Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How to host an Easter-themed garden party

Easter is not only a time of reflection, but for many kids, it means that they’ll be getting lots of goodies from the Easter Bunny. Make them remember this fun holiday with an Easter-themed garden party, which both the young and the young-of-heart will undoubtedly enjoy. 

1. Decorations – Brighten up the garden with fitting décor. Throw pastel colored banners, egg-shaped lamps or pompoms (complementing the color theme) across the entire garden space or at least the dining area. Add dainty details such as lace, tulle and ribbons for something more feminine. 

2. Table setting - Of course, nothing makes a greater impact then a beautiful table setting. For this garden party setup for the kids, use matching pastel-colored paper plates and set up little candy jars with egg shaped candies inside. You can place giant chocolate bunnies on each plate as their take-home treat, or incorporate them as part of the centerpieces. To truly get that spring feel, add pretty flowers in vases.  Extend the decorations to the chairs by tying ribbons and lace on the back. Balloons tied to each chair will also add a touch of festivity. 

For a garden party for adults, you can opt for something more sophisticated. Keep the flowers in vases, but play up the centerpieces with vintage tea sets and cups. Have finger sandwiches or cupcakes elegantly displayed on a silver tea tray or sandwich tier for afternoon tea. 

3. Easter egg hunt - What Easter-themed garden party doesn’t have an Easter egg hunt? Hide Easter eggs in your gardens, behind shrubs, under tables and chairs, and such. (You can either choose to decorate your own or buy them from the mall.) Watch the children enjoy the egg hunt.  Include other parlor games such as the sack relay race for an afternoon of extended fun. 

4. Easter egg painting corner – As part of the festivities, set up an arts and crafts corner where the kids – and even adults- can decorate their Easter eggs. Include paints, paintbrushes, crepe paper, glitter and glue, and the like, which they can use at their disposal. Of course, don’t forget the Easter egg shells. 


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