April 9, 2019
As we spring into a new season and welcome all the things that the season brings, lawns greening up, birds chirping louder and laying eggs, kids playing outside – Easter is the holiday that marks rebirth and renewal. And it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate with Easter-themed activities, treats and décor.
Crafts and Décor
Something as simple as baby succulents planted in pastel-painted mason jars makes a sweet hostess gift if you’re invited to an Easter feast, or the perfect thing to send home with your dinner guests, if you’re hosting. And they make great table decorations! Crafty genius and blogger Crystal at A Pumpkin and a Princess, offers a tutorial on her website with downloadable Happy Easter tags you can pop into the soil on an orange stick.
If you’re an egg dyer, you just must take a look at all the ways you can glam up those hard-boiled beauties. Alice and Lois used purple cabbage to make a natural dye that resulted in beautiful batch of blue eggs. Follow their tutorial for a conversation starter!
For more bling on your eggs, check out this Pinterest page with more egg decorating ideas than the Easter Bunny can shake his tail at. Polka-dotted, beribboned, embellished with gems, pearls, glitter and glam – find your favorites, round up some helpers and get to work!
These Easter egg cookies are easy to make and combine a crafts activity with sweet treats! After you’ve baked the egg-shaped cookies, just layer with icing and food coloring watered down to pastels and painted on with watercolor brushes. The tutorial, from We Are Scout, offers up a gingerbread recipe and two more treat ideas to arrange on a platter to serve with coffee!
Centerpieces and Tablescapes
Now that your eggs are artfully dyed and embellished, put them on display in a table centerpiece. Kimberly at A Wonderful Thought shows you how, with a wooden candleholder-mold and a few bits of Spanish moss. Her elegant DIY speckled eggs were painted in colors to match her plates so she said she’ll be using them beyond Easter since it turned out so well!
Country Living put together this tablescape with a woodland-theme, using wooden disks, bark and all, as chargers and integrating ferns, moss, twigs and monogrammed gold-speckle eggs.
Blogger Katie at The Casual Craftlete took an old wire basket (rust included!) added baby’s breath and speckled eggs for a super easy centerpiece. And Kathryn, at Do It On A Dime put together a DIY spring and Easter décor video on YouTube with items she scored at the Dollar Tree (in Aurora at 7510 S. Gartrell Road!). A tin pail, moss, nautical rope and grapevine wreaths became table and door décor in a snap. All you need is your haul from the Dollar Tree and a glue gun – and guess what – you can get the glue there, too!
Easter Egg Games
Now that you have all those hard-boiled Easter eggs, here are plenty of games you can play for fun and laughs. The Easter Egg Hunt can involve older kids too, if you make it a race, with finishing times and quantities collected factored in.
And there’s the classic Egg Roll and no, we’re not talking about that Chinese appetizer wrapped in layers of deep fried goodness. This is the one where you find a hill and everyone lines up their eggs and on the count of three – lets them roll! This has been a tradition at the White House for YEARS, only their game involves flat grass and wooden spoons!
And finally, don’t forget Egg Knocking. It’s an Easter ritual in small towns across Louisiana and involves two people knocking eggs. It’s a lot like it sounds (check out the video here.) The pairs strike their eggs tip to tip with the competition ending when the first egg cracks. The winner then takes on the next contender, until one egg reigns supreme.
Easter in Southshore
Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore offers an “away-from-it-all” ambiance with convenient access to dining, shopping and all kinds of recreation. Tour all of the beautiful model homes from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers, and find the perfect fit. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the $400s and the $700s.