If you’re throwing an Easter party for friends and family this year, you may be searching for ideas to make the event memorable and meaningful. Entertaining the adults is the easy part when planning a get-together. We have everything you need to also make this an Easter the children will enjoy.
When decorating for an Easter party, people typically use pastel colors, such as light purple, pink, yellow and green. Place tree branches or pussy willow branches in a vase and hang hollow colored eggs on them. Make a triangle-shaped banner or bunting in Easter colors and drape it across a wall or above a doorway. Purchase several small twig nests from a craft store and fill them with egg-shaped chocolates or glitter-covered Easter eggs. Fill a large glass vase with plastic Easter eggs to use for a colorful centerpiece. At the kids’ table, use playful utensil holders like napkins folded to look like carrots with green utensils. You could also set out pastel-colored paper cups and glue bunny ears, googly eyes and a cotton-ball tail to make them look like rabbits.
Kid-Friendly Easter Menu
Easter, of course, is a religious holiday, but it’s also an unofficial start of spring. Celebrate the season with a menu that features traditional spring foods, such as eggs, lamb, asparagus, other early-spring vegetables and breads. Some kid-friendly Easter brunch foods include baked French toast and, hot cross buns straight from your KitchenAid Convection Bake Countertop Oven from Buydig.com. Don’t forget dessert. The Easter bunny probably delivered chocolate rabbits in the kids’ baskets, so for the brunch table think cut-out cookies and carrot cake.
What Easter party is complete without an Easter egg hunt? If you’ve never organized one, though, you might not know where to start. Here are some guidelines:
- Ask each family to bring a dozen colored eggs. Not only will it save you from having to do all the dying yourself, but it’s fun for the kids to see how other families decorate their eggs.
- Include some plastic eggs in the mix and fill them with stickers, small candy, temporary tattoos or other trinkets.
- It’s fun to hide one “golden egg.” This special egg might have a $10 bill inside, tickets to a movie theater or some other exciting prize.
If you have a wide range of ages, hold the egg hunt in separate heats. That way the older kids won’t trample the 2-year-olds at the starting line.
Other Party Activities
If you’re still needing some other Easter party games or activities to keep the kids entertained, start off with the bunny hop. Then let them hop on over to play a few rounds of this Easter Bingo. Challenge the kids to a Peeps contest where they’re each given a package of marshmallow Peeps and some craft supplies to construct the cleverest Peeps creation. Have a catapulting competition with any leftover peeps. Hold an egg-and-spoon race, where kids carry a plastic egg on a spoon across a certain distance without dropping the egg. Read the children an Easter book like The Bunny Who Found Easter, by Charlotte Zolotow.
So, hop to it! Get your point and shoot from Buydig.com ready and start planning your Easter party now. The big bunny will be here before you know it.