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Colorful Modern Easter Ideas for a Festive Celebration

We’re in the single-digit countdown to Easter, folks! Are you hosting a gathering for friends and family? Or maybe you’re planning a quiet day at home, but you want to make sure it’s filled with festivity and style. Today we’ve rounded up the best modern Easter ideas from our favorite blogs, and each one represents a unique take on this beloved holiday. Ready for a closer look?…

Unforgettable Easter Decor

Let’s start by setting the stage with some eye-catching decorations. We’re loving this DIY Geometric Easter Egg from Proper, created with colorful paper triangles. A modern spin on a classic Easter symbol!

Geo paper Easter egg art from Proper Colorful Modern Easter Ideas for a Festive Celebration
Geo paper Easter egg art from Proper

Proper’s tutorial for Dip-Dyed vases yields some colorful modern results, like the succulent planter below. The secret ingredient: liquid Kool-Aid! Check out the full tutorial here:

Dip dyed planter from Proper Colorful Modern Easter Ideas for a Festive Celebration
Dip-dyed planter from Proper

This Painted Pastel Egg Centerpiece from Knot & Pop via Green Wedding Shoes takes pastel style to the next level. And yes, it’s totally inspired by those chocolate mini eggs we all know and love!

Painted egg centerpiece from Green Wedding Shoes
Painted egg centerpiece from Green Wedding Shoes

Take your Easter decor in the Midcentury direction with these Tropical Retro Inspired Decoupage Easter Eggs from Melodrama. Decoupage is the strategy of choice here, and the beachy motifs will have you dreaming of your next vacation…

Tropical Easter eggs from Melodrama
Tropical Easter eggs from Melodrama

Moon phase motifs are one of today’s hottest trends, so this next decoration idea is perfect for design enthusiasts. Say hello to Crescent Moon Easter Eggs from Paper & Stitch, created with the help of pink acrylic paint and small crescent shapes cut from painter’s tape!

Crescent moon Easter eggs from Paper & Stitch
Crescent moon Easter eggs from Paper & Stitch

We know we featured these Peeps Bunny Place Card Holders from A Beautiful Mess in last year’s Easter roundup, but they’re too fabulous not to mention again. Polymer clay, paint and flocking powder create the look and feel of Peeps marshmallow treats:

Peeps place card holders from A Beautiful Mess
Peeps place card holders from A Beautiful Mess

Festive Food and Drink Ideas

Special treats are an Easter staple, but today’s featured goodies are anything but ordinary! Let’s start with colorful Easter Brunch Fruit Smoothies from Camille Styles, created by Austin children’s cooking school Patricia’s Table. And what about those layers? They’re achieved by whipping up a few different fruity smoothie flavors, then ensuring they’re different consistencies by thinning the concoction’s top layers with milk. Get the recipes here.

Children's Easter smoothie idea by Patricia's Table for Camille Styles
Children’s Easter smoothie idea by Patricia’s Table for Camille Styles

Camille Styles also offers an array of delicious cocktail recipes for adults, including this grapefruit cocktail by New York City event planner Brita Olsen. Fennel adds interest to this Easter-perfect beverage!

Grapefruit fennel cocktail from Camille Styles
Grapefruit fennel cocktail from Camille Styles

Before we launch into dessert, let’s take a look at the delicious nibbles served at this modern tea party from Oh Happy Day. On the menu: salmon, cucumber and dill sandwiches, spring salads with edible flowers, and more. Check out this modern take on spring cuisine here.

Modern tea party from Oh Happy Day
Modern tea party from Oh Happy Day

Homemade Macaron Ice Cream from Sugar & Cloth is the perfect pastel treat for Easter. Not only do the crumbled macarons channel the festive feel of confetti, this dessert is foodie-fabulous and very on-trend!

Macaron ice cream from Sugar & Cloth
Macaron ice cream from Sugar & Cloth

When Design Love Fest hosted a workshop near Easter of last year, they served up some delicious treats, including cupcakes from Miss Jones, presented on napkins by Susty Party. This scrumptious vignette is a great example of how cupcakes, sprinkles and colorful napkins can combine to form the perfect Easter dessert:

Cupcake with sprinkles from Miss Jones
Cupcake with sprinkles from Miss Jones

Studio DIY recently posted this DIY Bunny Ear Ice Cream Cone tutorial featuring white chocolate chips and pink candy melts. Delicious and precious!

Bunny ear ice cream cones from Studio DIY
Bunny ear ice cream cones from Studio DIY

Stylish Easter Favors

Whether you’re stuffing Easter baskets or sending guests home with a little treat, these favor ideas will put a unique twist on the usual Easter goodie offerings. Paper & Stitch’s Edible Cotton Candy Nests are as adorable as they are tasty. Plus, cotton candy is experiencing a revival of sorts, thanks to still life photography!

Cotton candy Easter nests from Paper & Stitch
Cotton candy Easter nests from Paper & Stitch

Oh Happy Day recently showcased three ways to style Easter baskets, and we’re loving the rainbow theme below. In fact, it’s tempting to cook up a mini version of this ensemble for Easter brunch favors:

Rainbow Easter basket from Oh Happy Day
Rainbow Easter basket from Oh Happy Day

How fabulous are these DIY Bouffant Easter Eggs from Studio DIY? Craft paint and paint/permanent markers do wonders in giving the eggs a retro-chic makeover of the big-haired variety! Display these in a basket lined with kitschy vintage fabric, and invite your guests to take one on the way out:

Bouffant Easter eggs from Studio DIY
Bouffant Easter eggs from Studio DIY

Instead of filling Easter baskets with eggs, try these Homemade Bath Bombs from A Beautiful Mess. With simple ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salt, these decadent treats are a natural way to rejuvenate. Treat your loved ones this Easter!

Homemade bath bombs from A Beautiful Mess
Homemade bath bombs from A Beautiful Mess

These hand-dyed ribbons from the Instagram feed of Thuss & Farrell were created by coloring Mokuba cotton ribbon with watered-down craft and fabric paints. The perfect way to embellish a special Easter gift, don’t you think?! [via Oh Happy Day]

Dyed ribbon embellishes pastel packages
Dyed ribbon embellishes pastel packages

Will you be trying any of the DIY Easter ideas above? We at Decoist wish you a lovely spring and a Happy Easter!

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