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Some Cheaper Ways to Keep Easter Fun

March 1, 2019 | By Mason Roberts

To a lot of people, Easter doesn’t seem like a very expensive holiday: stop in at church in the morning, put together an egg hunt for the kids, followed by a nice ham dinner with friends and family.

More Bunny for Less Money

If you’re the one in charge of putting all of it together, the cost can add up quickly. Between eggs, baskets, candy, decorations, and costumes, you’re looking at a fair amount of cash vanishing down a proverbial rabbit hole.

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Don’t Shoulder the Food Burden Alone

Like with the candy for the egg hunt, there’s no reason you should have to shoulder the entire burden of the party’s food bill alone. To spread out the cost more equitably, request that each of your guests bring a dish for Easter dinner.

If your celebration is a bit more casual, have your guests each bring a snack or beverage. Hosting a party is already stressful enough without having to worry about shouldering the food costs alone, and most people are more than happy to pitch in.

Get Candy Cheap

When you’re a kid, there really nothing more important or exciting at Easter than the egg hunt. The reason? Free candy, of course! But just because it’s their favorite part of the holiday, doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget when it comes to candy.

So, how do you keep costs down? There’s a couple of ways, but the most effective is to opt for off-brand candy or shop at a dollar store instead of buying brand name candy at the grocery store.

Most kids can’t tell the difference, but your wallet sure will. Another option is to ask every parent bringing a child to your party to bring a bag of candy to contribute to the egg hunt to minimize the financial burden.

Hand Make Your Decorations

Decorating for Easter is fundamentally different than with Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. 

This means all those stuffed rabbits and painted eggs are comparatively much more expensive considering the amount of use you will get out of them.

That is because Easter decorations generally aren’t out for more than a few days, while the other “Big Three” have seasons that last up to a month or more.

So since you’ll only be using your Easter decorations for about one weekend a year, don’t invest a lot of money in them. Instead, head to your local dollar store or craft warehouse for some pastel paper, ribbons, and googly eyes and organize a family craft afternoon to make your own.

You’ll be amazed at how many imaginative and whimsical DIY decorations you can find on sites like Pinterest, and just think of the money you will save.

Keeping Easter on the "Cheep" Side

So, what do you do if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg throwing the perfect Easter party, or do you go the cheap route? No matter what you Easter plans look like, it doesn't mean you need to look up "Delaware title loans" to make it all happen.

It just means that, just like with many other holidays, you’ll have to be resourceful about how and where you spend your money. Use the tips we’ve gathered to do just that, celebrate Easter on the "cheep", and get more bunny for less money this year!