“HOPpy Birthday” to your little girl turning tween-age around Easter time! Such a sweet and cheerful theme to plan her special celebration around—with all the pastel colors and springtime symbols, from bunnies to chicks to eggs to flowers. We can’t help but offer party planning ideas and suggestions for decorating, planning the menu, and preparing favors that tweens are sure to love.
Setting the Tween Easter Party Scene
Now for the fun part! Decorating for the party and planning the food, drinks, desserts and favors. Tweens are still into cutesy stuff, pastel colors and girly trimmings—especially when it’s Easter time. So, enjoy our easy ideas and DIY tips below!
Party Venue – To set the scene for the celebration, choose a location right in your home that you can easily decorate and can “contain” all the festivities! A corner of your backyard or garden, your porch or patio would be just the thing.
Dress it up with pretty bunting, potted flowers, and pastel-colored paper lanterns. (Hint: If you don’t have an overhead support to hang the lanterns from, you can lay them on the ground as we did!).
Party Tables – Set out kiddie-sized tables covered with pastel-print tablecloths. Then, drape the chairs with plain fabric (Hint: Junior bed sheets would do just fine!)
For a whimsical touch, attach fairy wings to each chair. (Hint: You can buy ready-made butterfly wings. But we crafted ours out of paper cutouts and gift wrappers.)
Place Settings with Party Favors – Tween girls love playing “dress up.” So surprise each guest with a dainty tulle purse filled with foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and Easter cookies on each place setting. Then, trim each purse with a fancy pink feather!
You can add a sweet Easter bonnet or straw hat adorned with flowers. Or woven baskets for the little ladies to use in an Easter egg hunt.
Fun Activities for Easter
Consider having any of the following activities to keep guests entertained:
1. Easter egg decorating or painting
2. Jewelry making
3. Easter cupcake decorating
4. Easter cookie decorating
5. Easter egg hunt
As prizes for the activities, you can choose to set up a gift table of keepsake egg boxes like the one below:
Decorate this table with swirly ribbons, faux grass, and pastel pots to serve as the base for an Easter banner.
Fill these eggs with surprises like bracelets, candies, or confetti!
Party Food, Drinks and Treats – With all the sweets around at Easter time, we suggest you prepare a Mom-approved party menu!
Start with appetizers like hummus and chips, mini meatballs, and veggie sticks. Then, offer easy-serve mini quiche tarts, chicken salad sandwich rolls, and sweet potato fries.
For dessert, serve up carrot cake, fresh fruit such as orange, kiwi, and banana slices with yogurt in cups, and a fun “Easter bunny trail mix”!
Pair these with kid-friendly drinks, like lemonade, orange sparkling soda, apple juice, and a selection of flavored bottled waters.
So, are you ready to hop right on into your tween birthday girl’s Easter party? If you have a DIY decorating idea or a party recipe that would be perfect for this occasion, we’d love you to share it in the comments below!