20 March 2016

Egg Decorating Party

It was perfect weather for a garden party, even though I tend to melt in the heat when we start hitting 90s. So, we gathered together all our supplies from the my daughter's studio and the potting shed, and  we held an Easter egg decorating party. Anyone can participate... whatever faith...
For instance, I was raised a particular Christian faith and still am, but I am Jewish from my mom. 
And all of us are familiar with the background of the custom...
But it is fun, and it is fun to celebrate, and it is spring!











The roses in our garden are in full bloom and the citrus is blooming. The air smells wonderful, the birds are singing, and some of us are sneezing.









Here are our supplies.

We bought faux plastic Easter eggs. Some left over from last year, and some from Target: 6 for 1.50.








We like to use this tiered basket for so many things, but it's perfect for a party like this, because all the supplies can be in one place on the table.

Keep in mind these are young teen girls.

Faux eggs 2 dozen (These are plastic. See them in the bottom tier; they are one piece. They almost look real.)
Ribbons and strings
Craft Paint
Spray Paint (with adult supervision)
Cardboard
Hot Glue Guns and Glue
Dried potpourri that I had made from our garden
We used some bird seed (* but seed mixes have peanuts or contact with peanuts!)
Butterflies we cut for our butterfly wreaths and pretty papers for cutting
Paint brushes
Water Bucket
Paper plates for palettes
Spray Bottle
Modge Podge
Dyes (bowls if you use the dye)
Actually you can use anything around the house... I didn't buy anything except the faux eggs.
Imagination





Homemade Potpourri










Cut butterflies  (I don't know the name of the tool we used, but they have them at craft stores.)
These were leftover from our butterfly wreaths.










Our butterfly bucket that has a lot had a lot of use rinsing brushes...
The girls came up with some cool designs like cracked eggs, flower pots, and  Tsum Tsum like characters for instance, Winnie the Pooh, which they kept for themselves, so no photos of some incredibly creative ideas. 
Here are some that went on the porch.
















































I placed some of them on the porch.












Even cats like to participate.
An often searched Easter post of ours is here.


When we were done we had raspberry mousse cake that I picked up from the bakery and imported lavender soda.
Unfortunately no photos only with the phone, so maybe later on Instagram.
I still have it set up, so I know what I will be doing more of today.

Thank you for visiting. Happy Spring Day! Palm Sunday... etcetera...
xoxo 
Su



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92 comments:

  1. Your eggs are works of art! They are very original and elegant. I like very much the way you displayed them.
    Hugs Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. The colors of our travels in Italy and France inspire us. xoox Su

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  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh wow, the eggs are beautiful!!!!!! Want to have them :-))

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    1. Thank you, Kuni. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  3. your crafts are lovely. I find it inspiring to stop by and see what you're up to.

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    1. Thank you, Rivercrest, for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo Su

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  4. Oh Su how perfectly artsy and personally expressive your Easter eggs are, I see color's from Florence in them, the butterflies adding the touch of magical whimsy. Love your garden with your beautiful roses. Just took the tours from your rooms and enjoyed revisiting them.
    Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. We were inspired by the colors of Italy and France. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo Su

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  5. I forgot - where did you find Lavender soda, I'm off to google it, how delightfully refreshing it must be.

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    1. I found the soda at World Market. It comes it a pretty bottle with a purple label and the drink is colored lavender. Lorina is the brand, and it is a product of France. It is naturally flavored with low sugar, because it only has 80 calories in 8 ounces. We don't drink a lot of soda, but when we do, my daughter prefers French or Italian, because it is not very sweet. I poured it, they drank it, and then they seemed calmer in their talking. :) xoxo Su

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  6. The eggs looks so beautiful. Love them
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo Su

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  7. That looks like a lovely thing to do with the girls - and the results are beautiful!

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  8. My goodness, so beautiful! As are your roses :-)

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  9. They are gorgeous! I love that you can let your imagination go wild! And no two will ever be alike. I would love to make some too! Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I think that is why it is so fun to decorate eggs. xoxo Su

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  10. Your eggs are quite artistic!!

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  11. Hola amiga querida ,,,Qué bonita la llegada de la primavera ,, y esos huevos de pascua están preciosos,, espero que tenga un bendecido comienzo de semana
    Cariños

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    1. Gracias, Angelica. Felices Pascuas... xoxo Su

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  12. Gorgeous! What a fun party! Love the gold on some of them.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. We all had a lot of fun. xoxo Su

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  13. So pretty and springy! Looks like a very fun party and I am interested in seeing the treats. Imported lavender soda? I had no idea that there was such a thing!

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    1. Thank you, Vee. The soda came from World Market and it is imported from France. It's love in sugar only 80 calories in 8 oz. I think it is calming. It almost tastes like bubbly water with flavor. xoxo Su

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  14. Have I wandered into the garden of Faberge? Truly lovely creations and what must have been a time of fun for all!

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  15. The eggs are truly works of art. I so appreciated your comment about anyone can participate no matter what faith. I think it is wonderful when we can recognize and share in the beliefs of our friends even if they are different than our own. One of my favorite videos is one that was on facebook a while back of a Jewish woman singing "Jesus Loves Me" to a woman with late stage Alzheimer's disease and the joy on the face of the Christian woman.

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. That's such a touching story. xoxo Su

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  16. What beautiful eggs! I haven't done any Easter crafting yet and I need to get busy with the Easter baskets.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I was working on a basket a little bit today. We are running out of time on that. xoxo Su

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  17. The eggs are incredibly beautiful! How impressive! This is a wonderful idea, Su. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  18. Oh Su , your eggs are amazing, I better hurry and try some before Easter has passed.
    Love how they take on such art as gold leafing and paper mâché and the paint tones are intriguing.
    Beautiful wonderment here as always.
    Love your garden roses.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. Everyoen had a lot of fun. I have quite a bit of roses in bloom right now. It's really nice. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  19. Liebe Su,
    wunderschön schauen diese Eier aus, eine sehr schöne Idee. Die Fotos sind zauberhaft.
    Alles Liebe vom Reserl

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    1. Vielen Dank. Die Party war eine Menge Spaß . Frohe Ostern. Ich folgte ihr auf Instagram .
      xoxo Su

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  20. How fun! Just curious, looking at the kitty picture, do they like to play with your pretty vignettes?
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. That is what she is doing; especially this one. I placed some of the colored eggs in the dried flowers, and she jumped up on the console and began pushing things around with her nose and accidently knocking flowers on the floor.

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  21. The most important supply of all...imagination. You both certainly have enough of that! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  22. Oh... you should have seen my expression when I saw the eggs! They.are.gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you, Maya. We had fun. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  23. What a fun day and they eggs are gorgeous and creative!

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    1. Thank you, DD. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  24. Oh, my heart! I LOVE these, Su. And I love how you arranged some of them with your dried roses. So enchanting! Love coming here to your blog. Always, always. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, for all your sweet visits. We had a lot of fun, and it still set up, because we still have a few left. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Kris. Everyone had fun. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo Su

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  26. Stunning, truly stunning your decorated eggs, they left me in awe, my sweetest Su, thank you for sharing them with us ... And I wonder the fun for participating to such a party, as well, that's a wonderful idea for Easter !

    Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you much love for your days to come,
    sending love to you

    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Dany, for the sweet visit and compliment. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  27. Wow!
    Amazing garden party to decorate Easter eggs!
    I wish I could be there too!
    Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  28. What a lovely way to enjoy your garden & a fun tradition!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia. Have a wonderful week ahead. xoxo Su

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  29. That looks like fun!! I love that silver and gold one best!!

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    1. Thank you, BG. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Valerie, for such a sweet compliment. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  31. Hi Su! Your eggs are stunning!

    I came by to tell you that you won my giveaway from Thoughts of Home on Thursday last week. Would you mind emailing me your address? stacey@poofingthepillows.com

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    1. Thank you, Stacey. I missed that. I will do that. xoxo Su

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  32. Gathering together to be creative is always so much fun!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I agree. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  33. What a fun idea for a party. The eggs are pretty, and I'l have to hop over to Instagram to see more.

    Happy spring and (belated) Palm Sunday and Holy Week! We were traveling yesterday, so we missed Palm Sunday services at church. *sadface*

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    1. Thank you, RJ. What museum did you visit to see the art? The neoclassical one was by a well-known artist. xoxo Su

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  34. A crafting garden party is my idea of heaven. And the eggs are fantastic!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. I do one a few times a year. We had one not too long ago. I put a tarp on the ground, the paint supplies, and then gave each girl a canvas to paint. It was really fun. xoxo Su

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  35. Lovely! I think this is a great idea. :-) Oh my, I would love to join you. :-)
    The eggs are beautiful. The butterflies are a nice touch.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I love butterflies. xoxo Su

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  36. Cudowne pisanki.Kolorystyka śliczna.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  37. Cudowne pisanki.Kolorystyka śliczna.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  38. what delicious and beautiful looking eggs..and the party must have been so fun....

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  39. Such beautiful eggs Su! I've included this project in my Shabbilicious Easter Egg round up for the Shabbilicious Friday Link Party tomorrow.
    Happy Easter ~ Kerryanne xx

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  40. Everything is so sweet and light. We are just heading into SpRiNg here, lots of very green grass and bright daffodils. Loving the roses, wish I had a place to grow some.

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    1. Thank you, Sherrie. They are planted in beds, and do well in those with our weather. Happy spring, and a wonderful week ahead. xoox Su

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  41. Wow!!!Your Easter eggs are absolutely delightful! I love the butterflies detail! Lovely sweet cat photo!
    Happy Easter to you and family!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Anna. Happy Spring and Easter to you too. Love your bunnies. xoxo Su

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  42. Your photography is gorgeous. So are the eggs. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, so much. Happy Easter season to you too. xoox Su

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  43. Beautiful eggs! They're so elegant! It sounds like the perfect afternoon to be out in your garden creating art with teenage girls. We've still got snow on the ground!

    Your homemade potpourri is really lovely, too.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. It was a beautiful afternoon. The potpourri really has pretty colors. I think, because I put all the colors I like in it. xoox Su

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  44. Oh Su, your eggs are absolutely beautiful! So creative of you to hold an egg decorating party. You know, my heart melts with pure love for your inclusiveness nature. In my little town, if you don't "believe" like the others you are excluded. We have a growing Jewish community here now, thank goodness for that! xo Hen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. Growing up, and now my daughter's experience as well, we have always had a mixed group of friends with different belief systems. xoxo Su

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  45. OH those are the mostly beautiful eggs I have ever seen. I love the one with the butterfly on it. You are so very talented and what a great idea to have an egg decorating party. Hugs, Beverly

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