Easter Picnic Brunch Ideas and Recipes

Looking for the best picnic ideas for Easter or your next outing adventure? Then you’re in the right place. I’ve included lots of amazing Easter picnic ideas as well as picnic recipes and menu ideas. You can do an Easter picnic at the park or even in your backyard!

Latino Easter picnic
Latino Easter Picnic Brunch Ideas and Recipes

Gorgeous Easter Picnic Ideas Perfect for a Day Under the Sun

The weather outside is gorgeous, and this year, we have decided to celebrate Easter outdoors with an Easter brunch picnic. I love picnics and eating al fresco! So having a picnic for Easter is perfect as we can combine our brunch with a family Easter egg hunt.

Plan Ahead

I usually start by thinking about where I want to have my picnic. Parks are ideal but make sure that you choose a spot under the shade. Also, check out if it is close to amenities like bathrooms and maybe even a playground for the kids.

Latino Easter brunch picnic
Latino Easter brunch picnic

But there’s no need to leave the house to have a fun Easter picnic with your family. You can also set your picnic blanket in the backyard and have your picnic at home!

Pick a Theme

It’s also a great idea to choose a theme for your picnic. Easter is a significant time for us, and we love to bring our culture into the Easter celebration. So, we decided to have a Latino-inspired Easter brunch picnic. 

Latino inspired summer picnic
Latino-inspired summer picnic

We incorporated longstanding traditions, whimsical crafts, and our favorite Latin foods for a family celebration that will be meaningful and memorable.

Gear Up!

Start by choosing the right picnic basket. We love this picnic basket because it combines a classic wicker picnic basket with a temperature-controlled insulated lining. This way, your picnic foods remain cool and fresh! 

Latino inspired picnic basket
Latino-inspired picnic basket

Include 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.

Easter Brunch Picnic Activities For Kids

To create a relaxed feast the whole family enjoys, why not opt for a few fun and easy Easter activities? Having the kids entertained while you set up is a great way to keep them out of fishing the baskets for treats! So let me share a few Easter picnic ideas I love to do with my 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. You can create an Easter egg scavenger hunt to make it more interesting. Let the kids know that the Easter bunny has left them some clues to find those eggs!

Get creative making baskets to gather treats, cute maps, or lists of fun clues for them to look for the eggs. A scavenger hunt works best for older kids who can do this independently and younger kids with little help from you.

Create Your Own Cascarones

Cascarones are brightly painted eggshells filled with confetti. We used bright and colorful cascarones during the Carnival celebrations in Guatemala, but many people have fun with cascarones for Easter here in the United States. The idea is to break a cascarón full of confetti on someone’s head. Many say that good fortune falls on the person who has a cascarón cracked on his head, which is a sign of affection.

cascarones for Easter
Cascarones for Easter

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! We love making the cascarones together as much as we love chasing each other and smashing them on each other’s heads.

A tip from a cascarón veteran: crack the cascarones by putting them on their side on someone’s head. Trying to crack an egg on someone’s head on its pointed end is difficult and can also hurt a bit.

Latin-Inspired Easter Brunch Recipe Ideas

When planning a picnic menu, the trick is to prepare items that can travel well. Plus, try to pick food that is easy to eat and, ideally, doesn’t require cutlery. Here are some of my favorite picnic recipe ideas that are easy to make and are full of Sabor Latino:

Latino Easter brunch picnic menu ideas
Latin-themed Easter brunch picnic menu ideas

Baked Lamb Empanadas Chilenas:

This is one of my favorite picnic foods. I used ground lamb for this variation of the original empanada Chilena for a richer flavor. It is the perfect finger food to bring to any outing, as they are so good, either hot or cold.

Chilean lamb and beef baked empanadas
Chilean lamb and beef baked empanadas

Avocado And Mango Rice Salad:

The juiciness of the mango and the freshness of the avocado-and-cilantro combo make this rice salad a must. The best part is that it is ready in just 5 minutes! Put it in mason jars and tie disposable forks for a delicious picnic snack.

5 minute avocado and mango rice salad
5-minute avocado and mango rice salad

Bacon And Mango Yogurt Potato Salad:

No picnic is complete without the classic potato salad. But this recipe not only takes your potato salad to the next level, but it’s also healthier. This skinny version of the quintessential potato salad is full of tropical flavors and a delicious salty crunch.

bacon and mango light potato salad
Bacon and mango light potato salad

Guatemalan Empanadas De Manjar De Leche:

When planning a picnic, I always remember to add something sweet to end the meal with a smile. These empanadas filled with custard are delicious desserts perfect for any spring picnic or Easter brunch!

empanadas manjar de leche
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Mango And Coconut Arroz Con Leche

This vegan version of Arroz con Leche made with coconut milk and fresh mango is the perfect Spring dessert. I love that you can also eat it cold or warm! But this version is better chilled to enjoy the freshness of the fruit. So don’t forget to put it in the chilled section of your picnic basket.

coconut and mango arroz con leche in a mason jar
Coconut and mango Arroz con Leche

Tres Leches Carrot Cake in A Jar

With Spring here, I love experimenting with seasonal foods and packing them in original and easy-to-carry containers like mason jars. The result: a delicious carrot cake and Tres Leches Cake with a creamy yogurt-based frosting that looks amazing and tastes even better!

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar
Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

You can also find lots of cute picnic ideas and recipes here. And check out these deliciously easy Easter breakfasts and brunch recipes that will make your next Easter celebration pop! 

Easter Brunch Picnic Wardrobe Ideas

Finally, it is time to make some additions to the family’s spring wardrobe! Of course, you want fun spring colors and prints like flowers that will be cheerful. Still, it would be best to make sure that the outfits work well for a relaxed morning out in the park.

Latino Easter brunch picnic
 Latino Easter brunch picnic

Although you can always opt for a spring dress, wearing a nice top paired with a floral Bermudas or even jeans works well. A spring picnic is also a fantastic occasion for wearing hats; they are not only a great idea when eating outdoors and need some protection from the sun. Plus, they also make any outfit look more stylish and beautiful. I love hats!

Easter Picnic Ideas
The Best Easter Picnic Ideas

I’ve rounded up some Easter picnic ideas everyone will enjoy! With a bit of planning, your Latin-inspired Easter brunch picnic will be a success. I included loads of Easter brunch ideas alongside creative crafts perfect for kids to make your next holiday memorable. Happy Easter!

More Brunch and Breakfast Ideas for Easter

Passion Fruit Piñata Easter Cupcakes:

This delicious and easy-to-make Easter recipe is the perfect homemade treat for an Easter party! The sweet cupcake combined with the tanginess of the passion fruit makes the ideal sweet Pascua treat to share with family in friends!

passion fruit piñata Easter cupcakes
Passion fruit piñata Easter cupcakes

How to Make an Awesome Easter Candy Platter:

It is a great way to share your favorite Easter candy and sweet treats with family and friends. A well-arranged candy tray is a fantastic way to serve sweets beautifully without the extra effort.

Tips for an easy Easter candy platter
Tips for an easy Easter candy platter

Adorable Easter Desserts: 

There are many ways to eat sweets during the Easter holiday, so indulge in one of these delicious treats! Whether you enjoy eating candy or grabbing a cute Easter-themed treat, there’s something on this list! These adorable Easter desserts are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

10 adorable Easter desserts that your kids are sure to love! These would all make the perfect Easter treat for an Easter party!
Adorable Easter Dessert roundup

10 Refreshing Cocktails Packed with Spring Flavor:

Stir up your favorite cocktails and pour them on a cute pitcher to drink under the sun! These incredible flavors combined with your favorite spirits can make some of the most delicious spring cocktails, from fresh carrots to fragrant florals.

10 Refreshing Spring Cocktails
Refreshing Spring Cocktails

Easter Chocolate Coconut Surprise Cupcakes:

They are not just cute and easy to make but delicious! They are the perfect Easter treat to share with your family, and even the kids will love helping you make these “surprise inside” treats. 

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes Surprise with treats
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes Surprise

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Easy Easter picnic ideas
Easy Easter picnic ideas

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19 thoughts on “Easter Picnic Brunch Ideas and Recipes”

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. i love all the mason jar ideas!! they are fantastic for an outdoor picnic! and the latino angle for a Easter party, love it!


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