Easter is a favorite holiday for kids of all ages, and decorating for the holiday is a popular and fun family activity. With its sweet treats, cheerful pastels, sunny Sunday morning Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, egg dying parties, and special memories with family and friends, both religious and non-religious families anticipate the advent of Easter and enjoy making celebratory preparations. It is never too early to begin preparing by decking out home, office, and place of worship with festive popular Easter decorations to get the whole community in the spirit of the holiday. The following is a list of some of the all-time most popular Easter decorations to spark your creativity.
The number one, most popular Easter decoration, a title that is likely to remain unchallenged for the foreseeable future, is the dyed Easter egg. Prepared dyed Easter eggs are commercially available in most grocery stores, and fake dyed Easter Eggs are available as well in many home and craft stores. But the most fun can be to prepare your own specially dyed Easter eggs using real raw eggs, food coloring, and Easter egg dying kits or homemade designs.
From the very young to the mature, the kid inside comes out when an Easter basket appears. Filled with yummy chocolate bunnies, spun sugar scenic eggs, jelly beans, plastic eggs filled with goodies, Easter straw, and more the Easter basket is the gift that keeps on giving long after the holiday has passed.
This newer tradition has come stateside courtesy of Europe. A natural or fake tree is decorated in similar fashion to a Christmas tree. Except in this case, the decorations are Easter themed colored eggs, pastel ribbons, candies, flowers, and other Easer goodies.
Garlands can be homemade or store bought, and feature Easter themes such as eggs, bunnies, lilies, and chicks.
Easter is a spring holiday, celebrating birth, new life, resurrection, and new beginnings. While the Easter lily is the official flower featured in most places of worship throughout the Easter season, fresh cut flowers of any type can add a breath of fresh spring air to home, office, and church.
Easter is a vigil, and as such there can never be too many candles to commemorate the occasion. Special Easter candles can be obtained from many religious and spiritual products stores and bookstores, or can be made at home using grasses, pastels, shells, and other symbolic items. Candles can be lit continuously in recognition of the vigil taking place, or reserved as a special touch on Easter eve and morning.
Symbolic in its own way, and lightly referencing the crown of thorns worn by Jesus prior to his resurrection on Easter morning, the Easter wreath is also growing in popularity. Wreathes can be obtained commercially or made at home using eggs, fresh flowers, bunnies and chicks, pastel ribbons, or more symbolically for religious households with holly berries and thorny vines.
With the rise in popularity of changeable garden, yard and doorway flag banners, Easter is a perfect time to fly a banner symbolizing this moving spring holiday.