Recently, I held a simple egg dying gathering for neighborhood children and their parents. Nothing fancy.. just a few covered tables, eggs, stickers and dye. A great way to get to know your neighbors better and spend a fun afternoon together with your children.
Friends thought I was nuts, but really, it wasn't that messy at all. We had baby wipes on hand and disposable tablecloths.
Started with several eggs...here are some of them... not all...
It ended up being REALLY windy and a bit chilly so we moved it into the garage. We had originally hoped to host it outside in the yard. This is my husband.. I'll call him Martin Stewart. LOL He's always so good at setting everything up.
As you can see, tables were covered in disposable plastic tablecloths from the Dollar Tree. I tied them on since it was originally so windy.
Last year, I had amassed a HUGE bin of Easter egg dying supplies from Target. I think they were on 90% clearance or something. So I had TONS of stuff. We pulled LOTS of it out. I had egg decorating kits in everything from Hello Kitty to Transformers to SpongeBob. Plus a few of these to hold the eggs.
I had this nest that actually came from a birdcage bought at a yard sale last year. It was my husband's idea to use it to hold eggs. He's great, isn't he?
This wire Easter bunny came from Goodwill. Great find! I believe it was $1.
A great time was had by all! This is a really inexpensive get together to host. Less than $20!
Right now, Goodwill has lots of Easter egg dying kits, baskets and the like for next to nothing. Grab some disposable tablecloths and some eggs and you're good to go! While I provided all the eggs, you can even have each family bring a dozen or so, if you'd like. One parent brought snacks for the children!
At the end, I dumped out the unused dye, rolled up the trash up in the tablecloths and with the kits being so inexpensive on clearance and at Goodwill, threw it all away!
There's still time to dye your eggs on Saturday for Sunday's big day!