This isn’t our exact invitation but it is the design that we used from the amazing LoraLee Lewis.  She has the most charming invitations for all occasions and this is the third event we have used her designs for.  
The entrance to White Oaks Ranch, the site of our annual Easter Egg Hunt!
I found these huge Bunny Topiaries in the window display at Pottery Barn and begged the store manager to sell them to me!  They are “faux” but look very real!  It was a great spot for a family photo opp! 
The tables were set with  orange and pink cloths and covered with an embroidered bunny and chicken overlay that inspired our color scheme.  I chose to use potted azaleas in baskets for the centerpieces because we had two dates for the event – the first try and the rain date! I needed flowers that would stay nice until the second round!

“Rabbit Food” (baby carrots) and “Bunny Tails” (white cheddar puffs) were put out in small galvanized buckets on the children’s tables.  The winds were strong so we had to line the bottom of the buckets with rocks to weigh the tablecloths down.  Calligraphy by Halo Calligraphy.
My little Millie Stuart in her Easter bubble from Southern Living’s collection for Smocked Auctions and her bonnet from The Beaufort Bonnet Company.

My son, JR, in his Southern Living for Smocked Auctions shirt.
My son and nephew enjoying the piglets in the petting zoo!
It was set up under an oak tree and was obviously a big hit!
My darling nephew, Tobin, enjoying the set up at the Children’s Table!
My father, sister, and mother were still smiling even though I put them to work on the set up!
There were lots of monograms and bonnets from The Beaufort Bonnet Co. around! 
When the time was right, the Easter Bunny gathered the children up on the steps so that we could be the hunt started after prayer and our annual tradition of asking someone special to our children to read the Easter Story to our guests.

My friend Kimberly Chandler led our guests in a beautiful prayer….
and our son’s teacher read the Easter Story to a captivated audience.
Then it was time to hunt!  The Easter Bunny led the eager children to the front of the house to start the hunt!  

It was a blast and I can’t wait to do it again next year!  
I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Hays on April 2, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    It looks like a beautiful and fun event. I have enjoyed reading about the previous hunts on your blog and hope that one day – if I am blessed with grandkids – they can experience an event like this. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Easter!

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