Last week when I was going through my Easter decorations box, I had a sudden urge to host an Easter egg decorating and hunting party. I don’t know what’s wrong with me either, but I invited seven moms and seventeen children to my home for the party.
It was SO MUCH FUN!
The party was originally supposed to outside, but the weather was cold and rainy. Since we ended up inside, I decided to forgo the dye (DUH!) and instead the kids used markers, crayons, stickers, and stencils to decorate the eggs. Everyone brought their own boiled eggs or plastic eggs to decorate.
The night before the party, I filled plastic eggs with a jelly beans. While the kids decorated eggs, I hid eggs around the house for an Easter egg hunt. I think it took about 10 minutes to hide all the eggs, two minutes for the kids to find them all, and thirty seconds for them to devour the candy.
For the kids’ lunches, I made mini pizzas out of sandwich thins, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese. I made an antipasto platter (recipe from this month’s Southern Living Magazine) for the adults and served sparkling Italian Wildberry Soda (from Target). My friends each brought an appetizer or dessert to share.
I’m always so nervous about hosting parties, I worry that nobody will show up and if they do, it will be a boring bust. There was no reason AT ALL to worry, it truly was a great time. As an added bonus, BOTH kids took naps after the party, they had so much fun.
Happy Easter everyone!