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Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

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Tables for Easter

In spring, the Easter bunny is busy hopping from house to house, delivering baskets filled with candy and colorful Easter eggs. We throw open our winter-weathered doors to welcome back the cherry blossoms, tulips, and daffodils, breathing in the sweet scent of a new season. Bunnies, baskets, and fresh flower bouquets, spring brings it all to your door! Now it’s time to let it all inside and celebrate Easter with a party like never before. Whether you plan to invite friends, family, or fellow church members to your Easter celebration; make it as colorful and exciting as the season of renewal with these dinner party tips.

Checklist

  • Banquet or round Lifetime tables
  • Lifetime folding chairs
  • Yellow and baby blue square silk table toppers over white to-the-floor cloths.
  • Blue hydrangeas, yellow daffodils, and white roses, all in little silver pots.
  • All white china with yellow and baby blue stick-on dots around the rims.
  • Blue, yellow and white Jordan Almonds in little “nests” made out of colored Easter basket grass.
  • 1 chocolate egg for each guest.
  • Pale yellow and blue napkins tied with white satin ribbon and fuzzy chicks in grass “nests”.
  • 1 Easter greeting card that has a photo of a bunny on the front. It can be cute, funny or silly…your choice. Check out the downloadable bunnies below if you’d rather print them at home.
  • Vellum
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Pale blue ribbon

Steps

  1. Push together three long tables to make one big square table.
  2. Invitations- Make copies of your greeting card at a copy store (or print them at home on white cardstock), then mount onto yellow corrugated paper or heavy cardstock. Use a Lifetime table for easy set-up and clean-up. Cover the whole paper with a same-size piece of velum with the invitation message printed on to it. Punch 2 holes at the top. Tie the cardstock and photo together with blue ribbon. Find envelopes to match, and send them out to guests at least 1 week before your party.
  3. Make or buy the silk toppers- Find fabric at your local fabric store and have 60” square toppers made. If you sew, hem the edges yourself. These are inexpensive, and you can use them again and again for birthdays and other parties.
  4. Set the table- Use your materials to set and decorate the table. Put the silk toppers over the long white tablecloth. Put the silver potted flowers in the center, and, place the Jordan almond ‘nests’ randomly in and around the silver pots. Use a knife to cut a 1/2” deep slit in each egg, and insert a name card into each egg. Put a chocolate egg at each place to reserve your guests seats. Set out the white china, and place yellow and blue stick on dots.
  5. Make some delicious Mexican Easter brunch eggs to serve (recipe below).

Tips

  • Having weekend guests? It is nice to make a breakfast tray and leave it outside their room. Place a Lifetime Personal Table by their bed, so they can eat in comfort. Everyone appreciates a little extra private time in the morning and it will make your guests feel pampered.
  • Use smaller Lifetime square or round tables for extra seating. Cover with white cloths to-the-floor and top with 60” square silk toppers.
  • Invitation materials www.envelopments.com This is an invitation website (they have a store in Irvine, CA) that will give you all the necessary materials to build your own invite.

Recipe: Candy Nest Cookies

  • 3 Tbs margarine
  • 10 oz. mini marshmallows
  • 12 oz. Chow mien noodles
  • ½ cup Chocolate chips
  • Peanut M&M’s Eastermix or Jordan almonds
  1. Melt butter in a large saucemap then add marshmallows. Stir until melted. Add chocolate chips, stir well, then stir in chow mien noodles slowly. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. With butter on your hands, shape into nests. Add candy “eggs” (M&M’s or Jordan almonds) while nests are sticky. Let cool and use as unique decorations or cute and tasty treats!

Recipe: Deb’s Mexican Easter Brunch Eggs

  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 pint cottage cheese
  • 1 lb. Jack cheese
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 8 oz. Can diced green Ortega chilies
Toppings:
  • sliced Avacado
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • chopped green onion
  • crumbled bacon
  1. Beat eggs until lemony and light. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, Cottage cheese, jack cheese and butter.
  2. Mix well and stir in the chilies.
  3. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. To serve: cut eggs into squares and place on a plate. Allow guests to choose toppings. Great served with fresh fruit kebobs and poppy seed dressing and croissants, coffeecake or cornbread with honey butter.

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