I love gingham. It makes me happy. I love red gingham. I love blue gingham. I love pink gingham. I love green gingham. I love yellow, orange and purple gingham. I love gingham. It makes me happy. It reminds me of spring…and summer…and picnics. My inspiration for our Easter collection…gingham! Here’s my lil’ inspiration party featuring our Springin’ Gingham Collection

When I was little the first thing we did when we woke up on Easter morning was to “hop” to the family room to see what the Easter bunny left in our Easter baskets. I wanted to recreate that childhood experience of finding goodies in my Easter basket. I pulled together a few baskets, recycled Easter grass, plastic eggs and our Springin’ Gingham Collection.

The backdrop is my lastest “penny pinching” idea that came out of complete frustration! It’s made out of square plates velcroed to foam core. Need a different color? Change the plates! {Click here for the tutorial on how to create one!}

We reused the blue plate background from a previous photo shoot and added the Springin’ Gingham Banner

The colors were inspired by a package of plastic Easter eggs and I created a different shape for the banner panels. The food was inspired by traditional Easter favorite treats and what was readily available at the grocery store!

I purchased a package of “Cotton Tails” which I was so excited about…until I opened it! It was a mass of tri-colored cotton candy which I had to pull apart and form into lil’ Cotton Tails.

They’re a little sad but still fun to pop in your mouth!

Hank’s Hint: If you’re going to use cotton candy, don’t open the package until a few minutes before the party. As soon as the sugar hits the air it will begin to dry out and eventually crust over!

The basket with the bunny is first filled with recycled tissue paper and then topped with Easter grass. An easy way to stretch one package of paper grass! My basketweave pie server was perfect for displaying cupcakes with our Springin’ Gingham Lil’ Party Tags

…and our Spring Flower Cupcakes…

The M&M flower cupcakes were inspired by these cupcakes by Party Pinching. She used mini cupcakes which would be much easier to eat than the ones we decorated for this party! We almost used a whole bag on FIVE cupcakes!

One of my all time favorites is up next…

…what’s Easter without these lil’ yellow chicks?

I made simple white cupcakes with yummy buttercream frosting. My sister, Dort, thought they were storebought…until she tasted them! Guess my piping bag skills are gettin’ better!

We created whimsical flowers using our Springin’ Gingham Paper{they’re my new favorite thing to create!}…and topped a few cupcakes with them.

I also wanted to include some snacks to balance the sweets…

…Critter Snacks…

…Critter Dips {hummus and ranch dressing}…

…and Bunny Tails! We created cones with the Springin’ Gingham Paper and used Springin’ Gingham Party Cards as food labels.

The cones were placed in boxes we reused from our Charlie Brown Inspired Birthday. I filled in around the boxes with recycled tissue paper and topped it with Easter grass and plastic eggs.

I used white serving dishes for smaller items and cupcakes were displayed on upside down ramekins. Easter grass and plastic eggs added the perfect lil’ touch!

Favor Ideas? Send home leftover treats in lil’ bags embellished with gingham flowers or “Happy Easter” Lil’ Party Tags!

And last, but NOT least, I’d like to introduce you to a very special critter…

…Winston, the lil’ brown bunny {my favorite picture!}.

Piggy Bank Party Budget: $50.00 {10-12 guests}

  • Food: $22.59
  • Décor: $9.90
  • Winston: $5.46
  • Backdrop: $5.46

Party Receipts Grand Total: $43.41

{break for an Under Budget Happy Dance!} 

If you’re still looking for a lil’ help with your Easter décor, the Springin’ Gingham Collection is currently on sale for $5.00 through Easter! I wanted to send an extra special ThAnK U to my big sis, Dort, for assembling the paper good for our lil’ photo shoot.

I hope you’re INSPIRED to create a whimsical celebration!

Maybe J will put on some music so we can Bunny Hop!

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