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15 Budget-friendly Ideas for a Fun Easter Party

Celebrate an egg-cellent Easter with a casual lunch outdoors

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez-Angluben Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

It seems that on Easter Day, the kids have all the fun, what with Easter egg hunts taking place in every village, park, and country club. This year, let the adults have their own little celebration. While the little ones run around the garden, looking for buried treasure, you and your friends can enjoy a sumptuous lunch in a simple yet stylish setting. Your grown-up guests will be egg-static!

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  • Insert rolled-up pieces of paper bearing your invitation in plastic toy eggs from a toy store.
  • Find a clear area in your garden. Instead of picking a cemented area, you can choose a spot on freshly cut grass or soft ground.
  • To keep the harsh rays out while maintaining the sunny feel, you can drape sheer white curtains around the tent.
  • However, if you don't have a tent, you can just set up a nice picnic table.
Make your own floral arrangement
  • Forget the pre-ordered, professionally arranged flowers! You can make a bouquet out of the flowers, leaves, and twigs from your own garden. 
  • Surround your vase with paper strips (to represent grass!) and colored eggs.
  • Instead of painting the eggs, you can dump the eggs in a pot of fabric dye. 
Be creative with your table setting
  • Use white ceramic plates, woven chargers, simple flatware, and colored glasses.
  • Instead of place cards, choose a different kind of flower for every guest and place the blooms in eggcups. You can also tie a piece of paper with pastel-colored ribbons. 
  • Another place card option: write your guests' names on plain-colored Easter eggs and place in egg cups!
Focus on the details
  • In decorating your garden set-up, pick pastel colors like baby blue and butter yellow. You can also mix in other almond-candy hues like pink, green, and cheerful pops of orange.
  • To help guests identify the food served on the buffet table, write the names of the food on place cards. Slide the cards into (clean!) garden markers normally used to label plants.
  • Pick a dainty dessert that matches your color palette! You can buy French macarons in sweet pastel shades and serve them on a white cake pedestal.
  • Fill plain brown paper bags with chocolate eggs, pastel-colored candy, or macarons. Tie with pastel-colored ribbons. Attach rabbit-shaped tags with a short, simple message like "Hop-py Easter!"
  • For your guests' comfort and convenience, set out a basket filled with woven fans, sunscreen, and insect repellant. 
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