If you’re researching Easter Bunny crafts for a children’s party, please keep on looking. These crafts were specifically designed with an adults-only party or brunch in mind. As a craft-loving woman without kids, I appreciate ideas and theme suggestions that are appropriate for a rowdy bunch of grown-ups getting together sans children. Here’s my three favorite Easter Bunny projects, plus tips on how to succeed as these simple (if occasionally time consuming) crafts.
Macabre Easter Bunny Cake, anyone?
Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook are full of Easter Bunny cake ideas right now, and most of them are fluffy, delicious treats with cute noses and darling ears. I wanted to put a spin on these timeless, traditional treats, by making a surprise inside of for my adult guests: A blood-red interior, visible once you slice into said bunny. I like practical jokes and a “Rated-R” sense of humor – and I also like red velvet cake.
I took inspiration from this adorable Coconut Easter Bunny Cake at Jenny Steffens Hobick’s blog, and replaced the white cake with a red velvet mix. I basically kept all of the other steps the same; it’s pretty easy, especially if you add the frosting in two layers in order to conceal tiny flecks of red cake popping up.
What you’ll need:
1 Boxed Cake Mix (or the ingredients to make it from scratch)
1 Container Vanilla Frosting
1 Bag of Shredded Coconut
A few candies for eyes
Friends with a wicked sense of humor
Check Jenny’s blog for a detailed step-by-step in assembling the Easter Bunny cake.
“Carrot” Crescent Wraps
I’ve seen images with these carrot-like wraps floating around for a few years, but I finally took the time to try making this Easter Bunny craft. I recommend adding these delicious treats to a platter with a little sign that says “Easter Bunny Bait,” or something along those lines. I took the advice on Beth Jackson Klosterboer blog, and altered the recipe to suit my tastes and aesthetic preferences.
What you’ll need:
1 Tube of Crescent Rolls
Filler – I used chicken and rice, but tuna, egg salad, or chicken salad works well
A handful of Parsley, Lettuce, or some other green for the “leaves” of the carrot
Food Coloring – I used a fantastic spray style in orange to avoid liquid or gel messes
Aluminum Foil or a Cone-Shaped Mold like this one
I took a glass wine bottle, and wrapped aluminum foil around the top to make my cone-shaped mold. I then slowly filled it with additional foil until it was a solid mass. Rolling out the crescent rolls, I pinched the separate pieces together, and then cut it length-wise into strips. I recommend spraying your mold or foil with some sort of oil-based spray prior to wrapping the links around it, unless you want to cut your carrot open along the bottom (though doing so makes stuffing it easier!). Finish by spraying or painting your filled crescent rolls orange.
The Easter Bunny’s cocktail hour begins now!
If you want a quick, easy Easter Bunny-themed drink for your adults-only brunch, I recommend grabbing a package of colored Peeps bunnies and your favorite cocktail mix. I opted for a virgin choice –raspberry limeade – but Margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, or any other adult beverage in your refrigerator will work perfectly.
What you’ll need:
An “adult” beverage of your choice
Pretty Stemware Glasses
Scissors or a Knife
I simply cut a small slit in the bottom of my Peep, and stuck him on the rim of my glass. The bright colors contrast nicely with liquid of a different hue, and I think colored sugar for a Margarita would be even better.
If you’d like a closer look at my finished products, please take a moment to look at the photos attached to this article.