This Easter party in pretty pink and green, by Ellen Bessette of Ellen Bessette Events, is brimming with inspiration. From personalized place settings to clever desserts, every detail is a feast for the eyes and a treat for the tummy.
Photography by Jenny Ann Photogrpahy
Using printables from Anders Ruff, Ellen created kid-friendly place settings with paper plates and napkins; cups are filled with wheatgrass and a candy-filled egg adorned with each guest’s name. To make her centerpieces (below, right) Ellen used wooden crates painted in bright pink, and added potted flowers and wheatgrass. From the same printables collection, Ellen fashioned a rounded pennant-style bunting hung with ribbon above each crate. Stuffed bunnies flag a standalone punch stand, bedecked with wheat grass and personalized straws and cups.
Pink and green tissue flowers hang above the dazzling dessert display. In the center, a pink tree is hung with brightly colored Easter eggs and painted green crates are used to add depth and height to the display.
Themed desserts included Peeps-on-a-Stick, logoed lollipops, and googly-eyed bunny ‘shooters’: push-pop containers filled with pastel colored M&Ms, jelly beans, and Hershey kisses.
Among other delectable treats, Ellen served mini cupcakes displayed in bunny egg cups, sandwiches cut into bunny shapes, and Birds’ Nest Treats.
Try making your own ‘bird’s nests’; with this recipe it's almost as easy as making Rice Krispy treats!
Easter Birds’ Nests
1 12-ounce package dry chow mein noodles
3 cups miniature marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla
Candy-coated chocolate mini eggs
1. Melt butter and marshmallows in saucepan over medium heat.
2. Once melted, stir in vanilla.
3. Remove from heat and mix in chow mein noodles.
4. Spread mixture on a cookie liner and cool slightly, until just warm to the touch.
5. Use hands to separate approximately ¼ cup sized amounts. Use thumb to create a middle indent and mold the ‘nest’ around the thumb.
6. When completely cooled, rest several eggs in each ‘nest’.