Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

Even though the weather has been a lit­tle wacky recently, Spring offi­cially beings tomor­row and Easter will be upon us in a mere three weeks! And what can be more fun for kid­dos than invit­ing friends and fam­ily to hop on over for an Easter Egg Hunt? I styled this fes­tive party for the Spring issue of The Party Dress Mag­a­zine, around the adorable “Grass Easter Bunny” col­lec­tion from WH Host­ess, specif­i­cally for chil­dren. I fell in love with the dar­ling designs and vibrant col­ors, includ­ing the lit­tle bun­nies in the grass, the infu­sion of orange (per­fect for car­rots!) and the pops of pink. To com­ple­ment the graph­ics, I focused on a bunny patch them, with white picket fences and trel­lises, bunny gar­den adorn­ments and more nat­ural items, such as burlap, wood crates and bas­kets. The viva­cious pops of color paired with provin­cial decor made a per­fect pair­ing of mod­ern lines and rus­tic ele­ments. Since I had to do the shoot so far in advance, there wasn’t much avail­able in stores in terms of Easter decor (though of course, as soon as I sub­mit­ted it, retail­ers decided it was finally time to inun­date stores with their themed prod­uct!), but I think it actu­ally worked to my advan­tage because it made me think out­side the box and uti­lize items that were less com­mer­cial that I could eas­ily re-use for future parties.
The sweets are under­stand­ably always one of my favorite aspects of any party and the dessert table matched back to the entire theme. For the rural feel, you can uti­lize a sim­ple back­drop, such as the white trel­lis, and accen­tu­ate it with a ban­ner, like the adorable “Happy Easter” ban­ner coor­di­nat­ing with the col­lec­tion. The infu­sion of the vivid col­ors was also accen­tu­ated with the hot pink frame and dried flower balls found at Home Goods, which really made the table pop. You can really add an extra punch on the table with addi­tional details, such as food tent cards and cup­cake and cen­ter­piece toppers.
The car­rot cup­cakes were dis­played on wooden crates with picket fence lin­ers and fon­dant bun­nies and car­rots in the patch! On one side of the table, I uti­lized a gar­den bunny dec­o­ra­tion and added cot­ton candy bunny tails to pink polka dot straws from Cakes and Kids Too. I also made orange jello cups and sim­ply inserted a small green spoon to resem­ble car­rots, as well as jelly beans in a ceramic egg crate. I had seen some adorable fon­dant “pops” cre­ated by my sweet friend, Brit­tany from Edi­ble Details, so I drew inspi­ra­tion from her idea and made hop­ping bun­nies, which I inserted in lit­tle bas­kets filled with faux grass and col­or­ful egg decor.
The other side of the table included bunny hole push pops, con­sist­ing of choco­late pud­ding, Oreo cookie crumbs and fon­dant bunny “bums” with con­tain­ers from Cupkate’s Event Design! I also made egg-shaped rice treats, which were shaped in plas­tic eggs, which could be also be so cute with col­ored cereal or food col­or­ing. I found the orange con­tainer at the 99c Only Store and added orange can­dies and green spoons to, again, resem­ble carrots.
 The lunch table was set uti­liz­ing lit­tle bas­kets embell­ished with grass and bun­nies on top of polka dot plates. You can per­son­al­ize the set­tings by adding name tags to each bas­ket and accom­pany it with some lit­tle details, such as car­rot rib­bons and lit­tle white poms for bunny tails. I also used the water bot­tle labels on glasses and inserted striped paper straws from Cakes and Kids Too, match­ing back to the graph­ics. If you are famil­iar with my past par­ties, you know that I adore these felt place­mats! For this party, I uti­lized them as a run­ner on the desert table and to infuse some color at the kids’ table.
When throw­ing a kids party, I attempt to always keep their needs in mind, which is why I dis­played the food in a lit­tle cab­i­net per­fect for their heights so they could help them­selves! I tried to keep the menu sim­ple, but cute, such as uti­liz­ing cut­ters in shapes of bun­nies and car­rots for sand­wiches. Not only did the cheese puffs and car­rots in ranch dip match back to the theme, they were per­fect for the kids’ palettes.
Tying back to the coun­try, bunny patch atmos­phere, you can uti­lize dif­fer­ent con­tain­ers than the tra­di­tional Easter bas­kets with which the kids can hunt eggs. I found cute wooden boxes with han­dles at Joann’s and added lit­tle tags with rib­bon to each one.  You can also add the children’s names to each to avoid any dis­putes regard­ing to whom they belong!
After hunt­ing for eggs, the kids had a blast with the bub­bles!  For favors, say good­bye to your lit­tle guests with cello bags and top­pers, which can be filled with so many dif­fer­ent options! I added orange can­dies for the boys and edi­ble fon­dant bracelets for the girls. Last year, I got an Easter candy neck­lace activ­ity kit from Wilton for my daugh­ter and I thought it would be just as cute with fon­dant, so we made bracelets! I then found an amaz­ing tuto­r­ial, again by my friend, Brit­tany of Edi­ble Details on the Shindig blog, so def­i­nitely check it out for step-by-step instructions.
Going home with their bas­kets full of eggs, candy and bub­bles will be the per­fect “end” to the Easter Egg Hunt at the bunny patch! ♥

 

Merci Beau­coup!



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Comments

  1. Oh Lyn­lee, this is Sooooooooo dreamy!! LOVE all the details but the car­rot candy is one of my faves!! ADORABLE lit­tle mod­els too! :)

  2. I am in love with those bunny cup­cakes, too cute!

  3. i love this whole party! you did such a great job!!! i love the col­ors and all the lit­tle details every­where! i’m sure you will hear this over and over again but the bunny bums are seri­ouly amazing!

  4. Those bunny cup­cakes are too adorable! So many great deatails in this party…love it!

  5. Sooo cute! I really love the pop up cakes with the bunnies

  6. Anonymous says:

    wow…wow…your party plan­ning is so beautiful…I too loved the bunny cupcakes.

  7. Pure awesomeness!Love the car­rot candy. :)

  8. How insanely cute, Lyn­lee!! I need to come meet you so some of that cute­ness rubs off. :) LOVE it!

  9. SUPER CUTE, Lyn­lee!! There are so many details to love!! Fantastic!

  10. This is just too cute for words! I love it ALL:) Nice Job!

  11. adorable!!!! send it my way to feature :):)

  12. I mean, COME ON. This is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. SUCH CLEVERNESS.
    The car­rot details are out of this world cre­ative and I am IN LOVE with those push pops. ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I end up here when I was look­ing for pooh par­ties to get inspired. You silly old bear party was amaz­ing. And here i am again enchanted by your easter party. Con­grat­u­la­tions! You are per­fect on all details. :)

    (I hope you can under­stand my poor english)

  14. I am com­pletely inspired!!!Love it all!!!

  15. I LOVE the push pops, but I’ve never worked with fon­dant. Can you give me some point­ers on how to make the bunny bot­toms on the push pops?

    • Oh, thank you so much for your sweet words, Chris­tine! I am try­ing to work on a tuto­r­ial to post shorty that will hope­fully help you out! Super easy… I’m sure you’ll be able to do it! ♥

  16. Hi
    Found you through the Party Dress Mag­a­zine and your par­ties are gor­geous ! The Easter one is adorable and I can’t believe how cute those bunny bot­toms are !!!
    I have fea­tured your party on my blog today and linked back to you from
    http://thatcutelittlecake.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/party-inspiration-easter-egg-hunt-party.html
    Thanks a lot for shar­ing your fan­tas­tic work !
    Vir­ginie @ That Cute Lit­tle Cake

  17. This is my first time to your site and I am amazed by this party! You are so tal­ented! Wow! Those chil­dren are going to remem­ber that party for­ever. I love the pic­tures of the kids hold­ing the treats. Every­thing is just per­fect, I can see you worked really hard on it! Great job! I just can’t stop look­ing at all the won­der­ful details!

  18. Rose from NJ says:

    I am plan­ning a bunny baby shower and am look­ing for vin­tage look­ing bun­nies like the ones you used for this adorable party. Any rec­om­men­da­tions for where I can find some? I’ve searched high and low and have only found 2. :( Thanks in advance for your help!

  19. Such an amaz­ing party table!! I love it all! Did you make the fon­dant bunny bums?

  20. This is so adorable! And the chil­dren look like they are hav­ing so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

  21. This is gor­geous­ness! Could you please let me know where you found the lovely faux grass? Thanks!
    rachelgabby@hotmail.com

  22. Hi, thanks again for shar­ing. I made some cup­cakes for Easter, totally inspired by yours
    you can see them here
    http://thatcutelittlecake.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/easter-my-easter-dessert-table.html
    Thank you
    Vir­ginie

  23. Such a adorable party! Congratulation!

  24. WOW won­der­ful theme and all kids are chill­ing out with bunny theme.Very nice dec­o­ra­tion and these bun­nies with car­rot are look­ing very nice.

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