Craft a festive spring party using delightful, pastel printables from Birdsparty.com

Host an outdoor Easter party that contains plenty of handmade and crafty details!

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Keep the decorating simple but cute, by downloading Easter printables from Birdsparty.com to decorate a candy station and kid’s table. For more atmosphere, hang large, pastel-colored paper lanterns from tree branches above tables - they add color, provide shade and will look quite dramatic with minimal effort!

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For each party guest, craft a personalized bunny place-card and a cute Easter basket filled with sweet treats. And no Easter Party is complete without an Egg Hunt! Easter baskets can double as favor baskets too or create favors with packaged speckled chocolate eggs topped with Easter Bunny printable bag toppers.

Party credit and printables: Bird’s Party - www.BirdsParty.com

Party Fun & ACTIVITIES

After the Egg Hunt, plan on a few more activities to keep guests occupied.

Egg Roll: A White House tradition that you can do at home! Give each child a hard-boiled Easter egg. The object is to roll the egg with a spoon from the starting line to the finish line. For even more fun, have kids get on their hands and knees and push their eggs across the lawn with their noses.

Hot Easter Egg: Fill a plastic egg with something to give it a little weight (rice, jelly beans or sand) and tape it closed. Players sit in a circle. When the music begins, players pass the egg around until the music stops and the player holding the egg is out. The game continues this way, until only one guest is left.

Downloadable bunny ears from Birdsparty.com, make for a fun activity, where guests can decorate their own head-bands and then double as festive photo props too!

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Luscious Lemon Squares

lemon squaresServings: 16

Crust:

1/2 cup almond or hazelnut meal 1/2 cup coconut flour
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tbsp natural sugar replacement 3 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

Filling:
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tbsp natural sugar replacement
4 large eggs
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Heat oven to 350 F. Line 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.

To make crust, in large bowl, combine almond meal, coconut flour, cinnamon, salt and sweetener. Add melted butter and vanilla extract. Combine all ingredients together and press dough evenly into bottom of dish. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly golden around edges. Remove from oven and set aside.

To make filling, stir coconut flour and sweetener together. Whisk in eggs and lemon juice. Pour filling into crust and bake 10-15 minutes, until golden around edges. Let cool at room temperature then refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours before cutting into squares.

Recipe courtesy of Atkins.com


Easter Brunch

Brunch Tips:
• Skip time-intensive pancakes and serve up a French toast casserole instead.
• Prepare recipes using the highest-quality, freshest ingredients for the best results.
• Give your meal a boost with unexpected but impactful touches, such as specialty butters, homemade jams and delicious cheeses.
• Create beautiful and tasty accents for your buffet in minutes with pretty bowls or platters filled with colorful, seasonal fruit.

A few winning ingredients create an easy and quick omelet base, then offer an array of toppings, including unexpected flavors such as Jarlsberg Brand Cheese. Best known for its classic wedge, this nutty, mild cheese is also available in slices – perfect for the ooey-gooey factor everyone loves in an omelet.

Made-to-order omelets are always a hit because they guarantee you’re serving up exactly what your guests enjoy.

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Easy Brunch Omelet

Makes: 4 portions

Omelet:
8 eggs
8 tablespoons water or milk
salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons butter
8 slices Jarlsberg Cheese
8 slices ham

Suggested Toppings: mushrooms, chorizo, bacon or ham, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, and herbs

Prepare toppings. Fry mushrooms and chorizo, bacon or ham; cut cherry tomatoes and spring onions. To make omelet, crack eggs in bowl and add water, salt and pepper. Whisk eggs until they turn a pale yellow color. Heat frying pan on medium heat and melt butter. When butter is bubbly, add about one quarter of the egg batter. This will make one of four omelets. When batter starts setting, move hardened parts toward the middle, enabling the rest to get direct heat as well. Use a gentle hand to avoid scrambled eggs. When batter starts to look cooked, add cheese and meat and flip omelet over. The omelet should be slightly golden on fried side and a little runny and soft in the middle. Place omelet on plate and add garnish before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Jarlesberg Cheese