The styles of Easter decoration and celebration might have changed over the years – but the reason is wonderfully the same. Easter is the most important festival on the Christian calendar which is a lovely reason to celebrate in our homes. We might not have time to blow eggs, hard boil them or dye them anymore. However, I have plenty of simple and stylish ideas for your Easter home.
Pretty egg cups can be so decorative and useful too with a little imagination. Fill them with pretty narcissus as a sweet breakfast table decoration. You could also mix and match the colour of the egg cups with seasonal flowers. These look lovely as a centrepeice on the dining table or added to your desk for a pop of colour!
As Easter approaches, trees start to burst with greenery and blossom. Hunt out some pretty branches of pussy willow from which you can hang simple wooden Easter decorations as a doorstop display. Faux branches are also easy to find in homeware or craft shops. You could also pick a few twigs of blossom to arrange simply in a vase as a little nod to Spring.
Bring the outside in
It’s magical to see primroses and primulas pop up in the lawn, hedgerows and flower beds. Why not make a fun indoor display for the breakfast table by buying or bringing from outside a plant to pot up in a floral teacup? It’s super fun and it can be replanted outside once the blooms die down.
We’re going on an egg hunt
You are never too old for an egg hunt! Whether you are the hider or the seeker – an Easter Sunday egg hunt is always fun. The custom of the Easter egg hunt comes from Germany in the late 16th century. Many suggest that the protestant reformer Martin Luther organised egg hunts for his congregation with men hiding the eggs for women and children to find. It’s a modern link to the story of the resurrection, in which the empty tomb was discovered by women.
A family favourite that is super quick and simple to make are chocolate crisp nests. Easy to make with children, or quick to whip up to enjoy when friends or family come over.
How to make chocolate nests:
Melt 2 tablespoons of golden syrup or runny honey, 50g of butter and 100g plain or milk chocolate together over a low heat or in the microwave. Stir in 100g of cornflakes or rice crispy type cereal. Mix well and then divide and spoon into 12 paper cake cases placed in a bun tin. Top with some chocolate mini eggs and place in the fridge to set. They will keep in an airtight container for 2 – 3 days – but I doubt they will last that long!
It’s a great idea to add some seasonal and keepable decorations to your collections. I love these pretty pastel wooden eggs as they can be brought out and used in so many ways. Then after Easter I can pop them back in the box and store in the attic with other seasonal decor items. Pretty eggs look great on a kitchen island, tucked in amongst Easter cards or added to a hallway display.
Easter scents and towels
I’m a big fan of changing out soaps and hand towels to ring the seasonal changes. Pastel colours and florals are perfect as an Easter swap out.
Small and delicious
It’s oh so tempting to over indulge when the chocolate eggs are in the shops, in our kitchen or stare out from the refridgerator. This year I decided to go with a simplified yet satisfying approach of choosing our favourite types of chocolate eggs in mini form. They look great next to a small Easter daffodil display. They are ready on our sitting room footstool when temptation strikes – delicious but in healthier small portions!
So many ways to embrace and enjoy Easter in your home this year!