DIY Easter Projects For Kids That Will Get Your Party Hoppin!

These fun Easter activities will keep your kids entertained all afternoon.

Now that we have entered the month of April, it is time to start planning out your annual Easter party. Whether you are having a classic Easter brunch filled with tasty treats and happy conversation, or an all-out Easter egg hunt for all of the kids (and let’s not forget the grown-ups) in your family, you also want to make sure that you are adding a little bit of fun into your Easter afternoon!

To help you prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday, in addition to providing you with all of the holiday-themed plates and decorations that you may need for your party, we here at My Paper Shop have also put together a few fun DIY Easter projects that will get your holiday party hoppin’!

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How To Make Lent Fun For Kids

Lent officially begins next week on Ash Wednesday (March 5th); this gives us six weeks to prepare for the celebration of Easter. This solemn time in the liturgical calendar can oftentimes be difficult to explain to kids and so it is an opportunity for us adults to shed some light on this period of preparation. Lent is observed by the majority of Christian denominations during which we use prayer, penance, almsgiving, self-denial to get ready for Easter. Because explaining the passion of the Christ is so gory and solemn, it is important to find a hands on approach to introducing the information to young children. These are a few suggestions that could easily work for bible school or at home with your own kids. Continue reading

Looking Past The Traditional Easter Basket

For years, Easter has been celebrated with colorful baskets full of eggs, candy and other goodies.  However, it has only been in modern times that the Easter basket has come to be.  This tradition of leaving “gifts” at Easter time dates back hundreds of years, when children would make “nests” for the Easter Bunny to leave gifts.  These nests could be made from hats or bonnets, stockings, and even pots or large spoons.  So, when you are considering spring or Easter decor, look beyond using simply baskets full of goodies for gifts or table decorations: think of other containers that would work well, too!

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The Traditional Church Pot Luck

Our church is having their annual Palm Sunday pot luck luncheon this Sunday.  Pot lucks are a long-standing tradition in many churches.  Members are asked to bring a dish to share with others at the luncheon.  Sometimes, churches become quite specific in their requests: last names ending in A-L bring a salad, M-S bring a vegetable, and T-Z furnish dessert.  Then there are churches like ours that enjoy the thrill of what comes through the door, even if you do run the risk of having all chocolate cake (not a bad thing, either).

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The Easter Bunny’s Coming!

Stock up now!  Easter is early this year - March 23rd.  No sooner do we have the New Year behind us as Easter is breathing down our necks.  Bunnies and eggs are showing up in window displays and shelves!

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Double Duty!

I was browsing the MyPaperShop site this evening, mainly through the Easter items, and realized that many of the patterns that are available are perfect for Easter AND Mother’s Day!  What a great idea!  Items that can carry through more than one event are always well-worth the money invested.  Check out the complete line of dinner and party ware in the Blooming Spring Tulips (my absolute favorite) and the Fresh Petals line.  The bunnies and eggs are adorable, but when you can carry over party supplies from one holiday or celebration to the next, then you are talking about a wise investment!

Holiday Cutouts - Quick and Fun Decorations!

Looking for a quick and inexpensive way to cover a lot of space and create a festive atmosphere?  Try holiday cutouts for your decorating needs.  They are available for just about every occasion you can think of: Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Graduation, Fourth of July, HalloweenThanksgiving, New Year’s and Christmas.  Cutouts are simple to store, easy to use, and can be kept year after year. Continue reading