No fuss easter egg decorating ideas

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Easter eggs done!!

 

Ok, so it’s Wednesday and Easter is Sunday, and you still haven’t decorated any easter eggs?! Don’t worry, I’m with you sista! I have the perfect solution for you.

I love Easter but I hate decorating Easter eggs. Seriously, the smell of the vinegar and the imaginary scenes that play out in my head (Katie knocking the dye all over the table or my white chairs having colored hand prints on them) don’t make me just wanna bust out the eggs if you know what I mean! So then, we are off to Plan B. Easter egg decorating with no vinegar or dye..sounds like a great plan b to me already!
Do you have a hard time peeling your hard-boiled eggs? Does the shell stick to the egg? Well, do I have a trick for you! When you boil the water, add a teaspoon of baking soda. It’s like magic! When the eggs are done, all you have to do is crack the bottom and peel a little piece off and then crack the top and peel a small piece from the top..and then BLOW! lol, yes, you read right.. blow through one of the holes you just made and that little egg will come right out. Seriously..you don’t believe me? Watch this awesome YouTube video here. It works. Carson who had no idea what I was doing laughed so hard when the egg popped out that he nearly peed his pants! It was SO funny! The things you can find on YouTube are amazing!

After the eggs were boiled I grabbed some of the kids broken crayons and went to town coloring them while they were still hot. The crayons just melted onto the egg and it turned out so pretty especially when you mix different colors !! It’s was like I was Monet or something.

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Melted crayons!

Just kidding…those pesky imaginary scenes get the best of me! Next, we had leftover tattoos from Carson’s birthday party so yep you guessed it..we tattooed some eggs.So easy peasy and the tattoo choices are endless. (it works really well when the eggs are still hot).

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We love Pokémon!

And lastly we made egg ninjas from a kit Carson got last year. So that’s it, that’s our Easter egg decorating for this year. Some may say I’m a total slacker, but hey..the kids had fun, I had fun and we have Easter eggs to hide! Gotta work smarter not harder, especially if you are a mom! Now, get to it. How are you going to decorate YOUR eggs?

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Isn’t this the cutest decorated egg ever!!

It’s birthday time! Kendra Scott Jewelry and Pokemon..EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

My husband’s birthday is late March and my son’s birthday is in the first week of April, so needless to say – besides showers, April brings lots of stressful party planning! On a side note, not many people know that you can get 50% off one item at Kendra Scott during the month of your birthday. Yep, Chad really wanted something from Kendra Scott!! Well- it is true, happy wife equals happy life! He got the cutest pair of earrings for me, just in time for Spring!

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Love Kendra Scott!

I love planning parties, especially birthday parties. Growing up, my family always made a big deal about birthdays and I guess I got that family gene too! My son is turning 7 in April. I had already started planning what I wanted to do for his birthday, my vision had a video game truck, sno-cones, a face painter and lots of cool goody bags. All I had left to do was to come up with a party theme. It was then that Carson put my visions to a halt by saying that he just wanted one person to come over for his birthday. Say Wha….??!! I tried to convince him to invite everyone In his class but he wasn’t having it. I even used the line that he could get more presents if he invited more people. Again.. I got shut down. Do you know what he told me? He said he already had too many toys and didn’t need anymore. OKAY- whatever. If he wanted one friend, then one friend it was; but I actually was able to convince him to at least invite his cousins! So that took the party to six people! I could work with that! He wanted a pokemon party. So the Pinterest search began. What did I find??

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Happy 7th birthday!

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Pokémon ball made out of chocolate!

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Buy candy melts ( Red, white and black)

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Use a silicon cake pop mold

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Melt according to package and brush on molds. I did two layers

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After cooled in refrigerator for a few minutes carefully pop them out of the silicon mold and fill with candy

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connect the top and bottom halves with more of the white candy melts and then give it a minute to set. Then take your finger and smooth it out.

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Color a line with the black candy melts

You can find the video online if you need more details here.

After I finished with the balls, I was pretty excited that you could actually make out that it was supposed to be a pokemon ball!! Next I found a template online where you could make your own pokemon cards.Totally awesome. Carson was blown away by it. I made one for each of the kids.

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Pokémon cards..featuring carson!

You can find the template here. And then of course there’s the Pikachu peeps..which is just peeps turned over and Pikachu drawn with edible markers.

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I made water bottle labels with the template here. Then you throw in a few boxes of popcorn, chocolate covered oreos and a pokemon pizza and you are ready for a party!

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pokemon oreos

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Thank you Dominos

Remind me what was I thinking? A sleepover with 6 kids? And taking them to Dave and Busters on a Saturday night?

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I should be admitted to the crazy house or something! Reminder to self- no piñata next year if we are doing another sleepover.

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Yep, that’s Pikachu mooning us!

The kids were on a sugar high for hours!! It sounded like a war zone upstairs with all the running and jumping around and all the nerf bullets flying around.
Carson had a blast!! And his friends did too!! Thank goodness it’s over with…maybe I can sneak in some downtime before the next party starts again!!

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