Easter Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Easter event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.

Easter is a time of beauty and warm remembrance; and to be sure, any proper Easter party will come with a complete playlist of vibrant and joyful ‘songs for the season.’

The ideal Easter party playlist will feature songs that are both festive and sentimental; it will represent a mixture of time-honored classics and new pop favorites that the kids will love. It could include:

Easter Parade by Judy Garland
Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Gene Autry
The Hoppity Song by John Ondrasik
Easter Bunny Hop by The Hit Crew
A Tisket, A Tasket by Ella Fitzgerald
Easter Basket by Nooshi the Balloon Dude
Sunday Morning by Earth, Wind and Fire
Sunday Morning by Maroon 5
Any top notch Easter party also will come complete with a full array of Easter party supplies. These could include hand-dyed eggs scattered throughout the party area, an elaborately decorated spring basket as a centerpiece, placemats shaped like decorated Easter eggs, tulle and tissue banners in springtime colors like pink, gold, lavender and light green, tableware in the same hues, wall art depicting the Easter bunny and scenes of bright spring days, and take-home party favors that include chocolate bunnies and jellybean eggs every color of the rainbow. A box can serve a dual purpose by first being able to hold supplies, but also be decorated on the outside for decor use. Don't be hesitant about asking parents to help out at a celebration for children. With a little imagination and white poster board, crayons, coloring pencils, tape, staples and printed photo images that can be cut, kids can create their own paper hats.

Easter is a very popular holiday among children for a variety of reasons (primarily the candy and Easter egg hunts). A fun Easter project includes children making their very own handmade Easter baskets to place all their goodies inside. Planning on inviting children over for an Easter party? Send homemade Easter party invitations to guests. There are numerous ways to decorate Easter invitations including a silhouette of a bunny rabbits and eggs. Research clip art images as a basis for the Easter party invitations.

Handmade Easter party supplies should include wearable Easter themed party supplies as well. Children love to dress up and get into the spirit of the party. To help children achieve this feeling, let them create their very own felt bunny ears. Easter bunny ears are a whole lot of fun for children to make. The party table for the Easter party will need to fit the occasion; therefore use Easter stencil on a white tablecloth. To tie in the party elements together, use similar images that were used on the tablecloth on the walls in cutout form. Homemade Easter egg painting is a great way to express some creativity as well for children.

For an Easter theme cake start with the choice of cake. Take for example doing a Pineapple Cheesecake as cake of choice. Just need together the needed ingredients when picking up the party supplies. Here is the list of what is needed; 8 ounce package of cream cheese, ½ cup of white sugar, 15 ounces of crushed pineapple that has been drained, 1 ¾ cups of frozen whipped topping that needs to be thawed and a 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust. With all the ingredients now in place it is time to take a look at the directions to make the cake.

Directions for making a Easter theme cake, start by getting a large mixing bowl to work with. Next mix in the cream cheese and sugar, adding 1 can of pineapple and whipped topping to the mixture. This will need to be mixed up until it is nice and smooth. Once this is prepared, then pour the mixture into the pie crust and top with more pineapple. For the next 2 hours cover and chill the cake. Once done remove and placed onto a large platter, surround the cake with Easter candies for color.

Though originally a pagan ceremony, the Easter story is now at the heart of Christianity, and the date of Easter changes each year. Several other Christian festivals are dated according to the reference date of Easter. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s the most important of all Christian festivals, and the one celebrated with the greatest joy.

Sentenced to death, on Good Friday, Jesus Christ was hanged upon a cross, between two convicted thieves, and upon the wooden cross, he died. His body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave. The tomb was guarded, and an enormous stone was put over the entrance, so that no one could steal his body.

On the Sunday following his crucifixion and death, some women visited the grave, and found that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty. Jesus himself was seen that day, and for days afterwards by many people. His followers realized that God had raised Jesus from the dead.

On Easter, Churches are filled with flowers, and there are special hymns and songs, but not all Easter customs are Christian. Customs like the Easter Bunny are Pagan in origin. In ancient times, the Saxons celebrated the return of spring with a festival honoring their goddess of offspring and of springtime, Easter. When the second-century Christian missionaries encountered the tribes of the north with their pagan celebrations, they converted them to Christianity, in a secretive and round about manner. It would have been suicide for the very early Christian converts to celebrate their holy days in ways that didn’t coincide with celebrations that already existed. To save lives, the missionaries spread their religious messages slowly throughout the populations by allowing them to continue to celebrate pagan feasts, but doing so in a Christian manner.

Coincidentally, the pagan festival of Easter occurred at the same time of year as the Christian observance of the Resurrection of Christ. Because of that, it made sense, to alter the festival to make it a Christian celebration, as converts were slowly won over. The early name, Eastre, was eventually changed to its modern spelling, Easter.

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Easter History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Easter theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The history of Easter proves that Easter is the oldest of the Christian holidays and is the most important event of the church during the year. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after he was put to death by crucifixion. Further, all of the feasts and the whole liturgical worshipping year are centered and arranged around this holiday.

Preceeded by a season of a 40-day period of fasting a repenting, called Lent, this culminates in the Holy Week. Although most people just celebrate the single Easter Day, this is followed by a 50-day Easter season, stretching from Easter to Pentecost.

The history of the naming of the holiday is uncertain. But it is thought to be derived from Estre, which is an Anglo-Saxon goddess of the spring season. In parts of Europe, such as France and Italy, it is celebrated as a seven-day feast. This celebration is also recognized in Spain, Scotland, Sweden and other countries.

Because the date is always different, the method to determine the date is complex. But simply put, it is celebrated by Western churches on the first Sunday after the first full moon, which is based on the 84-year paschal cycles which were established in the sixth century, and after the spring equinox. It is a complicated calculation, and Easter can end up being anywhere from March 22nd to April 25th of each year

During the 20th Century, there had been discussions about possibly agreeing on a worldwide consistent date for the Easter celebration. But no resolution has been made so far. Gather up some leftover brown packing boxes, wrap them in a matching theme color design and place them throughout the event space for instant decorations. Everyone does not drink alcohol, be inclusive when planning a get-together and have a choice of drinks that include non-alcoholic opinions. Gather up some leftover brown packing boxes, wrap them in a matching theme color design and place them throughout the event space for instant decorations. The history of Easter has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Easter to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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