Easter is only days away, so it’s time to decorate eggs! This past weekend, we hosted a charming Easter egg decorating party for our children and their cousins. It was a fun evening with sweet treats, colorful eggs, and super excited kids.
For the past few years, my family has gathered at my house to dye Easter eggs. Usually I don’t do any planning for it. I just hard-boil eggs the night before, order pizza, and try not to cringe when the dye splashes as the children haphazardly toss their eggs in the cups. This year I decided to make the annual tradition a little more special, and it went surprisingly well – only one broken egg!
We dyed the eggs in our kitchen at the newspaper-covered table, and then the kids devoured their dessert treats in the decorated dining room. The spring-inspired decorations were fresh and pretty with flowers, chicks, and carrots. I used a rainbow of pastel colors, with a beautiful (and very inexpensive) tablecloth from HomeGoods that pulled it all together. Take a look at our Easter egg decorating party and our treats!
DIY Easter Egg Decorating Party
My favorite part of the Easter egg decorating (beside coloring our eggs) was the cake! I found bunny ear headbands at Target, and I used one as the cake topper. It was so simple – I just stuck the headband in the cake and added some fresh flowers – but it looked beautiful!
The cake served as the table centerpiece. I decorated the rest of the tabletop with little jars and vases that I filled with more fresh flowers. Then I scattered baby chick decorations and plush carrots from Target’s dollar spot. In the background, I hung a DIY garland of paper eggs in pastel shades.
For each place setting, I had adorable egg-shaped plates from World Market, cloth napkins from HomeGoods, and recycled glass drink tumblers. Owen helped me make the place cards. He painted the plastic eggs (from a box of DIY dyable craft eggs), and had a blast. Then I arranged the eggs in sections of an egg carton, coordinating the colors. Lastly, I printed cards with the children’s names and propped a name card in the middle of the eggs. I think they are so cute!
After coloring our Easter eggs, the kiddos enjoyed their treats. We had lemon cake with cream cheese frosting, bunny donuts, cookies, and lime jello with shredded carrots.
Each kid had a bunny ear headband from Target. Some actually wore them for longer than 30 seconds, others did not. For the girls’ headbands, I added a hand-tied bow made from bias tape. Such an easy idea and they looked so so sweet!