Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware

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Easter is an excuse for a family get-together and there are an increasing number of offerings to adorn your room or table. From cupcake toppers to seasonal crackers, here's our pick of the bunch.

1. Easter cupcake decorating kit: £6, lauraashley.com

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This cupcake decorating kit is ideal for some Easter holiday baking with the kids. The bunny ears add a seasonal twist and the polka dot and striped cupcake cases will look sweet on the table. You get 24 cases and toppers for your Easter party.
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2.  Meri Meri Hip Hop Hooray Easter plates: £6, fortnumandmason.com

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If you’re hosting an Easter party for your little ones, these party plates are an attractive addition for all those homemade Easter treats. The pack contains 12 colourful plates made from quality paper. The chicks, bunnies and Easter egg on each one make them fun and attractive.
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3. Pastel Easter egg fairy lights: £11, notonthehighstreet.com

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Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas, you know? These hand-painted, egg-shaped ones in April-appropriate pastels – on a 1.85-metre clear string – will look lovely on your Easter table or wrapped around a vase.  Added bonuses are that they are battery operated and guaranteed to last a minimum of 50 hours. They also come in a fun egg box-style carton, so make a great gift.
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4. Easter bunny tea light holder: £6, yankeecandle.co.uk

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Candle brand Yankee has created this limited edition tea light holder for the Easter period. Its reasonable price makes it a great gift replacement for chocolate, and simple but cheery design means it could sit in your living room all year round.
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5. John Lewis Assorted Easter decorations: £9.50, Johnlewis.com

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This bumper pack of Easter decorations is great value. The 34 decorations range from cute fluffy chicks to eggs and chickens, and are designed to hang around the house, on hooks or on an Easter decorative tree - not bad for under a tenner.
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6. Easter Wreath: £5, waitrose.com

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Wreaths do pretty-up a door and this simple one is a subtle way to do Easter decs. Plus it’s something you can bring out every year.
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7. Easter egg hunt set: £12, thewhitecompany.com

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Here's a nice set to help make your Easter egg hunt more of an event. signs such as “start here” and “follow me” printed on embellished Easter-themed shapes can be strategically placed around the garden. The White Company also do baskets if you want to go the whole hog. Just make sure you provide some chocolate for along the way.
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8. Happy Easter felt garland: £5.25, paperchase.co.uk

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Paperchase do seasonal decs well and this garland is a case-in-point.  It's made from felt and hung on a length of pink satin ribbon. The pre-tied loops on each end make it easy to hang up, and a length of 1.8 metres means it works well in a small room, or along a wall.
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9. Easter Crackers: £4, waitrose.com

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This set of six crackers in pretty pastels make an attractive addition to an Easter table without breaking the bank. Prizes range from pocket puzzles to whoopee cushions - so they're good ones for children.
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10.  Personalised Easter bunny cake topper: £8, Notonthehighstreet.com

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Personalised decs are ones you can bring out year after year. These bunny cake toppers, made from tough laser-cut acrylic, come in yellow, baby pink, turquoise and lilac and can be personalised with a name of up to 10 characters.
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11. Easter tree and six decorations: £12, paperchase.co.uk

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You might not be familiar with an Easter tree but this simple wooden one makes a striking decoration. We love the contrast of the white with the brightness of the ornaments. At 34cm tall, it will fit on a windowsill or as a centrepiece on a larger table.
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12. Personalised vintage style Easter sign: £28, notonthehighstreet.com

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This rustic-looking Easter sign caught our eye. Each one is handmade to order and, though it's pricier than some of the options on our list, it is one you can wheel out each year. Make sure you order yours in good time for your do.
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13.  Personalised ceramic egg cup, £4.95: eBay.co.uk

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Eggs and soldiers on Easter Sunday morning will be given an Easter twist with these personalised decorative egg cups. They are dishwasher safe, suitable for large size eggs and come with a choice of bunny or chicken design.
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14.  M&S Easter Eggs Mat and Coaster set: £15, marksandspencer.com

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If you're looking for some more grown-up accessories, this place mat and coaster set, decorated in eggs in pastelly colours, will work for the Easter table and indeed the rest of the year.  You get a set of four and they wipe clean which makes them easy to keep in pristine condition.
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Verdict:

Laura Ashley’s cupcake decorating kit is sure to go down a treat with the little ones, especially served up on the Meri Meri paper plates. Paperchase’s Easter tree is an inexpensive way to brighten up your home over the bank holiday weekend.

 

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