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Latino Inspired Easter Picnic Brunch Ideas and Recipes

This is a sponsored post in partnership with JCPenney. However all opinions are my own. #SoWorthIt

Latino Easter picnic

The weather outside is gorgeous and this year we have decided to celebrate Easter outdoors with an Easter brunch picnic at the park. I just love picnics and eating al fresco and having a picnic for Easter is perfect as we can combine our brunch with a family Easter egg hunt. If you are also considering having a Easter here are some tips and menu ideas.

Start off by thinking ahead about where you want to have your picnic. Parks are ideal but make sure that you choose a spot that has shade and that is close to amenities like bathrooms and maybe even a playground for the kids. Prepare as much in advance as possible and include a picnic basket (we love our Picnic Time® Newbury Picnic Basket for Four that we got at JCPenney), one or two picnic blankets or foldable chairs so you have a place to sit and a cooler or ice packs to keep everything cool.

Latino Easter brunch picnic

It’s also a great idea to choose a theme for your picnic. Easter is a very important time for us and we love to bring our culture into the Easter celebration. We chose to have a Latino inspired Easter brunch picnic incorporation traditions along with favorite Latino foods for a family celebration that will be meaningful and memorable.

cascarones for Easter

Easter Brunch Picnic Activities For Kids

Easter Egg Scavenger hunt: It’s Easter and a traditional egg hunt can be a fun activity and perfect for that Easter picnic brunch at the park. To make it more interesting you can create an Easter egg scavenger hunt. Let the kids know that the Easter bunny has left them some clues to find those eggs and get creative making some maps or lists of fun clues for them to look for the eggs. This works best for older kids who can do this independently but also for younger kids if you help them out.

Cascarones: Cascarones are brightly painted eggshells filled with confetti. Back in Guatemala cascarones where used during carnival but here in the United States many people have fun with cascarones for Easter. The idea is to break a cascarón on someone’s head; many say that good fortune falls on the person who has a cascarón cracked on his head and this is a sign of affection. I remember running around with my cousins and friends, cracking cascarones on each other’s heads and confetti everywhere. It’s a fun tradition that I love sharing with my kids and we love making the cascarones together as much as we love chasing each other and smashing them on each other’s head. A tip from a cascarón veteran; crack the cascarones by putting them on their side on someone’s head as trying to crack an egg on someone’s head on its pointed end is not only difficult but can also hurt.

Latino Easter brunch picnic menu ideas

Latino Inspired Easter Brunch Recipe Ideas

When it comes to planning a picnic menu the trick is to prepare items that can travel well and that are easy to eat and, ideally, don’t require cutlery. Here are some picnic recipe ideas that are easy to make and are filled with sabor Latino.

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

Easter Brunch Picnic Wardrobe Ideas

Now is the time to make some additions to the family’s spring wardrobe. You want fun spring colors and prints like flowers that will be cheerful, yet you need to make sure that the outfits work well for a relaxed morning out in the park. Although you can opt for a spring dress wearing a nice top paired with bermudas or even jeans works well too. I headed to JCPenney and choose fun spring outfits for our Easter picnic brunch. For myself I picked a flowing cold shoulder top with flower print, capri jeans and open toed shoes. For my daughter I chose a smoked top with pink flower print and white Bermuda shorts and for my son a short sleeved striped tee, white shorts and fedora hat. These comfortable spring looks are perfect for a picnic and for running around hunting those yummy Easter Eggs or having fun breaking some cascarones. A spring picnic is also a great occasion for wearing hats; they are not only a great idea when you are outdoors and need some protection from the sun but they also make any outfit look more stylish and beautiful. I just love hats!

Latino Easter brunch picnic

With a little planning your Latino inspired Easter brunch picnic is sure to be a success! Enjoy!

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages. Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting . When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. robin Rue

    Loving all of your ideas. An egg scavenger hunt is an awesome idea. My boys always love when I plan scavenger hunts for them.

  2. candy

    Sounds like a wonderful Easter picnic and some wonderful food was served. Plus getting outside and just enjoying the weather and family time is perfect.
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  3. Jenny Finney

    I have never heard of cascarones but this is such a neat idea and I love the tradition behind it! The food looks amazing, especially the cake in a jar and the mango and yogurt potato salad sounds so different. Looks like you all had a great time.

  4. Katie Kinsley

    That is such a cute idea to have a picnic for Easter. I’m sure your family will enjoy the day spent together.
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  5. lisa

    These all sound like great Easter picnic ideas! We will be celebrating Easter with my neighbors and family but I’d like to make a few of these to bring with!
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  6. Kimberly

    I hope that our Easter weather is just as gorgeous! So far it’s been rainy and we even had snow!
    Thank you so much for all these wonderful ideas. I absolutely adore the outfits that you and your daughter wore. The florals are really in this season. You both looked beautiful! And your son is handsome too!
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  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like so much fun. I love arroz con leche and would love to try your recipe. I can’t wait for Easter – only a few weeks away!
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  8. Pam Wattenbarger

    I have never heard of the cascarones tradition! That is really cool. I know some kids who would love it.

  9. Marysa

    Lots of fun ideas! I would love to make the little carrot cakes in a jar and the confetti eggs. It makes the holidays fun when there are activities to keep the kids busy.

  10. Jenn

    I love this post. What a fun family Easter Brunch with all the fixings. Looks like a perfect plan to me.

  11. Betty

    I need to go on a picnic with you! The food looks so yummy! Your kids are lucky to have such a fun Easter brunch.

  12. David Elliott

    The food here looks amazing, but I really think that the confetti eggs look the coolest. My daughter would really love something like that. I just would have to make sure she took it outside the house.
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  13. Debra Hawkins

    Cascarones are our absolute favorite Easter tradition! We lived right by the border for many years and it is something that has stuck with us!

  14. chubskulit

    I love the confetti inside the egg idea. What a neat picnic brunch for a beautiful family.

  15. Bonnie G

    Aww these pictures are so cute. I love all of these ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

  16. My Teen Guide

    Great ideas for a brunch picnic not only for Easter but for any lovely day spent with the family outdoors. I would love to try that bacon and mango yogurt potato salad. Sounds delicious!

  17. Chrishelle Ebner

    Your family Easter celebration looks like fun. Your menu sounds absolutely amazing, I will definitely be trying a few of your recipes.

  18. Kiwi

    I know Easter is coming and its great you made family brunch around the holiday. I love the items and I would love to try some of them!
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