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.

How to style an Easter egg hunt bunny buffet by The Party Teacher

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!)

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - bunny buffet with Easter egg backdrop

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.

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - use poms as bunny tails
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - have a basket for the bunny tails being traded in

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.

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - top shelf of bar cart
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - cookies and candy
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - chick cookie
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - chocolate bunnies and carrots
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - Rice Krispies Treats
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - sugar cookies

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.

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - bar cart
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - clip on bunny tails
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - bath bombs
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - carrot bubbles
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - sidewalk chalk

Decor Elements

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.

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - egg hunt bunny buffet
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - ceramic bunny
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - golden eggs

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.

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - plastic Easter egg garland

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.

Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - candy sticks in milk glass vase
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - white candy dishes
Easter Bar Cart by The Party Teacher - bunny platter

Vendors:

  • 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?

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