X

Enter to win a FREE
Magnetight Mask
from Dr. Brandt!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Dr. Brandt.

How To Throw An Easter-Themed Birthday Party, Part 1

Large Editorial Image


March 23, 2015

My daughter’s 1st birthday falls on Easter, so I have the opportunity to throw her a really sweet Easter-themed party, complete with an egg hunt, an egg decorating station, and sweet candy treats like these candy carrots in “dirt”. As a child, my own birthday fell on Easter twice, and my mother threw me the sweetest parties both times, complete with a lemon curd cake adorned with Johnny Jump Ups–the sweet purple spring flowers that are actually edible! My mom was so good at throwing birthday parties–once she even convinced our friend who owned a horse to bring it to our house for pony rides!–and she always made it look effortless. So the pressure is on for me!

The party is less than two weeks away, so this weekend I took inventory of what I already had at the house (some crafting basics like ribbon and twine, cello bags, tags, stamps, more, as well as party basics like plastic cutlery and various tablecloths) and started scoping out inspiration on Pinterest ( I found the sweetest Peter Rabbit themed birthdays from photography Alex Michele and The Delaney Family Blog, and a “Farmer’s Market” themed birthday that was especially sweet). After getting organized and (sort of) settling on a color scheme, I hit my favorite stories for party planning (Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Michael’s) to get what I needed to start various projects. I decided that I definitely wanted to incorporate elements of spring (gardening, flowers) in addition to obvious Easter elements like an egg hunt and dyeing eggs. Of all the gorgeous and clever ideas I found online, here’s what I narrowed it down to:

For the egg hunt, I needed eggs, candy and little baskets for the kids to stash their eggs. Upon searching for “Easter egg baskets” online, I realized that everything was either marked up for the season or totally sold out, so I search for “flower girl baskets” instead and found a good simple option:

unnamed-3

 Get ’em: Wicker Flower Girl Baskets from Save On Crafts

For the “eggs,” I found these mini pastel eggs on Amazon. I got 144 of them for $9. You can’t beat that with a bat!

71Thkmk6pYL._SL1500_

 Get ’em: Plastic Mini Pastel Easter 144 Eggs

For decor, I found so many perfect things from Target’s Spritz line. Like this egg hunt sign kit (!): 

IMG_0154

Get it: Spritz Easter Egg Hunting Kit

I also found lots of galvanized tin buckets–including a sweet painted kind (I’m going to fill them with things like straws and cutlery):

metal tins

 Shop similar here.

And, in keeping with the garden theme, this sweet pink watering can I’m going to fill with pansies (they also had mint, blue and dark grey):

IMG_0192

And I snagged this adorable Spritz bunny banner to hang from the table:

IMG_0173

I also got these chevron Spritz cocktail napkins, which I’m going to wrap around the cutlery and tie with raffia:

spritz napkins

Shop: Spritz cocktail napkins and Michael’s natural Raffia

I also got some miscellaneous items from Target–like a burlap letter “L”, a chalkboard sign, and chalkboard sign clips. Going to create an Instagram/hashtag sign on the chalkboard!

burlap l chalkboard chalkboard signs

I got this adorable bunny cake stand at Marshall’s–my mom is making her famous cake with Johnny Jump Ups. It’ll look perfect here:

Bunny Cakestand MA

Upside Down Bunny Cake Stand (Marshallsonline.com for store locations)

And these bunny serving bowls to match. More places to stash candy!

Bunny serving bowls

Bunny serving bowls (Marshallsonline.com for store locations)

I also got these mini clay pots to scatter about. Maybe I should paint them??

104140

Get them: Mini Terra-Cotta Clay Pots

And on the favors front, I got these adorable organic seed grow kits:

IMG_0200

Shop similar here.

I also got dyeable eggs from Spritz and some basic Paas kits:

paas

Get it: Spritz Craft Egg Kits and Paas Dye Kits

I was thinking I’ll display the dyed eggs on these gorgeous ceramic egg trays I found at TJ Maxx:

Egg Serving Trays

Get it: Egg Serving Trays (Tjmaxx.com for store locations)

And to add to the birthday vibe, I ordered a gold sparkle “Happy Birthday” banner from Etsy seller Hawthorne Avenue (one of my favorites!):

il_570xN.600076718_j38q

Get it: Custom Happy Birthday Banner

Okay… here I go! I’ll definitely have my hands full for the next two weeks planning. Wish me luck and tune back in to the site on April 6th for the final photos! Here’s a sneak peek of my first project (below) and even more decor ideas I got from Etsy below that:

IMG_0207

Eh, what’s up doc?

More inspo: A dotted paper garland that looks like eggs: 

il_570xN.256302880

Get it: Sweet Things by MaraMay paper garland

Chalkboard eggs bigger kids can draw on: 

il_570xN.731454811_mdxo

Get it: Collectibles De Cru chalkboard Easter eggs

Pastel bunny cupcake toppers (you could also arrange a few atop a cake): 

il_570xN.724803101_lvvi

Get it: The Path Less Traveled Pastel and Gold Rabbit Cupcake Toppers, sets of 12

A bunny garland: 

image (7)

Get it: Sterling Sky Designs Easter Banner

Wooden bunny ear rings as favors: 

image (1)

Get it: Whimsy Milieu Wooden Ring Bunny Rabbit Ears

Daisy straws: 

il_570xN.733454461_mrpt

Get it: Mailbox Happiness Daisy Straws

Bunny-shaped hand soaps for the bathroom: 

il_570xN.721085027_2ul1

Get it: AJ Sweet Soap Easter Bunny Soap Set

Pastel straws: 

il_570xN.684588757_aaom

Get it: Pom Trees paper straws

Light pink patterned cupcake wrappers: 

image (6)

Get it: When It Rains polka dot and striped cupcake wrappers

Bunny cake topper

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222188962/bunny-cupcake-toppers-rabbit-cupcake?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=easter+birthday&ga_page=7&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

 

Shop easter

More easter | 3 of 426 »

Easter Island Travel Book by

Louis Vuitton

Buy Now

RoGallery Easter Island II by Aymon de Roussy de Sales (Serigraph)

Buy Now

HarperCollins The Story of the Easter Bunny by

Harper Collins

Buy Now




  • How Does Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards Work? Here's Everything You Need To Know!

    How Does Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards Work? Here's Everything You Need To Know!

    Shop

    today

  • 4 Skincare Products People With Clear Skin Always Use

    4 Skincare Products People With Clear Skin Always Use

    Beauty

    today

  • These Apps Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions #WellnessWednesday

    These Apps Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions #WellnessWednesday

    today

  • These Are The Best Leggings Ever (& They're Not See-Through!)

    These Are The Best Leggings Ever (& They're Not See-Through!)

    Style

    today

  • Here's Your Complete Guide To Sulfate-Free Beauty Products

    Here's Your Complete Guide To Sulfate-Free Beauty Products

    Beauty

    today

  • Here's Everything You Need to Know About Jade Rolling, The Hottest New Beauty Craze

    Here's Everything You Need to Know About Jade Rolling, The Hottest New Beauty Craze

    Beauty

    today

  • Want Glowing Skin When You Wake Up? Try This Overnight Mask From Dr. Brandt

    Want Glowing Skin When You Wake Up? Try This Overnight Mask From Dr. Brandt

    Beauty

    today

  • In Case You Hadn't Noticed, North Face x Nordstrom Just Dropped A Major Collab

    In Case You Hadn't Noticed, North Face x Nordstrom Just Dropped A Major Collab

    today

  • Don't Miss Your Chance To Score Ray-Bans For $79 At Nordstrom Rack Right Now

    Don't Miss Your Chance To Score Ray-Bans For $79 At Nordstrom Rack Right Now

    today

  • How To Clean White Reebok Classics So They Look Brand New

    How To Clean White Reebok Classics So They Look Brand New

    Style

    1 day

  • Target's New Line Doesn’t Launch Until February But We Have All The Photos

    Target's New Line Doesn’t Launch Until February But We Have All The Photos

    1 day

  • The One Foundation Every Woman Over 30 Should Use, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Foundation Every Woman Over 30 Should Use, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Once And For All, Here's The Right Way To Fold A T-Shirt #SheFindsSolutions

    Once And For All, Here's The Right Way To Fold A T-Shirt #SheFindsSolutions

    1 day

  • 7 Gorgeous Hair Trends Every Bride Will Want In 2018

    7 Gorgeous Hair Trends Every Bride Will Want In 2018

    Beauty

    1 day

  • CVS Casually Just Changed Its Entire Beauty Department

    CVS Casually Just Changed Its Entire Beauty Department

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Cure The Winter Blues With One Of These Colorful Faux Fur Coats

    Cure The Winter Blues With One Of These Colorful Faux Fur Coats

    Shop

    1 day

  • I Tried The Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner -- And Here's What Happened

    I Tried The Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner -- And Here's What Happened

    Beauty

    1 day

  • The Nordstrom x Something Navy Sale Is Finally Here--Get The 40% Discount Now!

    The Nordstrom x Something Navy Sale Is Finally Here--Get The 40% Discount Now!

    1 day

  • Will Ultra Violet Hair Be The Next Big Hair Trend Of 2018?

    Will Ultra Violet Hair Be The Next Big Hair Trend Of 2018?

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Here's Where To Buy MAC's Discontinued Uninterrupted Eye Shadow

    Here's Where To Buy MAC's Discontinued Uninterrupted Eye Shadow

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Upgrade Your Wardrobe With A Stylish Twist Front Top

    Upgrade Your Wardrobe With A Stylish Twist Front Top

    Shop

    2 days

  • Nordstrom Just Put The Coolest Pair Of Black Leggings On Sale--Get A Pair ASAP!

    Nordstrom Just Put The Coolest Pair Of Black Leggings On Sale--Get A Pair ASAP!

    Style

    2 days

  • Every Woman Should Own A Pair Of These Amazing $18 Leggings From Old Navy

    Every Woman Should Own A Pair Of These Amazing $18 Leggings From Old Navy

    Shop

    2 days

  • 4 Trends You Should Start Wearing In 2018, According To Fashion Experts

    4 Trends You Should Start Wearing In 2018, According To Fashion Experts

    Style

    2 days

  • These Are The Best Collaborations You <em>Need</em> To Know About Now

    Rachel Roy Just Did The Best Thing Ever For Her Birthday

    Shop

    2 days

  • Target Casually Just Dropped A 50-Piece Collaboration This Morning

    Target Casually Just Dropped A 50-Piece Collaboration This Morning

    3 days

  • 6 Lazy-Girl Weight Loss Hacks to Lose 6 Pounds Quickly

    6 Lazy-Girl Weight Loss Hacks to Lose 6 Pounds Quickly

    3 days

  • These Are The Most Slimming Leggings Ever & They're On Sale

    These Are The Most Slimming Leggings Ever & They're On Sale

    4 days

  • Interested In A Destination Wedding? Grand Palladium Resort & Spa In Jamaica Needs To Be On Your Radar

    Interested In A Destination Wedding? Grand Palladium Resort & Spa In Jamaica Needs To Be On Your Radar

    Weddings

    4 days

  • The One Sneaker Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring

    The One Sneaker Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring

    4 days

  • We're Giving Away 100 Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age Defier Facial Masks #SampleSaturday

    We're Giving Away 100 Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age Defier Facial Masks #SampleSaturday

    Beauty

    4 days

  • 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Experts Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

    5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Experts Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

    Beauty

    today

  • 5 Cheap Natural Eye Creams Dermatologists Swear By For Under-Eye Bags

    5 Cheap Natural Eye Creams Dermatologists Swear By For Under-Eye Bags

    Beauty

    today

  • Um, Where Is Chrissy Teigen's Baby Bump?

    Um, Where Is Chrissy Teigen's Baby Bump?

    Celebrity

    today

  • Whoa! Are Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth MARRIED?!

    Whoa! Are Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth MARRIED?!

    Celebrity

    today

  • 4 Supplements You Should Take For Hair Loss, According To Dermatologists

    4 Supplements You Should Take For Hair Loss, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    today

  • Kylie Jenner Just Made The Most Amazing Announcement Ever & We're Freaking Out!

    Kylie Jenner Just Made The Most Amazing Announcement Ever & We're Freaking Out!

    Celebrity

    today

  • The One Concealer Mistake You Need To Stop Making, According To A Makeup Artist

    The One Concealer Mistake You Need To Stop Making, According To A Makeup Artist

    Beauty

    1 day

  • 5 Cheap Drugstore Products Dermatologists Swear By For Acne That Actually Work

    5 Cheap Drugstore Products Dermatologists Swear By For Acne That Actually Work

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Welcome Baby #3 Via Surrogate!

    Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Welcome Baby #3 Via Surrogate!

    Celebrity

    1 day

  • Kendall Jenner Might Have Gotten Plastic Surgery… And She Looks JUST Like Kylie Now!

    Kendall Jenner Might Have Gotten Plastic Surgery… And She Looks JUST Like Kylie Now!

    Celebrity

    1 day

  • 4 Supplements You Should Take For Thinning Hair, According To Dermatologists

    4 Supplements You Should Take For Thinning Hair, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    1 day

  • The One Ingredient You Should Be Using For Dry Skin And Nails, According To Experts

    The One Ingredient You Should Be Using For Dry Skin And Nails, According To Experts

    Beauty

    2 days

  • 5 Cheap Products Dermatologists Swear By To Get Rid Of Blackheads

    5 Cheap Products Dermatologists Swear By To Get Rid Of Blackheads

    Beauty

    2 days

  • 4 Drugstore Skincare Products You Should Stop Using In 2018, According To A Dermatologist

    4 Drugstore Skincare Products You Should Stop Using In 2018, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    2 days

  • The One Anti-Aging Moisturizer You Should Use Every Night, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Anti-Aging Moisturizer You Should Use Every Night, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Why You Shouldn’t Take Multiple Showers In One Day (Say It Ain't So!)

    Why You Shouldn’t Take Multiple Showers In One Day (Say It Ain't So!)

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Are You Applying Your Foundation Wrong? Here Are Some Common Mistakes

    Are You Applying Your Foundation Wrong? Here Are Some Common Mistakes

    Beauty

    2 days

  • The One Conditioner You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    The One Conditioner You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    3 days

  • The One Anti-Aging Moisturizer You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    The One Anti-Aging Moisturizer You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    3 days

  • The One Cleanser You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    The One Cleanser You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    4 days

  • DIY Face Masks For Acne-Prone Skin

    DIY Face Masks For Acne-Prone Skin

    Beauty

    5 days

  • Lush's BOGO Sale Is Happening Now & You Can't Miss These Deals!

    Lush's BOGO Sale Is Happening Now & You Can't Miss These Deals!

    Beauty

    5 days