Refresh Your Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Decoration

So great! Wouldn’t it be special for your little ones to hunt for these this year?? Reader’s Digest really hit the nail on the head with nine fun, and incredibly creative ideas for decorating Easter eggs. They’ve even included what supplies you’ll need, and the steps for egg design and creation! Hunting for eggs was always such a magical time as child, especially when one or two of the eggs were designated as “prize eggs.” Such fun! So when you’re coloring eggs this year, don’t hesitate to travel down memory lane and make every detail a lasting memory for your loved ones.

There are all types of interesting ways to spruce up Easter, and it’s not just limited to eggs. Head over to The Mom Creative to see her 101 Kid’s Easter Basket ideas, for a collection of goodies to include in your little one’s baskets. And for some extra tips on Easter decoration, revisit our Easter is Sweet post!

Happy Easter from Sweet Abode!

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Sometimes the best thing about Spring is planting a great garden, and iVillage has shed some light on this subject in their article How to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring. Not only does gardening add cheer to your personal outdoor space, it can also be very therapeutic and give you an enormous sense of accomplishment. With helpful tips like making a plan, being environmentally friendly, and getting your garden tools ready, iVillage has you completely covered so you can show your best work in the garden this Spring!

Decorating for and Easter Celebration

If you are anything like me, you still do not know what or how you will serve Easter brunch.  The food you will have to figure out on your own, but I am here to help you create a very festive Easter gathering!

 When doing an outdoor table setting, it is so fun to bring some of your chairs and pillows outside for comfort and whimsy.  Decorate the table with a centerpiece of tree branches hanging with painted eggs, some vases of spring blooms and dishes of easter candy.  If you are crafty, you should make banners like the one in this picture from House Beautiful.     

An indoor Easter table setting can be really beautiful and SUPER EASY when you start with a simple white table-cloth and adding a couple of brightly colored ribbons.  Here you don’t even need to use flowers…you can simply use the eggs you have dyed for the big hunt!

Easter is such a symbolic and special time of year!  It is an opportunity to celebrate life and the beauty and bounty that surrounds us in nature and in our loved ones, so enjoy and feast with them.

Easter Basket Extravaganza!

I just love waking up on Easter Sunday to see “what did the Easter bunny bring this year!?!”  It may be that some of you have more creative bunnies than others, so for those of you lacking a creative bunny I have compiled cute basket ideas.

For starters, you don’t have to use a traditional basket for Easter.  You can use a brightly colored gift bag, cut a fun top edge to it, and embellish with ribbons and flowers.  For a really fun idea, you can add a strip of candy buttons to the bag and blow the kids minds!

Another struggle for some is whether to add candy or no candy to the basket! There are a lot of good options and here are a few:

   

Art and craft supplies are a great Easter basket filler. www.modernparentsmessykids.com has some cute ideas!

 Bath and beauty items are always fun for girl’s baskets:  throw in some finger nail polish, bath fizzies, earings and lip gloss.

Etsy has a cute “I Spy” bunny:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/23169840/chocolate-bunny-i-spy-bag-fuzzy-brown 

Finally, what is an Easter basket without Easter eggs.  These are inspiring and beautiful!

Easter is Sweet!

With Easter this Sunday, I thought I would share some inspiration for a fun and whimsical celebration. 

There are so many fun ways to dress up your table for an Easter brunch.  If you are doing an outdoor tablescape, it would look so festive to use pieces of grass as placemats or a runner.  You can even pop some eggs and flowers in for an element of surprise!

 If you are having a large group of kids over for your Easter brunch, a really fun way to decorate is to have a long table with groups of tulips, daffodils, daisies and lilies surrounded by pails and bowls of snacks.

 

If you really want to get the little ones excited, candy topiaries are the way to go!!  They make such an adorable centerpiece and they can go home with your guests to make a fun bedroom decoration.  

All of the easter egg hunting is going to make the kids, and grown-ups thirsty, but don’t just pass out boring water bottles.  Give them adorable BUNNY FACE drinks.  Use a pretty paper, cut out a bunny head shape, get the kids to decorate the faces and tape to any bottle you choose.  Adorable!!

Final inspiration has to be from Martha Stewart.  This is just TOO BEAUTIFUL!!  Make a delicate centerpiece in a pastel palette of tulips, surrounded by glass bowls of jelly beans in matching colors…truly simple and SO inspiring!!