Glitter Easter Egg Decorating

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By Kelsey Graves of We Heart Parties

Easter Tablescape with Clear Chinet Cups with Dye and Glitter Eggs

Spring is in the air, and the Easter Bunny will be hopping into town soon!

One of my favorite Easter traditions is egg decorating. I’m a big fan of the traditional pastel-dyed eggs (they are hard to beat!), but this year I wanted to mix it up and try another decorating style as well: glitter eggs!

And oh, my goodness—they turned out amazing!

Egg decorating can get a little messy, but thanks to Chinet® Cut Crystal® 9 oz. cups and super-sturdy Chinet® Classic White™ platters, the mess stayed mostly contained.

How to Make Glitter Easter Eggs:

  1. Squirt a thin layer of glue into the bottom of a Chinet Cut Crystal 9 oz. cup.
  2. Drop your hard-boiled egg into the cup and drizzle with more glue.
  3. Using a plastic spoon from Chinet Cut Crystal cutlery, gently turn your egg over a few times to completely coat it with glue.
  4. Pour a good amount of glitter over your glue-covered egg. Using the same spoon, gently turn it over in the cup, and pour even more glitter on top—you can never have too much glitter!
  5. Once the egg is fully covered in glitter, use your spoon to gently remove it from the cup and place on your Chinet Classic White platter to dry.

Look at that glitter egg! 

For the traditional dyed Easter eggs, simply fill a Chinet Cut Crystal 9 oz. cup with hot water. Add 1 teaspoon white vinegar and the food coloring of your choice. Let your hard-boiled egg soak in the dye for 5 minutes, and then use a plastic spoon to transfer it to your platter to dry.

 

I love the look of both the pastel-dyed eggs and the glitter eggs, but I think glitter stole the show this year! They are just SO pretty.

Having the disposable Chinet Classic White platters at each place setting was such an easy way to host an Easter egg decorating party—plenty of space to work on, sturdy enough for spills and best of all, easy to clean up.

With all the creative energy that was spent on decorating eggs, some tasty Easter treats were also a necessity!

These crispy robin’s egg nests are easy and cute for any Easter party.

Crispy Robin's Egg Nests
3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz.) marshmallows
6 cups puffed rice cereal
1 package Robin eggs Easter candies

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine marshmallow mixture and cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and firmly in buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Cool in refrigerator.
  4. Once cooled, cut into square pieces and mold into nests.
  5. Place a couple Robin Eggs candies in each nest.

TIP: You can also use store-bought puffed-rice cereal bars, cut them in half, and mold into nests.

Another fun Easter party treat I tried this year are marbled Easter egg cakes.

These are easier than they look and such a crowd pleaser!

Marbled Easter Egg Cakes
1 box moist white cake mix
3 eggs
Oil
Easter egg cookie cutter

  1. Grease and lightly flour a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Follow the cake mix instructions and prepare batter. (TIP: Find a mix that calls for whole eggs, not egg whites, for a moister cake that is easier to work with.)
  3. Divide batter evenly into two bowls.
  4. Using food coloring, dye the two bowls different colors.
  5. Pour one color of batter into the prepared baking dish (no need to smooth it out), and then the other color directly on top, filling in any empty spots in the baking dish.
  6. Using a knife, swirl and marble the two colors together. (TIP: Don’t over mix while swirling, or the two colors will combine too much and lose the marbling effect.)
  7. Bake cake according to package instructions.
  8. Let cool, and then gently dump out onto a large cutting board or work surface.
  9. Starting on one end of the cake, carefully cut it in half lengthwise, as if slicing it, to make an open face sandwich—you want the inside center of the cake because it looks so pretty. Use an Easter egg shaped cookie cutter to cut out your cakes.

 

Last but not least, this Easter party punch is delicious and super cute served with candy party straws!

Well, there you have it! All you need to create the perfect Easter egg decorating party. And the best part about this party was how easy the cleanup was thanks to Chinet Cut Crystal disposable products!

Try your hand at glitter Easter eggs this season and maybe a treat or two to enjoy, as well. Happy Easter!

For even more Easter and spring entertaining ideas, check out my Bunny Tail Brunch and "Showered with Love" Baby Shower! Don't forget to share your Easter entertaining tablescapes with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #MyChinetParty.