What child does not love the anticipation of Easter? The arrival of the Easter bunny with a basket of goodies brings excitement and a sense of magic to boys and girls of all ages.
If you’re planning an Easter party for children, you’ll want to bring as much of that magic to life as possible. My defacto party planners are a premier glow but you could also opt to go the DIY route. Here are some tips for planning a magical afternoon Easter party for children.
Begin spreading the springtime magic with decorations. You can make or buy your decorations, or do a mixture of both handmade and store bought.
There are a lot of free patterns and tutorials online that can be used to create cute and unique Easter decorations. For instance, a sweet stuffed bunny would be an ideal decoration for a child’s party:
Another option for a handmade decoration is a cute stuffed chick:
Arrange the soft, fluffy bunnies and chicks made from patterned fleece fabric throughout the party room on windowsills, tabletops, and stairs for an adorably charming effect.
Another cute handmade decoration is an Easter wreath. Top Dreamer offers a variety of simple tutorials for wreaths that would be ideal for an Easter party:
If you want to purchase Easter decorations and ornaments, try small independent hometown gift shops for unique items, or, if you’d rather get more for your money, shop at large craft and home decorating stores.
What would a party be without food? Easter treats, whether healthy or sugary, can also be a magical part of the experience for children. There are plenty of ways to create cute springtime themed snacks ideal for your party even using food storage sets.
How about you whip up cauliflower sheep that’s sure to bring smiles to many little faces.
Looking for another healthy snack? How about the carrot and hummus flower pots? Need more protein for growing kids? How about creating hatching chicks from deviled eggs.
For a cute and sweet dessert, create nest-shaped cookies from a no-bake candy cookie
For eggs, use jelly beans, malted candy eggs or chocolate eggs. You could also add a chick or bunny marshmallow to each nest as a finishing touch.
The final ingredient for a magical Easter party is games. You’ll want some fun activities to keep the children occupied and entertained all afternoon.
An Easter egg hunt, of course, is a necessity! Start the party off with this activity so children can burn off some energy running around outside, and they’ll be quieter and more subdued for indoor activities later on.
Next, how about a game of pin the tail on the Easter bunny? This game can be played using a hand-drawn poster, a free printable or a store bought Easter banner. Use a large pom-pom for the tail. Velcro is a safer alternative to pins for small children who are playing the game.
Need another creative activity? How about bobbing for eggs instead of apples? Use plastic Easter eggs in a tub or bowl of water that fits inside a large Easter basket. As an added surprise put a small treat or toy inside each egg. Children will love the anticipation of finding something special hidden inside each egg they catch.