Happy first week of spring sweet readers! I hope Spring has made her appearance where you are. She is in glorious full bloom here. 🙂 A few springs ago, Williams Sonoma began to carry Peter Rabbit items for Easter, and I have wanted to purchase all of them each year. I know. All of our children are grown, and there is not a stitch of pastel anywhere in this house, but that hasn’t stopped me from loving the sweet designs. They are just so perfect for Easter.
When our first child was about a year old, I used a number of Beatrix Potter items in his nursery, and of course he had the set of little books. I was very much a fan of pastels at that time (especially pale yellow and baby blue) and even did my classroom in a Peter Rabbit garden theme using pages from a large coloring book as patterns. It was a very sweet and charming look. Williams Sonoma’s sister store, Pottery Barn Kids, could provide all I need today if I wanted to do that again. Isn’t this pbkids’ Easter table just precious?!
Several years ago Baby Gap carried a Peter Rabbit line. It is a good thing we did not have young ones around here because I would have purchased everything!
And if we had little children here for Easter I know I would want to do a full blown Peter Rabbit egg hunt and party. There is just so much inspiration out there for it! Take a look at this sweet birthday party Claire at A Preppy Perspective did. Yes, I know it is a birthday party, but you can use so many of her ideas for an Easter brunch. I love the mint “plants” in “dirt” cups with the wooden spoon plant markers. 🙂
Zuni’s party at Chickadee Home Nest is a big Peter Rabbit extravaganza! If you are looking for ideas for ways to serve your Easter brunch, be sure you check out the entire post.
If you are lucky enough to be able to host an Easter party outside, Courtney’s Peter Rabbit party at Sweeter than Cupcakes has some precious decor ideas to
steal borrow. (I really really want the little sweater on the sticks! 🙂 )
Be sure you take a peek at all the photos in this garden party in the next link. The cake is gorgeous, but you will want to see what they did with the flower pots too. (Just scroll down when you get to the site. All the photos will be there.)
Of course, an Easter garden party does not have to be a Peter Rabbit theme. Flowers can take center stage as well. Wouldn’t you love to have that chocolate cake?! (Although I would think it is too pretty to eat.)
And children are not the only ones who can enjoy an Easter garden party. The beautifully styled party below was for adults. 🙂 (Just look at the many great food ideas – I would love to copy those Caprese skewers!)
More Easter garden party food…
and cucumber sandwiches cut with cookie cutters.
These chocolate dipped pretzel rods make great party favors or gifts.
Or you can follow the diy directions for making these carrot gift boxes.
Aren’t they precious?!
Back to food…(can’t stay away from it very long, can we?) Chocolate dipped strawberries make great stand in “carrots” to have “growing” out of the cookie dirt.
I really need to make these.
Carrot (cake) cookies anyone?
Of course the real reason for Easter has nothing to do with Peter Rabbit, the Easter Bunny, or carrots. All of those are pretty and charming things, but the real reason is to celebrate the risen Lord. These cookies are just perfect for that (and pretty and charming too. 🙂 )
If the cookies look too complicated for you, how about Easter eggs that are simply decorated with a paint pen…
or a Sharpie marker.
If you need gift bags, here is a diy using a gold Sharpie marker.
And finally, I know this pink sign has floated around Pinterest for a couple of years, but it is too perfect to not post here today for Easter inspiration. There are directions for making it on the site.
But there will be not be any pink nor any Peter Rabbit in our house for Easter decorating this year. I am going in a completely different direction, and you can see it all on Friday when I am part of Marty’s Spring Home tour. You can find all of the daily links below. Marty does a great job of hosting this, and she pulls together a big variety of styles. (I think I am the token “traditionalist” in the bunch. LOL) Even if we do not have the same decorating direction, I think it is fun to find a new idea or two from each bloggers’ vignettes. I hope you will hop through the tour each day. 🙂
Hope you enjoy!
Until next time…