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Max & Ruby Themed Party for Kids

For our Max & Ruby theme party, we incorporated Easter embellishments. The ideas below are perfect for any child's birthday celebration, but will also work well for a kid's Easter party. The best part about this real party? It's super budget-friendly!

Decorating for a kids birthday party can be a lot of fun. We're big fans of using things already on hand. For this party, I used my daughter's picnic table since it’s the perfect height for kids and fit the look of the party. I bought a roll of grass sod for $3.29 and made this my tablecloth and also incorporated it into some display pieces.



We found free printables online from the author Rosemary Wells for a DIY Max and Ruby bunny party. Printables are a wonderful resource for budget-friendly decorations and this collection was the ultimate free find!



The banner, invitations, cupcake toppers, gift bag labels and a pin the tail on Max game were all from this collection.



I also printed the pin the tail on Max pages off the website and use for the chalkboard food label sign.



The centerpiece for this party was a vase I already had and filled with blue play sand, water, and carrots that I got from the Organic Farmer’s Market for less than a dollar.



The "flipping" chicks were from my local dollar store – you  must be an avid watcher of Max and Ruby to know about the flipping chicks! These little chicks were essential party elements.



I made the 3 tiered serving stand here with 3 pie plates from the local dollar store, 2 cans of baked beans and sod! For weight and stability, I left the cans of beans unopened. To put this piece together, use heavy duty glue such as E6000 or Goop to glue the pie pans to the cans. Then cut the sod to fit inside and fill with treats!



A chocolate bunny on Easter grass with malted eggs inside a clear container with ribbon added to the rim makes another easy, inexpensive decoration. Place the centerpiece on top of a paper doily covered cake plate for added pizzazz.

I used a green plastic lei to dress up the edges of the plain cake plate that I placed the cupcakes on. The toppers as I mentioned, came from the printable party pack. All that was required was for me to print on white cardstock, cut and then, secure on picks using double-sided tape.

For an Easter party, you could print the cupcake toppers on paper and decoupage the designs on hard boiled eggs.



Use either an Easter basket or a sand bucket to place the lunch in. It is so convenient to have your meals prepackaged when hosting a kid’s party as this allows you to prep ahead and serve without mess. As an added bonus, after lunch the kids can use the baskets or buckets for an egg hunt.


Get my recipe for Max's Worm Cake Here!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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