EGG-cellent Easter ideas

by Julianne Milner

In my opinion, nearly all occasions call for, or would be improved with, a little cupcake. Why should Easter be any different? 

Surprise your family and friends THIS Easter with these delicious nest cupcakes. A tender-crumbed cake with a hint of orange zest, finished with a creamy, decadent cream cheese frosting, this recipe is sure to bring smiles all around! With a nest made of crunchy, chow mein noodles and Whopper malted eggs, it’s a favorite for kids ages 3 to 93!

When setting the table for Easter, I tend to go with light colors reminiscent of spring flowers.

This year, I’ve chosen a soothing green and white placemat, a wooden charger to bring in some warmth, napkins and stemware in the palest of pink. Old book pages were sent through a shredder to carry on the nest theme. 

Decorative eggs made with Easter napkins and Modge Podge add a nice touch to the Easter table setting. (Mike Kemp photo)

The eggs are paper mâché eggs that I decoupaged with Easter/bunny-themed cocktail napkins. Such a fun project! To make them you will need:

Printed napkins

Plastic or paper mâché eggs

Modge Podge

A foam brush

Wax paper

Begin by opening the napkin; remove the second white paper layer if there is one, and cut the  napkin into 2×2 inch squares. Working on a small area, brush a very thin layer of Modge Podge on the egg and place a napkin square there. Gently smooth the napkin with your brush.

Continue to work your way around the egg, applying Modge Podge then the napkin square.

When the egg is covered, place on a piece of wax paper and let it dry. You may have to come back and put a few squares over thin spots and then let the egg dry once again. I used a matte finish Modge Podge. It is also available in gloss finish.

These eggs are beautiful in a variety of containers. I chose to place a nest in my place setting as a reminder of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I also thought that it would be fun for each guest to have their very own chocolate dessert board.