Easter Party Solutions & Inspiration

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Easter Party Table

With all the cold weather we’ve been having, I am SO ready for spring!  The warmer weather gives us an excuse to get out of the house and it brings so many opportunities to entertain.  Last weekend I jump started the season with a small family get together, and today I’m sharing just a few of my ideas and Easter party solutions.  I hope it gives you a little inspiration.

When it comes to parties, the most important thing is the food!  Last weekend I used a variety of products from DiGiorno and Nestlé.

DiGiorno and Nestle

We always have DiGiorno pizza in our freezer, and it conveniently bakes up in less than 25 minutes, so it’s a perfect solution for a last minute get together.

DiGiorno at Walmart

You can find DiGiorno pizzas in your Walmart freezer.  Most recently we tried the DIGIORNO® pizzeria!™ Supreme Speciale Pizza.

Easter Party Solutions

And the Easter season wouldn’t be complete without candy, would it?  One item I love this time of year is jelly beans, especially SWEETART® Jelly Beans! (They are so yummy!)

Sweetarts Jellybeans

Aside from the SWEETART® Jelly Beans, I found a great selection of other NESTLÉ Easter candies, including NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs, and NERDS® Bumpy Jelly Beans!  Look for these and other seasonal NESTLÉ favorites at Walmart in the Easter aisle.

Easter Candy

While shopping for the party I also picked up some Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and some White Chip Lemon Cookie Dough.  These are so perfect if you want to serve something freshly baked but don’t have the time to bake from scratch, and they taste so yummy!

To add just a little creativity to the mix, I took some of my cookies and topped with them with a little frosting and SWEETART® Jelly Beans.  Check it out!

Lemon Jelly Bean Cookies

Lemon Easter Cookies Topped with SWEETARTS® Jelly Beans

Lemon Easter Cookies Topped with SWEETARTS® Jelly Beans

Ingredients:

1 Package Nestle White Chip Lemon Refrigerated Cookie Dough

1 can Lemon Frosting

1 bag SWEETARTS® Jelly Beans

Directions:

Bake cookie dough as directed. Allow cookies to cool. Place a layer of frosting on each cookie. (I find if you turn the cookies upside down, they are easier to frost.) Then place 4 or 5 SWEETARTS® Jelly Beans on top. Serve & enjoy!

Notes

Sugar Cookie Dough would also work great with this, as well as other fruity frostings like Orange or Strawberry.

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Lemon Jelly Bean Cookies

 Aside from being a yummy treat, your SWEETARTS® Jelly Beans also double as a fun party or kitchen counter decoration for the spring season (while they last, that is).  Here I’ve poured them up in to some champagne glasses.  (I thought they went very nicely next to the little egg bouquets.)

Party Table 1

And as if that’s not enough, the jelly beans also are perfect for a fun little guessing game for kids of all ages!

Jelly Bean Guessing Game

At some time or another I’m sure you’ve been at a party or event where you could guess how many beans are in the jar for a chance to win a prize.

I’ve always been a big fan of guessing games like this.  It’s such a simple activity, and it’s something that everyone can participate in and have fun with.  Here’s Noah examining the jar:

Jelly Bean Guessing Game

I looked around for a free printable that I could use for this activity and finally I decided it would be fun to make my own and offer it as a freebie to you!

Just fill a jar up with jelly beans.  Then print out enough sheets for all your guests and have them fill it out with their names and their guesses.  Then have them fold up their sheet and place it in a special box.  After everyone’s had a chance to fill out a sheet, check out all the answers and find out who got the closest!

I even upped the ante with my printable game.  Not only will your guests have to guess how many total beans are in the jar, but they will also have to guess the numbers for each color. (If one of the colors doesn’t exist in your jar, just tell your guests to mark it with a zero.

Jelly Bean Game Printable
Click Here to Download the How Many Jelly Beans Printable.

Easter Party Table

Are you planning any parties this spring? Check out these Spring party ideas.

And check out more product information and ideas from DiGiorno and Nestlé.
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Comments

  1. I love the cookies and thank you for sharing the printable.
    Stopping by from #This is how we roll Thrusdays.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    love lemon flavored cookies and jelly beans 🙂

  3. Julie Wood says:

    What a cute Easter Party ideas, and I like the Pizza, cookies and cheese and crackers! Your table is so colorful. I need to have an Easter Party!

  4. We for sure celebrate easter but not always know how. These are great tips that I will begin using.

  5. James Robert says:

    Nice job, you really went all out and the party looked awesome.

  6. shelly peterson says:

    What great Easter inspirations, I love the decorations.

  7. This is such an adorable party!! As I was reading and looking at the pictures, I decided I am having an Easter party, too. How can I not with these cute foods, games, and decorations?? Thank you for sharing!

  8. Barbara Weresow says:

    Thanks for the Jelly Bean Count printable. I just love to see all the pastel colors for Spring!

  9. CR Williams says:

    I have been looking for ways to celebrate easter with my kids! Thanks for sharing

  10. Dawn Monroe says:

    I think the guessing game looks like fun and I’m going to try it with my family. Ive never been good at it. I’m never even close!

  11. Looks like a fun way to celebrate

  12. I never think of pizza and jelly beans together, but that’s a beautiful Easter layout.

  13. Amy Orvin says:

    What cute ideas for a spring or Easter party. I love the idea of making cookies with Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. You can’t have a fun party without cookies.

  14. Janet W. says:

    What a cute Easter party! Everything looks so delicious and cheerful!

  15. Cute stuff! Those cookies look great!

  16. I will have to make those jelly bean cookies with my niece!

  17. Oh the cookies are so cute along with all the decorations! I love the guess the jelly beans printable!!

  18. This would be my kids favorite Easter ever if we served pizza! Very cute tablescape!

  19. Cynthia R says:

    I love how much you used the pretty easter colored jelly beans to decorate, so colorful and pretty.

  20. What cute ideas!

  21. amy tolley says:

    super cute idea love the party ideas for an easter gathering

  22. amy tolley says:

    super cute idea love the party ideas for an easter gathering love the ideas and the set up

  23. Rachel Mauffray says:

    The table setting was beautiful. I love the table cloth. I could eat the cookies through the screen.

  24. OOh I love this post – the colours of those jelly beans are divine! Love those part cookies too – my girls would devour them! Feel free to join in with #FoodieFriday too x

  25. Barbara Montag says:

    I love what you’ve all done!
    You’ve given me some great Easter ideas.
    thank you

  26. What cute party decor and food, yum! I would love that pizza and sweetarts as cookies, too. Nice colors, it looks like so much fun and good eatin!!

  27. Betsy Barnes says:

    Such a festive look! I love the cookie recipe too! I am a huge Sweet Tarts fan, definitely going to try their jelly beans! 🙂

  28. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love the idea of guessing the different colors instead of just the sum of all, great idea.

  29. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Everything looks so beautiful and delicious!

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