Easter Weekend Ideas

Ideas for decorating and celebrating with family and friends over the Easter weekend.

Growing up Easter was always a special time that we would spend with my German grandparents; family time, cooking and decorations.  My Oma was a creative person and this definitely showed when it came time to Easter in both the baking and the decorations. Decorating the house at Easter time is growing increasingly popular in the UK and we've got some ideas for you; both DIY and where to buy.

It's not all about chocolate eggs

These decorated eggs have stepped it up a gear from the ones I decorated as a child but there is something here for everyone, from the traditional dyed egg right through to gold and glitter.  Whatever your age and whatever your style why not give these a go over the Easter break. Don't worry you can still eat chocolate eggs while you decorate!

Image source: Studio DIY, Obviously Mod, Flax & Twine, Good Housekeeping, 

 

Easter Baking

The Hot Cross Bun is key to Easter in our house and I won't lie these are generally shop bought but if you fancy trying your hand at making them you can't go wrong with a Mary Berry recipe.

Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients

Mary Berry's Hot Cross Buns
  • 500g/1lb 2oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 75g/2¾oz caster sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed spice powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest only
  • 10g/¼oz salt
  • 10g/¼oz fast-action dried yeast
  • 40g/1½oz butter
  • 300ml/10fl oz milk
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 200g/7oz sultanas
  • 50g/1¾oz finely chopped mixed peel
  • oil, for greasing

Easter Egg Nests

For something a little easier that even the kids can make how about Easter Eggs Nests.

Ingredients

  • 225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 75g/3oz cornflakes
  • 36 mini chocolate eggs
BBC Food Easter Egg Nests

BBC Food Easter Egg Nests

Easter Shopping Guide 

For those who don't feel like getting creative or cooking up some treats don't worry we have a selection of decorations and delicious Easter treats for you to buy.

Elizapeck Milk Tiddly Pot by Hotel Chocolat £2, Easter Chick Decoration by Red Lilly £1.60, Extra Thick Milk Chocolate Egg by Hotel Chocolat £27, Bunny Pal Egg Decorating Kit by Anthropologie £10, Easter Biscuits by Nila Holden £12, Gold Foil Finish Easter Eggs by Ella James £16.50, Set of 18 Gingham Egg Decorations by The Chicken and The Egg £7.50, Easter Felt Baskets by Waitrose £3

Have a lovely Easter Weekend with family and friends