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Easter Party Ideas
|By: Rachel - A Juggling Mum
Easter will be here before we know it, so here are some fun ideas to help make your Easter party extra special.
Make an easter napkin ring by stringing jelly beans onto narrow piece of elastic using a sewing needle. You may need to put a little vegetable oil on the needle to help it slide through the jelly beans. Tie off the ends to make a circle and slide it over a napkins for a cute way to decorate you table.
Make bunny paw prints out of pink cardstock and tape them to the floor leading into the party
Instead of exchanging easter eggs invite your guests to bring a packet of bulbs to your easter party and have a bulb exchange. Supply your guests with some brown paper bags and have some pens handy so that your guests can write the names of the bulbs on their bags. Your guests count up how many bulbs they brought to the party then lay them in piles according to the flower types. Each guest then chooses the same number of bulbs as they brought but they can pick a variety of different bulbs. Its a great way to get a variety of flowers.
Have an Easter egg-shaped cookies decorating contest bake some egg shaped plain cookies and buy some small tubes of icing. Give each child a cookie and get them to decorate it using the icing.
Have the kids with the help of a few adults paint and decorate their own small flowerpot. Provide them with different colored paint, sprinkles, and ribbon. They can then take their flowerpot home and plant some of the seeds or a bulb in it.
Pass the Easter Egg-
Guess the Number Game-
EASTER EGG HUNTS
For mixed ages, or to keep the faster children from getting most of the eggs, have each child start with a basket with one egg in it. They are to collect only eggs that color. (You can hide eggs for younger children in easy spots, and hide eggs for older children in more challenging spots.)
For young children, have a jellybean trail leading to an Easter basket
While your children are sleeping, hide their Easter baskets in the house and tie a long string to each one. Loop the strings throughout the whole house, around and over and under furniture so it looks like a huge tangled spider web eventually leading to their rooms. Tie the end of each string to the doorknob of the child whose basket its attached to, so when they come out of their rooms on Easter morning they can follow their own string throughout the house to find their Easter basket. Place some extra treats along the way to make it extra fun.
For large Easter Egg Hunts, make
checklists for each child. Give each child a basket with
a checklist and pencil in it and instruct the kids to
find ONLY what is on their checklist and no more,
otherwise someone else would be without enough. Make all
of the checklist the same for each child and make sure
you have enough eggs hidden so that everyone can complete
theirs. You can have a grand prize too, for whichever
child completes his checklist first by finding all of the
items on it the fastest! The checklists could read
something like this.
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Things you need:
Your favorite flavor of cake mix
Green food coloring
Mini jelly beans
Follow the directions on the mix for cupcakes.
Let it cool
Color the coconut with the food coloring
Frost with white frosting
Put coconut on top of frosting
Put jelly beans on top of coconut
Poke a small hole in each side of cupcake and insert a piece of licorice.
Copyright 2006 - Rachel Suesskow - A Juggling Mum