Easter is often seen as a time for children, but there are plenty of Easter activities for adults to enjoy. Whether celebrating with friends, family, or solo, add these holiday ideas to your Easter weekend plans.
Pack a picnic basket full of Easter-themed snacks, spring salads, and drinks to enjoy a sunny spring day outdoors. A picnic is a refreshing way to enjoy a delightful spread with family or friends.
Serve traditional Easter fares such as deviled eggs, ham sandwiches, and marshmallow fruit salad, or try out new recipes like babka, and stuffed mushrooms. Add some festive touches with pastel-colored plates and napkins. This is the perfect opportunity to unwind and spend a leisurely afternoon outdoors surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Get cozy with an Easter movie marathon to celebrate the holiday. Nostalgic movie favorites like “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,” “Hop,” and “Peter Rabbit” are perfect for the occasion. Films with an Easter theme or scene, like ” Miss Potter,” ” Chocolat,” “Annie Hall, ” “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” or “Jesus Christ Superstar” can also be included.
Festive snacks like carrot cake coconut truffles or bunny bait are great to enjoy while settling in for an evening of movie watching. A night of movies is a great way to get some much-needed downtime during the busy holiday weekend.
Switch out the traditional Easter egg hunt with a grownup-friendly alternative. An adults-only Easter scavenger hunt is a fun and interactive way to celebrate the holiday. Set up clues or riddles that lead participants to hidden eggs filled with treats. To make the adult easter egg hunt even more challenging, puzzles or brain teasers can be incorporated into the clues.
There are many things you can put in fillable Easter eggs for adults. Some ideas include small bottles of liquor or wine, gourmet chocolates or truffles, bath bombs, nail polish, reusable shopping bags, shot glasses, miniature candles, beauty products, key chains, lottery tickets, gift cards, or small gadgets like phone chargers. You can also fill the plastic eggs with coupons for experiences like a dinner or movie night out. The Easter ideas are endless, so get creative and have fun filling those eggs.
The scavenger hunt can be hosted either indoors or outdoors, and multiple teams or individuals can participate to make it more competitive. A boozy egg hunt is a great way to get everyone in the Easter spirit and enjoy some friendly competition.
“I love to hide plastic Easter eggs with mini bottles of booze for the adults, “ Heidi Bruaw, Real Life of Lulu
Tackle some Easter crafts or do-it-yourself projects to get into the Easter spirit. There are so many possibilities, from making marbled gold eggs and flower arranging to creating your own Easter baskets. Crafting decorations like an Easter wreath or centerpiece, and dyeing Easter eggs naturally are just a few ways to get creative even if you aren’t an expert crafter. If you feel extra crafty, consider making personalized Easter cards for loved ones. Whether you’re looking to decorate your home or simply want to get creative, there are plenty of Easter crafts for adults.
Adults can enjoy a fun and creative activity by making Easter-themed cocktails during the holiday season. Mixing up some colorful and festive drinks will add some cheer to the occasion. You can use a variety of ingredients such as flavored liqueurs, mixers, juices, and garnishes to create drinks in Easter colors and themes.
Try making Coconut Cottontail Margaritas, chocolate bunny cocktails, rainbow sherbet mimosas, or Peeps vodka liqueur. Adding creative garnishes like pastel-colored sugar rims, edible flowers, or Easter candy can also add to the festive atmosphere. Get imaginative with some easy-to-make flower ice cubes. Creating Easter cocktails can be a great way to unwind after a busy day of Easter celebrations.
An afternoon of wine tasting for Easter is an enjoyable way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. You can choose a variety of wines, from sparkling white wines to rich reds, and create a tasting menu that pairs each wine with a delicious appetizer or dessert. For example, you can pair a full-bodied Malbec with lamb or a bold Cabernet Sauvignon with a dark chocolate and berry tart. Sparkling wines like prosecco and champagne are always a good option for springtime celebrations and pair well with brunch foods and light appetizers.
Not only is it a great opportunity to try new wines and expand your palate, but it’s also a chance to socialize. So, gather some wine glasses and a few bottles of your favorite vino, and get ready to toast to a happy Easter.
In addition to a scavenger hunt, there are other Easter games for adults. Traditional favorites are egg toss, egg races, or even egg roulette where you must pick a boiled or raw egg without knowing which it is. Another game is making a giant plastic wrap egg with treats, lottery tickets and gag gifts in different layers is a game that will have everyone laughing and cheering.
“Making a plastic wrap egg is our new favorite Easter game.” — Brooke, Minimalist Mama
Dress up Your Pet
Pet parents may want to dress up their furry friend in bunny ears, a bow tie, an Easter-themed collar or a pastel bandana. Cute photos to capture the moment and share on social media are required. Make sure your pet is comfortable and safe in their outfit, and that it doesn’t restrict their movement or breathing.
If your pet isn’t keen on wearing clothes, you can still include them in the Easter spirit by giving them an Easter-themed toy or treat. Whether you’re dressing up your pet or simply enjoying their company, including your furry friend in your Easter celebrations can make the holiday even more special.
Take advantage of the long weekend to do a deep cleaning of your home or apartment. You can also declutter and donate items you no longer need. Spring cleaning at Easter is a great way to freshen up your home and start the new season on a clean slate. It’s a time to declutter, organize, and deep clean your living spaces, which can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
It’s also a great opportunity to do some outdoor cleaning, such as power washing your deck or patio furniture. By doing a thorough spring cleaning, you’ll feel more energized and ready to enjoy the warmer weather and longer days ahead.
It can be challenging to be separated from loved ones during the holidays. Many are away from home for university or work. If your family is miles away, you can make your friends your adopted family and plan a special meal or Easter brunch. It is the Easter equivalent of Friendsgiving and the focus is on spending time together and creating new memories during the holiday season.
Start the day off with a customizable Breakfast Charcuterie Board. One menu idea is to have each person bring a traditional Easter dish from their family that they are missing or a recipe from their favorite cuisine. From your grandma’s asparagus side dish, and your sister’s famous mandarin salad to a spinach frittata, your Easter feast will be one to remember. To add a festive touch, decorate your formal table with fresh flowers and pastel-colored tablecloths.
Take a leisurely springtime walk through a park or nature trail and take in the beauty of the outdoors. Spring calls for getting out to get some fresh air, and enjoy the blooming flowers, budding trees, chirping birds, and other signs of new life. It is a great way to get some exercise, reduce stress, and connect with nature after a hectic family gathering.
Easter is the perfect time for baking delicious treats, and there are many creative and festive recipes that adults can try. From classic favorites like carrot cake and hot cross buns to more modern ideas like lemon bars and fruit tarts, there are endless options for Easter baking. Sweet treats are not just for kids. Adults can also have fun making Easter bunny-shaped cookies and candies, decorating them with colorful icing, sprinkles, and edible glitter.
Baking is a great way to bond with friends and family or to simply enjoy some time in the kitchen creating something delicious and satisfying. With so many great recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find something that will make your Easter celebration even sweeter.
By embracing the festive spirit of Easter, adults can create lasting memories with their loved ones and celebrate the joy of spring. Make this Easter season a truly memorable one with an adult egg hunt or other fun Easter party activities with an adult twist.