Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Party

Our Easter party was filled with fun, laughter, good food, and top notch company. It's why we do it year after year. And I hope that my kids will look back on these days with fun memories and remember their crazy mom throwing parties for every occasion.

Let me tell you a bit about this party 1st. I've learned a few things after throwing a few of these. Having several centers that are self paced work best rather than doing one activity at a time. Then you don't have busy littles waiting for others to finish up before the group can do the next activity. Have the parents do the centers with their kids to keep it running smoothly. We usually have one big event or game after centers at our parties. For Halloween, we play "Hide the Bones." At Christmas, we do a gift exchange, and at Easter we have egg hunts (two separate ones divided by age).

We also schedule our parties at a time when a major meal does not have to be served. Guests are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. That way, I can free up time and $$$ for the kid and grown up drinks, decorations, and activities. Parents also helped by bringing a carton (with name labeled) of eggs for the egg dyeing and 10 stuffed plastic eggs per child in their family for the egg hunt.

For all of our parties, we ask that our friends bring canned goods for our local food pantry.

I shopped at Party City for the tattoos, the Dollar tree for paper goods, bubbles, crafts, egg dye and tubs for tattoos. I bought the candy necklaces at Jo Ann's.

The day was perfect.





































Happy Easter, Friends!

Much love,
Katie

2 comments:

april@gingerbread girl said...

looks like soo much outdoor egg-filled FUN!!!

april
xoxo

hannah singer said...

beautiful day-looks like loads of fun! xo