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Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnic

Give your Easter celebrations a fun new spin this year with our Alice in Wonderland-themed picnic. We've got all the party ideas you need, from DIY decor and crafts to recipes.

By Today's Parent
Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnic

Photo: John Cullen

Mad Hatter Easter tea party

Curiouser and curiouser!

If you're looking for a new and kid-friendly Easter party idea this year, why not take a leaf from one of our favourite kids' books: Alice in Wonderland? This Mad Hatter Tea Party-inspired extravaganza, featuring DIY crafts and recipes, will be lots of fun for kids and adults alike.

A version of this article appeared in our April 2014 issue with the headline “A Mad Hatter Easter picnic,” pp. 68-73.

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

Play, eat, enjoy

It's time for some classic Easter fun. Try our easy egg decorating idea, set up an Easter egg hunt and cheer on the kids as they run a spoon race.

After all that running about, your tiny dormice and March hares will be hungry for a delicious spread. As luck would have it, they’ll run smack dab into a beautiful picnic awaiting them under the trees. But remember: Savouries first, little ones!

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

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Devilled Eggs

Easter is about springtime, renewal and... eggs! Celebrate with this tasty twist on devilled eggs and some light and fresh cucumber bites.

Get the recipes here: Devilled Eggs and Stuffed Cucumber Bites

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

Lace-dyed Easter eggs

Keep the kids entertained with this gorgeous and easy three step Easter craft.

Get the craft here:
Lace-dyed Easter eggs

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

Lemon Tea Spritzer

Little ladies and gentlemen can practise their fanciest, grown-up high-tea manners as they sip cool tea spritzers from vintage cups (pinkies up).

Psst... Make sure you only put out cups you won't mind getting cracked. Accidents happen!

Get the recipe here: Lemon Tea Spritzer

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

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Flower chandelier

With just a few items, this flower garland chandelier craft easily sets the stage for an outdoor soiree fit for the Queen of Hearts.

Get
the craft here: Flower chandelier

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

Cream Scones

Served with jam and cream, these classic scones are sure to make every little girl and boy feel like royalty.

Get the recipe here: Cream Scones

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

Ombré Easter baskets

Thrift shops are laden with baskets that are perfect for this adorable update to your Easter basket. In fact, this craft would also make a great birthday party activity—kids could paint their own baskets and then use them as loot bags!

Get the craft here: Ombré Easter baskets


Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

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Petit cake stand

Mismatched plates and liqueur glasses can easily be transformed into a playful cake stand.

Get the craft here: Petit cake stand

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours

These lime and raspberry petits fours are sure to be the highlight of your Easter party. Who could say no to such pretty pastel pastries?

Get the recipe here: Lime and Raspberry Petits Fours

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: John Cullen

More fun Easter ideas

Easter egg hunts with a twist>
Make this year’s Easter egg hunt an adventure to remember with these creative spins on the traditional search.

Party ideas: A Mad Hatter Easter picnicPhoto: Simply Kierste
This article was originally published on Apr 02, 2014

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