Easter Decorating | One Week To Go.
It's one week to go till Easter Sunday and my house is looking pretttyyyy festive. I mean, I'm not actually there at the moment because I am away with my gal pals but as I write this, I am sat in my living room with my easter bunting everywhere snacking on a mini egg or two and I am loving it.
Easter decorating is not something I've put much thought into before. In fact, this is the first year I have decorated for this time of the year but Joss' family have been doing it ages and now we have our own place, I thought it was time we invested in a little seasonal decor. On Easter weekend we're having an egg hunt for my 2 year old niece so the decorating was as much for her as it was for me to satisfy my need change the house up every few months. For the big day itself I've bought a little bonnet and a basket for her to do her hunt, some toys and balloons to find and some chocolate for the adults not to be left out and I have also got some bunny paw prints to guide the right way.
Read on for my tips for easter decorating!
1. Shop cheap.
There's literally no need to spend a fortune on Easter decor when the high street and supermarkets are so full of bargains. I bought mine from a mixture of Hobbycraft, Tesco, Morrisons, Tiger and the majority was from Hema and were 1 or 2 quid apiece. The most expensive item was the tree which was £18.00 but will be a one off and last us years, the rest probably came to about 20 quid at best. Shop savvy and it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Even better than keeping it cheap? Do it yourself. I was desperate to make a handmade pom pom garland and write a blog post on it but I just ran out of time (next year maybs?) There's one hundred and one ideas on Pinterest and the materials are cheap as chips so get making your easter bunting or your table centre piece and amaze people with your skills.
3. Use what you have.
You don't even have to buy new half the time when it comes to seasonal decorating. I got given bunny tealight holders and a bunny cookie jar for Christmas last year that I couldn't find a permanent home for so instead, I saved them for Easter and now they have pride of place on my coffee table and next to my TV. See if you have some decor bits and bobs that fit in with your theme and use them to your advantage.
4. Start small.
You don't have to have it all this year. We bought our easter tree and a few bits and bobs but it's nothing compared to the collection Joss' family have stocked up on over the years. Start with a few little pieces and then year on year collect one or two new bits to add to your stash. It'll be a fun tradition you can keep adding to over the years, and even better when you have kids of your own to help out.
5. There's alternatives to chocolate.
I know I know, you might not want to believe me but it's true. If you're creating an egg hunt alongside your decorating, especially for young kids you might not want to give them a chocolate overload. I found the supermarkets really tapped in to the idea of getting other stuff and I found loads of things for my niece like balloons and little chick toys so there's plenty of things out there to choose from. Check out Friday's post for some inspo!