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How to Throw a Rustic Easter Celebration
How To:

Plan a Rustic
Easter Celebration

The perfect alternative to a traditional Easter party, this celebration makes the most of the natural world. Handmade crafts let kids have fun with the decorations, and a new twist on Easter–egg dyeing takes its cue from vegetables, fruit, tea and more. Here are five great tips to help make your celebration memorable. For more traditions and ideas, watch our video.

Think down to earth. While pretty pastels and punches of bright color are the hallmark of traditional Easter, this party draws upon more organic hues. Incorporate this idea throughout your party by focusing on natural materials, fresh food and a more subtle color palette.

Celebrate decorations that are simple yet stylish. Wood, ribbon, buttons and more give conventional Easter eggs an unexpected makeover in our Crafty Eggs project. Looking for natural ways to dye eggs? Check out our Natural Egg Dye craft, which uses your choice of natural foods to create vibrant, colorful eggs. For an easy way to add an organic feel to Easter baskets, use shredded kraft paper to cradle the eggs instead of the usual shiny, green–plastic ”grass.“

Customize each child's place at the table. Incorporate a rustic Easter theme into your table's linens, plates and placemats. Look for materials like burlap, raffia, wood and moss to keep things feeling organic. Even though you'll be

sticking with a mostly natural theme, don't be afraid to add a few pops of bright color to help liven up the table.

Combine a few special treats with a dash of healthy eats. Every Easter celebration needs a few fun goodies. Our Egg in a Nest Cupcakes fit the rustic theme perfectly, making the most of shredded coconut that doubles as a "nest." For a healthy snack, try these Hummus Pots that offer a kid–friendly way to present wholesome food.

Let kids have a hand in the crafts. Simple activities keep kids entertained — and the resulting masterpieces can become part of your party's decor. Try our Hanging Egg Ornaments, which are easy to customize and can be strung from trees or the ceiling, if your party is indoors. Our Animal Egg Craft lets kids transform a simple egg into an animal they love. For another quick and easy craft, try our Paper Pinwheels, which kids can play with even after the party has ended.