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Spring is finally here (yay!) and Easter is around the corner…How did that happen?
I just love this time of the year and I love planning fun activities for my little ones. I think the warmer weather inspires and motivates me in so many positive ways. I am sure you can all relate!
Planning our own Family Easter celebrations has been one of our favorite things to do every year since we moved from Florida to Boise. I relied too much on my mother-in-law’s plans every year. Having said that, being able to do our own thing has been wonderful. Don’t get me wrong, we love Nana & Papa very very much and we wish we still lived closer. We miss them terribly. As a matter of fact, Nana is the one who contributed to the kids’ little decorating party I am sharing today.
Nana & Papa live in sunny Naples, Florida. We are very far from each other now, but they always manage to ship a large box filled with surprises. The latest box arrived two weeks ago with Saint Patrick’s day and Easter goodies. The kids always get super excited every time!
Using the Easter goodies received from Nana & Papa, I planned the kids’ Easter party for this year – cotton tails (cheddar cheese puffs), chocolate eggs, straws, large plastic eggs for decorating and paint kits.
I planned to start their little decorating party right after lunch or they would eat dessert/snacks first 🙂 I decorated a small table with simple vanilla cupcakes, white cheddar cheese puffs (cotton tails) and milk. I kept the decor simple by incorporating pretty blooms and an adorable handmade banner by my party friend Candace of LillyPaul Designs.
These ideas are simple and easy to recreate if you are planning something memorable for your kids this Easter.
Dressing up simple store bought cupcakes with printable toppers is an easy & inexpensive idea. All you need is a craft punch, glue and lollipop sticks. Choose coordinating cupcake liners and display the cupcakes on a cake stand or serving platter for a pretty presentation.
Our son loves milk, our 2-year-old girl still doesn’t. Yay, for breastfed babies! I filled cute mason jars with 2% milk and added fun straws to see if she would get excited to try some. I paired the milk jars with cotton tails (cheddar cheese puff snacks). If your child can’t eat gluten, these puffs are yummy and gluten free. You can find them at Target.
For our party decor, I simply incorporated pretty blooms, an adorable Easter inspired party banner and a ceramic bunny filled with mini chocolate eggs.
The kids’ decorating kits were also displayed on the table, so they could easily grab them and start creating! Each kit included a large plastic egg, paints, brushes and a paint cup.
My oldest couldn’t wait to start painting! It was the perfect activity for him as he just started to invest time in his coloring and painting. He had no patience for that and he has improved so much!
And this is the “look at the camera and smile for mommy” face 🙂
It was time to get creative! Keeping it real, our daughter threw a tantrum over the paints, so big brother had to give up on his set and give it to his baby sister. He normally reacts and cries too, but he was too excited about starting on his little project and didn’t mind (pheww!) I am sure all mommies out there can relate!
They had an amazing time and spent about 45 minutes working quietly on their creations. I love watching them together. Simple moments like this creates such a special bond.
We are making the printables we used as free downloads for your very own celebration!
To say a big Thank You to Nana & Papa for being part of our little celebration. We used one of Evite’s Premium cards and the kids could instantly sent a sweet message to their grandparents.
I simply logged into my Evite account, selected my favorite design and customized it.
I then imported Nana & Papa’s email address from my list of contacts.
What I love about it is that you can receive a preview in your email before sending your customized card/invitation to your list of contacts. In our case, we just sent it to my in-laws on behalf of our kids!
I hope you and family share very special moments this Easter because as Evite puts it, Life is Better. Together.
Have a blessed Easter!