Carrie asked me to write a little bit about a party that I have hosted for my girls and their friends. I'm guessing I'm not that only mama that looks at the egg-coloring tradition of Easter/spring with fear and trepidation. : ) I'll be honest. It's not something that I particularly enjoy. However. I have a first-born that likes nothing better than getting her hands messing in paint and such so for a couple years I have plowed through this activity with my girls.
When my oldest was almost three, I decided that this activity could definitely be more fun if we had some more folks involved - friends for munchkins AND friends for mamas. : ) Thus, our Spring Fling party was born.
The two times that we have hosted this, I have wanted to do this activity outside, but spring weather never managed to cooperate on the day of the party. We have managed to make do inside with a couple tables (usually one for bigger kids and a smaller one for those that need to sit or stand on the floor).
For the party, I provide all the egg coloring equipment - bowls, dye, etc. I ask the moms to bring a dozen eggs PER child and make sure they have on clothes that can get paint on them. : ) A few newspapers spread over the table and we are good to go.
You could expand on this party, if you wanted, to include a story for all the kids (maybe something like The Legend of the Easter Egg) before coloring.
This party has always been a lot of fun and definitely makes the activity of color eggs something I look forward to as it has become a time of fun and fellowship with other families.
If you are interested in hosting your own spring fling some year, you are welcome to download the invitation I designed here: download here. It can either be sent as a postcard or you can pop it in an envelope.
Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing. Stephanie blogs about her family and life over at Olive Tree. When you have a moment, wave a bloggy hello to her!