Easter Themed Dinner and Ribbon Egg Decorating

Easter Themed Dinner and Egg Deco

My niece (15 years old) and I have a tradition of decorating eggs for Easter. Each time we focus on a different technique while keeping with our initial color scheme of blue and white. This year we decided to decorate our blown-out eggs with ribbon.

Techniques we used in the past:

Easter Bunny Salad

We enjoyed an Easter themed dinner to go along with our egg decorating. This dinner many look fancy but it was minimal effort for the huge payback in visual appeal.

Simple Easter Themed Dinner

Menu:

  • Bunny Salad – lettuce, raw spinach, cucumber with egg and rabbit shaped carrots. I used the egg from this set and this 3D cutter set. Serve with your favorite dressing.
  • Ribbon Pasta with Asparagus and Parmesan – Wegmans Mafaldine pasta, cooked asparagus, butter and Parmesan cheese, freshly ground pepper (I had planned to add sliced almonds but forgot to use them)
  • Chocolate Nests – We used this recipe. Instead of semisweet chocolate we used dark chocolate chips, instead of the marcona almonds we used Cadbury Mini Eggs. The recipe is very simple but I was confused about the size of muffin tin. The recipe says to use a 6-cup muffin pan. My 6-cup pan is the larger size. I probably should have used 6 cups from my 12-cup pan (smaller).  So even though the recipe is supposed to make 6 nests I ended up making 4 large nests to be able to shape it into a nest using the larger muffin cups. I was concerned about being able to remove the nests from my muffin cups but I had no problem using a knife to pry out one side – it then popped right out!

Serving Dinner

It was dinner for 3 this night. You don’t need a crowd to make a special dinner.

Egg Nest Dessert

Three nests fit perfectly on my small cake plate.

Egg Tree

We used assorted ribbon in our color scheme and tacky glue. We tried different designs but were happiest with a simple band of ribbon around the center of the egg. My niece came up with the idea of gluing two different colored ribbon to each other and using that as a band around the center. We also tried making ribbon bows and glued them to the eggs.

My niece enjoys painting (I don’t) so she mixed up a custom color and painted some of the eggs blue. We find that painting the eggs works better than dying them.

Our hanger ribbon is 1/8 inch (3 mm ) wide. The widest ribbon we used as decoration was 5/8 inch (15 mm) wide.

Ribbon egg Tree 2

For my egg tree I used branches that my Mom sprayed with white paint a few years ago.

Dk and Lt ribbon egg

Dot Ribbon Egg

Ribbon Egg Tree

Dk Blue Ribbon Egg

Leaf Ribbon Egg

This dinner and egg craft project was a hit! I would love to know if you try either of these and how it worked for you.

Linking to:

Eats Amazing Fun Food Friday

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15 Responses to Easter Themed Dinner and Ribbon Egg Decorating

  1. So nice! I love your bunny salad and mini nests. N the Easter eggs decor are so beautiful!

  2. mtetar says:

    Beautiful eggs and nice for this time of year. Blessings, Mtetar

  3. coconutcraze says:

    Cute! cute! and very cute!

  4. shirleyhkapa says:

    The chocolate nest is so super cute!

  5. What a beautiful dinner! I love the salad with bunnies, choc nests and the decoration is lovely!:)

  6. Laurie says:

    Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later. {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie/

  7. linda says:

    these all look so yummy and the carrot bunnies are too cute!

  8. I love this blog post, such a lovely tradition! Those carrot bunnies are amazing, I NEED that cutter!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

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