I don’t know how Spring Break works out for you, but Easter always comes right on the heels of our Spring Break. And that makes styling an Easter party a challenge to pull off. So this year, I kept things simple with an Easter egg hunt bunny buffet.
If you’re not familiar with the bunny buffet concept, it’s just a fun way to add to the your egg hunt. You may have items that don’t work in your plastic eggs because they are too big or too likely to melt. Or, maybe you just want to include items that aren’t candy. (Our go-to for older kids is quarters!)
I just stuffed some eggs with white poms because they kinda sorta look like bunny tails. (You could use cotton balls or little notes that say “bunny buffet”.) When a hunter finds an egg with the pom, they get to trade it in at the bunny buffet for a prize or treat.
Treats & Prizes
Our buffet treats included:
- Large chick cookies
- Mini cookies
- Bunny and egg cookies
- Rice Krispies Treats (homemade bunnies, tulips, butterflies)
- Chocolate bunnies and carrots
- Yogurt covered pretzels
- Sodas (a special treat in our house)
- Candy sticks
I arranged the cookies and Rice Krispies Treats on small cake stands candy board-style. The jelly beans and mini cookies helped fill in the gaps. The cake stands don’t hold much, which is fine for my small bar cart, but I have more cookies and Rice Krispies Treats in the kitchen that I can fill-in with as needed.
Our buffet prizes included:
- Beaded necklaces
- Bunny ears
- Bunny tails
- Sidewalk chalk
- Bath boms
- Stuffed calico bunnies
- Wood fairies to color in
- Carrot bubbles
My two are 14 now (she silently sobs) but still love to hunt eggs with their younger cousins. So, our bar cart prizes and treats work for a mix of ages. But you could definitely tailor the treats and prizes for all littles or tweens and teens. Just start scouring Tuesday Morning, Target, World Market, and even your drug store now for the best options.
I set my buffet up using the little pink bar cart, because I can never resist its charm. (The only trick is the middle shelf, which is not very tall. I just decorated it with a ceramic bunny, the bunny ears prize, and our collection of golden eggs. Everybody gets a golden egg in our family — no need for tears on Easter.) But you don’t need a bar cart for this party. Any table will do.
To dress up the bar cart, I made an egg garland. For the backdrop, Baby B helped me turn our HUGE collection of plastic eggs into a fun backdrop. Both projects are super easy and inexpensive — instructions coming later this week.
I kept the serving pieces simple by using all white, which kept the focus on the treats and prizes. The little white pails came from Target at about $2 per pail. I know I’ll use them again for other parties. And I couldn’t help collecting a few white ceramic bunnies to round out the decor.
- Party styling and photography: The Party Teacher
- Bunny pedestal: Tuesday Morning
- White pails: Target
- Large chick cookies: Target
- Printed bunny and egg cookies: Tuesday Morning
- Candy sticks: Tuesday Morning
- Mini cookies: World Market
- Yogurt pretzels: Tuesday Morning
- Bunny ears: Target
- Bunny tails: Dollar Tree
- Carrot bubbles: Dollar Tree
- Stuffed calico bunnies: Learning Express
What are you doing for Easter? Do you host brunch and an egg hunt?