Aurora is about to have her first Easter and I am going to throw her a little party. Yes, I understand that a 10 month old will not have a lot (or any!) memories of her first Easter. However, that doesn’t mean she won’t enjoy it! I love hosting get togethers so my goal is to make this fun for everyone, big and little!
Set Up & Decor
We’ve chosen to host this in a nearby park, since the weather usually cooperates in Southern California. Of course, this would work in your yard or indoors as well.
For set up, we are going to keep it pretty minimal and rely on the great outdoors for most of the ambiance. However, there are a few necessary items to make this party a success.
- Folding Table
- This is necessary for all the food, Easter baskets, plates and to keep other items away from little hands.
- Table Cloth
- I purchased this Gingham one on Amazon
- Blankets (for babies to hang out in on the grass)
- Paper plates, napkins and cups
- I love all the spring colors from Meri Meri
- Easter bunny ears!
- These paper bunny ears are fun for kids and adults alike.
- Fresh Flowers in Mason Jars
Easter Party Food
I wanted to keep it to light finger foods for adults and some fun snacks for the little ones too.
- Deviled Eggs
- Delicious and thematic, deviled eggs are also healthy and tasty for little ones on solids.
- I chose to follow this recipe here, but leaving out the tabasco.
- Bunny Fruit Dish
- Take advantage of the holiday and set up your fruit in a cute way!
- Easy to make and a crowd pleaser. Add cheese for a savory twist or serve with butter and jam.
- Beverages for adults AND kids!
- Rosé, chilled beer and sparkling waters are on our list. Remember to add flavored sparkling waters which are a crowdpleaser for all!
- Easter Basket Cupcakes
- I love how easy and delicious these look!
Things to Do
To keep the little ones entertained, here are some fun things that you can do.
Give out Easter Baskets for the kids! Fill them with age appropriate toys and snacks. Avoid the candy or limit that for the adults.
- I love the heart details and they come with grass!
- Carrot Teethers
- These are too cute.
- Bibs are always useful and you can buy a pack for a variety of baskets.
- Snack Pouches
- Go for my go-to brand, Once upon a Farm or to stay on theme, Peter Rabbit Organics
- Egg shakers
- Musical and on theme! These are sweet and inexpensive.
Have an Easter Egg Hunt
- This is fun for all ages. You can modify the difficulty based on ages. Since ours are little, we will be basically just setting the eggs out on the grass for the little ones to play with!
- A timeless pastime that all ages can enjoy.
- Bring some toys and instruments for littles to use on the blanket.
Invite the Easter Bunny!
- If you want to go for it, ask a friend (or a fellow parent) to don an Easter Bunny costume and surprise the kids. That will be sure to make a lot of kids smile and have some amazing photos!