I’ve always loved celebrating Easter with Easter Egg hunts. As a Kindergarten Teacher in a Catholic School, the Easter Egg Hunt I planned for my students was my all time favorite activity. When I moved to NY and began teaching in a public school, I was very sad that this practice was frowned upon. I really think those kiddos are missing out (Catholic or not) on a beloved Springtime event. To satisfy my Egg Hunt urge, I would plan an egg hunt for 5 of our little cousins that live on Long Island. We celebrated Easter with them three years in a row and they loved the Egg Hunts. Once I had my own children and those 5 cousins got older and busier I started planning small egg hunts for my kids and their younger cousins. I’ve always longed to throw a larger Easter Party and Egg Hunt and this year was the year! The idea began with a playdate with friends and turned into a festive soiree. I chose a PEEPS theme for the party since I love those little marshmallow delights. I was inspired by these Ideas for a Peeps Party I found on Celebrations at Home blog.
I made iron-on transfers to match the theme for my girls to wear to the party. I found free printables here.
I love this play on words…PEEPS = FRIENDS :-).
I created these signs for the patio doors.
The party took place outside. It was a beautiful spring afternoon. A little chilly but not too bad. I set the main table up on our deck. I wish there wasn’t a shadow when I took the pictures. The party was after lunch so I served some sweet treats and light snacks to go with the Easter theme. Food included Peeps (of course), cupcakes, cookies, Annie’s Cheddar bunnies and baby carrots.
I made regular cupcakes and topped them with PEEPS.
Another cupcake tower was used to display the leftover PEEPS. I bought way too many packages of these.
My friend Kristina made these yummy Easter Egg cookies for the party.
I found free water bottle labels here . I had no time to create my own for this party.
I kind of threw together this PEEPS Garden Centerpiece. I put the peeps on lollipop sticks and stuck them into styrofoam inside the basket.
I served Pink Champagne for the mommies and it was yummy with the Peeps garnish.
Pink Lemonade for the kiddos with a floating Peep just for fun.
I created the banner for the front of the table using scrapbook paper and ribbon.
In addition to the egg hunt, the kids dyed Easter Eggs.
I also created Coloring Sheets for the kids to color.
The main event was the Egg Hunt and the kids had a blast! Each guest brought 12 eggs filled with surprises and the mommies hid them around the yard. I told each guest to find 12 eggs and then they could open them. What fun!
Since I had so many peeps leftover, each guest went home with a little Peeps treat. This was super easy to make and super last minute. I used ziplock bags I already had on hand and these toppers I found for free here…
This was such a fun day and I loved celebrating my favorite season with friends and making it special for my girls.