We've browsed the internet to come up with our 15 favourite ways to celebrate Easter, from crafts and activities to do with kids to yummy treats for all the family, plus the perfect Sunday roast! See our top 15 recipes, crafts and activities below and let us know which ones you will be trying out on our Facebook page.
1. Simple roast lamb
This simple roast lamb recipe by Dairy Diary is a fool-proof way of achieving a succulent roast leg of lamb. This recipe serves 6 and is the perfect traditional lunch for an Easter Sunday with all the family.
2. Classic nest cakes
These quick and easy Easter nest cakes are a classic treat for this time of year. This super simple recipe from Kate at Family Fever is so easy that kids will be able to make them [almost] all on their own!
3. Fondant filled chocolate eggs
If you're boycotting the Cadbury's version since they changed their recipe or just want to have a go at making your own version, these fondant filled chocolate eggs from the book Chocolate by Molly Bakes, are a delicious and decadent option.
4. Creme Egg chocolate ganache tart
For those of you who are still mad about Cadbury's Creme Egg, recipe change or not, we've come across the ultimate chocolate egg cake!! Containing chocolate in 4 different forms, this Creme Egg Chocolate Ganache Tarte by Lucy at bakingqueen74 is the ultimate in Easter egg-stravagance!
5. Iced Easter biscuits
This iced shortbread recipe by bakingmad.com is an easy way to have some Easter themed fun with different shaped cutters and pastel icing colours. If you don't have any Easter shaped cutters to hand, try using a regular circular one then trim and gently reshape the top.
6. Easy Easter bunnies
These cute little bunnies by Jacqueline from tinnedtomatoes.com are really easy to put together - even young children and non-artistic adults will be able to make one! Why not make 3 and hide a chocolate egg under one before moving them around and asking your opponent to guess which cup has the egg inside - winner gets to eat the egg!
7. Easter egg pinata
For a truly cracking Easter, have a go at making your very own Easter egg pinata! Emily from amummytoo.co.uk says all you need to do is make a chocolate shell, let it set and fill with sweets before sealing the two halves. Then smash it open of course!
8. Make a paskris tree
Amanda, also known as Aunt Peaches, shows us how to borrow a tradition from Scandinavia and create our very own paskris tree. Traditionally, barren branches were decorated as a way of ushering along spring by adding some colour to the stark trees. You can decorate yours with feathers and decorated eggs too - see below for how to decorate eggs!
9. Dottie Sharpie decorated eggs
These Sharpie decorated Easter eggs by Tasha at designertrapped.com are a great way to make some simple, but cute and colourful decorated Easter eggs. Tasha uses hardboiled eggs but if you wanted to make eggs light enough to hang on your pakris tree you could pierce the egg with a pin at the top and bottom and blow the egg contents out. Plus, if you blow the eggs into a bowl you can make scrambled eggs too!
10. Origami gift boxes
Kate from minico.co.uk shows us how to make these origami Easter bunny gift boxes, a cute way to package small gifts this year. There is a free printable on her blog along with instructions so all you have to do is print and fold!
11. Miniature Easter egg hunt
Anna from intheplayroom.co.uk has created this miniature egg hunt which is really easy to set up and requires minimal supplies. This tiny egg hunt requires kids to use their fine motor skills to pick up the eggs; you can make it competitive by giving them a plate each and offering a prize for who picks out the most. Anna says 'there plenty of opportunities for counting, sorting, colour matching and making patterns.' which makes this activity more than just a fine motor skills session.
12. Musical Easter eggs
Cathy from BabyCentre Blog has a great idea for entertaining children who are a bit too young for chocolate or other activities. These musical eggs are easy to make and good fun all year round.
13. Fun fitness egg hunt
Amy from superhealthykids.com has put together an Easter egg hunt with a difference, this one gives the kids a workout on their way around, so they can earn their chocolately treat!
14. Easter games galore
If you head over to easterbunnys.net you will find a whole list of Easter games and activities at your fingertips, with everything from holding egg and spoon races to making a rabbit mask!
15. Easter fun for kids
Children's author Bethany Roberts has put together a whole page of Easter fun ideas on her website, including party games, online games and free printables!
Image credits: with thanks to Flickr users janherbert, jamiecampbell and pleuntje.