Holidays

8 Quotes Every New Mom Should Read

Advice, reflections, and humor from notable women who've been there.

Your Guide to Easter Flowers

Say goodbye to snow slush, freezing temperatures, and gray skies and hello to green grass, pretty blooms, and sunshine. The Easter season means spring has sprung—and we get to appreciate Mother Nature’s bounty. When decorating the table for a brunch or dinner gathering with friends and family, the centerpiece will really set the scene. There are so many beautiful Easter flowers to choose from for the table arrangement: will you go with bright hues, or keep it simple and timeless with all white? It’s not a bad problem to have, but all the choices can get overwhelming. You can opt for the Easter lily, which symbolizes purity and peace to many. Or you can always go for colorful tulips that are so easy to put on display in a vase and are guaranteed to add some cheer to your table. And of course, hydrangeas are always a classic and popular choice, in hues of blue, white, pink, and purple. It’s hard not to go wrong with whatever you choose—any floral centerpiece will make your table even more special and celebrate the best of the season. If you’re looking for floral inspiration while you’re planning out the table decor, we’ve got you covered. We asked three floral experts for their thoughts on common Easter flowers, plus how to care for them and how to pair them with other varieties. Take a look at their suggestions on the next pages and get ready to wow your dining companions this Easter.

Easter Games for the Whole Family

Easter egg hunts are a classic, but these eight alternative Easter games take the holiday up a notch.

Easter Centerpieces That Will Complete Your Party Table

This Easter Sunday, whether you’re gathering with family friends for brunch and an egg hunt or for a traditional dinner with all the trimmings, you’ll need to set the table with some festive décor. Sure, the company can’t be beat and everyone always looks forward to the classic Easter dishes (ham or lamb, frittatas or breakfast casseroles) and delicious desserts (carrot cake or coconut cake)—but set the table for a festive affair... and you're guaranteed an afternoon your guests won’t soon forget. If you think you don’t have time to design the perfect tablescape, think again. All it takes is a spring-inspired centerpiece and you’re good to go. You don’t have to have splurge on an expensive tablecloth or Easter china for the day, just use your everyday dinnerware and place a show stopping arrangement in the middle. And if you think you have to spend a fortune on the centerpiece, you can easily make your own. We rounded up some great options for both novice and expert crafters. Having a lot of kids over for your Easter gathering? There’s a bunny centerpiece complete with real grass and chocolate “carrots.” Or if you don’t have much time to take on a craft project, take a bouquet of tulips and split them up in assorted mason jars for a colorful, rustic look. And if the main event is the Easter egg hunt, get the party started with egg-inspired centerpieces, including one with egg “flowers” and another that’s a topiary. Get ready to wow your guests with these clever ideas.

11 Ideas for Easter Nail Art

Celebrate the season with these fun designs.

7 Easter Decorations You Can Buy on Etsy

Celebrate the holiday by putting eggs, bunnies, and more on display.

Cute Easter Dresses for Girls

In pretty pastels, with fetching floral prints and ruffled details, consider these frocks a one-step dressing routine to get her Easter-ready.

These 54 Restaurants Will Be Open on Easter Sunday

Here’s your guide to dining out with family and friends on Easter.

Easter Bunny Butt Cake

We just couldn’t help ourselves.

Robin’s Egg Cupcakes for Easter

It’s easy to frost a batch of 24 cupcakes so they look like Springy, bright blue Robin’s eggs. We recommend using chocolate cupcakes and vanilla frosting; when you dye the frosting pale blue it’ll pop against chocolate cake.