We are springing into the season over here. Easter is almost upon us. It’s time to break free and spend more time outside.
For years, I hosted a family Easter brunch to celebrate resurrection Sunday. This holiday is an important time for our family to come together and express our appreciation for God’s love and for us to love on each other through fellowship. I am not hosting a brunch this year, but I am celebrating the season and making it special with my husband and the kids. Dinner will be planned, dinner table will be set and decorations added throughout the house.
To kick off the season, I wanted to have an easter egg decorating party for the kids and a few friends in the neighborhood. I could not resist setting up a treat table for the kids to enjoy as well. The dessert table is filled with the pretty colors of the season: soft blues, pinks, yellows, and greens. Using natural elements like real moss and wood pieces created a natural base for the tables cape.
I love the idea of a naked cake for the theme and for a practical reason as well. As a family we do not like a lot of icing on our sweets. My kids even eat their cupcakes upside down as to avoid eating too much icing. It is easy to make a natural cake without concern as to whether the icing is uniform on the cake. Whether from scratch with homemade icing or a store bought box cake mix and frosting this cake comes together quickly and easily. Once the cake layers are cooled, simply add icing between the layers and top it with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Mix it up and try both chocolate and yellow cake layers on one cake.
My kids love to paint so I pulled out the washable paint and set-up painting place settings for each guest to paint their eggs. I enjoy creating fun memories that my children will remember and hopefully pass down to their children one day as well. Decorating eggs is something that we do every year.
Moss Banner Tutorial
The banner used for the party would work for any outdoor theme such as a camping party, ladybug, fairy or woodland tea party. You need a few supplies to make one yourself. All supplies are available at your local craft store.
Bag of Moss
Chip Board Letters (3″ or larger)
Twine or strong cord with little to no stretch
Carefully apply glue onto each letter. Add small sections of the moss onto the letters filling in any gaps. Once all letters are completely covered in moss lay the letters out in a straight line. Measure the desired length of twine ensuring you have enough for hanging the banner. Apply a strip of hot glue to the back of each letter and adhere the twine to the letter. It is important to glue the twine across the full width of the letter to help the banner drape properly.