Spring is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited for warm weather, outdoor parties, spending time with family and friends, oh and delicious Easter candy! Our Creative Contributor Lynlee Beckett of Lynlee’s Petite Cakes recently put together an adorable Easter Egg Hunt party for her daughter and friends complete with carrot shaped sandwiches and super cute “bottoms-up” bunny push-up pops that you won’t want to miss! Enjoy!
Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner! And what can be more fun for kiddos than inviting friends and family to hop on over for an Easter Egg Hunt? I styled this festive party around The WH Hostess’ adorable “Grass Easter Bunny” collection, specifically for children. I fell in love with the darling designs and vibrant colors, including the little bunnies in the grass, the infusion of orange (perfect for carrots!) and the pops of pink. To complement the graphics, I focused on a bunny patch them, with white picket fences and trellises, bunny garden adornments and more natural items, such as burlap, wood crates and baskets. The vivacious pops of color paired with provincial decor made a perfect pairing of modern lines and rustic elements.
The sweets are always one of my favorite aspects of any party and the dessert table matched back to the entire theme. For the rural feel, you can utilize a simple backdrop, such as the white trellis, and accentuate it with a banner, like the adorable “Happy Easter” banner coordinating with the collection. The cupcakes were displayed on wooden crates with picket fence liners and fondant bunnies and carrots in the patch!
On one side of the table, I added cotton candy bunny tails to polka dot straws, as well as jello cups, hopping fondant bunnies and jelly beans in ceramic egg crates.
The other side included egg-shaped rice treats with cupcake toppers, orange candies in carrot containers and pudding push pops with rabbits entering their bunny holes! You can really add an extra punch on the table with additional details, such as food tent cards and cupcake and centerpiece toppers. The infusion of the vivid colors was also accentuated with the hot pink frame and dried flower balls, which really made the table pop.
The lunch table was set utilizing little baskets embellished with grass and bunnies on top of polka dot plates. You can personalize the settings by adding name tags to each basket and accompany it with some little details, such as carrot ribbons and little white poms for bunny tails. I also used the water bottle labels on glasses and inserted striped paper straws matching back to the graphics.
When throwing a kids party, I attempt to always keep their needs in mind, which is why I displayed the food in a little cabinet perfect for their heights! Try keeping the menu simple, but cute, such as utilizing cutters in shapes of bunnies and carrots for sandwiches. Not only did the cheese puffs and carrots in ranch dip match back to the theme, they were perfect for the kids’ palettes.
Tying back to the country, bunny patch atmosphere, you can utilize different containers than the traditional Easter baskets with which the kids can hunt eggs. I found cute wooden boxes with handles and added little tags with ribbon to each one. You can also add the children’s names to each to avoid any disputes regarding to whom they belong!
After hunting for eggs, the kids had a blast with the bubbles! For favors, say goodbye to your little guests with cello bags and toppers, which can be filled with so many different options! I added orange candies for the boys and edible fondant bracelets, which I specifically made for the girls. Going home with their baskets full of eggs, candy and bubbles will be the perfect end to the Easter Egg Hunt at the bunny patch!
WH Hostess ~ Paper Goods (whhostess.com)
Cakes and Kids ~ Striped and polka dot paper straws (http://www.etsy.com/shop/CakesAndKidsToo)
CupKate’s Event Design ~ Push pop containers (www.cupkateseventdesign.com)