When I think about Easter this year, I keep thinking about How the Grinch Stole Christmas:
“He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!”
And that’s how I feel about Easter. We may not shop for new dresses or be able to go to church. We may not be able to gather with extended family. We may not have a neighborhood egg hunt. But none of that will stop Easter from coming.
It will be up to us to create our own Easters this year. So while we may not to get to celebrate Easter in any of the normal ways, I can pull out all my Easter party goodies and set a pretty table.
Right now, while you may not want to spend anything extra, the first place to start your Easter party planning is with whatever you have at home right now.
I started with the pale green tablecloth from my St. Patrick’s Day table setting. It’s fabric, so I’ll be able to reuse it. Same for the woven placemats in blue. (They are left over from my daughters’ Top 10 Party). My new purchase was melamine bunny plates that have been in my Amazon cart for about a year. These come in four pastel colors.
Yellow gingham napkins came from my Gardening Party. To the little plastic milk bottles, I attached felt bunny cut-outs from Tuesday Morning (a last-year purchase). Just adding a removeable glue dot did the trick.
The individual flower arrangements were made with leftovers from my floral arranging experiment. I love using personal flowers at each place setting.
I also used small tin pails from my Shabby Chic Easter Party to create mini Easter baskets for each child. These are filled with simple things like sidewalk chalk, bubbles and tin eggs with candy. Simple pleasures.
Instead of a traditional centerpiece, I added this bunny cake that I decorated with Target-bought cookies for the easiest ever cake. (If your Target carries these cookies, they are eligible for delivery.) I’ll share a cake tutorial soon. The cake stand is from my daughters’ Donut Hut Birthday Party. Around the cake, I added white ceramic bunnies from a collection I’ve been building.
The whole look came together quickly and didn’t require any crafting skills. I tried to keep it light, clean and modern — with bunnies as the motif. Whatever you have at home to create a special little indoor Easter for your kids this year, just pull it out. Try a few combinations until you hit on the one that makes you smile.
And as a kid who grew up in Minnesota where it wasn’t unusual to have snow on Easter, I promise that indoor Easter egg hunts are just as fun as outdoor hunts with loads of competition. You better believe I’ll be hiding plastic eggs for my 15-year-olds to hunt this year.
Happy early Easter, folks.
- Party styling and photography – The Party Teacher
- Pale green tablecloth – Amazon
- Bunny plates – Amazon
- Ceramic bunnies – At Home, CVS, Tuesday Morning
- Felt bunnies – Tuesday Morning
- Tin pails – Target
- Straws – Target
- Gingham napkins (I’m not sure that she still sells napkins) – Stacey Sharman Quilts on Etsy
- Pink cake stand – Amazon
- Green cutlery – Five Below
- Placemats – HomeGoods
- Plastic milk bottles – Bird’s Party Shop