Easter on a budget

Written by Jools Smith

27 March 2018

Planning a bit of a celebration this Easter weekend? Here are some ideas to have some fun over Easter without spending too much.

Egg decorating

Get the creative juices flowing for you and the kids and create your own decorative eggs. Simply hard boil an egg and dress it up with bits you have lying around the house. Give a prize to the most creative.

Make your own Easter eggs

Buying Easter eggs can be very expensive. Prices are being slashed as we get closer to the weekend, with Tesco, Morrisons and Asda offering three for £10 on selected large branded eggs.

If this still feels like a lot of money, why not have a go at making your own. All you need is some melted chocolate and an Easter egg mould. You can have a go at decorating personal ones with the kids and enjoy eating your creations together.

Easter egg hunt

If you have young kids an Easter egg hunt is a great way to spend an afternoon. All you need to do is buy (or make) some mini chocolate eggs and hide them around your house or garden. Aldi have their own Mini Chocolate Eggs at just 69p, almost half the price of Cadburys! Making you feel a little less guilty about picking up two bags.

Easter piñata

Have a go at making your own Easter style piñata in the shape of a bunny rabbit. Fill it with mini eggs, sweets and some home made Easter confetti and let the kids go wild!

Pin the tail on the bunny

We’ve all stuck a tail on a donkey before; adapt the classic party game to Easter with a homemade bunny and a cotton wool ball as the tail. Simple!

Homemade decorations

If you like to decorate your house for Easter have a go at creating your own, it’ll save you a nice little amount you can spend on more important things. Easter bunny bunting is a good place to start. Print out or draw some Easter bunnies, cut them out and attach them to some ribbon to hang up.

Alternatively try some DIY Easter wreaths or baskets.

Check out what’s going on in your town

Easter is a time of celebration and there is usually plenty going on. Easter fun fairs come to town, pubs put on Easter egg hunts and churches usually hold special Easter events.

If busy isn’t your thing, go for a relaxing walk in your local countryside and enjoy the start of spring.

Easter Dinner

Rather than splashing out on a big Easter meal at a restaurant, which can be pricey and very busy, create a homemade feast for the family. Try a cheaper cut of meat and let it slow cook in the oven all afternoon.

If you like to bake have a go at the classic hot cross bun or a Simnel cake. You can find plenty of recipes online and you will probably have most of the ingredients already lying around in your cupboards.

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