Rainbow Themed Easter Party

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Kara
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This lovely RAINBOW EASTER PARTY was submitted by Heather Dalton of Chickabug and styled by Jennifer Laws of Society Shirts.

There are so many fabulous ideas here! Some of my favorite party elements are:
The multicolored paper lanterns
The rainbow decorated sugar cookies
The fabric strip rag wreath
The painted wooden letters hanging on the wall
The brightly colored marshmallows
The rainbow printables with a fun circus font
and MORE!

Styling – Jennifer of Society Shirts

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Paper Lanterns

Whirly Rainbow Pops

Pom Poms

Decorative Shred

Striped Paper Straws

Lollipop Sticks

Ribbon

Cupcakes – Tina Stepp

Cookies – Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

Rainbow water bottle labels and custom rainbow printables – Chickabug
Mini cake bunting – FREE from The TomKat Studio

Rainbow cupcake flags and cloud printables – FREE from Simple as That
Cupcake wrappers – Homemade using scrapbooking paper
Rainbow paper straws – Dime Store Buddy
Shaggy rag wreath – homemade (tutorial)
Rainbow pinwheels – Dollar Tree


Here’s what Jennifer said about planning the party- “Every Easter, I invite all my friends and their kids over. Over 50 people come every year. Since we live on 2.5 acres, I just let the kids run and play. For last year’s egg hunt I rented a bounce house and a professional bubble machine! It was perfect. The parents had a chance to talk and relax instead of having to assist their little ones in organized games. The Easter Bunny came for pictures with everyone (I have a costume) and he handed out rainbow swirly pops.

I loved this party because of all the bright colors, the families that came, and the time of year it signifies. This party also came with a super special story! I just HAVE to tell you:

My friend Ashley Riherd was in the beginning stages of adopting a baby girl from China. She is my party-planning buddy and always helps me set up before parties. Before the guests arrived we were marveling at the brightly colored table and spotted a ladybug. Ladybugs have become something lucky to Ashley – she spotted them often during times of despair over the adoption process and they remind her to stay positive. So as we stood in the backyard waiting for the guests to arrive, I told her that next year, her daughter Shisi would be here with us. She just had to! Besides, the theme was rainbows and rainbows remind us of God’s promise to us. This year has been rough for Ashley. Adopting is not for the faint of heart. There are so many highs and lows, hurry ups and waits! BUT – Ashley and her husband Daniel DID bring Shisi home, in January! Yeah!! AND — just in time for this year’s Easter egg hunt! God is good!

The Sweet Table Backdrop

I covered a 4′x6′ piece of particle board (cut for me at Lowe’s Hardware store, at a total cost of $8) in white butcher paper from Mardel. (You can also find white butcher paper at Lakeshore; it’s the paper teachers use for their bulletin boards.) This paper covers the board perfectly! I use the particle board for most all my parties and simply change out the covering color!

I used wrapping paper from Hallmark as the runner through the middle of the board. It’s simply taped onto the back to hold it in place. Then, I used cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby to spell HOP and spray painted them each a different color. Since you don’t need much spray paint, you can use the small cans found at Hobby Lobby.

How to Coordinate a Really Big Easter Egg Hunt

Ask guests to bring one dozen plastic Easter eggs per child in their family. Each egg should be filled with candy and taped closed. Have a few “Egg Drop” buckets set out to collect the eggs when the guests arrive. Ask some of the parents to scatter the eggs halfway through the party while the kids gather their Easter baskets.

If you are hosting an Easter Egg hunt with a wide range of age groups, it’s a good idea to section off the egg hunting zones. A 2-year-old can hardly keep up with a 7-year-old. Therefore, I divided my lawn into two groups: “3 and under” and “4 and up.” This allows the toddlers to hunt at their own pace while the bigger kids can run and get competitive! Also, since everyone brings a dozen eggs per child, separating the collection ensures that you have the appropriate ratio of eggs per zone!”

Styling – Jennifer of Society Shirts

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Paper Lanterns

Whirly Rainbow Pops

Pom Poms

Decorative Shred

Striped Paper Straws

Lollipop Sticks

Ribbon

Cupcakes – Tina Stepp

Cookies – Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

Rainbow water bottle labels and custom rainbow printables – Chickabug
Mini cake bunting – FREE from The TomKat Studio

Rainbow cupcake flags and cloud printables – FREE from Simple as That
Cupcake wrappers – Homemade using scrapbooking paper
Rainbow paper straws – Dime Store Buddy
Shaggy rag wreath – homemade (tutorial)

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