Seasonal & Holiday

Creative Easter Treats and Decor

Easter is one of those holidays that brings out the creative side in many people. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate all that we’ve been given and to gather with family and friends and enjoy each other’s wonderful company. Easter can be a nice time to spend time with the kids, and get them involved in the preparations for the Easter meal. One of the best ways to get them excited about the holiday is to involve them in the planning for the family gathering. There are so many fun activities that they can take part in, and many Easter crafts, projects, and recipes that they can help to make to get ready for the special celebration.

Peeps are a staple for the Easter season and are loved by many children and adults across the globe. Peeps come in many colors, sizes, and shapes. Peeps and Company is currently running a 60% off sale on their delicious candies. Peeps are perfect for baking. Just place a Peep in between two cookies and pop it into the microwave for a few seconds. In no time, you’ll have a gooey and festive Easter dessert for all to enjoy. Did you know that you can even decorate with Peeps? Create a unique centerpiece for your Easter table by filling a glass hurricane or candle holder with layers of different colored jelly beans. Fill 1/3 of the way, and then add a row of bunny Peeps, facing outward. Continue with the jellybeans, and then top with fresh flowers, such as gerbera daisies. Add a festive ribbon to the top to finish the look.

Spruce up your everyday decor with a little Easter flair. Just by adding a few Easter eggs here and there throughout your home, you can really add an adorable and charming look. Michael’s has 40% off of their Easter decor right now so you can snag some amazing last minute deals if you’re still planning to get some Easter decorating done. You can easily create your own decor. Buy some wooden eggs and paint them in coordinating pastel colors. Add a thin grosgrain ribbon around the center, and place the eggs around your home. They’ll look beautiful all grouped together in a decorative bowl. You might even add them to a planter for a little spring color.

You can also decorate with any childhood accents you might have saved through the years. Put out your old Easter baskets on display. You can fill them with colorful grasses, and add some stems of silk flowers to them for an added touch of spring beauty. Picks and accents with bunnies, bees or butterflies would be adorable.

You can save money by making your own chocolates for the children’s Easter baskets this year. Chocolate making doesn’t have to be hard. Find a chocolate mold that you’d like to use, and the rest is easy. You can make individual chocolates that can be wrapped and placed in the baskets, or you can use the molds to make lollipops, decor for an Easter cake, and more. Wilton has all of the tools that a baker or candy maker could need or want. Save up to 35% on clearance items. No matter what you wind up making or decorating with for Easter, just remember that it’s the thought that counts.