What do you do when the sun is shining, the weather is warm and Easter is right around the corner? Well, you throw an impromptu party of course! Gather the children, pack up the candy and pull out the table and chairs. We decided to take this last minute party right out into the front yard.
Tips for hosting your own gathering:
Mix and Match | We pulled chairs and benches from various spots in the home to add a rustic flare. For the table decorations we kept it simple with a “jelly bean station” by filling differently shaped clear glass containers with various brands of jelly beans. We then set out small cups so the children could fill up as they went about the yard.
Keep it Simple | It’s easy to get carried away with food and decor, but we decided to keep this event simple. A cute bunny cake and a few sparkle cookies, plus all those jelly beans, were all we needed to fill the little bellies.
Activities | An egg hunt was the perfect choice with Easter! We passed out bunny canvas bags (a DIY from Oh Happy Day) and let the children run around the yard gathering eggs as they went. We set up a station where kids could color small wooden puppets and blow bubbles. We even had a couple Easter baskets set out filled with goodies like candy, tin eggs filled with more candy, bunnies and lambs, books, egg coloring kits and painting kits. Consider putting a small note in an egg for the hunt and children can win the baskets!
We spoke with Kristen from Treehouse Kid and Craft and she has a few tips of her own for filling Easter baskets:
1. First I start off with the Easter grass. I love to make my own. Cut up old magazines, confetti and crumple up some colorful tissue paper. I love the way it all looks together and you aren’t using the traditional “plastic grass”.
2. A few items that have been favorites in our Easter baskets are wooden fruits and veggies, crayon rocks and temporary tattoos. Pompoms are also a great idea! Who doesn’t love pompoms? They fit perfectly in a plastic egg or can just be placed in the baskets.
3. We love to put something silly in our baskets. Fake mustaches are a great choice!
4. For the babies, we love to suggest wool balls and you can put them in an egg carton. They are a simple little natural toy.
Happy Easter and happy party planning!
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