls ~ The dough is just perfect. I used that recipe to create some fun little bunny rolls for the kids to snack.

71.  Bunny Bread Buns Recipe ~ These bunnies will quickly disappear instead of multiply on your holiday table.

72. Bird Bread Roll ~ Sadly, I couldn’t track down the actual recipe or original source for this adorable bird roll.  Sorry. 3 Easter Bread Recipe 73.  Chicks in a Cup ~ Once breads have cooled, make eyes with edible decorating pen. Press knife into middle and stick an orange coated candy in the middle for the beak.

74.  Little Birdie Roll Recipe ~ A pictured tutorial with recipe on how to make adorable little bird rolls for Easter dinner.

75.  Honey Bunny Rolls ~ What a great idea, and perfect for Easter. Have the kid’s help shape and decorate the bunnies. Carrot Crescents Filled with Egg Salad Recipe 76.  Carrot Crescents Filled with Egg Salad Recipe ~ It’s a simple recipe, just two ingredients, but one I still enjoy even though my palate has been expanded immensely over the years. Easter Dinner Make-A-Menu

77.  Easter Dinner Make-A-Menu ~ Mels Kitchen Cafe has several amazingly yummy recipes for you to pick and choose to create an amazing Easter menu plan. Easter Dinner Recipes 78.  Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb Recipe ~ Bread crumbs and a medley of fresh herbs form a savory crust on this leg of lamb, which makes an impressive centerpiece for a celebratory meal.

79.  Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Red-Wine Sauce ~ Though the lamb itself is deeply flavorful, the sweet-tart sauce is the real reason you won’t want this meal to end.

80.  Greek Chicken and Potatoes Recipe ~ One more beautiful thing about this dish: It takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and then you have an entire dinner. Delicious.

Carrot Cake Pops Easter Desserts

81.  Carrot Cake Pops {Easter Desserts} ~These carrots are a fun Easter take on the cake pop.  Both made from carrot cake and formed in the shape of carrots, they are truly carrot cake pops.  Your little bunnies will love them.

Easter Cakes

82.  Donut Easter Bunny ~ A sweet little Easter Bunny made from powdered donuts.

Easter Cakes

83.  Jelly Bean Carrot Cake  ~ This adorable jelly bean covered carrot is actually a cake.  And it is the cutest Easter dessert for your family.  You can get the printable instructions HERE.

Easy Easter Desserts

13 Yummy Cadbury Egg Recipes on Tip Junkie

13 Yummy Cadbury Egg Recipes ~ If you love Cadbury eggsthen you are going to drool over these dessert recipes.

The best thing about cadbury mini eggs and creme eggs is that you can use them up by adding them to almost any of your favorite dessert recipes. These recipes are easy to make and mouth-wateringly delicious. They’ll definitely hit the spot!

30 Perfect Peep Tutorials for Easter

30 Perfect Peeps for Easter {recipe, home decor, printables} ~ Hey Peeps!  Peeps candy has so many DIY options from marshmallow peep cakes to DIY decorating ideas.

There’s even peeps smores!  Marshmallow peeps are no longer just simple Easter candy as the following tutorials will show you how yummy and beautiful peeps can be.

30 Fun Easter Dessert Recipes Perfect for Easter Sunday Dinner or Brunch

30 Fun Easter Dessert Recipes

31 Easter Cakes and Dessert Recipes

31 Easter Cakes and Dessert Recipes ~ How to make easy Easter desserts that are perfect treats to serve your family on Easter Sunday. These Easter dessert recipes include Easter cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and yummy Easter treats like recipes for kids and baking recipes.

Your family and friends will love celebrating the Easter holiday with these yummy treats that remind them of Spring time and Easter.

Easter Scripture Resurrection Cookies Recipe tradition

Easter Scripture Resurrection Cookies Recipe [tradition] ~




Easter Printables

Easter Printables

120.  Bunny Bait Treat and Printable {Edible Easter Gift} ~ Here is a cleverly silly Easter gift perfect for your kids to hand out to their friends! Made simple with the printable topper! All you have to do is find the clear bags and candy. Easy to put together, super fun to give out! Easter Cupcakes

121.  Easter Cupcake Toppers & Baskets ~ Here are some darling chevron striped cupcake toppers and wrappers that look like little Easter basket.  You can print them in yellow, blue, and pink.

Easter Printables

122.  Printable Easter Flags ~ These flags are great for adding an extra little detail to you Easter items. Use them on straws, gumball tubes, cupcake toppers and more.

Easter Printable

123.  Lollipop Seed Packet Printable ~ Perfect for Easter or May Day, you can fill this little seed packet with jellybeans.  Have the kids put them into a pot and the next day, it will have magically grown into a lollipop.  {wink}

Easter Printables

124.  Easter Carrot Boxes {Easter Printables} ~ Hide treats for your kiddos or give Easter gifts to your friends and neighbors in these fun carrot boxes.  The free printable template will allow you to turn any fun paper into the perfect Easter carrot box.  Fill them with your favorite Easter treats and stash them around the house for your little Easter bunnies to find.

Easter Printable

125.  Easter Activity Page {Easter Activities} ~ This fun Easter maze is a great activity to keep the little ones entertained at brunch.  You can also print out lots of fun games and hide them in their Easter baskets or tucked inside Easter eggs instead of sugar treats.

Easter Printable Game

126.  Easter Bingo ~ Here is a fun activity you can do as a family, Easter Sunday, or an Easter Party.

Easter Art

Easter Bunny Canvas

131.  Easter Bunny Canvas ~ A bunny butt has never looked cuter!  I absolutely adore the yarn pom pom bunny tail addition to the bunny silhouette!  This Silhouette project is sure to put you in the Easter and Spring decorating mood.

Easter Art

132.  Easter Egg Wall ArtWouldn’t this darling project be a fab Easter gift for a teacher?  Or neighbor?  Or youth leader?  Or…you get it.  Round up your bright paper scraps and turn them into something beautiful.  I love the pop of glitter on a few of the eggs.

Easter Art

133.  Easter Thumbprint Art {Easter Craft For Kids} ~ Easter thumbprint art is a fun craft for kids of all ages.  Make them now and display them or use them as a fun craft to keep them busy during Easter brunch.  Make it a family tradition and you can compare their thumbprints as they grow.

Easter Art

134.  Easter Subway Art {free printable} ~ This cute printable is a great free way to add some holiday flair to the house this Spring.  The gray background would look fabulous in a chic white frame.

Easter Art

135.  Easter Printable Art {free printables} ~ Print and frame these adorable Easter printables.  There are several choices and colors to choose from.

50 Crafty Easter Bunnies to Make

50+ Crafty Easter Bunnies to Make ~ How to make Easter bunnies, crafts, and bunny games to play with the kids for Easter Sunday and Spring.  These Easter bunnies include plushies, a t-shirt, bunny ears, bunny houses, bunny treats and bunny bingo.  I just adore all of the fun, crafty and edible things you can do with bunnies for Easter!

Easy Easter Crafts


Easter Crafts

139.  Easter Candy Topiary {Craft How-To} ~ Candy is always in abundance at Easter.  Luckily, it is as cute for decorating as it is yummy for eating.  These cute speckled jelly beans make a beautiful Easter topiary.  Pick the candy of your choice and glue it down quickly before it gets eaten.


Easter Count Down Tutorials

Easter Count Down Tutorials

141.  Easter Advent Calendar ~ You can make these cute little felt eggs into a fun advent calendar to help the kiddos countdown the week before Easter.  You could place little treats or scriptures in the pocket of each egg.  The tutorial includes a free printable pattern.

Easter Count Down

142.  Countdown To Easter Activity CardsThese little cards will help you remember the true meaning of Easter.  Wrap them up and hand out to friends at church, or challenge the kiddos to complete each card at least once before Easter arrives.

Easter Countdown

143.  Bunny Kisses Countdown Calendar {Easter Fun} ~ A sweet decoration or a fun count down calendar, either way these yummy chocolate Bunny Kisses won’t last long in your house.  If you have a Silhouette, you can also download the files for this project for free.

Easter Edible Presents


Free Printables

20 fun ways to celebrate easter

147.  20 Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter ~ Wondering how to celebrate Easter? There are so many fun Easter activities, crafts, memories to make, and “spring” filled moments to enjoy together for a memorable and lovely Easter!  Here’s a free printable with things to count down to Easter!

easter and springtime paper doll

148.  Easter and Springtime Paper Doll ~ Look at this paper doll design just for Easter and the Spring time! {{LOVE!}} This complete Easter and Spring time Paper Doll Printable Set features a garden collection for the “Little Laurie” paper doll.


Easter Sunday

149.  Easter Table ~ Create this gorgeous Easter tablescape with handmade chocolate eggs, lollipops and bunny jars (tutorial included) in a pastel palette.  You can add more dimension to the table with tiered serving dishes.

Easter Sunday

150.  Easter Table ~ This beautiful blue and green tablescape will remind you that it’s the most beautiful time of the year and everything soon will be in blossom.  Add a charming touch to your Easter spread with egg place cards, a strategically placed chocolate bunny, speckled eggs and fresh flowers.

Easter Sunday Table

151.  Easter Brunch {decorate} ~ Beka and Kimberly put together three beautiful Easter brunch tables mixing and matching just a few different elements to create completely different looks.

Easter Sunday Table

152.  Easter in a Cup {Easter Decorations} ~ Make a quick and inexpensive Easter decoration from a mug and some fun Spring items.  These beautiful Spring nest candle holders make a gorgeous centerpiece for your table.  Perfect for Easter brunch or even to keep out all Spring long.

153. Sequin and Glittered Eggs ~ These lovelies don’t have to be just for Easter.  They would be beautiful displayed throughout Spring.  Add them to baskets, candlesticks, or tablescapes.

Easter Sunday Table

154.  Decorating the Easter Table {tutorial} ~ I had so much fun putting my Easter table together this year and it all came together in the end!  Here are the tutorials on how to make all of these details for your own fabulous Easter Sunday dinner. Easter Sunday Table155.  Pottery Barn Easter Eggs {Spring DIY} ~ Mary loved the gorgeous Pottery barn Spring display, but the pieces together cost almost $200.  She took the inspiration from the magazine, DIYed a few of the pieces, and created her own DIY Spring Decor for $23!  Almost 1/5 of the cost.  You can see how she created the Easter egg ornaments and the rest of the centerpiece on her blog. Easter Table Centerpiece156.  How to Make Peeps Sunflower Tutorial ~ How to make these amazing Spring table centerpieces using fake sunflowers, marshmallow Peeps, and green sixlet candies. There are a few little tricks you’ll to make this Peeps centerpiece that you will want to know ahead of time.

157.  Ruffled Fabric Easter Eggs ~ These ruffled Easter eggs are absolutely adorable!  They make a a great centerpiece.  And, you can reuse them next year.  You don’t have to worry about these eggs spoiling on you.

Easter Napkin Folding

158.  Easter Bunny Ears & Napkin Ring ~ Folding napkins into bunny ears is a simple go-to technique.  You can slide a napkin ring on them or place them in a stemmed glass.  You can make your adorable bunny napkin ring with the free download and tutorial.

Napkin Folding

159.  Easter Bunny Fold for Napkins ~ Easter-rabbit-shaped napkins are a festive detail for the holiday table, and they only require a few simple folds. Napkin Folding

160.  Bunny Fold Napkins ~ Better Homes and Gardens made an easy to follow video on how to create this fold… Click here to watch!

Easter Sunday Table

161.  How to Make Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings ~ Learn how to create your own adorable Easter or Spring napkin rings for just $5.

Fancy Table Setting

162.  Silhouette White Rabbits {free template} ~ Dress up the Easter table with this simple yet elegant white rabbit silhouette and carnation cotton tail.  You can use them for place cards, menus, or as a centerpiece.  All you have to do is download the free template, cut, and add a white carnation for the tail.

Easter Table Place Setting

163.  Spring Garden Easter Table Setting ~ Very simple elements make up a gorgeous table!  A neutral linen table cloth with bright coral, yellow and green table runner and napkins accented the table.  I especially adore the shabby fabric flower plate accent (a tutorial is included).

Fancy Tablesetting

164.  Spring Garden Tablescape ~ It’s spring now and fresh flowers are among the best and simplest decorations. Of course, traditional rabbits and eggs are not to be forgotten!  Learn how to gather items already at home to put together a classically beautiful tablescape.

Party Table Settings

165.  FREE Full Set of EASTER Printables ~ Huge set of Easter printables, perfect for Easter Egg hunt parties, Easter brunches and more!  Includes a banner, signs, cupcake toppers, water bottle wrappers and more.

Easter Party Table

166.  Carrot Themed Easter Luncheon {Unique Party Themes} ~ Leave the pastels and the bunnies behind and go for a more modern Easter gathering with this orange and green carrot themed Easter Luncheon.  You can also use the free printable invitations, place cards, favor tags and thank you cards to help you with your party planning. Easter Party Ideas167.  Spring Flowers Table ~ Spring represents new growth and youth which makes it a perfect party theme for children.  There are fun activities that include planting seedlings and making a wool blossoms tree.  You can also find an adorable flower wand tutorial as well as free cupcake flag printables.

Easter Party Table

168.  Easter Egg Decorating Party {Easter Celebrations} ~ Fun Easter decorating ideas that make for a beautiful egg decorating party, egg hunt, or Easter brunch.  Lots of great treat ideas and a beautiful carrot centerpiece.

Paper Flower Tutorial169.  Spring Paper Flower Centerpiece {Centerpiece Ideas} ~ This gorgeous spring centerpiece ideas makes a one-of-a-kind decoration for any party. Muted water colors give these flowers a soft, mottled effect fitting for a wedding or shower. When your party’s over, move this gorgeous centerpiece to a table for a beautiful spring table decoration.

Spring Paper Flowers

170.  DIY Springtime Tablescape {Table Decorations} ~ These gorgeous table decoration are the perfect additional to a springtime tablescape. Create these table decorations in soft pastels for a beautiful and festive Easter tablescape.

Paper Flower How-to

171.  Crepe Paper Flowers {Paper Design Ideas} ~ This beautiful Crepe Paper Flower tutorial is a paper design idea perfect for a centerpiece or a lovely little bouquet for a wedding.

Easter Treats for Kids

172.  Baa Baa Black and White Sheep Treats {recipe how to} ~ Make your own adorable sheep for Easter baskets or a children’s table.

Kid's Easter Table Setting

173.  Kid’s Easter Table ~ This brightly colored Kid’s Easter Table is sure to bring a smile to the kiddo’s faces!  Some of the decor elements included stacked clay pots to make a fabulous cake pop stand, colored rice for bunting place cards, felt bunny bags and Peeps stir sticks.

Kid's Easter Table

174.  Easy Easter Table ~ Embellish the kid’s table with this super easy tutorial.  All you need is burlap ribbon and craft foam stickers.

Easter Party Favor Ideas

DIY Easter Box Party Favors to Make

12 Easter Box Party Favors ~ Easter Baskets make the cutest party favors and these DIY Easter basket ideas are so adorable and perfect for Easter Sunday.

These party favors are perfect for Spring and include Easter basket templates, free printables, and Easter gift baskets as a hostess gift or little gift for your Easter Sunday table.


easter parade

175.  Easter Party and Parade {great props} ~ All you need are some great props for a great Easter parade.  Here’s an example of props made from a Martha Stewart template and how the simple props can make an extraordinary parade!

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