Hello everyone! I’m Amy Robison. This is my first post here on Love the Day and I’m so excited to share the details of this Easter egg decorating party. Before I do, I thought I would give a brief introduction about myself in case you missed this one from Lindi. I absolutely LOVE throwing parties, designing die cuts, and making kids crafts. I could craft all day, every day, and never be sick of it. Really. I could also talk all day, every day and never get sick of it either. Although, I’m sure those around me would. Ha! You can see more of my parties, crafts and cut files I design for Silhouette over on my blog.
That’s enough about that. Let’s get to this fun party I have been waiting to tell you all about. For the past three or four years I have hosted a craft night called Amy’s EGGstravaganza. I host it at my local craft store and put out an invite Instagram. All are welcome. I provide the eggs, supplies and some treats, and we all just enjoy a night of simple egg decorating.
There are no little kids spilling dye, demanding certain colors and all the other chaos that goes along with crafting with kids. I know I just made decorating eggs with kids sound terrible, it’s not. I really love crafting with my kids. But I’ll tell you, having time crafting with my friends is just what I need some times. I’m sure most of you can relate.
If you have never hosted a party like this, do it! It’s simple to set up, inexpensive, and the craft is so easy that there is so much time for talking, which we all know is the most important part.
I discovered these plastic eggs a few years ago at Walmart and thought they were the coolest things ever. I have since seen them at Target and Michaels. They are slightly more expensive there. They are probably at more stores and seem to be popping up everywhere, so they shouldn’t be too hard to find. They have the look and textured feel of a real egg, but they are plastic and hollow. You can’t open them like other plastic eggs you would use to fill and hide for an Easter egg hunt. These are extremely kid friendly and would be great to use with kids, but not at this party. This one is just for grown-ups! No kids allowed. haha! (Although, this would totally be a cute kids party too.)
Just one tip about these eggs that I thought I would share, they are hollow so they float. That might be a little tricky if you are planning on dying them the traditional way. You can also cut them open and plant grass and flowers in them, or use them for a cupcake bar like I did here.
I like to have a place set for each guest with something special that is just their own. With this one, I placed all their eggs in a little wooden basket, and gave each person their own paint bush and a pencil to sketch out designs. I added some gold to the paintbrush to make it more special and really pull it in with all the decorations. This gold liquid gilding from Martha Stewart is the best stuff in the world. I bought it a few years ago to try, and it is always the favorite at every Easter egg decorating party. The messy bottle in my photos is proof. This stuff gets used all the time. Everybody loves it, and It looks so pretty on everything.
To add the gilding to the paintbrush handles, sand off any lacquer or finish using fine sand paper. Brush off the dust and paint with the gold liquid gilding. I made sure to cover all the words on the paintbrushes and painted the edge at a slight angle. The gold liquid gilding will not wash out of your brush with water, so I always use a cheap brush I can just throw away after.
I set each paintbrush in a small bottle, brush side down, until they dry. If your paint brushes have a fine tip and come with the plastic tube over the top to protect the bristles, leave it on until after the gold gilding dries so the tip doesn’t get smashed while it’s in the bottle.
Depending on the number of people I have attend, I will make several baskets or bowls full of supplies. This all stuff I gather from my craft room. It’s a perfect time to use up small scraps and leftover products from other crafts. Sometimes I divide up the supplies into separate bowls. So all of the paint supplies are in one, the glitter and glue in another, etc. Paint is used the most, but I have seen some fun piñata eggs made from tissue paper, and even marbled eggs using nail polish. I put together 10 easy Easter egg decorating ideas for you to check out before gathering supplies to host your own.
This is such a fun night and is great for including all your friends wether they are crafty or not. I mean, everyone can decorate Easter eggs. Right? There is no right or wrong way and the funnest part of the whole thing is the process. I hope you have felt inspired to host a simple Easter egg decorating party with some friends this year. I promise you’ll have a great time.