easter egg decorating party + free easter invitation printable

regardless of the presence or type of faith in one’s life, i feel Easter simply represents spring, and life. arriving appropriately when things are hatching and blooming and green is finally awakening under blankets of melting snow. it just seems right… to celebrate life and to include family and friends in those celebrations.

we are not seeing the signs of spring here in new england {yet}, since we woke up to a fresh six inches of snow this morning. {ugghhh…} however, we are still starting our spring traditions and this year with something new – an easter egg decorating party!

easter egg decorating party with white and brown eggs, via seejaneblog

we invited a dozen mommas + their kiddos to join us for an evening of egg decorating and dinner. open-house style.

free printable easter invitations via seejaneblog

keeping the color theme simple and modern, i printed the invitations on brown kraft paper and i used a white gel pen to fill-in all the important party information:

easter party invitations via seejaneblog

* you can download and print the happy easter invitation here! *

modern easter party invitations via seejaneblog

i fell in love with these bunny jars, so i made them to deliver with the invitations. only, i didn’t get them all delivered before the party, so we also handed them out at our party as ‘thank you for coming!’ treats. you can find the bunny jar tutorial here. i used schleich wild rabbits for our bunnies.

bunny jars with treats via seejaneblog

Easter egg decorating party with free invitation printable via seejaneblog

for the easter eggs, i wanted something simple & modern this year. we used sharpie markers, paint markers and puffy paint. i absolutely love how the white paint markers turned out on the brown eggs. easily my all-time favorite easter eggs!

decorating easter eggs with sharpie markers and paint via seejaneblog

modern easter eggs via seejaneblog

marker and paint easter eggs via seejaneblog

Easter home decor via seejaneblog

i needed something for each guest to place their finished eggs in so the eggs could travel home safely. our local whole foods market uses these tan bowls in their salad/food bar area, i’m not sure if every whole foods market uses these or not. they are typically not for sale but i inquired with the deli if i could purchase 50 of them, and they allowed me to. {yay!} we filled the bowls with natural grass {also from whole foods market}, i liked the simple-natural look.

whole foods natural containers via seejaneblog

easter egg decorating party via seejaneblog

i was so impressed with how creative everyone was! look at these:

decorating brown easter eggs via seejaneblog

modern easter egg decorating with markers via seejaneblog

this was such a fun evening, i love holidays and the Life that rises to the surface because of them. the balance of simple and extraordinary.

happy spring friends! i really hope it’s warming up where you live. xo

{photos and styling by me, Jane Beckner Rhodes. easter invitation designed by Lovely Lindsay for seejaneblog.}