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Homemade Easter Party on a Budget

Updated on February 21, 2018
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Madison is a stay-at-home mom and a freelance writer. She received her B.A. in English from BYU-Idaho and she enjoys crafting and baking.



You have made it through Christmas, Valentine's Day is over, and St. Patrick's Day is past; now spring is here and Easter is coming up fast! Are you ready? people of all different backgrounds, religious/non-religious celebrate Easter. Whether you are celebrating the resurrection of Christ, or simply enjoying time with family, Easter is a time for fun. Of course, having fun can be hard when there is a lot of commercialism involved with a holiday that creates high expectations. This is even harder when you need to stay on a budget. But, like most things, it is possible to celebrate, have fun, and stay within your means - this hub will give you tips on how to create a homemade/budget friendly Easter.

In This Article

  • DIY Easter Decorations
  • Fun Easter Crafts
  • Budget Friendly Easter Meal
  • Other Easter Party Ideas

Easter time sign
Easter time sign | Source

DIY Easter Decorations

  1. ModPodge, String, and Balloon Easter Eggs
  2. Easter Egg Garland
  3. DIY Easter Candy Jar

String and Balloon Easter Eggs

ModPodge Eggs
ModPodge Eggs

1. ModPodge/String/Balloon Easter Eggs

Have you ever made starch glue or modpodge string balloon Easter eggs before? They are actually a lot of fun and pretty easy to do. Here is how I did mine:


  • Water balloons
  • String (in Easter colors preferably)
  • ModPodge
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors


blow up your balloon then start wrapping your chosen string around your balloon, (see pictures below.) Once your string is wrapped use your brush to smear ModPodge all over the entire surface of the balloon (and string). Once your balloon is covered you need to tie some string to the balloon and tie it onto something in your house to let the balloon hang dry. I used my kitchen cabinets.

You can also do this with a sugar water mixture instead of ModPodge.

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2. Easter Egg Garland

Garland, it is something you usually have for Christmas right? sparkly silver and red. But this year you can make a fun Easter Egg Garland as a great addition to your Easter decorations. Simply cut small holes in the top and bottom of a couple dozen plastic Easter eggs and run thread, string, or yarn through the holes to connect the eggs into an Easter garland that you can use for years to come. Easter Garland. You can make the garland even more interesting with pastel colors and vary the egg sizes - one big one small and so on.

Pastel Easter Eggs for Garland

3. DIY Easter Candy Jar

You can make an Easter candy jar with just a few simple steps and a few supplies.


  • Epoxy Glue
  • Small Glass Jar ($ store)
  • Candlestick ($ store)

Simply use your glue to paste a candlestick on to your glass jar then fill with Easter candy.

Easter Candy
Easter Candy | Source

Fun Easter Crafts

1. Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

2. Potato Easter Egg Stamps

1. Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

I have not tried these myself yet but I think they would be a great idea for those who do not want to pull out the vinegar and food coloring. This is a much easier Easter egg craft that is much cleaner, which is perfect for people with young children. Simply use a crayon to color on your Easter egg, do this fairly quickly after they have been boiled so that they are still warm. Coloring on the warm eggs will make the wax on the crayons melt a little and you can come up with some really fun designs.

Here are some more in-depth instructions for melted crayon Easter eggs.

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2. Easter Egg Potato Stamps

Want an easy to do Easter project with stuff you most likely already have in your house? This craft is for you!


  • Potatoes
  • Paint (in bright spring colors)
  • Paper
  • Knives


Cut a potato in half, it is shaped like an Easter egg isn't it? Now you can use a knife to cut out designs and patterns onto your Easter egg stamp. Once you have finished cutting your stamp you can dip it into your paint and press it to the paper to create an Easter egg stamp.

For those who need more details here are the Easter egg potato stamp instructions.


Easter Meal Jobs

Guest/Family 1
Guest/Family 2
Guest/Family 3
Guest/Family 4
Guest/Family 5
Side (potatoes)
Side (green beans, corn, etc.)
plates and cups
Easter Basket
Easter Basket | Source

How do you celebrate Easter?

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Budget Friendly Easter Meal

Salad with Feta Cheese


  • Two heads of lettuce
  • Dressings of your choice
  • Cucumbers
  • Feta cheese
  • Candied nuts

Toss and eat.

Crockpot Ham

As Easter gets closer you will probably be able to find a good deal on a ham.


  • Ham
  • Pineapple juice/pieces
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange Oil (Optional, only use a drop or two)

Simply place all of the above ingredients (I never measure I just put what looks good in) into the crockpot for a few hours.

Cheesy Potatoes

Here are the things you will need for cheesy potato casserole:

  • Hash browns
  • Four-cheese blend
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Sour cream
  • Chives
  • Garlic clove (pressed)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprinkle with pepper

Cheesy potato casserole directions.

Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs


  • Egg-shaped marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Frosting or white chocolate
  • Food coloring
  • Wax paper
  • Piping bags and tips

Use a double boiler and melt your chocolate then dip the marshmallows into the chocolate. Place the marshmallows on wax paper to dry. Now use frosting or white chocolate and mix food coloring to make fun Easter colors and put it into a piping bag with decorating tips and pipe bright colors onto the chocolate marshmallow eggs.

Other Easter Party Ideas!

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    • Madison Resare profile image

      Maddi 2 years ago

      Fun Idea!

    • Madison Resare profile image

      Maddi 2 years ago

      Thanks! I had fun making them:)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Great ideas here. The string eggs are cool.