March 22, 2016 • DJ AT HOME, PARTIES

An Irresistibly Egg-Cellent Easter Extravaganza

“To me, Easter is hand-painted Easter eggs and brunch after church,” says the venerable stylist and homemaker extraordinaire Katie Jacobs. “It’s children filling baskets with pastel-colored, candy-stuffed eggs. It’s a time for family to come together to celebrate the fresh beginning that spring always brings.”

Katie, who resides in Nashville, styled and co-hosted a whiskey tasking party with us just a few weeks ago. This time around, she set her sights on something totally wholesome: an Easter egg hunt for a few girlfriends and their children. See how she did it—and get ready to be inspired.


“This party was all about the kids,” says Katie. It began indoors (at local event space Homestead Manor) with sweet treats—the perfect fuel to get the little ones ready for the egg hunt that followed. “We decorated tiny children’s tables, so the children felt right at home,” says Katie.



“We set each place with a mini Easter basket and hand-calligraphed eggs with each person’s name,” explains Katie. “The children loved seeing their names that way!”



“We embraced the abundance of spring by decorating with bright and pastel Easter egg colors,” says Katie. Mismatched chairs tied with ribbons gave the space a whimsical vibe.



Katie used vintage bunnies and natural elements like flowers and stones to bring the outdoors in.



A basked stuffed to the hilt was every child’s Easter dream come true.



Even the littlest guests enjoyed the festivities—and the Easter Bunny cupcakes!



“An Easter-themed photo booth meant we could capture guests in their Sunday best,” recalls Katie. “To create it, we used a colorful tablecloth as a backdrop and decorated the edges with lemon leaf garland and ribbon.” Guests included, clockwise from left: Sarah Darling, whose Darling Patisserie made the macarons for the party and Katie Jacobs; Cece and Charlotte; Maggie Tucker, founder of children’s clothing shop Magpies, which provided clothing worn by the little ones; Harper and Brantly. Learn more about how the grown-ups styled their Draper James by clicking here.



“We made flower halos out of ivy and daisies for all of the little girls,” recalls Katie.



After the initial sugar rush, everyone moved outside for the egg hunt.



In addition to the candy-filled eggs in the lawn, guests were treated to a French flower cart filled with even more dessert.



Sweet Darling Patisserie’s macarons come in the perfect Easter palette and were enjoyed by adults and little ones alike.



“There’s nothing better than watching the children run wild collecting eggs throughout the yard,” says Katie.

Special thanks to: Amy Cherry for photography; Homestead Manor for the location; Magpies for children’s clothing, Easter baskets and other accessories; Garden Delights for flowers; Sweet Darling Patisserie for macarons; and Abigail T. Calligraphy for the calligraphy place card eggs.

Click here to learn how party guests styled Draper James for Easter. 

Click here for Katie’s recipe for Hummingbird cake, a delicious dessert that thrilled the guests.