Hoppin’ into Easter…A Little Playdate for your kiddos {Real Parties}

So with Easter just around the corner it was time to set up a little playdate photoshoot.  We wanted to set up a kid-sized, budget-friendly dessert table perfect to get a “jump” start into spring!  The locale?  My backyard, the budget?  Minimal…so, I picked this location because of the natural, casual setting.  I loved how the lemons were starting to come in on the tree  so I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for a fun playdate setting.  Now, when planning for a small playdate…you don’t need much…we went with cupcakes & candy!!!  YUM!!!  What more do you need??  This look was achieved with things I already had that I pulled from my holiday fireplace decor, some newly designed printables, fabric scraps (you may recognize the aqua and lime damask fabric from Blake’s Winter Candyland), a fabulous coordinating banner and ribbon garland from Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations, candy and some cupcakes from a local bakery.  Underneath the layered fabrics were tables from my playroom…just the right height for the kiddos to grab a treat!!

I thought mixing the fabric patterns kept thing a little less serious and set the tone for a playful table set-up.  Together, we styled this simple, yet oh-so-cute table that that is sure to get things-a-hoppin’

Once things were set up, Nancy dressed her beautiful girlies up in ah-dorable t-shirts by Whimsy Tots Boutique, gorgeous bracelets from 3 Little Birds Boutique, and darling hairbows by Fairy Dust Bows.

Also among the decor was a fun & festive sign from Our Hobby To Your Home.  For a cute little favor, small jars were filled with peanut m&m’s, then I embellished the jars with printables attached with coordinating twine from The Twinery.


Here is a pic from my fireplace before snagging stuff for the photoshoot (;  Look familiar??  I got all of this stuff from Target!!  Oh, how I love that place!!  The decorative porcelain jars are from Homegoods.

Here is a close ups on some of the awseome products from some amazing vendors

So, there it is…a fun, easy and budget friendly playdate!  Happy Spring!!

Here are all of the sweet chicks that were involved:

Apple Velvet Photography – Photography

Fresh Chick Design Studio – Party Styling & Printables

A To Zebra Celebrations – Party Styling & Banners

Our Hobby To Your Home– “Bunny & Lollipops” sign
The Twinery– Twine around glass jars
Whimsy Tots Boutique– Easter t-shirts
Fairy Dust Bows- Easter bows
3 Little Birds Boutique– Personalized Easter bracelets


  1. Lea Harper says

    cutest thing ever! thank you, so much.

    Where did those cute bunnies come from?


  2. Kristen Anderson says

    It is all sooooo good!!! The colors, decor, printables, photos, adorable models and of course the outfits/accessories!! Fabulous job, thank you SO much for including 3 Little Birds!!! xoxo

  3. Heather says

    SO cute! I’m hosting a playgroup for the ladies and kiddos from my church the week of Easter and I thought I would be fun to have a mini Easter party 🙂 You ladies gave me some great inspiration and ideas for that party- LUV it!

  4. TheBargainBabe says

    Easter is my favorite holiday. I love everything you’ve done here. Especially how ribbon hangs from the tablecloth. I’m sooo wanting to do that at my baby’s first birthday party now!

  5. marcie says

    Girl, you are “hopping” all over the place for being newly preggers!! love this and your Pottery Barn kids set up!!
    nice job 🙂

  6. jamielyn says

    Your blog is so cute! This Easter Party is SO cute! I want to come to one of these play dates and eat cupcakes. 😉 It was so fun to meet you at GNO! You are too cute!

  7. Jessica says

    I want to let you know, that I featured your photos on my “Sweet as Candy” post. I almost gave up looking for images of pretty Easter candy, which fit my visualization, until I came across your blog. You have a fabulous eye for décor. Thanks for the inspiration.


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