Easter lands on April 20th this year. I can hardly believe that it’s already spring – 2014 got off to a bit of a stunted start in my household, with Jai and I being struck down with 4 different severe colds in as many months. Worst flu season ever!!! In fact, I must confess, I didn’t get my Christmas tree taken down until February – yeah, I know, I know! With as much DayQuil as I’ve had to take to make it through the beginning of this year, I’ve done the best I can. 😉
Now that April is here and I’m hopefully starting to get over this latest virus, my attention has turned towards Easter ideas! I wanted to share 5 fun tips for getting your house Easter-Bunny ready.
#1: Consider Candy Alternatives
Although it’s traditional to deck the house out with large chocolate bunnies and baskets full of candy, not everyone will be indulging this year. Since we just started a diet program, we won’t be stuffing our faces with sweets this year; but that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to have fun! Check out this unique Easter basket Jai’s grandma made several years ago – the “Basket” is made out of toilet paper and holds several colorfully-dyed hardboiled eggs! This is a great conversation piece for a room that doesn’t add tons of calories.
#2: Recycle Your Decorations
I love the look and feel that strands of light bulbs provide, so I like to decorate with them all year long – not just at Christmas! We originally bought these white LED lights to use at Halloween, and then we strung them up in the upstairs room to provide nice, soft track lighting for the December holidays and beyond. Check out year-round purveyors of holiday lighting, like ChristmasLightsEtc.com, and look for strands of lights in yellows and blues. These look great strung on a mantle with other Easter decorations!
#3: Think Pink
Easter is all about pastels, so dig out those baby blue and pink tablecloths, yellow napkins, and pale green table runners. Light colors lend the right ambiance for Easter without you having to run out and buy a whole slew of bunny-adorned decorations.
#4: Decorate Yourself!
Besides putting on your Easter best, consider getting into the festive spirit by decorating yourself! Easter egg earrings, bunny boutineers, and other themed jewelry is a great way to show your fun side for the holiday. A few years ago, I picked up a bunny ears headband at a local store and wore it with a business suit to work!
Now it’s your turn: Where do YOU get Easter decoration inspiration? Magazines? Pinterest? Somewhere else?