From going to church and hunting for eggs, to having a ham dinner, your Easter festivities can get expensive if you aren’t careful and intentional about your spending.

Although celebrating Easter is a religious and family tradition, it shouldn’t empty your budget for the month.

Slight planning for your Easter festivities can save you from straining your budget and putting more debt on your credit card.

All you need is a little creativity and doing a little research to find the best deals!

Because we all know that your kids are going to want lots of candy. Your husband is going to want his own stash of candy. And you are going to steal all the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs anyway!

So here are some easy ways to save money on Easter just so you can save your sanity.

Plus, more frugal Easter ideas to free up some money to buy those cute Easter outfits.

And, you’ll need to save money on Easter dinner too, because who wants to pay full price for anything!

So here are 5 ways to save money on your Easter festivities and those Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

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1. Buy Candy Last Minute For Your Easter Festivities

This is one way to save money on Easter candy, by shopping at the very last minute.

Candy, bunnies and Easter grass will be cheapest on Saturday night, and should already be on half-price clearance on Sunday.

That means you are not going to get the best selection for your Easter festivities, but at least you will save some cash.

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2. FREE Download of a Cookie Egg Decorating Kit

One of the best frugal Easter ideas is to make things at home instead of buying them from the grocery store. You can save big money on your Easter festivities by baking goodies yourself!

Domino Sugar is offering a FREE Easter Egg Cookie Decorating Download!


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3. Make Your Own Egg Dyeing Kit

Here’s a great way to save money on Easter that most people don’t know about.

Did you know that can make your own Easter egg dyeing kit for your Easter festivities for a fraction of the cost of buying one?

Wanna know the secret ingredient? Vinegar!

Which you have to use with the kits too… so why spend that extra money?

Use ½ cup boiling water with one teaspoon of vinegar & 10 drops of color.

Tie-Dye? Add one drop of Olive Oil in the water.

Glitter eggs? Add a thin layer of craft glue and add glitter, dry on wax paper.

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4. The Perfect Peel

Our Easter dinner and Easter festivities are just not complete without taking some of those colored eggs and making them into Deviled Eggs or making them for breakfast the next day.

But the aggravation is always getting that peel off just right. I always thought it was based on fresh vs old eggs, but I’ve discovered the trick to a perfectly peeled egg every single time. It’s how you cook them!

Put the eggs in the water as usual…add salt AND 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Then once the water is at a full boil, take it off the burner and let it sit for 14 minutes.

You’ll get a perfect peel every time.

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5. Compare Prices, Save And Stock Up

All the Easter festivities, including the big meal, can get expensive so you need to figure out how to save money on Easter dinner.

When ham and eggs go on sale this week at several places, it’s easy to compare and stock up at these best prices. Grab an extra ham for later. It freezes well and you can use it to make so many meals!

Eggs usually go down to 50¢ a dozen this time so stock up while you can!

Worry about them going bad? You don’t have to! You can freeze them! Check out how from the Incredible Edible Egg!

So as you can see, there are some easy ways to save money on Easter (and save some sanity too!).

Plus, you can use these frugal Easter ideas to free up some money to buy those cute Easter outfits.

And, since you’ll save money on Easter dinner too, you can stock up on those Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

Most of all for your Easter festivities, my hope is that you enjoy spending time with family celebrating a Risen Savior! 


YOUR TURN: What Easter candy do you have to have each year for your Easter festivities? Let me know in the comments below!

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You can not only save money on Easter, but you can make your money stretch with these frugal Easter ideas! Plus, I\'ve got tips on how to save money on Easter dinner. Start planning now!