Easter Refreshment Station for Kids

ARE YOU HOSTING AN EASTER GATHERING? WHY NOT ADD A FUN SURPRISE TO THE KIDS’ TABLE WITH THIS SUPER INVITING REFRESHMENT STATION.

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AS A MOM I TOTALLY GET HOW STRESSFUL IT CAN BE HOSTING A FAMILY PARTY. I ALWAYS LIKE TO HAVE AN ENGAGING ACTIVITY SET UP AT THE KIDS’ TABLE, JUST TO HELP US ALL GET THROUGH THOSE MINUTES-WHICH-SEEM-LIKE-HOURS BEFORE THE FOOD IS SERVED. THIS EASTER I’VE GOT THE PERFECT SOLUTION… AN INVITATION TO MAKE GLOWING EASTER DRINKS!

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • EASTER CUPS, PREFERABLY SEE-THROUGH, MUST HAVE SECURE LID AND STRAW FOR SAFETY (WE GOT THESE ONES FROM THE DOLLAR TREE)

  • THEMED ICE CUBES AND TONGS (THIS BUNNY MOLD IS FROM MICHAEL’S)

  • WATER OR JUICE

  • YOUR FAVORITE PALS (WE INVITED LUMI, PIPPA AND BLAIR TO JOIN OUR PARTY)

  • TIP: USE A TRAY OF SOME SORT TO CONTAIN ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS, WE USED A CHIP & DIP TRAY FROM PARTY CITY

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I LET MY TWO KIDS TEST OUT THIS SET UP IN ADVANCE AND THEY HAD A BLAST! THE PURE DELIGHT AS THEY CHOSE THEIR CUP, FILLED IT UP WITH WATER AND ICE, AND THEN THREW IN THEIR CHOSEN PALS!

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THEY CONTINUED TO EXPERIMENT, ADDING DIFFERENT COLORED PALS AND EVEN MIXING THEM TO SEE WHICH NEW COLORS THEY COULD MAKE IN THEIR DRINKS.

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WHENEVER I PUT OUT A SET UP LIKE THIS I ALWAYS TRY TO INCLUDE A FINE MOTOR TOOL, SUCH AS THE TONGS. SURE NOT ALL THE KIDS WILL USE THEM, BUT FOR THE KIDS WHO CHOOSE TO PUT THE ICE IN THEIR DRINK WITH THE TONGS, THEY ARE GETTING A SNEAKY EXTRA FINE MOTOR SKILL WORKOUT!

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IF YOU ARE ENTERTAINING YOUNGER KIDS, IT MIGHT EVEN WORK BETTER TO HAVE THE MATERIALS SEPARATED INTO SMALLER CONTAINERS AT EACH PLACE ON THE TABLE. THAT WAY YOU AVOID ALL THOSE ELBOWS WHIZZING PAST FULL CUPS OF WATER! I HOPE YOUR KIDS LOVE THEIR GLOWING EASTER DRINKS AS MUCH AS MY TWO DID! THE ONLY PROBLEM IS NOW THEY EXPECT EVERY DRINK TO BE THIS COOL!

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Lucy Baker