Easter Posh Play Dates

 

I’ve never celebrated Easter so enthusiastically until becoming a mother.  There is something that is just so sweet and special about seeing your child get dolled up, hunt for eggs and interact with the Easter bunny.  This year, we were so excited, we celebrated all week with special activities, crafting, bunny desserts and a series of what I call posh play dates – highly stylized play dates with a dress-up theme and sponsors involved.  Read on for ideas and inspiration on how to host your own Easter themed play date or party this year!easter party planning ideas, easter party planning tips, easter decor, easter party ideas

Using items we already had from her bunny-themed HOP-py 3rd birthday party, we decorated our house in fun pops of colors and created an enticing dessert station.

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It consisted of straw-bunny smoothies, a jelly bean tasting, cookies, cotton tails (cotton candy on sticks), bunny trail mix, rock candy, chocolates, Peeps, and fruit to nibble on.  My daughter said after tasting the black jellybeans that they were “rotten…something bad happened to these.”  hahah  I’m not a fan of licorice flavor either!

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For entertainment, the kids had a bunny hop, Easter egg hunt around the living room, and coloring pages that Miffy sent us.  how to plan a kids easter party, easter party inspiration, easter party ideasThe beloved bunny, Miffy, also sent us tees for all the girls to style, the cutest coloring book, and ears to wear at the party!  Plus we received Miffy PJs for Juliet to sleep in.  Look at the girls doing the bunny hop on my couch!  I’d be hopping too if I received this awesome basket of surprises!

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The Easter basket also included the most amazing, supersized Easter eggs by Zuru.  They’re called 5 surprises and they are so much fun for the kiddos to open up!  Does anyone else out there have kids who are obsessed with opening up tiny packages with these little presents? The girls kept squealing for joy!  The surprises skept coming and included fun girly items such as, mermaids, princesses, hair accessories, bracelets, hair ties and glitter glue! I highly recommend them for your girl’s Easter baskets!  Last year, we got J a real-life Easter bunny.  So of course, we had to bring her out for the kids to play with and take pictures with!  The bunny hung out at our decorated kids’ cafe before hopping off to play some hide and seek with them.

Oh what FUN we had!  Read on here, to see what else all the Fab Kids are hunting for (in terms of fashion).  There is still a week before the big holiday!  Let me know in the comments how you and your family are celebrating!

Or read here for 6 tips on hosting a bunny-themed party!

 

 

 

Special thank you to Miffy and Zuru for sending us fabulous gifts to share with our littles!

As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Dining By Design Does It Again! DIFFA NYC 2018

If you had a blank room with which you could showcase an over-the-top, dining area, how would you decorate it?  What would you put in it?  How would it look?  Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS AKA (DIFFA), has been challenging designers to transform raw spaces within Pier 94 for as long as I’ve been in the event marketing business..that’s over 15 years.  And I’ve enjoyed discovering all the well-thought out, creative details and have been totally inspired and wow-ed year after year.  Here is a recap from my VIP press preview highlighting some of the most stunning displays of dining design!

My most favorite room of all, was a cozy nook hidden behind a royal blue wall and sheer curtains.

It felt truly lit from within and had such a happy, vibe. Luxe Interiors + Design described it as a “calm cocoon..a blooming space that brings to life the joy of springtime.”

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Doesn’t this feel so cheery?  I totally wanted to dine here.

The black and white graphic room below felt like it could have come from a Kardashian’s home, don’t you agree? I loved the art work.

Using Crate and Barrel items, they added a “fresh pop of color to the mix, a burst of gorgeous, inspiring green with just the right energy to spark fresh ideas, make the party buzz and bring the look to life.”

This matte black room felt so moody and cool.

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Sometimes color is all you need in order to get that WOW effect.  The School of Visual Arts incorporated “cylindrical elements to create a sense of unity and a celestial aurora that emphasizes the feeling of hope and prosperity.”

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And sometimes it’s all about lighting or an interesting art installation.  Here’s a room where you won’t be able to avoid talking about that elephant in the room.  -Designed by the Pratt Institute.

Walking through the aisles of dramatic displays really gets my heart pumping.  I love taking in all the floral arrangements, seeing the creative build-outs and studying the tablescapes.  Thank you DIFFA for inviting me to cover this spectacular event again.  It’s always a highlight of March!

To see past year’s tables, click here.

For more decor and design ideas, click here.

If you live in the NY area you can see this display along with Architectural Digest’s show through the 26th at Pier 92 and 94 off 52nd – 55th streets! Click here to purchase tickets.  It’s the best way to get inspired, explore trends and shop the latest.

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About Dining by Design

Dining by design is DIFFA’s marquee fundraising event showcasaing designers, manufacturers and creatives who bring their fvision and passion to the table.  Dining by Design features an array of dining installations on displahy for five days, and includes exclusive special events.  All event proceeds dupport DIFFFA’s mission to fight HIV/AIDS.

 

 

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