Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Easy Easter Egg Decorating Party How To and Pointers!!

Last year I decided to host an Egg Decorating Party! Simple Easter Party Planning Tips from The Palm Gifts!
The list kept getting larger and larger until I had over 30 kids RSVP! One simple thing I did not read up on was how to boil this many eggs for so many kids! I decided to read up on this and have handy just in case any of our readers need help. ONE KEY NOTE: DO NOT BOIL MORE THAN 24 EGGS in one pot at a time! This will save you many trips to the local store at midnight the night before 30 kids come to your house for a party!

Have the eggs ready before kids arrive. Go ahead and color them yourself. Parents will LOVE you for this! Don't forget to have some blue ones for the boys!
Limit number of eggs per child.
Have stickers, glitter pens, markers, crayons etc on tables in your yard ready for the kids to start decorating.
Purchase in-expensive Easter Baskets or have children bring their own to take their creations home in.
Have Easter Music (you can find tons on itunes.) Play during the decorating.
Have a little refreshment table. We had pink lemonade for drinks, orange slices, fresh strawberries, blueberries, grapes. Keep it light and simple.
Have a goodie bag full of Easter stickers, candy and or easter bunny cookies for kids to take home. Keep it simple with a clear cello bag and ribbon tie.
On a side note: Last year, I thought I'd host a "WINE and EASTER EGG BOIL" for the moms prior to our Easter Egg Party for the kids. The moms would meet a day before the party and boil the eggs and socialize. This will help you with your workload because BELIEVE ME boiling 10 dozen eggs takes TIME!

How to boil your eggs: The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg 1 dozen eggs 1 teaspoon salt Boiling the perfect egg isn't difficult, but it does take patience. Cooking the eggs at a low simmer will make them easier to peel and help prevent cracks. Cool immediately after cooking to eliminate the unattractive grayish green circle that can form around the yolk. These hard-boiled eggs can be used immediately, or dyed and decorated and featured first in your Easter egg hunt and later as deviled eggs. Place the eggs in a single layer, without crowding, in a 2- or 3-quart saucepan. Add water to cover by 2 inches and then the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Immediately remove the eggs from the hot water and plunge them into a basin of very cold water to cool down, or rinse under cold running water for about 5 minutes. To peel, roll the large end of the egg on a countertop to crack the shell. Hold the egg under cold running water, and peel away the shell. Store unpeeled hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator until ready to use.