Spring into Easter: 25 Easter Garden Party Ideas for the Ultimate Weekend Celebration

Spring into Easter: 25 Easter Garden Party Ideas for the Ultimate Weekend Celebration

It's nearly here! There's light at the end of the winter tunnel. The days are starting to get longer, the daffodils and crocuses are blooming, and the sun's rays are slowly but surely getting stronger and warmer. 

Yes, spring is officially upon us. And there's no better way of getting that first natural dose of vitamin D and celebrating the return of brighter days than throwing an Easter garden party.

Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, it's an egg-cellent occasion (excuse the pun—we couldn't help ourselves) to pull your family and friends out of hibernation mode and spend some time with each other. Think lots of spring florals, pastel colours, and Easter eggs galore. 

Stumped for ideas? Harbour Lifestyle's got you covered with our Easter garden party ideas with a wonderful spring twist.


Before you begin decorating, clean and prepare your outdoor space for your Easter garden party

If the weather in the UK has been anything to go by, chances are it’s your first time entertaining outside this year. So before you start decorating, having a literal spring clean of your garden furniture, lawn and patio area and ensuring maintenance is up to scratch is an absolute must. 


Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Show your garden some love and clear up your lawn, decking or patio area. Remove any fallen leaves with a leaf blower or a simple garden brush and cut your lawn. If you have a patio or decking, you can also give it a good clean with a pressure washer or a cleaning solution to break down dirt and grime.
  • If your garden furniture has been in storage over the winter, dust it off and set it up in your garden. Make sure to give it a good clean and wipe it down for a spring refresh to get it looking as good as new again and ready for guests to use.
  • Crackdown on any pesky weeds that may have been left free to grow wild and unruly throughout winter. Not only will this make your outdoor space look neater and more aesthetically pleasing, but you’ll also catch them in their pre-growth phase, meaning you’ll avoid a harder job down the line.
  • Tidy up any existing flower beds and cut back old, dead growth. Order some new seeds and bulbs for the season and get planting — now is the perfect time to add some colour and slowly bring your outdoor space back to life. 

25 Easter garden party ideas for your egg-stravaganza!


  1. Pastel-coloured scatter cushions and rugs for a spring look

Agora Lines Marino Medium Scatter Cushion - 45cm x 45cm - £24.99

Agora Scala Celeste Medium Scatter Cushion - 45cm x 45cm - £24.99

Agora Senda Ceniza Small Scatter Cushion - 25m x 25cm - £14.99


Incorporate pastel-coloured scatter cushions and rugs to refresh your outdoor space and add that quintessential spring vibe to your garden party. Think soft, muted colours like gentle pinks, mint greens and light powdered blues.

  1. Use vases, jugs and decorations to emulate an indoor tablescape

Lavenham Corner Sofa Set in Linen - £2,999

Tracy Serving Tray with Teak Handles in Charcoal - £59

Utilise a standout vase or charming jug that emits cottagecore vibes to create an inviting nature-inspired tablespace. 

Choose vases and jugs in similar colours that complement each other and intertwine with spring tablecloths, colourful tableware and rustic wooden charcuterie boards to serve up delicious Easter snacks. 

  1. Consider bud vases with spring flowers to dress the table

Small Apothecary Jar - £29.95

Complement the budding beauty of your garden. Fill your vases with fresh spring blooms like tulips, daffodils or carnations or add some birch branches and adorn them with decorative eggs for an Easter egg tree centrepiece. 

  1. Choose table runners and napkins in pastel colours for Easter

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Be the talk of the table with runners and napkins in soft pastel shades. Elevate your tablespace and keep it simple, or play around with floral or sheep, duck, lamb or chicken patterns that are guaranteed to make your guests smile. The choice is yours.

  1. Turn your favourite bakes into Easter treats

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Put a spin on your favourite baked goods and turn them into Easter-themed delights. Whether it’s adding a touch of pastel icing to cupcakes, garnishing a carrot cake with Easter bunny toppers, or making a delicious chocolate cake in lieu of traditional Easter eggs, kids and adults alike won’t be able to get enough.

  1. Cook a lamb roast in a Napoleon BBQ or Kamado grill

Kamado BBQ 18" Ceramic Grill in Matte Green - £699.00

There’s nothing better than a delicious roast lamb with mint sauce and some seasonal veg on Easter Sunday. Make the most of the fresh air and (hopefully) sunny weather, and cook yours in the garden in a Napoleon BBQ or Kamado grill for a new twist on an old classic. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

  1. Utilise lights and heaters to host late into the evening 

Höfats SPIN 90 Table Top Fire in Black - £139


We get it — while the temperatures are slowly heating up, it’s not quite summer garden party weather yet. Extend the life of your Easter weekend garden party long into the evening with string lights or lanterns to create a cosy ambience and use stylish outdoor heaters to keep you and your guests warm. 

  1. Consider hosting a casual BBQ with sofas 

Puccini 3 Seat Sofa Set in Latte - £4,210.00

Sometimes, simple really is best. Keep it relaxed this Easter weekend with a casual BBQ set up and comfy lounge area with large, cosy sofas your guests can sink into and unwind. Pour a glass of wine and watch as the conversation flows.


  1. Go for a traditional Easter garden party style under your pergola

Luna Outdoor Fabric Rectangular Corner Dining Set with Rising Firepit Table in Oyster Grey (Right Hand) - £3,999

PergoSTET 3m x 4m Rectangular Pergola with 3 Drop Sides and LED Lighting in Grey - £3,999

Get inspired by the elegant structure of your pergola and set a classic table for a timeless setting. This traditional approach for the upcoming bank holiday weekend is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

  1. Host a formal dining evening with plenty of guests

Kalama 10 Seat Rectangular Extending Dining Set with Teak Table in Olive Green - £3,399.00

Master the art of fine dining at home with a sophisticated menu, champagne and garden table setting, along with your fanciest china, glassware and elegant cutlery, for a memorable experience. Love cooking up a storm in the kitchen? Experiment with multiple courses and raise a glass to celebrate the weekend. 

  1. Get an Easter garden kit

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Get into the festive spirit with an Easter garden kit. These kits often come with decorations like colourful egg ornaments, bunny figurines and themed bunting and are an easy way to instantly bring Easter into your garden. The kids in your family will especially love it. 


  1.  Get little ones painting Easter eggs

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Get cracking with the Easter activities and get the little ones involved in painting or dyeing eggs. Embrace an afternoon of fun and chaos with non-toxic paints and brushes. Once you’re done, use them as your very own personalised decorations for your Easter garden party.

  1.  Decorate your pergola for Easter

3m x 6m Rectangular Pergola with 4 Drop Sides in Grey - £8,639.00

Breathe life back into your pergola this Spring and decorate it with spring florals, hanging baskets, pastel colours and Easter-themed decorations to create a focal point in your garden this coming bank holiday weekend. 

  1. Set up an outdoor bar for Easter garden party cocktails

Monterrey 6 Seat Rope Teak Firepit Bar Set in Grey - £3,699


No Easter garden party is complete without cocktails. Invest in a chic and stylish bar and stock up with spirits, mocktails and mixers for some Easter-themed drinks. 

Grow a herb garden? Take advantage and pluck some fresh mint and herbs for your own garnishes, and grab the cocktail shaker while you're at it for a professional touch. You'll be the go-to 'it' bar this Easter and beyond.  

  1. Make Easter eggs in your garden kitchen

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If you're lucky enough to have a kitchen garden, take full advantage and have fun getting messy while making your own chocolate Easter eggs or colourful devilled eggs with a twist. 

Add this as an interactive activity to your party, or go it alone when you're doing your party prep and hand them out as party favours. For more kitchen garden inspo, check out our guide.


  1. Take inspiration from celebs and go for a bougie Easter garden party look

Cosiloft 120 Black and Grey Fire Pit Table - £1,199.99

Feeling bougie? Glamour isn’t only for celebs and the super-rich. Emulate their style by incorporating luxury, high-quality elements into your Easter garden party.

Opt for a chic fire pit to really turn up the heat as the sun goes down, stylish outdoor lighting, lavish flower installations and plush seating to create an atmosphere that oozes exclusivity.

  1. Go for a vintage Easter style

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Indulge in a bit of nostalgia with garden décor and Easter decorations from the past. Try traditional wicker Easter baskets, hand-painted eggs, a lambs ear wreath and vintage china with retro patterns that remind you of your childhood Easter at your nan’s. 

  1.  Set up an Easter egg hunt

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Create your own adult-style Easter egg hunt and hide colourful eggs in the various nooks and crannies of your garden. Include puzzles and clues for added measure and good fun to make it engaging for adults and children alike. 

No kids in the family? No problem. Take it up a notch and fill plastic eggs with cash, boozy chocolates or gift cards for coffee for a grown-up version of this Easter classic.

  1.  Go for an Easter-themed afternoon high tea

Palma U-Shape Rope Corner Dining Set with Rising Table in Grey - £4,499

Treat your guests with an Easter-themed version of a British classic — afternoon tea. Serve a spread with egg and cress sandwiches, scones with fresh strawberries and cream, hot cross buns in all their different variations, and Easter-themed pastries and cakes like Easter nest cakes. 

  1. Spring flower arrangement workshop

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Add an interactive element to your garden party and organise a workshop where your family and friends can create their own spring flower arrangements to take home. 

Provide a selection of fresh, seasonal blooms on your garden table and follow YouTube tutorials to help you create beautiful bouquets. You could even hire the guidance and expertise of a professional florist.

  1.  Easter wine and cheese tasting

Palma Deluxe Square Rope Corner Dining Set with Rising Table in Grey - £3,999

Wine and cheese are always a good idea, no matter the occasion. Give it a Spring twist with lighter white wines, roses and milder, creamier cheeses like goats cheese and Brie, which are at their peak in flavour.   

  1. Serve an Easter brunch board

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Take the wine and cheese theme further and curate an entire Easter-themed charcuterie board. 

Perfect for grazing, add honey and fruit preserves to your cheese offerings. Serve alongside a selection of European Easter breads, continental hams and meats, and plenty of fresh grapes and veggies to make taste buds drool.

  1. Bistro-lounge coffee corner

Quay Lounge Set In Linen - £849

Bistro lounge sets are the perfect solution for more intimate gatherings. If you’re keeping your garden party on the smaller side, create a coffee corner with a selection of brews and cakes on a convenient coffee table, colourful scatter cushions and nature-printed blankets for a more relaxed garden party for both you and your guests.

  1. Create an illuminated Easter pathway

Höfats GRAVITY CANDLE Pole - £18.95

Höfats GRAVITY CANDLE Lantern - £37.95

Whether it's to help your egg hunters find their treasure or create an enchanting experience, lining or creating a garden pathway with outdoor lighting is a great way to add some sparkle to your party. Opt for sophisticated LED candles for soft illumination. Or, choose a mish-mash combination of solar-powered lights and lanterns to create a magical ambience that's perfect for evening Easter gatherings. 

  1. Hang a festive garland in your pergola 

PergoSTET 3m x 4m Rectangular Pergola with 3 Drop Sides and LED Lighting in Grey - £3,999.00

Agora Texture Ugo Small Scatter Cushion - 25m x 25cm - £14.99

Make full use of your pergola and turn it into a head-catching decorative garden centrepiece. Hang a festive Easter garland with pastel-coloured easter eggs, spring flowers and lush greenery across the frames with pieces of yarn for a rustic feel that's perfect for springtime celebrations. 

Is it forecast to be a sunny weekend? Here’s some pergola shade inspo to keep you safe from the UV rays.

Celebrate your Easter garden party with Harbour Lifestyle

As we look ahead to warmer weather and sunnier days, there's no better way to kick off the outdoor season than with a fabulous Easter garden party.

Perhaps you're planning a grand event with floral installations, head-turning fire pits and chic outdoor lighting. Or, maybe you want a more laid-back affair with a comfy lounge area and a delicious BBQ-cooked roast lamb. Either way, Harbour Lifestyle has all your Easter garden party ideas covered.

Check out our range of premium garden furniture and accessories and breathe fresh life back into your garden.

Easter garden party FAQs


What is there to do in the garden at Easter?

Gardens during Easter are great for taking part in festive, seasonal activities like planting spring flowers and bulbs, or setting up an Easter egg hunt for kids and adults alike. You could also adorn your pergola with pastel or Easter-themed decorations, perfect for a weekend garden party or BBQ.


How to do an Easter party?

Host an Easter party by focusing on spring-themed décor like pastel colours, floral arrangements and a nature-inspired tablescape. Plan activities like egg painting, an egg hunt or Easter wine and cheese tasting. Or, serve a festive menu with traditional hot cross buns, roast lamb and carrot cake for dessert.


How do you celebrate an Easter birthday?

Having a birthday over the Easter period is a great excuse for an Easter-themed birthday party.

Celebrate with a spring or Easter-inspired birthday cake, like a carrot cake in the shape of a bunny or an elevated lemon drizzle with egg toppers, served alongside classic chocolate easter treats. 

Throw a garden party outside and incorporate Easter activities like an egg hunt and decorate with a mix of birthday and Easter themes, like balloons and Easter eggs.