Easter Party on the Lawn
Try These Treats
Pastel-colored pails of goodies allow kids to servethemselves. Tie pretty ribbon around the pails, and fill them withcandy and cereal. A larger pail is great for ice and colddrinks.
Take it Outside
Keep it simple. Most kids, especially younger ones, arehappy with less, not more. Purchase some bubbles and large outdoorballs in bright colors. Spread a blanket on the grass, and let thefun begin.
Egg-cellent Decorating Ideas
For a centerpiece, give a sugar mold an Easter theme; youcan find them at antiques shops and flea markets. Fill severalplastic egg halves with wheat grass, and then place the eggs insugar mold holes. Wheat grass can be grown indoors from seed orpurchased 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 forgermination. Tuck in fresh-faced daisies and bright purple tulipsfor a spectacular spring display.
Give your chairs some seasonal personality. Place each endof pieces of ribbon inside a plastic egg, and snap it closed. Hangegg clusters off the back of chairs.
Art in Bloom
Spread white kraft paper on tables so budding artists cancolor to their hearts' content. Set out crayons, and suggest thechildren draw pictures of the Easter bunny. Knot ribbons throughcorners of the paper to weigh it down.
Buckets of Fun
or 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.