Category Archives: Easter Cookies

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

Easter Activities for Kids

After the observance, Easter is a time of family reunions, traditional foods, and creating new memories while reminiscing and reflecting. While the adults are setting the tables and catching up with the past year’s events, the kids impatiently await the first course to arrive so they can finally dig in. This year, keep the younger crowd calm while partaking in some festive fun with Easter activities for kids!

Easter Activities for Kids

Set up a separate crafting and activity station to keep all the kids settled in one place. Prepare the area with smocks if necessary; Cover with festive wrapping paper to not only protect the table but to also dress up the space. Here are some suggestions for simple yet fun Easter activities for kids; be sure to set out all the supplies and ingredients they may need before the event so they can enjoy the day while the adults catch up and play!

Don’t forget to check out our Easy Easter Decorating Ideas for some simple and festive ways to spruce up your space!

Easter Egg Decorating

Prepare a few dozen hardboiled eggs for kids to decorate. For less mess, skip the paints and dyes and instead provide kids with permanent markers in various colors so they can draw designs or even just bedazzle the eggs with their names. Other mess-free suggestions include festive stickers and glitter pens.

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This festive activity box for Easter is filled with festive treats and activities to keep children of all ages occupied. The best part? This activity box comes complete with sweets, crayons, and even an adorable paddle ball, all packaged in a ready-to-color box, essentially doing the prep work for you. At the end of the party, kids can then pack all of their goodies and creations into the activity for a creative party favor container!

Easter Cookie Decorating Station

The only thing better than decorating eggs is decorating buttercream cookie eggs! Set up a cookie decorating station for kids to unleash their sweet tooth dreams. Our Easter Cutout Cookie Decorating Kit comes with unfrosted Cheryl’s famous cutout cookies, butter cream frosting, and festive sprinkles for some seriously sweet fun! Want to keep the cookie fun going year-round? Surprise someone special with our Frosted Cookie Club, and for a limited time get 6 Buttercream Chick Cookies free with subscription!

Here are some aww-inspiring photos of our Easter activities for kids in action:

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An artist-in-training works diligently on her cookie creation.

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The perfect sprinkles placement requires extreme concentration.

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A cookie artist shows off her work…

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…and then devours it!

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The kids then channel their inner artists with an Easter activity box.
Easter Activities for KidsOnce they are finished, it’s time to show off those masterpieces!

Easy Easter Decorating Ideas

BEasy Easter Decorating Ideasetween prepping the home for visiting family, spending hours in the kitchen perfecting the Easter brunch menu, and organizing the yearly Easter Egg hunt, there’s hardly time to decorate for the holiday! With a few simple ideas, you can give your home an Easter makeover that will surely wow guests.

The best (and simplest) way to create a perfectly put-together look for Easter is to choose a color theme or one reoccuring element such as bunnies or chicks and use it throughout the room. Set up one or two conversation starters that will be the focal point of the Easter decorations, and you’re sure to wow! Here are some creative and fun ideas for Easter decorations you’ll want to try.

Edible Decorations

The simplest way to decorate for Easter is to choose foods that double as decorations like the adorable Cheryl’s Cookie Flower Pots. Set up as a centerpiece during the meal so guests know to save room for the main cookie attraction!

Repurpose Easter Eggs

The kids have turned regular eggs into Easter masterpieces, so show them off! Fill several vases with colored (or plain) eggs and place on end tables, counters, and mantelpieces. You can even top with flowers to add a fresh touch to your décor!

Place Cards & Party Favors In One

Set festive cookie cards on plates as a creative place setting that guests can then take home. Our adorable cookie cards are delicious and individually packaged, making it easy to set up a wow-worthy Easter spread. Each one also comes with an additional $5 gift towards their purchase so they can keep the flavor fun going on and on!

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Easter Gifts Cheryl's Cookie Cards

 

 

 

 

 
Alternatively, mini boxes filled with sweets and set as individual place cards will turn even the barest of tables into a festive spread of color and fun. Plus, guests can take their mini baskets home for a delicious party favor! Get the how-to for this simple yet adorable DIY Easter decoration idea here.

New Easter Goodies

Candies as Easter Decorations

For those looking for super simple Easter decorating ideas, you’ll love this one. Grab a bag of colored candies such as jelly beans and fill in bowls or vases for a pop of color throughout the room. Talk about a sweet setup!

Bunny Ears Everywhere

Head to your local party or dollar store and grab a pack of bunny ears. Hang them on chairs, stick them to door knobs, or just simply place them around plates and cups to add an adorable touch to your décor. If the guest list isn’t too out of control, why not buy enough for each guest to wear – the guests have now become your Easter decorations as well!

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How To: Serve Cheryl’s Easter Cookies

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When your Easter cookies arrive at your doorstep, we bet you’ll be excited to serve them at your Easter celebration on Sunday. So, we put together a cute and festive way to use your favorite cookies for the perfect dessert table. 

First, you will need a box (or two) of our adorable Frosted Easter Cutouts. Next, you’ll need to take a trip to your local grocery store or drugstore and make your way to the holiday aisle where you’ll find a variety of Easter celebration goodies and decorations.

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We used:

  • Mini springtime Easter egg boxes
  • Easter egg tray
  • PEEPS®
  • Easter grass
  • A basket
  • Plastic Easter eggs

Take the mini boxes and fill them with the Easter grass, then place a cookie and a PEEPS® on top. If you have any cookies left over, you can place them in the middle of your Easter egg tray and fill the rest with the plastic eggs (or real ones). Put all of the mini boxes in the basket and when your guests are ready for dessert, you can start to hand out your favorite Cheryl’s cookies

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Spring giveaway!

NEW Easter Cookie Sampler

NEW Easter Cookie Sampler

 

Spring is finally here!  Flowers, green grass, sandals and warmer temps! And of course with Spring comes awesome Easter gifts from Cheryl’s.   Cheryl’s has a $9.99 6-count sampler with buttercream frosted spring favorites… flowers, chicks and eggs!

Would you like one?  I want to send you one! 

In 1-2 paragraphs tell us what family traditions you have to celebrate Spring or Easter! 

We’ll choose FIVE winners!

And the winners are….

Winner #1: Post #4 Written By andrea mcmahon on April 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Winner #2: Post #10 Written By megan on April 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Winner #3: Post #15 Written By The Rod Family on April 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Winner #4: Post #24 Written By Amanda S. on April 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Winner #5: Post #6 Written By kathy chambers on April 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Ready for Spring?

 
 

Spring Cookies!

Spring Cookies!

 This week’s blog post is from one of our Marketing experts, Gina.

A couple of weeks ago, a groundhog in Pennsylvania didn’t see his shadow, which according to legend, signifies that winter weather is drawing to a close.  And what welcome news after one of the craziest winters in recent history.  I don’t know about you, but I am ready for SPRING!  Cheryl’s is rolling out the Flowers, Easter eggs, and our NEW baby chick cookies because what better way to shake out of the winter doldrums than with cookies!  And buttercream frosting of course!

As much as I’ll miss the cold and the ice (haha), I’m so excited to see the trees sprout buds, the earliest flowers start to bloom, and the birds start to make their nests.  As the official season of rebirth and renewal, spring always feels like a brand new page, open to every possibility.  Even spring cleaning doesn’t sound so bad as a trade-off from being cooped up all winter!

I’m so excited about the coming of spring that I was wondering what your favorite part of spring is.  What are some traditions you and your family have for this time of year?  Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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