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March 18, 2024

Family-Friendly Easter Brunch Ideas

Recipes and Decorating Tips


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Spring table set for Easter brunch with fruit, croissants, and hot cross buns

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Looking for inspiration for hosting a fun and festive Easter brunch? Look no further! In this article, we'll share some family-friendly Easter brunch ideas that are sure to impress your guests. From delicious recipes to beautiful table decor, we've got you covered.

Easter Recipes for Brunch and Beyond!


Spinach and feta quiche for Easter brunch.
Spinach and feta quiche for Easter brunch.
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A classic brunch dish, quiche is a versatile and delicious option that everyone will enjoy. Try a recipe with spinach and feta if you have vegetarians on the guest list, or stick with ham and cheese for a more traditional flavor.

Did you know that quiche is actually German, not French? It originated in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which the French later renamed Lorraine. The word “quiche” is from the German “Kuchen,” meaning cake.

Deviled Eggs

Plate of deviled eggs at Easter brunch.
Plate of deviled eggs at Easter brunch.
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A staple at any Easter gathering, deviled eggs are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Try a recipe with bacon and chives for an extra kick of flavor.

Fun fact: According to The History Channel, deviled eggs go all the way back to ancient Rome, where eggs were boiled, seasoned with spicy sauces, and served at the beginning of meals.

Hot Cross Buns

A plate of hot cross buns on the table for Easter brunch.
A plate of hot cross buns on the table for Easter brunch.
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A sweet and spiced bread, hot cross buns are a traditional Easter brunch treat, especially in Europe. Try making them from scratch or purchase them from your local bakery.

History lesson: According to The Bread Baker’s Guild “Breadlines” by Mitch Stamm and Kate Goodpaster, hot cross buns have been synonymous with Easter celebrations since they appeared in 12th century England. Interestingly, hot cross buns pre-date Christianity, with their origins in paganism. Ancient Egyptians used small round breads topped with crosses to celebrate the gods. 

In the Middle Ages, home bakers marked their loaves with crosses before baking. They believed the cross would ward off the evil spirits that inhibit the bread from rising. Then in the 12th century, an English monk decorated his freshly baked buns with a cross on Good Friday, also known as the Day of the Cross. The custom gained traction, and over the years, fruits and precious spices were included to represent health and prosperity.

Bunny Butt Funfetti Dessert

An Easter Brunch dessert in the shape of a bunny butt.
An Easter Brunch dessert in the shape of a bunny butt.
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If you’re on the lookout for a fun dessert that captures the joy of Easter, look no further than this Bunny Butt Funfetti Cookie Dip. This adorable cookie dip dessert combines the sweetness of Funfetti cake mix with the creaminess of cream cheese, resulting in a delicious Easter dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat.

Easter Decorating with Food

Easter brunch food cut into shapes like chicks and bunnies.
Easter brunch food cut into shapes like chicks and bunnies.
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Regardless of the foods you choose, it’s easy to display them in a fun Easter-themed way. Pineapple rings can be cut to look like chicks, and pancakes with bananas and blueberries make great bunnies. Let your imagination run wild!

DIY Easter Decorations

Woman setting table for Easter brunch
Woman setting table for Easter brunch
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One of the best parts of this festive occasion is setting the table with bright, cheerful decorations that'll make your guests feel like they're dining in a spring wonderland. 

Whether you're hosting a big family gathering or an intimate brunch with friends, there are plenty of ways to make your table look amazing without breaking the bank. From playful centerpieces to whimsical place settings, we've got all the tips and tricks you need to make your Easter brunch table the talk of the town. So put on your bunny ears and let's get decorating!

Fresh Flowers

Brighten up your table with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. Choose blooms in pastel colors to add a touch of Easter to your decor. Popular flowers at this time of year include:

  • Easter Lily

  • Easter Cactus

  • Daffodils

  • Tulips

  • Crocus

  • Hyacinth

  • Hellebore

  • Hydrangea

Alternatively, place a potted spring flowering bulb at each place setting, and give them to guests to take home and plant afterwards.

Spring-Themed Linens

Swap out your regular tablecloths and napkins for ones that are spring-themed. Look for pastel colors or floral patterns for a festive touch.

Tuck a flower into each napkin for a fun reminder of spring. You could even use peeps to prop up name cards! 

Easter-Themed Centerpieces

Create a fun and festive centerpiece using Easter eggs, bunnies, or other spring-inspired decor. You could even make your own DIY centerpiece with materials like craft foam, felt, or paper.

Centerpieces don’t have to mean flowers. Some fun, easy ideas include:

  • Carrots with greens upright in a jar

  • Branches strung with small plastic Easter eggs

  • Dyed eggs in a jar topped with flowers

  • A nest made from raffia on top of a cake plate, and filled with easter eggs

  • Lemons in a jar, with vibrant bunches of daffodils in vases on either side

Hosting an Easter brunch at home is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones. With these ideas for delicious dishes and beautiful decor, your brunch is sure to be a hit. Happy Easter!

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