Fun Twists on Easter Traditions

Easter decorating, Easter brunches, egg hunts.. some of the best moments and memories of Easter are ones spent celebrating traditions with family and friends. Here are a few family-friendly Easter traditions with fun twists on each!

Egg Decorating

A fun activity for the entire family, decorating eggs in time for Easter has become a tradition celebrated by those who don’t even celebrate Easter! You can decorate with so much more than paint; check out these 20 Easter egg decorating ideas for some serious inspiration.

Looking for a unique alternative to traditional Easter egg decorating? Why not swap out the hard boiled eggs for cookies and the paint for frosting with help from our Easter egg Decorating Cookie Kit?! After the decorating is done, the artists can then snack on their creations!

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Easter Baskets for the Kids

For children, one of the most exciting parts of Easter is unwrapping and tearing apart a basket full of festive goodies. From creative activity boxes to treats shaped like eggs and bunnies, you never know what you’ll find! Make this an interactive game by slipping a different word into each recipient’s basket. Then, have the entire group combine their words and see if they can put them together to create a festive phrase!

Tip: When packing your Easter baskets, avoid large containers of treats and opt for individually wrapped bites, such as our Easter cookies.

Egg Hunts

Whether you attend a neighborhood egg hunt or organize your own, this is one of the best ways to get a large group of children (and children at heart) involved in celebrating the season.

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Put a fun twist on this by having the kids decorate their egg hunt bags or baskets beforehand!

Easter Bunny Fun

Celebrate the holiday’s favorite icon with treats inspired by the famous Easter bunny! We love the idea of using the bunny’s likeness to add a festive touch to the celebration like Celebrations.com did with these DIY Bunny Milk Bottles.

What sorts of Easter traditions does your family partake in? Share them with us below in the comments!

How to Make Suprise Easter Egg Treats

You can decorate your Easter eggs or hide them. And now, you can even eat them! If you’re looking to really wow at your Easter festivities, set up a festive dessert spread to satisfy every bunny!

We love the idea of Easter egg treats filled with an extra sweet surprise. You can fill these with your favorite candies or even dried fruit like raisins! Head on over to Celebrations.com for the full recipe for these beauties.

More Creative Easter Treats:

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Egg Carton Easter Cookies

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Buttercream Frosted Baby Chick Cookies

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Easter Cutout Cookie Decorating Kit

Spiked Pot of Gold Shooters

W’e’re always looking for the perfect pairing for our St. Patrick’s Day cookies. While milk is always a classic sometimes we need something a bit more grown-up for the adults to enjoy.

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That’s where these Pot of Gold shooters from Celebrations.com come in. Not only are they are fun AND simple to make, but they also house a delicious St. Patrick’s Day-ready cocktail so the adults can feel festive while they are sipping on their liquid luck!

The Perfect Pairing For Your St. Patrick’s Day Cookies: DIY Leprechaun Milk Bottles

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner so it’s time to pull out the Shamrock Cookies! We came across these adorable DIY Leprechaun Milk Bottles from Celebrations.com that are just the perfect pairing for any St. Patrick’s Day cookie or dessert spread.

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If you’re feeling extra festive, you can even add a few drops of green food coloring to make this an extra fun drink for the kids. For adults, you can even serve some Irish Coffee in these adorable milk jars.

Have Your Coffee and Eat it Too: 5 Sweet Ways to Satisfy Your Coffee Craving

During the cold, dreary days of winter, it can sometimes be difficult to roll out of bed without being enticed by a fragrant cup of freshly brewed coffee. If you’re one to indulge in a caffeine kick now and then, why not mix things up a bit with one of these deliciously sweet ideas so you can have your coffee and eat it, too!

Mocha Latte Cookies

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Who says you We are so excited to introduce on of the newest members to the Cheryl’s family – our Mocha Latte Cookies! Rich, decadent, and bursting with flavor, these are a must try if you’re looking for a sweet treat that’ll really get your energy flowing.

Coffee Liquor Shooters

Alternatively, you can pour your favorite coffee liquor and pair it with chocolate covered cherries to make your own Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Shooters like Celebrations.com did here!

Coffee Cocktails

Don’t feel like taking a strong coffee liquor shooter? We love the idea of mixing up a coffee cocktail instead to get the same caffeine and alcohol buzz – perfect for a Friday night!

Coffee Pudding Pops

Chill out with a deliciously frozen coffee pudding pop with this recipe from Celebrations.com! Not only do these look delicious, but they are on a stick for an easy-to-eat way to get your caffeine fix.

Coffee Art

Last but not least, if you don’t actually want to consume coffee, you can always get inspired with these amazing art creations made out of coffee!

What’s your favorite coffee drink recipe or way to consume your cuppa? Share with us below!

Score a Touchdown With These Game Day Watch Party Tips

With Superbowl XLIX right around the corner, it’s time to start planning those Super Bowl watch parties and football fiestas! While there’s no one way to do a Super Bowl party, there are a few simple ways to add an extra something that’ll really take your event to the next level.

Turn your table into a football field. No matter what you serve, your spread will instantly add a kick to the atmosphere when you turn your tabletop into a field of food! All you need is green fabric or felt (large enough to cover the tabletop), white tape and white vinyl numbers. Arrange as appropriate and you have instant football genius.

Serve treats in coolers. Serving your foods and treats in plates and bowls is fine, but if you really want to score a touchdown with your party, arrange appropriate foods in coolers around the room! Use styrofoam blocks to to make sure the food lays nicely at the top of the cooler.

Serve football-shaped foods. All you need is a football cookie cutter to turn your favorite game days foods into festive treats! Turn sandwiches into football sliders. Cut raw dough into football shapes and bake into mini pizzas – the possibilities are endless! Check out more football shaped food inspiration over at Celebrations.com.

Use festive food labels. Pair these with creative names like “touchdown tacos” or “game day guacamole” for some added food fun.

Create layers in your food spread. Use cake stands and decorated boxes to create layers in your spread. This will not only add to your aesthetic, but make it easier for guests to dig in to the delicious snacks you’ve prepared.

Send guests home with a kickin’ party favor. Whatever the results of the game may be, end the party on a sweet note by sending them home with a party favor they’ll love! Cheryl’s football cookies are irresistible, festive, and come individually packaged for a seamless treat for them to grab on their way out.

Represent the host city. Give a nod to the city of honor hosting the big game for a fun twist! This year is in Glendale, Arizona – how about some cactus-inspired decor?!

If you’re tailgating, you’ll want to do some extra preparations. Check out our list of tailgating tips here!

Creative Ways to Display Holiday Dessert

On their own, Cheryl’s desserts are a sweet treat and a work of art. Add an element of creative presentation? And you now have a dessert spread that guests will ooh and ahh over before they even take their first bite.

Here are some of our favorite DIY presentation ideas for holiday desserts from Celebrations.com. If you recreate any of these beauties, share your photos with us in the comments or on your favorite social media site using the hashtag #MerryandBright (we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, AND Google+).

A Grandeur Display With Goblets and More

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You already have fancy drinkware and serving trays on hand, so why not turn them into creative displays for your next holiday soiree? Serve cookies in goblets, domed cake plates, or pierced through straws and tossed in a glass of milk. You’ll love the rest of these creative Christmas cookie display ideas from Celebrations.com.

Creative DIY Decorated Cookie Plates

Whether leaving cookies for Santa or looking for a new way to present your favorite treats, using just colored permanent markers and a ceramic plate, you can create your own decorated cookie plates with a personalized message, your family name, or your favorite mantra.

A DIY Tiered Tray Using Items From Around the Home

Do you have a serving tray, several bowls, and a champagne coupes around the home? That’s all you need to create your own DIY tiered serving tray! The layers of this sweet idea are filled with different treats all from a Cheryl’s dessert tower.

Have a Frame and Wrapping Paper? You Can Make This DIY Serving Tray


Upcycled ideas are not only ideal for last-minute entertaining, but this DIY serving tray proves that something like an old frame can make for a stunning conversation piece (and guests will love how creative you are!).

The Perfect Dessert Pairing: Snow Cold Snowman Sips


A decadent dessert calls for a refreshing sip to wash it down with. Keep the spread on a festive note by serving drink in milk bottles dressed for the season! Get the how-to for these Snowman Sips here.

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