27 Easter ideas to upgrade your at-home celebration

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27 Easter ideas to upgrade your celebrationsLights4fun, Garden Trading, Layered Lounge

Easter 2024 is just around the corner, and there is no finer opportunity to bake, decorate, gather together, and eat otherworldly amounts of chocolate. We are taking a hopeful punt on fine weather to get outside for an Easter egg hunt, stocking up on meringue and whipping cream ready for some showstoppers, and gathering branches and blossoms to prepare our homes for a pastel-hued springtime celebration. Any excuse for bunting.

Read on for 27 ways to celebrate Easter at home in 2024...

Easter ideas - Create a flower cloud

Create a unique centrepiece for Easter lunch with a flower cloud decorated with painted baubles, or small chocolate Easter eggs. Your flowers can be foraged, and there are plenty of branches available on Etsy (such as these plain options) if you want something sturdy to act as a frame. Most DIYers suggest hanging a flower cloud from small ceiling hooks, so make sure your decorations are lightweight.

Pictured: Furniture and accessories at Garden Trading

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Garden Trading

Easter ideas - Make a mini egg cake

Take a stab at this deceptively easy mini egg cake. A simple sponge and buttercream icing forms the base for a rainbow of mini eggs. One for the little ones.

Follow the steps on Hobbycraft

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Hobby Craft

Easter ideas - Add simple easter baubles

If you want to decorate more minimally, these would make great decorations for your hanging branch, or to add to a simple Easter bouquet. The set includes four clear glass, four ribbed optic glass and four white speckled eggs.

Shop now: Mixed Egg Decorations at The White Company

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The White Company

Easter ideas - Decorate with an Easter wreath

Here's a Christmas tradition with a fresher and more optimistic take for Easter. Easter wreaths are most often made with pliable branches like pussy willows, and decorated with foliage, spring blooms, and pastel-coloured eggs. There are plenty of pre-made Easter wreaths for those who don't fancy any DIY (see our roundup of the best Easter wreaths here). We love the idea of hanging them on dining chairs for Easter lunch.

Shop now: Easter Egg Wreath at Lights4fun

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Oliver Perrott | Lights4fun

Easter ideas - Host an (easier) Easter egg hunt

Encourage a smoother Easter egg hunt for little ones. These Easter egg hunt kits contain cute gingham bunnies and little signs printed with directions to dot around your home or garden.

Shop now: Gingham Bunnies Egg Hunt Kit

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Easter ideas - Buy a bunny basket

If you want to make an egg hunt extra special, consider these sweet bunny baskets from Monsoon with 3D faces and floral ears. These are sturdy enough to be used as storage afterwards.

Shop now: Monsoon Easter Bunny Basket Bag at John Lewis & Partners

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John Lewis

Easter ideas - Tablescape with fresh flowers

If you don't want to buy Easter decorations that will likely sit in a cupboard for the rest of the year, tablescape with fresh flowers instead. A trail of green foliage and seasonal daffs is as easy as it gets.

Shop now: Easter Tableware Collection at Sophie Allport

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Sophie Allport

Easter ideas - Add bunny ears to everything

One from the Easter cheat sheet – just add bunny ears. These sweet cake toppers can transform a less-than-festive cake to an Easter centrepiece. And there are plenty of options available for smaller desserts and cupcakes, too (we like these pastel-coloured ones.)

Shop now: Bunny Ears Cake Topper at Etsy

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Easter ideas - Test out some Meringue nests

Traditional Easter desserts are predictably sugary and usually laden with chocolate eggs. We say embrace both, and try this chocolate meringue nest topped with mini eggs, whipped cream and chocolate shavings...

Get the recipe: Easter Egg Meringue Nest Recipe at Tesco

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Easter ideas - Make a show of breakfast

Keep your eggs cosy. These little woolly lamb cosies are hand-crafted, perfect for an Easter breakfast of boiled eggs and soldiers.

Shop now: Lamb Egg Cosies at The White Company

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The White Company

Easter ideas - Send a flowering basket delivery

For friends or family members who can't join you in person, a flowering basket could arguably last longer than chocolate. This M&S option includes a fresh springtime arrangement of ferns, peace lilies, white roses, a kalanchoe succulent, and a fittonia plant.

Shop now: Large Spring Flowering Basket at M&S

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Easter ideas - Go minimal

For those that err on the side of minimalism and wince at the sight of primary colours and sugary bunting, your decoration can be as simple as adding a handful of spring branches to a bud vase.

Shop now: House Beautiful Naomi Mushroom Blinds at Hillarys

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House Beautiful

Easter ideas - Bunny bunting

Why use standard bunting when you can use fluffy bunny bunting instead? This looks (surprisingly) understated suspended over a table, or it could be a great way to dress a mantelpiece.

Shop now: Felt Easter Bunny Bunting

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Ginger Ray

Easter ideas - Decorate the garden

Take a hopeful punt on balmy springtime weather and decorate your outdoor dining sets, summerhouses or arbours as a sweet backdrop for an Easter tea party. Some simple bunting, an Easter wreath, and an abundance of colourful eggs would work wonders.

Shop: All accessories at Lights4fun

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Oliver Perrott

Easter ideas - Rely on colourful tableware

If you are hesitant to buy Easter decorations, use some colourful tableware instead to create a springtime feeling. Anything with playful patterns and bright and hopeful colours will be enough to enliven an otherwise plain table.

Shop now: All tableware at John Lewis

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John Lewis & Partners

Easter ideas - Make some showstoppers

For the confident baker, these little showstoppers have two layers of chocolate sponge, buttercream icing and delicate nest toppings to hold your chocolate eggs (made with Shredded Wheat of all things).

Get the recipe: Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes Recipe at Tesco

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Easter ideas - Create a striking centrepiece

Easter decorating is for grown ups, too. We are totally taken with this fabulous Easter set up that uses simple willow branches and paper baubles as a sophisticated centrepiece. Keep your table linen crisp and white, and let some simple chalky colours stand out.

Shop now: Easter Collection at Layered Lounge

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Layered Lounge

Easter ideas - Add springtime colours to your home

As the outdoors start to flourish, the cocooning textures and colours of a home dressed for the winter months can begin to feel heavy. We are huge proponents of decorating with the seasons and introducing hopeful pops of colour that reflect the outdoors.

Pictured: Country Living Whitstable kitchen at Homebase

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Brent Darby

Easter ideas - Make some clever bunny napkins

Simplicity itself, but a treat for the Easter table nonetheless, pick some colourful cotton napkins like these beautiful Tori Murphy examples and tie them around an egg – hard boiled to avoid mishaps, or wooden decorations would work too – to create sweet bunny ears.

Shop now: Harbour Stripe Napkins at Tori Murphy

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Tori Murphy

Easter ideas - You can always really on daffs

Aside from copious amounts of chocolate eggs, nothing conveys the spirit of Easter quite as well as a jug of sunny daffodils. You can buy a bunch for £1 in most supermarkets.

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Catherine Gratwicke

Easter ideas - Have an Easter cake delivered

There are those among us who have neither the skill nor inclination to tackle Easter recipes at home, so why not have the pros do it for you. Cutter and Squidge have a huge variety of spectacular cakes with delivery nationwide.

Order now: Easter Egg Cake at Cutter and Squidge

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Cutter and Squidge

Easter ideas - Use a wreath as a centrepiece

We are all for a multifunctional accessory. This pastel-toned wreath with speckled Easter eggs can be hung on the front door, or used as a table wreath for a simple and impactful centrepiece.

Shop now: Easter Table Wreath at Lights4fun

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Oliver Perrott | Lights4fun

Easter ideas - Celebrate outdoors

Check your weather forecasts, and celebrate outdoors if you can. This fresh outdoor dining scheme by Sophie Allport uses the simplest of decoration to great effect – set up your table runner, add cushions and seat pads to your garden furniture, and top it off with ceramic jugs filled with seasonal flowers.

Shop now: Hare Collection at Sophie Allport

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Sophie Allport

Easter ideas - Memorise the day

A great craft activity to occupy little ones, collect springtime flowers on a country walk and use this pressed flowers kit from Not On The High Street to memorise the day.

Shop now: Blue Brontide Wooden Flower Press at Not On The High Street

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Lola Jones Photography

Easter ideas - Host a garden party

Here's another idea that is contingent upon the weather, but we are hopeful nonetheless. A great one for large families, forgo a sit down lunch, take your Easter celebrations outdoors and set up an informal garden party.

Shop now: Easter Decorations at Talking Tables

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Talking Tables

Easter ideas - a front door wreath

Some Christmas tradition have fresher and more optimistic iterations come Easter, and a wreath is a great example. This one is festooned with daffodils for a bright yellow display.

Shop now: Chalk Paint In Tilton at Annie Sloan

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Annie Sloan

Easter ideas - Make your own wreath

One for the budding DIYers, make your own Easter wreath with this kit from Etsy that includes a metal hoop and wire, moss, foliage, and dried flowers cut to size.

Shop now: Easter Wreath Making Kit at Etsy

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