April 5, 2011

Easter Bunny Party: A Full-On Chocolate Dessert Table!

This Easter Bunny Party was recently featured on our Magazine Spring Issue - jam packed with fabulous party ideas, party crafts, easy and fun party tutorials, gorgeous eye candy and yummy recipes!

Design Inspiration and Styling:

I didn't want to use obvious Spring props like butterflies, lots of Easter eggs and flowers to style this dessert table - I wanted to create a table that could be cute without being overly girly - Usually, I tend to go for lots of feminine details with lots of delicate touches, but the use of grass instead of flowers, and spots and stripes patterns keeps the designs and table neutral and fresh.

To be honest, I see so many stunning and elaborate party tables on the web, which I do LOVE; but I actually wonder if a lot of people have the budget, time or the disposition to to carry it out?!

So to save on all of the above, I purchased ALL the chocolate groceries (apart from the homemade carrot cake - Recipe in our E-ZINE) from my local supermarket and local patisseries, and I think it just shows that you do not need to spend a lot on fancy desserts, nor slave for hours in the kitchen to have a fun and enjoyable party - Minimum effort, maximum satisfaction, I hope! :)

The Desserts:

I'm also a self-confessed chocoholic, and this was the perfect chance to create a full-on chocolate dessert table! The color palette of lime green and orange added a fresh touch, and was entirely based on carrots - the food of choice of the Easter Bunny, with dashes of luxurious brown to evoke all the yummy Easter chocolate - My food of choice! :)

The centerpiece of this table is the carrot cake decorated with the cake bunting and Easter Bunny cake topper from the printable collection - You can get the full recipe in our Magazine here.

The "cupcakes" were actually chocolate muffins with Italian meringue icing, topped with edible sugar decorations also found in the baking isle of my local supermarket. To complete the look, they were decorated with the cupcake wrappers from this collection.

Other chocolate treats on the table were displayed in glass candy jars, embellished with our fancy party labels. The sweets included mini choc muffins, chocolate covered pretzels, round chocolate brownies with ganache and nut topping, as well as some chocolate-covered marshmallows and choc-chip cookies displayed in our cute, printable Easter baskets.

Party Favors and Activities:

Party favors consisted of standard 100g chocolate bars, wrapped in the candy wrappers from the collection.

And because no Easter egg hunt party is complete without well, an egg hunt; I designed these little Easter baskets that double as snack baskets that can be displayed on your dessert tables too!
They are sturdy enough to carry small chocolate eggs during the egg hunt, and as take home party favor baskets full of yummy treats!

The fun, photo props like the Easter Bunny bow tie and Easter Bunny ears are also included in this party collection, and can actually be part of the activities you offer at the party.
Getting the kiddies involved with some fun DIY party crafts that they can take home as favors is a double bonus - Without mentioning that your Easter photos will look even cuter! :)

Party Printables:

You can now get the complete Easter Bunny Egg Hunt Printable collection in store, and it includes:

 Party Credits:

Party styling and party printables: Bird's Party
Photography: Bird
Little Models: Bird's Own :)  

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