Just in time for Easter, this precious TUMBLING BUNNIES PARTY was submitted by Carolyne of The Party Artisan.
Some of my favorite elements of this adorable bunny themed party are:
Obviously, the fondant tumbling bunnies on top of the chocolate cake
The meringue “bunny tails”
The popcorn filled favor cones
Here’s what Carolyne said about planning the party- “This party is based around prints of hand painted watercolor bunnies. The bunny starts off sitting and then performs a complete tumble before sitting again! Completely unique! All designed by The Party Artisan, the banner would not only look cute for the party but also a wonderful addition to a child’s bedroom! This theme would not just be great for birthdays, but wonderful for Christenings, baby shower, and Easter too, in fact anytime where a bunny is needed :). Instructions can be found on The Party Artisan blog to make the fondant bunnies for the cake.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Favor Cones Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws Sprinkles
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)
This SUGAR AND SPICE LITTLE BUNNY 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Audrey Lee of Little House of Dreams is just precious. I love the pastel color pallet and all the little bunnies everywhere! Would be a perfect Easter party, too…
Here is what Audrey said about her party- “My little pea, Kaelyn turned 1 and to celebrate that milestone, I decided to throw her a ‘Sugar & Spice’ party. With the wonderful help of Li-Ann from Ham & Pea Design and Paperie, Jac of Love Droplets, as well as super talented individuals like Aileen Chua (my awesome mother!!), Karen Tan Li Ping, Natalie Tan and Estee Chan, the party came together!
Shot at the clubhouse, the surroundings were not as perfect as I hoped but nonetheless the kids had a good time! There were 2 little stations set up, the Candy Bar for the kids (the Fairy Floss machine was undoubtedly a hit) and the Dessert Table for the general desserts and birthday cake.
And since the star of the party was a kiddo, I decided to center the party around the little ones with decorated kids tables. The feature was definitely the marshmallow topiary centerpiece!”
This adorable Peter Rabbit Themed Easter Party was submitted by Suzanne Olvey of Fanciful Events. What a precious dessert table! All the food and treats are SO clever and cute!
Here is what Suzanne said about her party- “I wanted to do an Easter dessert table and based it off of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. I wanted to use key elements from this sweet and charming story and bring Peter Rabbit’s mischievous side to life and all the fun he has while messing Mr. McGregor’s garden. I wanted to give this theme a rustic feel plus a vintage look to it. It turned out really charming and you could see the story through the elements that we used throughout the table.
I worked closely with Brittany from Edible Details to bring those sweet little elements from Peter Rabbit to life. Her toppers are one of a kind and so unique! Her 3D Peter Rabbit was by far my favorite she’s done! I used simple desserts so I could use all of the toppers that Brittany made me to dress them up! It turned out super cute!
I worked with Kim from Cake Pop My Heart and she created the cutest cake pops that went with the theme but that also complimented the toppers! Kim was great to work with and so sweet! My favorite cake pop, was the watering can and Peter Rabbit’s blue jacket! So so cute!
This theme turned out really sweet and I loved the vintage feel it had to it! A fun design to do for sure!”
Styling: Fanciful Events
Stationery: Libby Lane Press
Fondant Toppers: Edible Details
Cake Pops: Cake Pop My Heart