Studio 5 Contributor Susan Neal giving you table setting ideas for every age and stage.
• Keep it Colorful & Bright… they’ll want to sit at the table!
• Avoid sweets on the table, it will distract them from dinner.
• Create a colorful activity book with crayons to keep them at the table and not running around.
• Include stickers in book and add a plain colored egg for them to decorate.
• Add extra incentive to finishing the book, by offering a special surprise.
Easter Activity Booklet:
• Either print out the pages I’ve included or Google “Easter activity pages, coloring pages, dot to dots, word searches, crossword puzzles etc…” or use these helpful links:
Below find large printable copies of each activity.
• If you don’t have access to a Cricut Expressions to cut the bunny, download my image and cut by hand.
• Cut a 10 3/4″ x 7″ piece of chipboard. Score a ¾” center for spine of booklet. Cover booklet with pink felt paper (making Memories) and cover inside of booklet with Yellow cardstock. Be sure to cut the paper a little longer (10 ½” x 7″) and then trim off extra. As you fold layers onto each other, you need a little more length.
• Cut a 9 ½” rabbit from Cricut Expressions/Zooballoo cartridge and white cs.
• Cut a 9 ½” rabbit in shadow mode with Yellow cs. Adhere white bunny to yellow shadow. Tie ribbon and attach buttons around bunny’s neck. Adhere well to cover of book.
• Punch a hole through front and back of cover and tie with pink ribbon to keep closed.
• Print out activity pages, staple to piece of cardstock and insert in booklet. Adhere or insert crayons to inside cover.
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
• Fun & Funky, use modern, bright colors
• Gift Card enclosure (digital on-line bonus) instead of gift basket
• Use chocolate & candy for a centerpiece. Use different size vases and have kids guess the amount…winner takes all? Or have them divide into bags. Be sure to count first!
• Use gift card as inspiration for table décor.
Gift Card Holder
• Cut a 11″ x 4 ¼” piece of white cs. fold in half to create card.
• Cut a 4″ x 5 ¼” piece of green polka dot paper and adhere to front of card.
• Cut a 3″ x 4 ½” piece of yellow cardstock. Punch a 2 ½” circle about half-way on top of piece. Adhere just sides and bottom to card front. Sew along sides and bottom to secure pocket.
• Stamp sentiment and chicks on a strip of white cardstock. Staple over pocket. Insert gift card.
Easter stamps: http://www.sentiments.com/
ELEGANT EASTER DINNER TABLE
• Create an elegant table setting by using one color theme.
• Pick a silk flower bunch for table décor, but also pick a few off to carry the theme through the invitations, favors, etc…
Easter Dinner Invitation
• Cut a 10″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock. Fold in half to create card.
• Cut a 5″ x 5″ piece of flocked brocade paper (Making Memories – Roberts), sew along all the edges with white thread.
• Die-cut (Cricut/Accent Essentials) or hand cut a 3 ½” frame with blue cardstock.
• Print out sentiment to fit inside frame on white cardstock. Adhere to LH side of card. Use foam squares to ‘pop-up’ frame.
• Pull two blossoms off floral bunch and attach with brad. Tie a bow with sheer blue ribbon. Adhere both to side of sentiment with Pop-up glue-dots.
• Cut little green leaves with scissors, sponge with a little ink. Curl slightly and tuck and adhere inside frame and blossom.
• Apply glue-glitter to tips of blossoms.
Online Extra: Easter Card Quotes
Susan Neal is a regular Studio 5 Contributor. For more papercrafting ideas, please visit Sue’s blog, www.sueneal.blogspot.com.