Make it an afternoon to remember with our simple plan.
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Try These Treats
Pastel-colored pails of goodies allow kids to serve
themselves. Tie pretty ribbon around the pails, and fill them with
candy and cereal. A larger pail is great for ice and cold
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Take it Outside
Keep it simple. Most kids, especially younger ones, are
happy with less, not more. Purchase some bubbles and large outdoor
balls in bright colors. Spread a blanket on the grass, and let the
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Egg-cellent Decorating Ideas
For a centerpiece, give a sugar mold an Easter theme; you
can find them at antiques shops and flea markets. Fill several
plastic egg halves with wheat grass, and then place the eggs in
sugar mold holes. Wheat grass can be grown indoors from seed or
purchased at a pet store or nursery; it is usually sold in flats.
If you purchase flats, pull the grass apart, and insert into eggs.
If you decide to grow it from seed, allow 7 to 10 days for
germination. Tuck in fresh-faced daisies and bright purple tulips
for a spectacular spring display.
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Give your chairs some seasonal personality. Place each end
of pieces of ribbon inside a plastic egg, and snap it closed. Hang
egg clusters off the back of chairs.
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Art in Bloom
Spread white kraft paper on tables so budding artists can
color to their hearts' content. Set out crayons, and suggest the
children draw pictures of the Easter bunny. Knot ribbons through
corners of the paper to weigh it down.
6 of 6Photography Van Chaplin, Laurey W. Glenn / Styling Lisa Powell Bailey, Julie Feagin Sandner
Buckets of Fun
For party favors, wrap Easter cookies (purchased or homemade) in clear cellophane; place them in a pail. Add a cuddly stuffed bunny and small toys. Tie a name tag to the pail, and give guests something to smile about.