A Bright and Colorful Easter Party (using Our New Easter 2013 Collection!)
We are so excited about our New Classic Pastel Easter Collection! We designed the collection in classic pastel colors with hues of gold incorporated, since we are loving the metallics mixed with pastel trend. The collection boasts gorgeous classic Easter silhouettes mixed with a basket weave pattern, wavy line pattern, polka dots and stripes.
This year we are excited to bring on a fabulous new contributor, Ellen of Ellen Bessette Events. Ellen has a yearly Easter party (remember we featured her gorgeous Easter party using our Easter has Sprung collection 2 years ago?) Ellen mentioned that she was hosting an Easter Party and we were excited to see what she styled using our printables. With my trip to Dubai and us being busy with other projects, Adria and I knew we didn’t have time to style an Easter party so we were thrilled to have Ellen run with it. Boy did she do a wonderful job!
Ellen has the most gorgeous backyard setting and it looked like the perfect day for an Easter Party. Don’t you just adore the ruffle fringe streamer backdrop? Read on for more fabulous photos and details from her event!
Read on for the Party Details, told by Ellen…
“With metallics being a hot trend this Spring, I was thrilled that Anders Ruff designed their Printable Easter collection with hues of gold! I loved mixing the gold in with the traditional Easter colors of pinks, blues and greens.
For the table tops, I painted mini paper mache Easter baskets a rich gold and personalized with a 2″ logo circle. To bring out the metallics, I filled with golden Easter bunnies and golden eggs. I made placemats out of their coordinating printable patterned paper to help tie in their collection along with straw flags and 2″circles on the glasses. I added some touches of gold with some simple gold sequins on the plates and down the middle of the table. Some of my favorite elements on the tables were the fresh tulips to match their collection, the DIY Easter Egg chandelier and DIY polka dot napkins. I found the sparkly eggs at Michaels and knew I had to find a way to use them in the party.
The dessert table is always so much fun to put together and easily done with Anders Ruff’s Printable Easter Collection. My favorites were the bunny s’mores along with the cupcake wrappers and place cards. I had my baker add touches of gold to the cake and I added a large golden bunny and lots of golden eggs to the table to tie in the metallics. For the backdrop, I used crepe paper and gold ribbon to tie in the colors and dressed it up with the Happy Easter banner. The designs are so cute you can’t go wrong with them!
The beverage table had the Happy Easter sign framed along with some simple flowers. I had a friend personalize a beverage tub and napkin holder to go with the theme and left some straws with straw flags out for everyone’s pink lemonade.
For food, we had bunny shaped turkey sandwiches, mini hummus containers with carrots, cheeto filled bags to look like carrots and lots of fruit and sweet goodies.
The kids stayed busy decorating and painting plaster egg magnets. We had a petting zoo with sweet bunnies, chicks, ducks and baby goats and we ended the party with a successful egg hunt ending in a lucky person finding the Golden Egg!
Even though there only several DIY ideas in this party, there were lots of bargains that I was happy about! For example, getting fabric on sale at Joanns and buying enough to coordinate table runners and napkins. White porcelain plates clearanced at Bed Bath Beyond. 12 plates for $9.00. I found the blue scalloped plates at Party City. 20 for $9.99. Paper mache baskets found in the $1 bins at Joanns and $1 for a bag of gold sequins in all different sizes. And the polka dot jumbo straws from Target for $3.00. Gotta love it!”
Find our NEW Printable Classic Pastel Easter Collection in the shop here.
Photography: Rebecca Dollar Photography
Party Stylist: Ellen Bessette Events
Easter Printables: Anders Ruff
Cake: Everything Cake
Cupcake toppers: TastEcakes
Bunny Cake Pops: Maskipops by Adri
Custom cookies: Bake Me Pretty
Balloons and Tassles: The Flair Exchange
Chocolate Tulips: Suckers by Steph
Personalized beverage tub and napkin holder: The Favored Party