Easter Sunday is coming up, which is the culmination of the Holy Week festivity for Christians and the celebration of spring. There’s no better way to celebrate this event than having a traditional Easter egg decorating party.
Having an Easter egg decorating party is a nice way to get everyone together. This is a nice activity to get the kids, adults, family members and friends involved in the event.
Hosting an Easter egg decorating party is easy. All you have to do is follow this simple guide to get the party going.
Below are the steps that will help you prepare your checklist for the occasion:
Get people interested in your event by sending out invitations. You can use old-fashioned cards, personal emails or the social media to spread the word.
Get the Materials Ready
What you need are several eggs and the dyeing kit.
Start by boiling the eggs first. Simply put the eggs in a pot with just enough water to cover two-thirds of the egg and let it boil. Once the water boils, turn off the stove and leave the eggs there for a few minutes.
This cooking method gives the eggs a moist texture with no green ring around the yolks. After that, let the eggs cool under room temperature.
For the dyeing kit, you can buy them from a dollar store or the supermarket. You can also prepare it all by yourself. We recommend natural food coloring so that you will avoid buying stuff with harmful ingredients.
Easy-to-Make Natural Food Coloring
Here are some ways to color your eggs using natural ingredients that you can easily find at home:
Give your eggs a golden glow by soaking it in a mixture made of turmeric and vinegar. The ratio of the turmeric to the vinegar should be 1:2.
To get a purple color for the shell of the eggs, simply soak them in red wine.
3. Pink or Red
A pink or red shade for the eggs can be achieved by boiling beets, and then put the eggs into the concoction.
For a lavender color, prepare one cup of grape juice and mix it with one tablespoon of vinegar. Again, sink in your eggs into the mixture.
Strange as it may seem, but using red cabbage actually gives the eggs a bluish hue. Just boil the red cabbage with a little water. Next, use the natural dye to color the eggs.
Don’t throw away your onion peelings. You can soak them in water overnight. The resulting mix can be used to give the eggs a tinge of orange.
More Ways to Decorate the Easter Eggs
You can make the Easter eggs more appealing by layering it with other colors. Swipe a paintbrush with another dye into the eggs to give them contrasting colors. You can decorate the eggs with stickers as well.
Spice up the Easter egg decorating party too by adding balloons, decor lights and small custom banners in the venue.