Pastel dresses, dapper suits, Easter baskets brimming with colorful eggs, and brunches to marvel over—Easter weekend is just a hop and a skip away! Luckily, Alpharetta is hoppin’ with Easter holiday happenings, making it the perfect holiday to gather and getaway with friends and family for a weekend of fun. From family time over brunch to egg hunts for the kids, Alpharetta has an array of awesome, fun-filled Easter experiences waiting for you. With the assistance of Peter Cottontail, we’ve curated a list of can’t-miss events and activities for a memorable holiday weekend.
Build a Fantastic Basket
Easter just isn’t complete without an overflowing basket of chocolate bunnies and candies. Start your basket-building endeavor at Paper Source where you can find plenty of basket-worthy goodies including candy and toys, making it easy to truly tailor the basket to the appropriate age. Epic Easter baskets require lots of sweet snacks, and Kilwins is the authority on treats. Check out the pre-made baskets, chocolate Easter bunnies, fantastic fudges, peanut butter cream eggs, and Easter Decorated Chocolate-Dipped Cookie Assortments from this beloved confectionery. Add international candies, retro candies, cotton candy and coated popcorn from Lolli and Pops inside North Point Mall. Add a touch of pastel pastry perfection with macarons from Colette French Pastries, where every color of the rainbow pairs with a different delectable flavor.
Win “Best Dressed” with New Bonnets and Bowties
There is no better time to make a fresh fashion statement than Easter, and Alpharetta retailers are ready with new eye-catching selections! For the Youngsters – Dress up your little ones in dapper apparel from Janie and Jack, where dresses, suits, onesies, and more are available for children up to 16 years old. Coordinate for family photos or let them dress to their individual tastes with bright hues and bold patterns. For the sharp dressed man, discover new digs at Clothes Horse Men’s Apparel, where everything from bowties to button downs and slacks to socks can be assembled for the perfect Spring fit. For flattering, feminine finds, venture into Perched, The Pink Valise, and South Moon Under where unique, fresh wardrobe options abound. Looking for that perfect resort wear pattern this Easter? Visit Von Maur and see their collection of Lilly Pulitzer dresses and bright patterned ensemble options that will make a statement.
“Orange” You Glad You Scheduled Brunch?
Break out the Champagne and O.J.! Whether dining in or ordering out is more your style, restaurants around the city offer brunch menus that you simply do not want to miss. Find your favorite menu selections and pair them with bellinis, mimosas, or carafes of fresh coffee at some of the best brunch spots in Alpharetta.
On Saturdays and Sundays, venture to Never Enough Thyme, where the Stuffed French Toast is a mouthwatering menu staple. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill makes brunch memorable on Saturdays and Sundays with a generous serving of the Grilled Salmon Benedict or a wood grilled Brunch Burger. Slide into Superica to try their Mimosa Fresca on Saturdays and Sundays while you wait for your Huevos Rancheros or opt for an Agua Fresca for a non-alcoholic option.
For special Sunday-only brunches, head over to Oak Steakhouse, where Grilled Steak & Eggs is a must-try, with a Certified Angus Beef® 5oz. steak, scrambled eggs, and an insanely yummy béarnaise sauce. Getting an early start so you don’t miss the Easter service? Flatlands Bourbon & Bayou opens early on Easter Sunday from 9:30 AM – 5 PM. Try a Louisiana twist on classic favorites like Crab Cake Eggs Benedict or Fried Chicken. Village Tavern serves up an expansive Sunday brunch menu, including a Brie and Bacon Omelet that beckons you to come on in for a taste. Commit to a Sunday at Cru Food & Wine Bar to enjoy a carafe of Bellinis paired with a Summer Garden Omelet combining baby spinach, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, fontina cheese and roasted baby Yukon potatoes.
Easter adventures, colorful fun, and unbelievable brunches await the whole family in Alpharetta! Make your Easter weekend complete with a stay at one of 30 modern and luxurious hotels located within the city. Share your escapades with us by tagging us @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta.