Easter is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: You’ve got work to do as an event organiser!
In this Easter special, we’ll cover some traditional and more modern Easter event ideas to help you organise your own fete.
Read on to find out about Easter event ideas like egg hunts, bunny bounces, and egg tossing.
1. Easter egg hunt
Right at the very top of our list is the Easter egg hunt. This scavenger hunt with a festive spin comes in many shapes and sizes.
You can hide chocolate Easter eggs filled with candy and have the kids hunt for it. Or, if you’re organising an Easter egg hunt for adults, you can hide small bottles of liqueur in the egg.
It’s a great opportunity to involve the community and see some new parts of the local area. You can also turn it into a fundraiser where the winning prize is a charity donation.
Need more inspiration? Look at the different Easter egg hunts organised in London.
2. Easter egg raffle
The prize has to be something interesting. You can add a bit of mystery to it all by hiding the prize inside of an Easter egg.
Just make sure that you check up on local regulations. Some councils will require you to get a gambling license before you can host a raffle.
Need more inspiration? Read this step-by-step guide on how to organise an Easter egg raffle.
3. Easter egg decoration competition
Easter eggs are all about the decoration on the outside (and the chocolate on the inside). Why not host a competition to see who can decorate an Easter egg in the nicest way possible?
You can use real eggs or plastic ones. If you really want to go big, you can blow up some balloons and cover them in papier mâché.
You can also host the competition in connection with another Easter event you put on. If you’re hosting a larger community event around Easter, you can display all the competing eggs for everyone to see.
Need more inspiration? See how this school did their Easter egg decoration competition.
4. Easter brunch
Brunches are nice, but boozy brunches are better. If you’re hosting an Easter event without children, then an Easter brunch is not a bad bet.
It’s a particularly good idea for Easter since it falls on a Sunday. You can totally party on a Sunday. Just make sure you start early enough to avoid Monday morning hangovers.
An Easter brunch can also be a nice addition to a business conference if it coincides with the holiday. Just make sure you book catering far enough in advance, as they’ll be busy.
Need more inspiration? Look at these Easter brunch recipe ideas and steal the best ones.
5. Easter crafternoons
Easter features a lot of decoration, so a good crafting session will definitely hit home. It’s something that can engage children an adults alike.
Easter crafternoons are good for schools or a community fundraiser. You’ll already have the space. All you need to organise are the materials for the actual crafting.
Stock up on paint, glitter, cardboard, scissors, glue, and even live flowers. If you want to get really creative, you can also offer Easter-themed temporary tattoos.
Need more inspiration? Read this guide on how to arrange the perfect Easter crafternoon.
6. Easter bunny bingo
If there’s a festive season in Britain, you can be sure there is a theme bingo night to go with it. Why not host your own Easter bunny bingo and give out seasonal prizes.
A bingo night is another great opportunity to use a mysterious Easter egg as the main prize. You can fill it with candy for kids or make it more boozy for the adults.
As with the Easter raffle, it’s a good idea to check with your local council to see if you need a gambling license. You might also need a separate alcohol license to give boozy prizes.
Need more inspiration? Print out some of these Easter bingo cards to use for your event.
7. Easter garden
If you have access to green space in your local community, then round up the neighbourhood and turn it into an Easter garden.
Make sure you stock up on yellow everything: roses, tulips, daffodils, anemones, freesia, and Aztec Sun. You can create sections of each in the community garden.
If your community space is big enough—and you plan far enough in advance—you can also arrange an Easter egg hunt for kids in the Easter garden.
Need more inspiration? Read this guide on how to make an easy Easter garden.
8. Easter bunny bounce
The Easter bunny bounce will require you to have access to either a bouncy castle or a large trampoline. It’s a great concept for kids but can also work as part of a fundraising event.
If you’re going the fundraising route, look for companies willing to sponsor bouncing contestants. They can, for example, pledge a certain amount for every bounce.
Easter bunny bounces will also be a great opportunity to create online content. You can live stream the bouncing competition on social media or take some snaps of the funniest bouncing fails.
Need more inspiration? Look at how this school organised their Easter bunny bounce.
9. Easter egg toss
The concept of an egg toss is quite simple, as far as Easter event ideas go. Two people throw an egg between each other and increase the distance between them every time it’s caught successfully.
As the distance increases, it will gradually become more difficult to catch the egg. Sometimes the egg will be caught successfully, only to get crushed between a contestant’s hands.
An Easter egg toss is a great way to entertain children but can also be used as a competition for a community fundraising event.
Need more inspiration? Read up on the rules so you’re prepared for your own egg toss event.
10. Easter baking class (or Easter bake-off)
If you usually host baking classes, then put an Easter spin on the educational experience. Dig out your best hot cross bun recipe and invite your guests over for a baking session.
Need more inspiration? Look at these mouth-watering images on Pinterest.
Hopefully, you now have a few more Easter event ideas in your arsenal. Easter is not always an easy time to organise events since most people are with their families.
But with a bit of creativity, you can organise something that not only gets people interested but also makes them bring the family along to participate.