Throw an Easter Crafting Party
Easter Party Backdrop
Easter is normally a favorite holiday for kids, but why not get your closest friends together for a fun day of eating, sipping cocktails and crafting? To set up a festive backdrop, attach silver metallic fringe and colorful ribbons interchangeably with clear tape. Experiment with different colors and widths of ribbon to match your party's color scheme.
Cookie Decorating Station
Set up separate crafting stations, so guests can pick and choose which crafts they'd like to make. To set up a cookie decorating station, use a cookie cutter to cut out sugar cookie batter in bunny, carrot and egg shapes before baking in the oven. Fill squeeze bottles or pipe bags with different-colored icing and fill small bowls with sprinkles, so guests can decorate the cookies however they wish. To save time, buy pre-made sugar cookies and icing.
Easter Egg Decorating Station
Add metallics to eggs with foiling paper. Before your party, hallow out a dozen eggs or hard boil them. Place them in a bowl next to foiling glue and papers and several small- and medium-sized paintbrushes. Have guests decorate the eggs in their choice of pattern. This craft is a festive, creative favor guests can enjoy even after the party. Get the full instructions>>
Basket Decorating Station
On your invitation, ask guests to bring their own Easter basket to decorate. Provide them with a variety of patterned Washi tape, colorful ribbons, glitter, glue and other craft supplies. Stick with the party theme by displaying craft supplies that match the color scheme. Guests can fill their Easter baskets with their finished sugar cookies and foiled eggs.
Festive Snack Table
Simple, everyday ingredients can be used to make Easter-themed treats. By serving individual cups of yummy treats, you eliminate the need for plates and silverware, making cleanup easy. Use Easter basket paper grass under a few of your platters to make them look like they are resting in a nest.
Carrot Cake Cocktail
Enjoy your favorite Easter dessert in cocktail form. With only three ingredients, this cocktail is festive, buget-friendly and easy to make. Get the full recipe>>
Easter Bunny Peeps Cocktail
If carrot juice isn't your thing, try this irresistable creamy cocktail instead. The pink bunny Peeps candy garnish will add pops of color to your party and provides an extra sweet treat. Get the full recipe>>
Colorful Deviled Eggs
It wouldn't be an Easter celebration without deviled eggs. Take it up a notch by dyeing the eggs in traditional Easter colors or the same color scheme as your party. Get the full recipe>>
Easter-Inspired Chex Mix
Make your Chex Mix fit the theme with the addition of Easter-inspired candies. Mix one bag each of pastel-colored M&Ms, Easter peanut butter M&Ms, Chex Mix cereal and one can of cocktail peanuts in a large bowl. Place mix in colorful, patterned cupcake liners, and style on a white cake stand to give height to your snack table.
Carrot Pudding Cups
It may look like carrots peeking through the chocolate pudding, but they're actually strawberries. To make these adorable cups, dip strawberries into orange candy melts and let dry on wax paper. Fill clear cups with chocolate pudding, and top with a layer of crushed chocolate cookies to create "dirt". Place one chocolate-covered strawberry into each pudding cup, letting the green leaves of the strawberry peek out the top. Serve with miniature spoons.
Daffodil Party Favors
As your guests leave the party, send them home with their own potted daffodil. Personalize the favors by writing each guest's name on a garden marker and placing inside the flower pot.