Easter is just around the corner so now is the perfect time to find goodies, ingredients, supplies, and decorations at Eagle Creek Village for your upcoming Easter party or potluck! However, party planning can get expensive fast, especially if you have many guests, so we’ve put together a list of ideas that is budget-friendly, fun, and festive for you!
Easter decorations typically mean eggs, eggs, some bunnies, and more eggs! But egg-themed décor is versatile and can be kept around beyond the Easter holiday, like large ceramic eggs for display around your home, or egg-shaped bowls that can be used as dishware for other occasions (find them at A Step Above and Dollar Tree).
Aside from eggs, you can get into the Easter spirit with colourful tablecloths and balloons, stuffed toys, Easter-theme bins for your chocolates and treats from Dollar Tree.
The trick to creating a festive Easter meal is making colourful dishes! Some popular, easy, and budget-friendly dishes include deviled eggs, glazed carrots, spring mix salad, and glazed ham. Explore an extensive collection of Easter-inspired recipe dishes on Epicurious, Food Network, and AllRecipes. For fresh quality ingredients, visit Quality Foods, or pick up freshly goods from Cobs Bread.
Enhance your dining table and kitchen with Easter-themed kitchenware, dishware, and décor! Use a bouquet of flowers or plants as your centerpiece, decorated with Easter eggs. Find fresh cut flowers and potted plants at Quality Foods. Create an Easter-themed dining table with colourful accents like vases, candles, napkins, and more from Dollar Tree and A Step Above.
When the food settles in is when the party really begins. Amplify your Easter party with a social DIY activity, such as egg painting or dyeing (remembering doing this as a kid?). Pick up a couple cartons of eggs, few palettes of paints, and some brushes and stencils and set up a craft table for your guests. Hard boil the eggs (about 10 minutes, followed by an ice bath) in advance of your party and set aside 3-4 eggs per guest. Make sure you also have a table cover to minimize messes and spillage.
Make things even more fun for everyone by planning and creating an Easter scavenger hunt! Fill hollow plastic eggs with little treats like candies and chocolates (find plastic eggs at Dollar Tree). Hide the eggs around the common areas of your home such as the living room, kitchen (avoiding cupboards), and even in the trees and bushes around your yard. You can also add competition to it, such as whoever finds the most eggs wins a prize! Reward the winner with the gift like a gift certificate from one of Eagle Creek Village’s many shops and services.
Sweeten Your Party
Would a party really be a party without a sweet treat? Visit Quality Foods to pick up a scrumptious cake, Starbucks for their adorable cake pops, or Cobs Bread for their delectable pastries and hot-cross buns!
Easter Party Favours
Create a little Easter party favour or goodie bag for everyone! Find treat bags from Dollar Tree and fill them with Easter chocolates and candies, which you can find at Quality Foods.
Speaking of party favours and goodie bags, we are doing a giveaway ourselves. Make sure to enter our Health and Wellness Contest for a chance to win a prize package valued at over $600 (ends April 17, 2019). Good luck, and Happy Easter!