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Modern “Easter Has Sprung” Party Theme

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Modern Easter Party Theme

Can you believe that Spring is already here?! (Ya… me either!) And in celebration of the new season and the holidays it brings, I’m excited to debut this brand-new, fabulous – and aptly titled – “Easter Has Sprung” theme from Anders Ruff Custom Designs!

One of the first things that caught my eye about this theme was the bright colors. There’s something so refreshing about seeing vibrant, BOLD colors and patterns for an Easter theme. Also loving the hanging “garland” of paper parasols, the use of bookshelves as a “dessert buffet”, egg-shaped cake pops, DIY ribbon topiary trees, a fantastic cake covered in stripes & kaleidoscope patterns… and more!

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Read on for LOTS more colorful, inspiring pics, plus all the creative party details & resources from Maureen & Adria

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

Modern Easter Party Theme

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Maureen & Adria

We have spring fever at Anders Ruff and were excited to style our Easter Has Sprung Printable Design collection! We designed this printable collection with colors of chartreuse, aqua, periwinkle and tones of pink.  We incorporated patterns that remind us of Easter – including polkadots and gingham – as well as some unique, festive patterns like a stitched stripe and kaleidoscope/pinwheel pattern.

Here are some key elements from our shoot:

DESSERT DISPLAYS:
– Candy and confections go hand in hand at Easter.  Instead of styling a traditional dessert table, we decided to display our Easter desserts on white garden style shelving. This would be a unique and easy way for anyone to display desserts using a bookshelf from their own furniture collection.

– We picked out several elements that remind us of spring and Easter and brought them into the dessert table.

– Paper parasols of coordinating chartreuse/pink and aqua were hung upside down (to symbolize spring / easter / april showers bring may flowers) over the shelving from  Luna Bazaar.

– We displayed wheat grass in long glass containers (IKEA).  This is an easy way to bring a natural element onto your dessert table. (and add a pop of color) We stuck treats into the grass (marshmallow bunnies and chicks by Dandy Delights), marshmallow lollipops with printable party logos and adorable coordinating cookies by Allyson Jane)

– Glass apothecary jars were displayed on every other shelf and were filled with candies from Candy Warehouse. We wrapped ribbon around the necks of the lids and added party logos from our printable collection.

– The top shelf held candies as well as adorable egg shaped cake pops that were displayed in tiny glass ramekins by Terri’s Party Treasures and were embellished with cute printable party flags from our collection.

– We served cupcakes in small natural square fiber pots that we painted with white paint.  We embellished these containers with ribbon and filled with natural kraft shred. Cupcake toppers from Two Sugar Babies added a pop of color onto the natural white butter cream and shred.  The cupcakes were served in pink baking cups from Hey Yo Yo.

– We found perfectly matching aqua lacquer boxes that were trimmed with white.  We lined the insides with our printable kaleidescope/pinwheel patterned paper design.

– We filled the lacquer boxes with natural shred and displayed cookies by Allyson Jane in one.  In the other we displayed a classic chocolate bunny along with blown eggs.  We also showed our easter egg candy button sets (DIY!)

– Our cake artist, Mandie of Got What It Cakes, designed a tiered cake with the bottom tier perfectly coordinating with our graphic kaleidescope/pinwheel pattern.  She made a  bunny silhouette to match our graphics for the top tier.

– A great find were these adorable tin lunchboxes from Michael’s that were gingham (in the perfect colors to match our collection).  We tied a favor hangtag from our printable collection to the side and added a party logo to the front to create an adorable favor container to display on the shelf.

– We made our own Easter baskets (DIY Project!) using natural fiber planters that we painted with matte white paint.  We drilled holes in the sides for the handles.  Ribbon was wrapped tightly around wire to create the handles. We then embellished the basket with thick wired ribbon.

– We showed a few ways to coordinate and fill your Easter Basket (DIY) – we used our printable bubble wraps to wrap the bubbles (a standard in every Easter basket, right?), egg shaped lollipop covers, egg wrappers and mini chocolate bar wrappers and printable treat cones.

– Homemade candy dots/buttons were made (by us!) in the shape of an easter egg (DIY) in the colors and design from our collection.  We showed them in cellophane bags with a patterned paper bag topper.

Shes Kinda Crafty created a perfectly coordinating ribbon topiary tree that was filled with jellybeans. This was displayed on a shelf with chocolate bunnies.

– Our DIY Easter Basket project was also useful because we filled one with jellybeans and stuck long aqua/pink and white unicorn lollipops from Candy Warehouse out of the pot and filled it with jelly beans and real blown eggs.  This sat on the floor beside the shelving display.

– Soda glass bottles with our printable drink wrap embellishment were served on an aqua lacquer tray with green and white paper straws from Hey Yo Yo.

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EASTER EGG HUNT:
– We wanted to show the second half of our Easter shoot outside for a classic tradition – an Easter Egg Hunt.

– We hung our “Happy Easter” Banner among flowering bushes to enhance the outside scenery – anyone can put this simple decor up to make their outside environment festive without much fuss!

– We wanted to show our (DIY) Painted Fiber Pot Easter Baskets and (DIY) Fiber Pot Cupcake holders and the Ribbon Topiary, by Shes Kinda Crafty, in the natural elements.

– The kids loved carrying around their baskets, and they are very lightweight which is good for younger children.

– We of course, had the traditional Easter Egg Hunt with plastic filled Easter eggs.

– The complete Printable “Easter Has Sprung” collection is On Sale 50% off for a limited time.

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Event Styling, Graphic Design & Printables – Anders Ruff Custom Designs
– Photography – Becca Bond Photography

Desserts:
– Candy – Candy Warehouse
– Custom Cake – Got What It Cakes
– Cookies – Allyson Jane
– Cake Pops – Terri’s Party Treasures
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Two Sugar Babies
– Bunny & Chick Marshmallows – Dandy Delights

Clothing and Accessories:
– Dress & Tie – Sweet Funky Vintage
– Hair Accessory – Sweet Things Kids

Decor:
– Paper Parasols – Luna Bazaar
– Paper Straws & Paper Baking Cups – Hey Yo Yo
– Ribbon Topiary – Shes Kinda Crafty
– Label Material – OnlineLabels.com

Models:
“Mini Pearl” as “Peter Rabbit”
(Special Thanks to Marce Savage for letting us borrow Mini Pearl for the shoot!)

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

40 responses to “Modern “Easter Has Sprung” Party Theme”

  1. [email protected] says:

    All pure eye candy – this is so gorgeous, I love every single thing!!!

  2. Nicole says:

    Love the umbrellas, the Easter egg hunt oh and the cute headband :)

  3. Katrina says:

    In love with the candy button eggs!!!!

  4. Amazing job Maureen and Adria, worth the wait! Thank you so much for including our cake pops, the entire party looks amazing. Love the candy buttons, GREAT idea!

  5. Gorgeous work as always Maureen and Adria! Love the parasols!!! And the easter egg cake pops are darling!

  6. Just stunning lady’s I love it ALL!!! Congrats!!!

  7. Simply stunning! The colors, creativity, the beauty…SO well done! Kudos to everyone involved! :)

  8. Lilla says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  9. Miss Pete says:

    the bunny is hilar!

  10. Miss Pete says:

    This is cute & the bunny is hilar!

  11. Queenmum says:

    Absolutely precious! All of it!!

  12. HiLLjO says:

    LOVE the bunnay!!! I love rabbits and this party is just sooo adorable. I love the bright colors mixed with the pastels. So bright and fun!

  13. Julie says:

    Oh my gosh…definitely bookmarking this party as one of my “favorites”. SUCH great ideas – the egg-shaped cake balls – genius!! And the ribbon topiary, bookshelf desserts, and gorgeous cookies. This is all so very inspiring!!

  14. Did you make your own royal icing dots favors??? LOVE!

  15. Mindy says:

    love how fresh and modern (not pastel) this is! OMG that bunny is a wonderful model! the use of garden shelving is way more interesting than a traditional table set up. and the parasols – ah! love it all :)

  16. Kristal says:

    This is one of the most adorable shoots I have ever seen. I love the little bunnies. Everything is so Springy and cute. Bravo!

  17. Hailey says:

    I would love to know how to do the DIY candy buttons. How sweet are they?! What a great idea. This shoot is super sweet. Lots of fantastic ideas.

  18. Those Easter egg cake pops and ribbon topiary are too cute! Will have to try making those!

  19. Lisa F. says:

    Every single detail is perfectly executed…AS ALWAYS when it comes to Anders Ruff! :-)

    Would you mind sharing where you found the laquered boxes? They’re awesome!

    Also, for anyone interested, the mini glass ramekins that the egg pops are set in are from IKEA. I just saw them the other day and thought they were adorable, but wondered what I could use them for…now I know! {IKEA is also a good source for mini shot glasses, mini martini/champagne/wine glasses for dessert shooters, etc.}

  20. Hi everyone! Thanks so much for featuring our Easter styled shoot, Jenn!

    As for the questions about the candy dots/buttons, we DID make those by hand…. They were super easy!
    We will be doing a DIY tutorial on our blog soon.
    I saw the recipe on A Few of My Favorite Things blog and decided to adapt it to make candy dots in the shape of an egg….

  21. Sarah says:

    Wow! Great pictures. Thought you might like this…….

    http://www.gifts.com/search/product/Personalized-Easter-Plates-Easter-Bunny-Plate?ideaID=7420&prodID=230544

    I’ve got one each for my daughters. I know that they will love them.

  22. Andrea Fraga says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I loved every detail, you ladies totally rock. xoxo

  23. Andrea Fraga says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I loved every detail, you ladies totally rock. xoxo

  24. Andrea Fraga says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I loved every detail, you ladies totally rock. xoxo

  25. Kristin says:

    So many great details! I think what I love best is the handsome young man in his aqua tie!

  26. Yesi says:

    Stunning! I LOOOVE every single detail!!!

  27. This is amazing so beautiful Happy Spring

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Truely beautiful!!! I would totally love to have a tea party like this!

  29. Jen L. says:

    Thank you so much for featuring this Easter party! (I went right over to Etsy after reading the post and got the printables.) It’ll be perfect!

  30. Jubilee Lau says:

    Really makes me excited about Spring!!! Love all the fun details- GORGEOUS!

  31. So creative. love the color palette. I’m in pastel heaven.

  32. Amber-Lee says:

    That bunny looks very angry. Adorable, but angry.

  33. LOVE LOVE LOVE this…super unoriginal comment but really just sums my feelings right up.

  34. Melissa says:

    LOVE IT…all of it…it just keeps getting better and better!!

  35. I love this collection aan I plan to purchase it.. One question though, how did you make the circles so perfect.? Please advise, thanks!

  36. Caitlin says:

    This looks like such a sweet party theme! We’re having our family reunion for Easter this year, and I may have to borrow some elements from this, since I’m coordinating! I love the parasols in particular. :-)

  37. Melanie says:

    Has anyone see the big fiber pots that were used as Easter Baskets?? I can find the small one but not the larger size.
    Thank you!

  38. Patricia says:

    I loved this party! The colors so beautiful!!! It’s possible showing in my blog?