This past Sunday, we hosted an Easter Party at our home. I decided to go with a gingham theme and incorporate subtle Japanese influences. In the end, I was really happy with how everything came together.
My daughter's green gingham shower curtain from Pottery Barn Kids served as the perfect backdrop for the dessert table. For the banner, printable cards from Monkey Moo Moo were edged with gingham Japanese washi tape, sprinkled with glitter, then strung together with pink ribbon. The pair of topiaries which flanked the cherry blossom centerpiece (go here for the tutorial), were inspired by Frog Prince Paperie's pomander flower ball tutorial. Kristen of Decorate This! beautifully handcrafted the pinwheels using cherry blossom vellum paper.
The bunny and chick cake bites, lemon and raspberry French macarons, and coordinating sugar cookies were all made locally. Of course, I had to make some Peepshi (or Peeps sushi) for the party -- I just couldn't resist. They were a big hit! You can't go wrong with Peeps, Rice Krispie Treats, and Fruit By the Foot.
Wondering how I made the lollipop flower favors? I'll be sharing the tutorial soon. Loan's Easter cake was almost too stunning to eat!
While all 150+ Easter eggs were being hidden, the kids decorated their eggs and personalized baskets with little gems, washi tape, and stickers. You can see my guest post about decorating eggs with washi tape on Ucreate with Kids.
We wanted to have the egg hunt at a wooded park situated at the end of our court, so all week long, I was crossing my fingers for no rain. Fortunately, we had mild and sunny conditions that day. Whew! It just wouldn't have been the same having it indoors.
We also had egg tosses in our backyard. A big thanks to Rebecca Watkins Photography for capturing all of the party details. It's so rare to get a great photograph of the family at our parties, but she managed to do it. If you missed Rebecca's tips for photographing children's parties, go here.
Wishing you a happy Easter!
Photography: Rebecca Watkins Photography and Pure Joy Events / Printables: Monkey Moo Moo / Sugar Cookies: Sugar Cookie Creations / Macarons: Pastry Xpo / Cake Bites: Kerry Dangerfield / Pinwheels: Decorate This! / Printing: Brick Wall Printing and Graphics
As Seen On: Catch My Party / P is for Party / Spaceships and Laser Beams