Many of us have fond memories of a crisp Spring day spent running from one end of a grassy field to the other in search of colorful eggs, careful not to dirty our new, pastel “Sunday-best” outfit. The day would end as we ate a large meal of deviled eggs and ham. As adults, we want to make similar memories with our own children, continuing on with family traditions while also creating new ones. Here are a few ideas to complete your holiday this March 31.
After Easter services, the No. 1 thing we think of with the holiday is the egg hunt. Parents have a limited window in which they can expect their little ones to enjoy the sport—usually ages 2 to 10. For the older kids on your guest list, it might be good to come up with a few games and party ideas in which they can participate.
Unique Egg DecoratingBejewel your eggs with this simple technique from http://crafts.kaboose.com.
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Glitter paint
- Flat-sided crafting jewels
- Egg carton
Working from one side at a time, use the glitter paint to make a circular pattern in which a jewel can fit. Place the jewel onto the center of the circle. Repeat as needed for desired pattern. Set egg in carton to dry.
Easter Egg Bocce Ball
Use one white and several colored hard-boiled eggs for this game. Set the white egg a few feet away and each player will take turns rolling their colored egg toward it. The player closest wins.
How Many Eggs?
Fill a large jar with chocolate eggs. On scrap paper, each participant will write down how many they think are in the jar. The person closest to the number wins the jar of chocolates.
Easter Bunny CupcakesKids will have fun cooking up these kooky cupcakes from http://spoonful.com.
- A cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe)
- White icing
- Shredded coconut
- Pink decorators’ sugar
- Jelly bean nose
- Chewable Sweet Tart eyes
- Large marshmallow
- Mini marshmallows
- Frost a cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) with white icing and sprinkle on shredded coconut fur.
- Cut a large marshmallow in half widthwise. Squeeze each half slightly to give it an oval shape, then decorate the sticky side of each one with pink decorators’ sugar and set them in place for ears.
- Add a jelly bean nose and either jelly bean or snipped Sweet Tart eyes, and mini marshmallows for cheeks. For a finishing touch, draw on decorators’ gel pupils or whiskers if you like.
Bunny on a StickThis fun and easy craft from www.amazingmoms.com will inspire the artists of the party.
- Easter egg pick
- 2 white pom-poms
- 1 pink pom-pom
- Googly eyes or buttons
- Blue craft foam
- White craft foam
- Craft glue
- Glue three pom-poms on the front, bottom half of the egg in a triangular formation, with the pink on top and two white on bottom, forming the nose and cheeks of the bunny.
- Glue on the googly eyes or buttons in their appropriate spot.
- Trace the end of your index finger to make the two ears in blue craft foam and cut out.
- Cut two smaller, but similarly shaped pieces for the inner ear in the white foam and glue to the blue foam.
- Glue ears to the back of the egg.