How to Easter-ify your Home

April 20, 2011    |    By +
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Ushering in the season of blooming flowers and longer days can be just what you needed to get over the gloomy, grim winter blues. There’s no better time than Easter to dust off your pastel linens and welcome spring with open arms (and windows). Take my advice and do a little prep work before the family comes rushing in on the big day and you’ll have an Easter full of memories and minimized stress.

Getting your home ready

Whether it be stocking up on Easter gifts for the kids or preparing to keep the whole family entertained; I’ve got you covered. Prepping for Easter falls into three simple categories: DIY, décor and family fun.


Thanks to the ever expanding internet, you can find loads of adorable printable paper crafts that will brighten your holiday table for free. You can print or design your own Easter themed invitations, place cards and display cards for the buffet or, to be more formal, individual menus for each place setting.


You don’t have to be egg-sessive with the Easter egg and bunny décor to be festive. Create “instant Easter” using supplies you already have at home. Take a glass hurricane candle holder and place a pastel colored pillar candle on a bed of Easter grass. Or, take the kids on a nature walk to collect flowers that will fill bud vases scattered around the house. For an extra special touch tie pastel ribbons, from your craft or sewing box, around each vessel.

Family Fun

Create an Easter scavenger hunt by filling plastic eggs with clues containing tasks. Team up older folks with younger ones to make the competition fair.

The team that finds the most eggs and completes the most tasks, wins. The clues can require anything from collecting a purple flower to giving Grandma a kiss.

Whether you’re hosting 2 or 20 remember that Easter is a holiday meant for spending time with those you love. So, make sure that you prepare in advance and celebrate with your guests on Easter Sunday!


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