An Easter party is a great time for snow bunnies to get out and about. Here’s an Easter party for kids with lots of fun Easter crafts, Easter games, Easter treats and an epic egg hunt ala the Easter Bunny! Weather permitting, plan this Easter party for kids outside, at a local park or playground. This Easter party planner could also be used for spring birthday parties for children.
First, you’ll need someone to play Easter Bunny for the Easter party. A dad might be good at this. Make an easy Easter Bunny costume from white long johns. Sew a wad of cotton baton to the bum for a tail. Make Easter Bunny ears by bending a coat hanger into rabbit ears. Cover with a pair of little girl’s white tights and color ear centers pink. Cut eye and mouth holes on the part that goes over the bottom. Slip over your head and viola–bunny ears and mask all in one! Poke pipe cleaners through mask for whiskers and add a fuzzy pink nose. A pair of slippers and dad is one cool Easter Bunny!
Tell guests to don old warm clothes as this Easter party for kids might get messy. Host it at a park or playground with a pavilion to shelter food and craft area. Ask each family to bring a bag of Easter candy or prizes to share. Get plastic Easter eggs and ask a few adults or older kids to fill eggs and hide them when kids are occupied elsewhere. Save some Easter candy for the Easter Bunny to pass out. Fill Easter eggs with well-wrapped candy, stickers, tattoos bracelets and birthday party prizes.
Assign guests to bring either a dish to pass, prizes for Easter games, or paper products for party treats. Get cheap Easter prizes at Walmart or Dollar Tree. For a school, church or organization, If you want to buy prizes for Easter games ahead of time, ask guest to contribute a buck or two. Order in bulk from Oriental Trading (Walmart and Dollar Tree might be just as cheap and less hassle though). Good prizes for Easter games are bubbles, sidewalk chalk, magnifying glasses, Easter Bunny ears, insect collecting kit or packaged kids Easter crafts.
Easter crafts include a “Welcome Spring” banner. Set out sidewalk chalk and have kids design one square of sidewalk each. Or decorate the parking lot or basketball court. No Easter party for kids is complete without a bubble-blowing station in nice weather. Set out all kinds of kitchen gadgets and bubble blowing tools. Fill a small plastic pool with homemade bubble solution (Lemon Joy, water and a little glycerin). Make bubble wands out of drinking straws with shoelaces strung through and tied in a loop. The kids can run with them to create enormous bubbles.
Make Easter baskets for Easter crafts. Punch holes in recycled plastic tubs and tie scrap yarn to sides for handles. Cut Easter basket shapes from recycled milk jugs. Kids can decorate with markers or paint. Use recycled Easter baskets for an Easter egg hunt. Don’t make it a competition. Stop children after they’ve found 6 eggs or so. Ask older kids to leave more Easter eggs that are out in the open for younger kids. Promise the older children that their Easter eggs will be very cleverly hidden as befitting their senior status. They love the challenge.
Play Easter Bunny scavenger hunt. Give kids a list of signs of spring. They are to find as possible. These might include seeds, buds, leaves, flowers, bird eggs, nests, cocoons, sprouts, tadpoles, butterflies, feathers,etc. List animal and plant species native to their area. When kids find something that growing or can’t be collected, they stand near it till the Easter games leader notes their find. Prizes for this game are insect nets, little magnifying glasses, bug houses, seed packets, etc.
Make edible Easters crafts for Easter treats. Make butterfly sandwiches from cheese sandwiches cut in fourths diagonally, Place two pieces point to point and put a baby carrot in the middle for the body. Decorate “wings” with little pieces of cut veggies “glued” on with cream cheese. Poke pretzels in the top for antennae. Make caterpillar Easter treats by skewering cheese cube, meat cube, and pickle on toothpicks. Make rainbow Easter treats with strawberries, cantaloupe cubes, pineapple chunks, cantaloupe cubes, green grapes, blueberries and purple grapes on skewers. Make Peanut Bunny and Jelly sandwich Easter treats. Cut PBJ sandwiches in half and make one half the face. Cut the other side in two triangles for ears. “Glue” on pretzel whiskers, pink jelly bean eyes and a black nose with vanilla frosting or marshmallow fluff.
Make Easter Bunny cookies using any round cookie for the face and oval cookies for ears. Or make Easter Bunny cakes with Twinkies or Hostess Sno-Balls. Set out dishes of colored candies and shakers of Easter sprinkles so kids can decorate their Easter treats. Give each child a Popsicle stick and a little plate of frosting. Of course the Easter Bunny needs rabbit food, so make a veggie tray so kids can enjoy his favorites. Serve “carrot” juice–orange juice, milk colored orange or real carrot juice mixed with mango.
End the Easter party by cleaning up the playground or park. Distribute gloves and collect garbage they find ( no glass or sharps). Finish by washing hands in bubbles or hand sanitizer. The Easter Bunny “pays” kids for keeping his home clean with bags of Easter candy or prizes.