Our Fab Kids EGG-clusive Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter is one of the most darling holidays, isn’t it?  And we love to celebrate it BIG-I’m talking non-stop for weeks!  (if you follow our IG stories, you saw it ALL!)  And if you know us, you know that’s expected.  ‘Cuz we LOVE a good party and any excuse to celebrate!!  But in New York City, attending an Easter egg hunt oftentimes means fighting the crowds, getting trampled on and kids crying because they haven’t found enough eggs.  So this year, we wanted to host an EGG-clusive egg hunt for our followers while partnering up with some of our favorite Manhattan mom-owned companies!  Thanks to The Craft Studio for being our fabulous hosting venue and providing all the crafts and super-fun staff!  Thanks to Katie from Manhattan Dance Lab with whom this party planning all started!  She is my daughter’s semi-private dance teacher and I knew I’d want to promote her services and party offerings in this fun, and memorable setting!  B Lee Events (Brandy and Lisa) really came through for us as our event production partner and dessert bar sponsor.  We couldn’t have done it without any of these fabulous mom-owned brands.  And we’re so egg-cited to share the fun details!

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Our followers from Fab Kids, this blog and the community partied with one another and the Easter bunny who was available for photos and dancing! There were so many adorable kiddos…so many that we sold out the place and even had a waitlist.  (So sorry for those that tried getting tickets the day of… next time please purchase early so you can make sure to reserve your coveted spot as sometimes our events DO sell out!!)

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All kids were greeted and welcomed by the Easter bunny and given a spring-y glitter tattoo of their choice. While waiting for all the guests to arrive, early arrivals got to craft a tissue paper corsage and enjoy some treats and snacks provided by B Lee Events.

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Who could resist these pretty treats brought in by B. Lee Events??

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And this picture-perfect dessert table designed by B. Lee events?? I mean c’mon! Cuteness overload, right??

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I’m so thankful that they perfectly matched the color scheme I planned out (knowing I’d be using my pink blue and yellow party decor leftover from Juliet’s HOP-py 3rd (bunny-themed) birthday party.  But this is what you can expect when working with professional planners.  They get ALL the details exactly right!  Here I am setting up before guests arrived.  pro-tip.  Use a rolling suitcase to transport all your party items!

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Note if you don’t already have Easter or bunny decor, but have leftover balloons use those! I blew some up using only a tiny bit of air to replicate eggs in each of the picket fence centerpieces (which held florals and sponge brushes).  And additionals were washi-taped with different patterns to create oversized Easter eggs at our step and repeat.

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The kids enjoyed crafting their trays with modge podge and tissue paper – something easy to do for all little hands!

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Katie from Manhattan Dance Lab led a bunny hop, movement and dance segment which was SO fun for all ages.

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And afterwards, everyone hunted for eggs.  There were SOO many good hiding spots at the Craft Studio!  pro tip – always keep a bunch to the side to later (sneakily) hide by the kids who didn’t find enough eggs.

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Want more party inspiration?  Click here! Or follow me on Pinterest where I have tons of inspirfation boards for every theme under the sun. Click here to see the original party where all this decor came from!

HUGE thank you to Michelle Rose Photo who perfectly captured all these images for us!  And click here for all of The Craft Studio’s classes and future workshops!

Throw a Last Minute Galentines Party!

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Valentine’s has never been so fun for me until I became a mom and then suddenly it became the cutest occasion to embrace all things pink and red, decorate and dress up, make heart shaped EVERYTHING and host a ton of themed playdates and parties.  I now freakin’ LOVE Valentines.  And my daughter does too.  If you’ve been following our Instagram stories, you know, we’ve been celebrating with weekly activities, new crafts and recipes all month!  With Galentines coming up February 13th, we wanted to throw an early Galentines party to inspire you and show you how you can throw a last minute one too.   Thanks to Joseph Stella Studio for collaborating with us on all the event photography so we could share with you all the lovely details!

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On the menu were heart-shaped sandwiches for the kids, a charcuterie cheese platter for the adults, and lots of tasty nibbles for the littles to snack on.

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The girls enjoyed clinking their fancy teacups for a collective cheers and giggled the whole day through.

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The moms enjoyed their drinks too!  Champagne glasses were made to feel special by dipping the rim in honey and dipping into sprinkles.  Add a rasberry, place on or near a letterboard with a cute Valentine’s message and cheers!

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Do you like the crowns I crafted by simply adding a cut out heart to ready-made crowns I re-purposed from another party?  Easy peasy, matchy matchy party decor!
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Other party decor included garlands from the Target dollar bin and leftover striped ribbon I already had.

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Thanks to Wall Decor Plus More who sent us these sponsored black heart decals!  They are so cute, aren’t they?  They immediately transformed my living room from its everyday look into a festive venue for our galentines party!  And the girls loved it!

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Every Galentines party needs a great photo backdrop.  This served as the perfect spot!  You can create one too by simply focusing on decorating and styling one wall.  Make it feel special with garlands, photo props, balloons, coordinated fabric, decals or whatever you happen to have at home to go with your party theme.  We draped matching fabric over our makeshift backdrop and added some pom pom garlands for yet another photo opp.  See below for inspiration.

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Bonus points if you can get your guests to come dressed in your party’s color theme!  Look how cute these minifashionistas were!!  We didn’t look so bad ourselves either.  The mommies enjoyed coordinating too!

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That’s it!  I hope you make time to celebrate the everyday, and I hope this post inspired you to somehow show your girlfriends how much you love them this Galentines!

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For more galentines party inspiration with a pink and gold theme, click here!

How to host an animal-themed Wild Valentines here.

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