Posts in the ‘Easter’ Category
Happy Spring everyone. Still waiting for the last snow to melt here in New York, but I see the spring light at the end of the snowy tunnel. Plants are starting to come up, birds are singing, and the chipmunks are starting to dig to recover their winter leftovers.
I have Easter on the mind today. I wanted to share a real easy tutorial that you and the children can craft together using plastic water bottles or soda bottles and some washi tape. Pretty easy, right!
Step 2: Making your handle. This is a little tricky and requires two people. I measured out the size handle I wanted and doubled the size so I had two of the same size pieces of washi tape. Then I put stuck them together to make the handle.
** The key is leaving some room at each end of the handle to stick the handle to your plastic container. Then once you start covering it, the handle will be covered up.
Step 3: Start your washi tape pattern around your basket piece.
Didn’t they come out so cute?! The children can make them for their teachers, neighbors and grandparents. I am hoping to find enough plastic bottles around so we can make some to bring over to the nursing home.
Until next time – Party On Friends and THINK SPRING!
Thank you, Melissa, I love how your crafts turn everyday objects into such sweetnees! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.
Need some ideas for last minute Easter treats for your celebrations this weekend? Check out these cool Easter treat ideas!
This "Hoppity Hop" collection designed by Paula at BluGrass Designs.
The collection includes: invitations, water bottle labels, mini candy bar wrappers, party flags, tented cards, favor tags, cupcake wrappers, party tags, patterned paper, and a "Happy Easter" banner.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING:
And see the individual files...
Michelle at Printabelle designed the polka dot Easter printables I used in my Arts & Crafts Easter Table for Target, and now we're giving them away for free! What's great about these printables is you can type your own text into the invitation, tented cards, and favor tags!
The collection includes: invitations (with editable text fields), welcome sign, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, tented cards (with editable text fields), straw flags, a "Happy Easter" banner (small and large), favor tags (with editable text fields).
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:
And here are the individual files...
Thank you, Michelle, for this colorful and playful collection!
Yesterday I styled an Easter brunch table (that will be up on the blog tomorrow).
I thought what's Easter brunch without some delicious muffins! So here's my mini banana muffin recipe. Thank goodness this recipe makes a lot, because I promise you will not be able to eat just one!
MINI BANANA MUFFINS
Makes 6 dozen mini-muffins or 1 dozen large muffins
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 sticks (1 cup) melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 ripe bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with paper muffin cups
Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon) in a large bowl and set aside.
Melt the butter and let it cool. If you want some extra flavor, you can brown the butter.
Add the melted butter to a bowl with the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth -- about a minute. Mash the bananas and stir them in. If your bananas aren't soft, you can just put them in the microwave, one at a time. Cook on high for 30 seconds, then turn it over and cook for another 30 seconds.
Add the mixed dry ingredient to the wet, and stir until it just comes together.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about three quarters full.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn the pan once to help ensure even cooking.
They look great by themselves or you can dust them with powdered sugar.
For more Easter food inspirations, check out these amazing Easter parties on our site!
If you're planning an Easter Egg Hunt this year, then you are in luck! We've got the sweetest set of Easter party printables you'll want to use, designed by my friend Ana from Love Party Printables!
The collection includes: invitations, party circles, cake toppers, straw flags, favor tags, tented cards, labels, water bottle labels, napkin rings, welcome signs and an "Easter egg hunt" banner!
Here's the whole collection...
And here are the individual files...
Thank you, Ana, for this fun collection! I think lots of families will enjoy these!
To learn more about Ana and see all of her designs, please visit her at Love Party Printables.
I'm a cupcake fiend! And I love anything cute and colorful having to do with Easter. So here are some of my favorite Easter cupcakes from our site!
Click on the photo or the link to see the whole party...
Lynlee's Petite Cake's Bunny Easter Egg Hunt Party
Frog Prince Paperie's Preppy Bunny Party
Andy M's The Bunny is Here!
Piggy Bank Parties' A Springin' Gingham Easter
Tania S's Somebunny Loves You
Melissa P's Happy Easter PartyEaster Party incredible Easter parties on site, and take a look at our collections of free Easter printables!
I like to put out festive decorations during the different seasons, and what I love about Easter is the colors. Pastels make me happy and they definitely make me think of spring.
So when I was at Target a few days ago browsing through the $1 bins, I saw this wooden box ($3) and these rub-on transfers ($1). I decided to put the floral transfers on the box, hoping for a kind of shabby chic look and I love how it came out.
All you do is cut out the decorations...
Peel off the back and stick it to the box. Then using your fingernail, a spoon, or any other hard object, rub the transfer so it sticks to the box.
Peel it off and voila! This is seriously the easiest craft to make, and so much fun.
Now I've got some quick spring decor and a place to store my Easter chocolates! :)