Easter for Eighty!

Happy Easter Dresses

Last year Modette received her baby blessing on Easter Sunday so we hosted all our family and friends for dinner and an egg hunt. My husband and I both come from big families and our gathering of just close family and friends amounted to a whopping 80 people!

That’s a pretty big shindig to host literally days after having a baby. In fact I was still on heavy pain medicine which is the excuse I’ve made to myself for why I forgot to take any photos of baby Modette in her blessing dress (big oops!) Her dress was too adorable to miss completely so I dressed her back up in it and snapped pics a month later when I realized my mistake (thank heaven it still fit). That little piece of ruffly perfection was made for us by my wonderful cousin. It totally reminds me of whipped cream.

Modette Easter Baby Blessing

It’s so fun looking back at these pictures and seeing how tiny Modette was. THAT girl took her first steps yesterday — she’s not a baby anymore.

My favorite part of the festivities was the GIANT Easter Egg Hunt. Picture 40 kids with baskets in hand, squished into my front doorway, the bigger ones vying for the best spots. We said “Go!” and it was like a flood broke loose — kids were running everywhere. It was the epitome of family fun!

Little Easter Egg Hunt for 80!

Also fun was our traditional Egg Fights. My husband’s brother was visiting from Wyoming, and I loved the BYU vs. Wyoming eggs they created. It was an epic match up but sadly Wyoming won.

Egg Fight: BYU vs Wyo

Luckily I had lots of help from all my wonderful family since I was still needing to take it easy. They handled all the cooking and even humored my overzealous party planner tendencies by helping to make and assemble simple decorations. We had the adorable baby chicks banner that Aimee created on our mantle, and I made a large version of the baby chick for our front door. I used my favorite large circle cutter and a 12×12 piece of yellow scrapbooking paper. The entire thing took less than 5 minutes to make!

Super Easy DIY Easter Decorations

I spotted this balloon “egg” garland in Martha Stewart Living. It is made using balloons blown up without helium (so they’ll hang downwards like eggs) and decorated with 3/4-inch Avery circle labels.

For party favors my Mom created her signature Chex snack mix, which everyone loves (similar to this and this). To dress up the to-go boxes, I created these brightly colored, polka dot Happy Easter tags. Would you like to use them too? Here’s a link to the freebie.

Free Printable Happy Easter Party Favor Labels for Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Easter Supermoms!

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.


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