Alex said this about the party- “My third little girl celebrated her first birthday in April and being around Easter we thought what better than to have a gorgeous pastel themed Easter party! It was a garden party with lots of prettiness and lots of fun!
A special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself was a highlight for the kids, as was the real white fluffy bunny which spent the afternoon hoping around.
A beautiful 2 tier Cake was the show stopper of the dessert table. Made by the talented Sweet Tiers it featured a beautiful Bunny figurine topper. All of the guests were amazed it was fondant and many thought it was a real porcelain figurine. Other treats included buttercream ruffled cupcakes in pastel shades of lemon, pink, mint and blue. And the most amazing and detailed Cookies by the super amazing cookie artist Kookie Krumbs by Kirstie. They were like tiny portraits, delicately detailed and definitely too good beautiful to eat!
The children’s setting featured rattan chairs which suited the garden feel to a tea.
Each guest received a keepsake hankie designed by Ham&Pea Paperie which featured the Winnie the Pooh quote ‘You are braver then you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think’.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Ribbon Cupcake Liners Balloons Apothecary Jars
This stunning EASTER THEMED VINTAGE BAKE SALE PARTY was submitted by Mandy McCready of Koko Blush & Company.
Looking at this party is making me wonder what country or planet I can move to where they celebrate Easter sooner than next March because I am absolutely dying over every detail and thinking I’m going to have to throw an Easter party. Now. Such a beautiful celebration!
Some of the stellar details to look out for in this vintage Easter party are:
The assorted vintage milk glass stands used to display the candy, favors and cakes
The children playing croquet as a party activity
The idea of the dessert display being a “bake sale”
This is what Maureen said about the party- “We are so excited about our New Classic Pastel Easter Collection! We designed the collection in classic pastel colors with hues of gold incorporated, since we are loving the metallics mixed with pastel trend. The collection boasts gorgeous classic Easter silhouettes mixed with a basket weave pattern, wavy line pattern, polka dots and stripes.
This year we are excited to bring on a fabulous new contributor, Ellen of Ellen Bessette Events. Ellen mentioned that she was hosting an Easter Party and we were excited to see what she styled using our printables. With my trip to Dubai and us being busy with other projects, Adria and I knew we didn’t have time to style an Easter party so we were thrilled to have Ellen run with it. Boy did she do a wonderful job!
Ellen has the most gorgeous backyard setting and it looked like the perfect day for an Easter Party. Don’t you just adore the ruffle fringe streamer backdrop?
Read on for the Party Details, told by Ellen…
‘With metallics being a hot trend this Spring, I was thrilled that Anders Ruff designed their Printable Easter collection with hues of gold! I loved mixing the gold in with the traditional Easter colors of pinks, blues and greens.
For the table tops, I painted mini paper mache Easter baskets a rich gold and personalized with a 2″ logo circle. To bring out the metallics, I filled with golden Easter bunnies and golden eggs. I made placemats out of their coordinating printable patterned paper to help tie in their collection along with straw flags and 2″circles on the glasses. I added some touches of gold with some simple gold sequins on the plates and down the middle of the table. Some of my favorite elements on the tables were the fresh tulips to match their collection, the DIY Easter Egg chandelier and DIY polka dot napkins. I found the sparkly eggs at Michaels and knew I had to find a way to use them in the party.
The dessert table is always so much fun to put together and easily done with Anders Ruff’s Printable Easter Collection. My favorites were the bunny s’mores along with the cupcake wrappers and place cards. I had my baker add touches of gold to the cake and I added a large golden bunny and lots of golden eggs to the table to tie in the metallics. For the backdrop, I used crepe paper and gold ribbon to tie in the colors and dressed it up with the Happy Easter banner. The designs are so cute you can’t go wrong with them!
The beverage table had the Happy Easter sign framed along with some simple flowers. I had a friend personalize a beverage tub and napkin holder to go with the theme and left some straws with straw flags out for everyone’s pink lemonade.
For food, we had bunny shaped turkey sandwiches, mini hummus containers with carrots, Cheetos filled bags to look like carrots and lots of fruit and sweet goodies.
The kids stayed busy decorating and painting plaster egg magnets. We had a petting zoo with sweet bunnies, chicks, ducks and baby goats and we ended the party with a successful egg hunt ending in a lucky person finding the Golden Egg!’”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Ribbon Balloons Tissue Pom Poms Milk Bottles Paper Straws Paper Fringe Lollipop / Treat Sticks Clear Cellophane Bags Decorative Paper Shred
Here’s what Bird had to say about planning the party- “This is year I decided to re-design our original Easter Bunny printables using a pastel color scheme: Pastel pinks, yellow, blue and green. I also added a few more cute printables into the set, like the paper bows, adorable Easter Bunny Cupcake Wrappers in four colors, cute printable bag toppers and brand new invitations. It’s a total of over 18 pages of printables to help style a beautiful Easter Party with ease and without breaking the bank! ;)
This Easter party contains lots of handmade and crafty details like a paper version of my plush fabric flowers! I really wanted to incorporate those in the styling of the mini candy station, but had no time nor the patience to sew 4 new colored flowers, so I tried using paper instead – Guess what? it worked beautifully and took half the time!
For the styling I wanted to keep it simple but cute, so I used a lot of the Easter printables to decorate the candy station and the kid’s table. Large, pastel-colored paper lanterns hung from the tree above the table, which added color, provided shade and looked quite dramatic without too much effort! ;)
Since the printables had a pastel color scheme, I used the same colors in wool yarn to complement the tableware and add a little warmth. I also made a really simple wreath by wrapping the wool yarn around a polystyrene wreath and embellishing it with rolled crepe paper roses. I used napkins to make some of the other pomanders for the desserts/candy station.
The table setting was pretty simple and disposable tableware was used. Each guest had a bunny place-card with their names on and a cute Easter paper basket full of treats!
The centerpiece was an Easter Egg Bouquet. I really love how versatile this centerpiece idea is, especially for a kids’ table – This bouquet doesn’t need watering, it’s child-friendly and edible! can’t ask for better than that!
Each place setting was finished off with a cute bottle wrapped with our printable bottle wrappers and colored straws embellished with printable Easter Bunnies from the collection!
The candy buffet was styled atop a white, distressed dresser (from my daughter’s bedroom). It added height and allowed me to make the best of a small space. The sweet treats on offer are of course chocolate Easter eggs, as well as marshmallows matching the party color scheme, chocolate candy bars, jelly gum eggs inside egg cartons, cream cheese Easter Bunny cupcakes and strawberry meringues.
I guess with any Easter Party you gotta have an Egg Hunt, right? Our printable Egg Hunt signage and cute printable Easter Egg baskets doubled as favor baskets too, and were used by the kids to hunt for chocolate eggs around the garden!
Our printable bunny ears, also make for a really fun activity, where guests can decorate their own head-bands. They make for fun photo props too! My daughter insisted on having her ears pinned to the flower headband she was wearing! Girls will be girls! ;)
For the favors and gifts, I thought it would be really fun to display them onto a mini wooden wheel barrel I have – But you could re-purpose a vegetable box or crate painted white for the same “garden” effect.
Favors included speckled chocolate eggs bags topped with Easter Bunny printable bag toppers, chocolate candy bars wrapped in matching wrappers, and Easter Eggs displayed inside egg cartons. I decorated each carton with scrap-booking papers from the kit, yarn, a printable Easter favor tag and some of those super cute, printable paper bows!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Paper Lanterns Clear Cellophane Bags Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws Crepe Paper Streamers