In the Bay Area, you can never take the weather for granted, so I was grateful when the weather announced itself to be glorious for our Easter Egg Hunt Party. As promised, here are a few pictures from last weekend.
For my menu I kept things as simple as I could, some items made, some items bought. Ina Garten says that for a cocktail party she never makes everything herself. The items we made included Ina’s Potato Basil Frittata, baked it in a half sheet in order to cut it into easy finger food, an simple Caprese Salad, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and the piece de resistance, vanilla cupcakes with edible flowers. The latter were inspired by the Edible Flower Cake from my Easter mood board. I just made cupcakes as usual, then frosted them (I prefer cream cheese frosting, not too sweet) then topped them off with one edible flower each. They look fantastic don’t you think? The remaining food was provided courtesy of Trader Joe’s. For drinks I set up a proseco bar with mixers including, OJ, peach nectar and creme de cassis. Games included the egg hunt, a spoon and egg race and a potato sack race. Decorations were simple, my ombre easter banner, some brightly colored flowers, and the candy topiaries I made 3 years ago (yes I made them 3 years ago, see here for my original instructions… I wrap them up tight and reuse them, because they were a pain to make in the first place).
So, there you have it, a fun, modern DIY Easter for friends and family.
P.S. A dear friend of mine knows there are never any pics with me, so she snapped the picture of me and Monkey. Thanks Jackie!