Decorating Easter Eggs

After dying in pastel colors, consider adding metallic trim, ribbon, sparkles and cutouts using a glue gun.

· Hang your prized Easter egg creations from a tree branch set in a sturdy flowerpot.

Hang colorful plastic Easter eggs from ribbons off the branches of trees in your yard.

Setting the Easter Table

Swag pink, green and yellow crêpe paper streamers and tulle from dining room center to walls.

· Place a tall vase of yellow tulips in the center of your table. Sprinkle pastel confetti around it.

Wrap pink and yellow cutlery in napkin and fasten with yellow curling ribbon.

· Set an Easter basket wrapped in colorful cellophane at each place setting. Consider adding candies and small trinkets.

For the appointed Easter Bunny’s basket, have a pair of wearable Easter bunny ears peeking out from the top.

Easter Menu Suggestions

Serve bunny-shaped French toast or sandwiches cut with bunny cookie cutters.

· Serve wiggly gelatin eggs. Pour lukewarm gelatin into egg-shaped gelatin molds that you can find at your local craft or grocery store. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Serve Easter basket cupcakes iced with green-dyed icing and shredded coconut, nestled with jellybeans.

Hopping Fun for the Kids

Hold a classic Easter egg hunt and Egg roll contest.

· Have a hopsack race with burlap sacks or large pillowcases.

Show kids how to make Easter bonnets from paper plates, ribbons, bows and silk flowers.

· Give kids socks, buttons, pom-poms, ribbons and yarn to make Easter bunny puppets.

Paint kids' faces to look like Easter bunnies or Easter eggs.

Send everyone home with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks or Easter egg lollipops in their Easter baskets.

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