Glue gun at the ready, Hobbycraft is an emporium of inexpensive Easter ideas. It should be your first point of call when whipping up an Easter bonnet and for decorating your house with fluffy chicks. For Easter baking, crafts, decorating and card making inspiration, see their seasonal hashtag #HopToHobbycraft
Look to Ideal Home for a guide on creating traditional Easter décor with homemade accessories and beautiful displays. Their photo gallery includes how to create your own tinted egg shells and a rustic table centerpiece. Cheep cheep.
Hot cross buns, slow roast lamb, Easter biscuits… this is a time to unleash your inner domestic goddess. A terrifying prospect? Check out Mary Berry’s Easter feast recipes to guide you along your way.
Are you hosting? John Lewis is a one-stop site for inexpensive Easter decorations to transform your home; look to their hanging Easter eggs and Easter wreath. Don’t forget every child needs a basket to collect their eggs and consider using reusable eggs that you fill in advance – jelly beans, toys, rice cakes, whatever takes your fancy.
Founded in 1999, Talking Tables is known for its wonderful party accessories and Easter is no exception. Make your kitchen stand out with their Easter carrot crackers, a Truly Bunny garland and Easter plates. The charming Great Egg Hunt Card and paper chains will keep little ones quiet while the Easter Bunny is at work.
TIMEOU'T'S EASTER LONDON
Being stuck at home can easily become stifling so the good people at Timeout have rounded up the best escape roots in London to provide a breath of fresh air during your Easter weekend. With chocolate making classes, Easter parties and The Boat Race to view, pint in hand, along the River Thames, there’s something for everyone. Moominland exhibition, anyone? Sounds immense.
FREE COLORING PAGES
Kids driving you mad whilst trying to make the mint sauce? Plonk the littles in front of a black and white printout of the Easter Bunny and hand over the crayons. Choose from hundreds of free colouring pages, connect the dots, mazes and more games. Colour online or on print.
eHOW'S EASTER PARTY GAMES FOR ADULTS
So the brood is off to bed and it’s time for the adults to have some fun. eHow have the perfect telly alternative with their selection of Easter Party Games strictly for you adults. Choose from Easter Egg Bocce Ball, Egg Toss, Flashlight Egg Hunt and Easter Bingo.
NATIONAL TRUST EASTER EGG HUNTS
Once again, rejoice. The National Trust is teaming up with Cadbury to offer their annual egg hunts around their beautiful properties. Hunts cost around £3.50 per child and will be hosted at, among others Sutton House (look for the curious caravan), Fenton House (seen the walled garden?) and Red House (wombat trail, see for yourself).
MARTH STEWART EASTER CRAFTS
Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs, Blow Out Eggs, Needle-felted chicks are only a few of the darling treats Martha Stewart and her mastermind team of homemakers have in store for eager table-layers. Add some love to your Easter celebrations with a touch of homemade chic.
Updated March 2017