Why waste a perfectly good spring day crowded around a stuffy dining room table? Get outdoors this Easter for a casual yet beautiful backyard celebration, complete with outdoor decor that is second to none.
Decorating for an Easter egg hunt
Decorate your door
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Welcome your friends and family by decorating your front door with a festive Easter wreath. Need some inspiration? You can make a simple door hanging that you can use through the entire spring season with these DIY springtime decor directions.
Blooming plants and table scapes
Easter is the perfect time to show off beautiful spring blossoms. Adorn your outdoor patio with flowerpots of varying sizes containing blooming plants or spring flowers such as daffodils or bluebells. Or really think outside the pot by putting spring flowers in an upside-down umbrella.
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Cover a picnic table (or several tables for a larger party) with pastel fabrics. If you don't have tablecloths in pastel shades, you can use fabric remnants or even sheets to create table runners. Top the table with DIY wreaths made of twigs with acorns or other nuts and pinecones or plastic pastel eggs affixed to them.
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Create carrot centerpieces
You don't have to stick with traditional Easter themes when decorating for your outdoor party. When it comes to the dinner table, we love the idea of using fresh produce mixed with fresh florals for a simple and natural centerpiece. One idea is to buy several bunches of carrots with the long greens still attached. Place them in clear containers with the greens above the top rim and add big, bright flowers — simple beauty at its best.
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Let there be light
Your egg hunt doesn't have to be centered around Easter brunch. You can host the hunt in the late afternoon, serve an early dinner and mingle with your guests into the evening as the kids enjoy the fruits of their finds. Add a little light and sparkle to your outdoor space by hanging strands of tiny white lights along the deck, railings, overhangs and surrounding trees. If your party is more kid-centric, whimsical Easter-themed lights with bunnies or eggs and pastel paper lanterns are a perfect touch.
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Decorating for Easter doesn't have to be about dousing everything in pastel shades. Easter is about rebirth, renewal and springtime, which brings to mind flowers blooming and animals coming out of hibernation to fill their bellies after a long winter's nap. To encourage little critters to hang out on your patio, consider hanging this DIY squirrel feeder as part of your springtime outdoor decor.
Set up a candy and dessert station
Easter candy and desserts are so beautiful and colorful that you can use them to create a lovely display that serves as part of your outdoor Easter decor. Set up a table laid with a pastel tablecloth and arrange desserts and candy on plates of varying heights (think tiered plates), sizes and shapes. Need some inspiration for dessert eye candy? We love these inspired cupcakes with themes of spring and Easter.
Kids' craft table
Before the kids start hunting for the eggs you have strategically hidden around the yard, set up a table where they can decorate egg cartons or craft bags to carry the eggs they find. Collect egg cartons in the weeks leading up to the party, then supply markers, paints, glitter, stickers and other supplies for decorating. Kids will love these other Easter basket crafts, too.
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