Set the scene for springtime merriment with fresh air, first blossoms, and lots of lively color by hosting an outdoor spring party for your family and friends. Choose decorations that are fun to create, then plan a table you can set quickly with brightly patterned paper plates, freeing up plenty of time for play, too.
1. Set the Scene
Place a table on the porch or lawn and brighten the seating with cushions in vibrant prints. Capture spring breezes with banners cut from coordinating fabrics and embellished with aviary motifs. The feather tree centerpiece is adorned with cookies that guests will be given to take home.
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2. Display Bright Flowers
Hosting outdoors sets a breezy tone and makes it easy for guests to mingle and play. Set a table for lunch and decorate in your own backyard with bright blooms, or invite friends to meet at a local park with plenty of picnic tables. The key is to keep things comfortable and easy.
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3. Set the Easter Table
Paper plates and napkins in polka dots and florals brighten the brunch table and minimize cleanup. Stamp plain white paper cups to coordinate with the banner's bird motif. Bright idea: Use a length of pretty wallpaper remnants to make a table runner.
4. Host a Traditional Easter Egg Hunt
Egg hunts or games of hide-and-seek allow kids to burn off excitement, and adults to feel young again. Designate areas in the yard, marked with a vintage chalkboard, where all can play. For an alternative to baskets, fill pretty buckets with colorful paper grass and personalize each one with a gift tag. The buckets, once filled with collected treats, can double as favors to be given to guests to take home.
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5. Make Easter Cookie Ornaments
This white feather tree makes an elegant holder for edible cookie ornaments. We made the cookies out of plain sugar cookies and vintage Easter postcards. See how to make them »
6. Give Out Sweet Treats
You can't go wrong with classic chocolate bunnies and eggs!
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7. Take a Field Trip to Celebrate Spring
Gather little ones for a visit to a local farm or petting zoo to see new baby animals. Or, go for a drive in the country past fields in which lambs, calves, or foals may be spotted.
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