Monday, April 2, 2007
Easter is a perfect holiday to combine with a birthday celebration, as Easter is not only a religious holiday, but also heralds the entrance of spring. So, if you are already thinking ahead to holding an Easter birthday party this year, here are some ideas to get your planning started:

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1) Using a rabbit cookie cutter, trace the outline onto pastel colored construction paper. Decorate the bunnies, using cotton for the tails, googly eyes, and yarn for the whiskers. On the bunny’s backside, provide the party details. Use bunny language, i.e. “Hop on over to our bunny trail for an Eggs-tra Special Celebration!”

2) All pastel colors would be a great decorating color scheme, for balloons, streamers, and tableware. Chocolate eggs would be a fun confetti all over the party table. For a centerpiece, have a bunch of fresh spring flowers in the center or a stuffed bunny rabbit with a few bunny Mylar balloons attached.

3) Coloring Easer Eggs would be a fun welcoming activity while everyone arrives. Have the eggs boiled and ready for dipping. Have the colors prepared and the eggs out. Provide a few crayons for the kids to write their names or draw little pictures on the eggs before they dip.

4) The central game of this party will be the classic Easter Egg Hunt. Fill lots of plastic eggs with candies, coins, and small toys. Hide them throughout the party area, preferably outdoors, and have either baskets of pastel-colored buckets available for collecting the eggs. You could also have the kids make a Bunny Basket for collecting as well. You could hide a $1 dollar bill in one of the eggs for extra fun.

5) You can also play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny.”

For food, you can serve -

1) small egg salad sandwiches cut into ducks, rabbits, sheep, and Easter egg shapes to keep it festive. Serve a veggie platter filled with carrots, celery, peppers, etc. with a ranch dip, deviled eggs, and crackers with cheese cut into small shapes, finger fruits served with a yogurt dip.

2) fruit punch mixed with Rainbow Sherbet.

3) Make Easter Jell-O eggs: Make Jell-O according to the package, but substitute vanilla ice cream for the cold water. For Easter colors try any of the red Jell-O flavors. You’ll end up with pretty pastel colors. Fill hollow egg molds with the Jell-O.

Party Favors can include -

Sending the kids home with the plastic Easter eggs they found during their hunt, and some real colored Easter eggs if the kids dipped some. A small chocolate bunny would also be yummy.

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posted by Dave Richards at Monday, April 02, 2007 ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At April 4, 2007 at 3:04 AM, Blogger Miss Eagle

    Thank you for stopping by my Trad Pad site, Dave. You have been busy - and it is so cute. One of my other blogs is To the Desert which has a focus of Desert Spirituality - Christian contemplative focus. I have uncovered some lovely art over the last six weeks and some very gracious artists who have not objected when I have asked permission to use their work. To the Desert is at

    Have a wonderful Easter, Dave, and may God bless you and yours richly at this time and all through the year.

    Blessings and bliss