This last weekend, I had the honor and pleasure of teaching a 1-hour class at my local Pottery Barn Kids on behalf of Project Nursery.
This was such an exciting event and the turnout was amazing! The focus of the class was on Easter decorating and entertaining. We all know that Pottery Barn Kids offers some of the best seasonal decor and entertaining products. What better way to teach the attendees how to incorporate and showcase these items into a complete DIY holiday party table scape. I also emphasized the importance of re-purposing these items so that they can be enjoyed throughout your home.
Take this adorable Easter Glitter Garland. My first instinct is “Ah…a party!”, but let’s take it one step further. How about using it across a fireplace mantle for some added festive decor in the main living space, or what about draping it on top of your kiddos window treatment? Also, it is great for a little party embellishment, and when the party is over…bring it into the playroom, string it across an art board for the kids to enjoy through the holiday.
Other fun and festive items are these adorable Peter Rabbit™ Melamine Plates. Set the kids table for Easter brunch or use them throughout the month for daily use. The kids will LOVE having their very own themed dishes!
Here is how we set the kids table along with a super simple DIY centerpiece:
We also added in some adorable personalized fondant covered bunny cookies as favors / place settings. The centerpiece “garden” was created as a quick and easy DIY project using some craft wood pieces, a foam block, shredded paper, faux florals and decorated cookies. Totally cute and edible! On the table were mini birds nests filled with cotton candy and topped with colorful, festive jelly beans. This is another quick and easy way to add a little color into your table. Attendees were also shown a few simple tips to serve up some fabulously festive DIY treats for your guests.
Take this cake from the bakery at Target…Add on a few adorable fondant shapes along with some decorated sugar cookies, put atop this great cake stand from Pottery Barn and ta-dah a fabulous professional looking cake for less!
In keeping with the Easter / Garden theme we also made these adorable “potted cupcakes”, another super simple DIY project to WOW your guests. Make these by taking miniature terracotta flower pots lined with foil, pop in a cupcake, frost, sprinkle with crushed oreos, insert decorative paper straw, top with faux floral and mini decorated sugar cookies. So simple the kids could participate too.
I am in love with these Easter Baskets with liners from PBK…great for passing out treats or party favors. And when the party is over, get these baskets ready for your Easter egg hunt!
Go ahead grab your daughter’s side table out of her bedroom and repurpose it for a kid-sized beverage station just like the one pictured here…totally crushing on this precious Flower Accent Table by Pottery Barn Kids.
Guests were shown how to create this super sweet treat bag…it is as simple as hot glue, pinking shears, fabric and burlap.
What party would be complete without the sweets? Here are some fun ways to serve up delightful goodies!
Aren’t you just lovin’ the striped awning? Me too. That is why I pulled it out of their back room and guess what? It was part on an old display. Good news is, they shared a little secret with me. It is a shower curtain that they turned into this perfect prop, NO sewing involved – my kind of DIY project! And finally, guests were given a sheet of Easter printables designed specially for Pottery Barn Kids and Project Nursery by Fresh Chick Design Studio…which you can have too by clicking this LINK!!
This event was so much fun, the staff at Pottery Barn Kids were amazing and a pleasure to work with! A special “THANK YOU” to all of the wonderful talent that helped make this event a success!
Apple Velvet Photography – Photography
Scrumptious Swirls – Fondant Cake Toppers and Cookies
Modern Cupcake – Cupcakes
Two Sugar Babies – Fondant Cupcake Toppers
Casey’s Confections – Decorated Sugar Cookies