Doing anything special for Easter this year? I’m a bit behind this year. Easter is a moveable holiday, but it seems like Mardi Gras just started last week. I really expected to have another week to get ready. The speed of Easter’s approach sent me on a quest for quick Easter recipes, and ideas for simple Easter decorations I could make.
There is so much symbolism related to Easter (crosses, bunnies, and eggs, etc.) that creative ideas for decorations and recipes abound. I’ve found some great recipes and ideas around the web that I’d like to share with you. Most of them are simple and can be done quickly and easily. Some might be a little more time consuming, but there’s always next year!
I thought this would be a cute idea for an Easter basket treat. My mom used to scatter jelly beans through the Easter grass in my basket. With the climate in St. Kitts putting them in a jar might be a better idea.
Use any jar, glue on a plastic bunny, and spray paint. Instant custom jar worthy of the Easter bunny!
If you would like a quick centerpiece for your Easter table, consider this idea. It uses a regular bowl. Add some greens to make a nest. Add some eggs. Colored eggs would be nice! Quail eggs are kind of rare here. Then strategically place flowers to accentuate your creation. I love the look of this! It just says “Easter”!
I also liked this centerpiece a lot. You would need two vases. One vase or jar inside with water for the flowers, and one big enough to hold the first vase and the colored eggs.
Cute cupcake ideas are plentiful on the web. You could easily use a box cake mix and canned frosting for these creations to save time.
A nest is pretty easy to make, especially if you use a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip. If you don’t have one, a baggie with the corner cut off can work as a piping bag. Just be sure to use a sturdy baggie and make a very small cut. You can always cut more if need be. Then add some store bought egg-shaped candies and you’re golden.
Or, how about a bunny cupcake! This one uses frosted cookies for the ears.
Or, a bunny cupcake from the other side of the bunny! The same cookies are used for feet this time.
I thought this was a cute Easter decoration for a carrot cupcake. A few toasted walnuts around the edge, and topped with a “circus peanut” trimmed to form a carrot and green licorice shredded for the carrot top.
Need ideas for decorating your Easter eggs? This method uses natural dyes made from boiled onion skins and beets. They place pieces of foliage dipped in melted wax on the egg prior to dyeing it to create the patterns.
If you have some skill using a Sharpie marker these eggs are absolutely gorgeous!
Here’s an interesting tip for eggs that are easier to peel. Add a couple spoons of baking soda to the water when boiling them. It reduces the ability of the albumin (the skin like layer inside) to stick to the shell.
I love these hand painted eggs by Ingrid!
If you are wondering what to do with all those hard boiled eggs afterwards, deviled eggs or potato salad will make them disappear quickly. I love this idea for deviled eggs!
Peeps can help to make something special for Easter very easily. Look at these cute Easter basket cupcakes!
Or, how about a peeps cake?
After all that sugar, you might want to have the kids run around the yard to burn off some of that sugar buzz. Here’s a neat idea! Place glow sticks inside plastic eggs and have a night time Easter egg hunt.
I hope you found an idea you liked, or something that started your creative juices flowing. This post is a bit different from my normal style. If you liked it, found it helpful, or would like to see more similar posts please hit the like button below. Hope you have a great Easter!