Easter is coming up so fast this year. I feel like we just packed up Valentine’s Day. Today I’m sharing some budget friendly Easter ideas that will cost me less than $35.
Evite challenged some of their Influencers to come up with an Easter idea that came in under $35. Challenge accepted! You don’t need to spend a fortune on creating something cute and and unique and I’m going to show you how.
Invitations are so important because they set the tone for your event and let your guests know what kind of party you are hosting. I chose their “Eggy Easter” design because it is bright and happy and fun.
I always stop at the dollar store when I’m planning a party because they have great stuff and it’s super inexpensive. I wanted to create a statement piece that would be the focus of the table and serve as the centerpiece. I purchased three glass plates (one dinner sized and two salad) and two glass candlesticks from my local dollar store which I then turned into a three tiered stand. Total cost for plates and candlesticks = $5.
This project is really easy and one I have used for several different parties. Wash your glassware and dry thoroughly before applying any glue. Apply glue (I use E6000) to the bottom of one of the candlesticks and place in the center of the large plate.
Next apply glue to the top of the candlestick and place one of the smaller plates on candlestick. Make sure it is in the middle otherwise your tiers will not be balanced.
Repeat same process with the remaining candlestick and plate. Let sit overnight to dry and cure. If you are in a hurry you could probably start decorating the platters after letting it dry for about 5 hours, however, in my experience it really is best to let it dry overnight.
Once your tiered stand has dried overnight you are ready to start covering with moss. I purchased two bags of moss from a craft store (1 sheet moss and 1 Spanish moss) and one from my local dollar store and carefully removed from the packages. This stuff makes a big mess so I suggest putting a towel down which makes clean up a lot easier. I applied, very liberally, a thick layer of glue on the bottom plate and covered it with sheet moss. I used Mod Podge because that is what I had on hand but you can use white glue. Do the same thing with the other two tiers. Now that your tiers are covered in moss you can place some of the Spanish moss to give it more of a grass look. I did not glue these pieces down but you could. Total cost of moss = $6.
Your moss covered tiered stand is now ready to be decorated! Everything on this tier came from the dollar store. I used one stuffed bunny, bag of mini chocolate eggs, one bag of chocolate carrots, one bag of plastic eggs, and five flower stems. Total cost of decorations = $9.
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Now that my centerpiece was done I focused on the rest of the table. You do not have to go crazy and add a bunch of stuff to your table. I kept it very simple and used three rolls of ribbon from the dollar store and just ran them across the table. I did use double stick tape to keep them in place but you don’t have to. I also picked up four bunny ear headbands because, well, they are super cute and make for great photo props. The bunny bows are just napkins with a little washi tape around them. A word of advice about washi tape: some washi tape is very sticky and could rip the napkin. If you’re unsure a bit of ribbon would work beautifully. Total cost of ribbon, napkins, & bunny ears = $8.
You probably already have stuff you can use to add to your table and your space. The bunny chairbacks are from last year and purchased at the dollar store. The glass plates are from World Market and part of my party collection but you can find similar ones at a dollar store. The ribbon garland is from a few years ago and was purchased from my friend, Nancy, of A to Zebra Celebrations. The ceramic bunny bowl has been around a long time…I remember it out when I was a kid. The Easter egg plates are from Pottery Barn Kids, purchased years ago, and the little bunny candlesticks…I honestly couldn’t tell you where they came from but I know I’ve had them for several years.
Including tax I spent $30.45 on my tablescape. If you were to purchase the bunny chair backs add $1 for each chair you need to cover.
I picked up these cute clay pots and thought they were darling little containers for carrots and celery. The pots are $1 for a package of three and the carrots and celery I already had in my refrigerator. This is a very inexpensive party food idea and perfect for an Easter theme.
I hope you enjoyed some of my budget friendly Easter ideas! What do you like to do on Easter to celebrate?
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