Outdoor Easter Decorations
by Giorgina Devereaux
It is a shame that outdoor Easter decorations get so overlooked. When we think of Easter, adorable bunnies, colored eggs, and sumptuous chocolate comes to mind.
However, there is more to Easter than just bunnies and sweet treats.
It is one of the most important religious events for Christians as well as for non-Christians.
Christians celebrate their belief
that Jesus rose from the dead three days after being crucified.
Since 325 AD, the Easter date has
been calculated with it falling on the first Sunday on or following the spring
Equinox after the full moon.
As far back as ancient times, many cultures associated eggs with the universe and eggs were used in spring festivals to represent the rebirth of life. Later with Christianity, the egg began to symbolize the rebirth of man instead of nature.
The Romans, Gauls, Persians, and the
Chinese participated in dying, decorating, and painting eggs.
With regards to the Easter bunny, it is simply a fluffy rabbit that hides eggs for children to hunt on Easter. Although the origin of the Easter rabbit is not clear, the rabbit symbolized fertility in the rites of spring. In 1682, a German book was published that contains a tale of a bunny laying eggs and hiding them in the garden for children to find.
The Easter basket appears to have
roots in Catholic tradition. It was customary to bring baskets filled with
breads, cheeses, hams, and other foods for Easter dinner to mass on Easter
morning to be blessed. Over time, this custom evolved to baskets filled with an
assortment of chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, jellybeans, toys, and stuffed
bunnies for children.
Front Door Decorations
Since the front door is one of the first things guests see when they arrive, it is important to dress it up for the occasion.
A decorative Easter doormat is a fabulous way to welcome guests into your home while adding a nice decorative touch.
Some doormat ideas include the following:
Easter Card Doormat: A vintage Easter card coir doormat is a beautiful
old-fashioned design that is the perfect Easter greeting. It is truly
Easter Garland Doormat: An Easter garland doormat features soft pastel eggs and ribbon garland. This is a fantastic way to partake in the Easter spirit.
Other front door outdoor Easter decorations include the following:
Wreath and Garland: An Easter
wreath and garland will instantly transform the front door into glorious spring
with its assortment of faux flowers, greenery, and hand painted eggs.
Tree: Hang an Easter tree on your front door as a fabulous alternative to a
Outdoor Easter Bunnies: This
soft pair of plush chenille bunnies look adorable attired in their glitter
Outdoor Easter decorations for the
fence include the
Vintage Easter Signs: Vintage
Easter wood cutout signs are hand painted and handcrafted composite signs that
drew inspiration from vintage postcards.
Easter Banner: Spruce up your fence with an Easter banner. The banner proudly displays brightly colored Easter eggs and is a playful way to announce that Easter is here.
Front Lawn/Garden Decorations include the following:
Bunny Planter: Welcome a bunny planter into your garden for Easter. It features a darling rabbit that is carrying an empty basket perfect for filling with plants or treats and the brim of the hat can be used to dispense birdseed. The planter will look lovely nestled among springtime blossoms.
Display an individual hare or a handsome
pair dressed in their Sunday best.
Bunny Stepping Stones:
Decorate a path using mosaic-style stones that feature
mom with baby rabbits.
This Easter, wow your guests with a dash of greenery shaped like
a bunny. A bunny topiary makes a fabulous outdoor Easter decoration. The
topiaries come in different sizes and can be filled with a shrub or moss.
Hydrangea Bunnies: These
adorable hares bring a touch of springtime magic.
Inflatable Easter Bunny: An inflatable Easter bunny is perfect for an Easter gathering. With an Easter egg in hand, this adorable inflatable bunny will add some hop to your outdoor decor.
Yard Plaque: Display a delightful “Happy Easter” yard plaque as a means to welcome guests. The plaque is hand painted resin and comes with a metal post for easy staking.
Yard Stakes: Add bunny yard stakes to your lawn for egg-stra-special decor.
Hanging Easter Egg Paper Lanterns:
A unique way to add Easter flair is by hanging Easter egg
paper lanterns in your garden.
Lighted Egg Garland: These life-sized Easter eggs come in pink, yellow, and purple colors and are accented with sparkled berries, flowers, and leaves. Use a strand of garland to decorate a fence for added Easter cheer. The strand measures 6’4” and the eggs measure 2 ½” H.
Setting the Perfect Easter Table
Enhance your outdoor Easter
decorations experience by
setting the perfect table replete with a charming variety of decor.
Tablecloth/Napkins: For the tablecloth, you may opt for pastel colors, such as yellow, lavender, blue, or pink.
Centerpiece for Table: There
are different types of centerpieces that will perfectly complement the rest of
the table decor.
Another centerpiece idea consists of
a spectacular floral arrangement that is comprised of fresh flowers, such as
peach roses, pink larkspur, yellow and white blossoms all nestled in a
One other outdoor Easter decoration centerpiece favorite is
something that can be used year after year and that is displaying a beautiful
Easter egg wreath and basket flanked by Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit. The dainty
blossoms and non-edible chocolate colored eggs give the effect that spring is in
full bloom and that the sweetness of Easter is here.
Impress your guests by
setting up a small table exclusively used to showcase dessert and other
Easter Dessert Stand: A great
item for the dessert table is to display an Easter dessert stand that is
available in either a one or two tier.
Easter Candy Dish: An Easter
dessert table wouldn’t be complete without a candy dish. This candy dish
features a leaping bunny, Easter egg, and two chicks.
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