Easter Egg Decorating Ideas! And Egg Recipes!

Hippity Hoppity Easters on its Way!!!!

Anyone else as excited as I am? Having a child makes every holiday that more special to me! And since it’s Molly’s first Easter, I want to start family traditions that we will continue through her entire childhood. And if she’s into it, hopefully her teen years and adulthood too 😉 So I thought I would share some of the traditions we are starting with Molly.

Also, I’m sharing A LOT in this post, but make sure to stick around to the end of the post because I’m sharing a SUPER FUN giveaway that I am doing with American Egg Board! So You guys can win so really awesome stuff! I’m so excited to share the contest with you guys!

Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

Decoration Eggs

But first, let’s talk traditions! The tradition I am most looking forward to is decorating eggs! It’s one of my favorite Easter memories growing up. And I’m not talking about the old dip your egg in food color type of thing – though that’s fun too! I’m trying some instagram worthy egg decorating ideas! Polka dots, temporary tattoos, glitter and decorating brown eggs! That’s right – egg decorating isn’t just for white eggs. I actually think decorating brown eggs is very chic! Anywho, I’m no Pinterest mom.  Ha! Meaning, these techniques are EASY and anyone can do them and make beautiful eggs this Easter! First things first – head to the grocery store and grab a few dozen eggs. I got 4 dozen for the 3 of us. Ha! Can you tell I was super excited to decorate? I see a lot of egg salad sandwiches in our future. And deviled eggs! But I’ll get to that in a minute.

Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Let me show you guys what I did!

First, hard-boil all your eggs. I did a dozen at a time in a big pot. You should only lay enough eggs down to form one layer at the bottom of the pot. If you try to do more than that, they will break easily. Cover the eggs with 1 to 2 inches of water and bring the water to a boil. As soon as the water starts boiling you can remove the pot from the heat source but leave it covered for 10 to 12 minutes. Rinse eggs in cold water.

Now it’s time to decorate!

Polka Dot Eggs

This is ridiculously easy. All you need is some paint and a pencil. And incredible edible eggs of course! Just dip the eraser side of the pencil in the color paint you want, and apply the end to the surface of your egg. It’s that simple!

Photos by Ashley Burns Photography

Temporary Tattoos

When I first heard about this Easter egg decorating trend, I immediately thought of all the silly kid tattoos that I could use with Molly when she gets a little older. However, this year I decided to use my kind of tattoos! Metallic flash tattoos! So I bought some of my favorite metallic flash tattoo designs online, cut out the shapes I wanted, and simply applied them to my eggs using a damp paper towel to transfer the tattoo over. The same exact way you would do if you were putting it on your skin! Different tattoos might have different instructions. But just follow the instructions for putting it on your skin to put it on your eggs. These eggs might be my favorite! I’m not super artistic, so I let the tattoos do the art for me!

Photos by Ashley Burns Photography
Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

Glitter Eggs

For this technique you’ll need glitter, modge podge glue, and ziplock bags. I had a little bit of trial and error when I was trying to do the glitter eggs. Let me explain. The first thing you do is cover your egg in the glue. You can use a paintbrush or foam brush to do this, but I just rolled it in the glue on a paper plate and used my fingers to rub it all over the egg. We’re not fancy in our household! At first, I used another paper plate for the glitter and tried rolling the egg in the glitter. However, this didn’t really work for me. The egg had bare spots and the glitter was getting clumpy on the egg. So then I tried Plan B, and put the glitter in a Ziploc bag. After covering the egg with glue, I just dropped the egg in the bag of glitter, sealed it up, and gently shook the bag with the egg inside. I found that this technique gave me evenly covered eggs! Give it a try and let me know what you think! I got rainbow glitter because I thought it would be the most fun for Molly to look at. But just using gold and black glitter or black and silver could be really pretty if you’re looking for more chic work. But you’ve got to go with the rainbow glitter if you have kiddos!

Photos by Ashley Burns Photography
Photo by Ashley Burns Photography
Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

Brown eggs

Decorating brown eggs was my absolute favorite! I never in a million years thought I would feel that way. Growing up, we always decorated white eggs. That’s just what we did. But now that I found out how gorgeous decorating brown eggs is, I’m forever a fan!  All I used to decorate the brown eggs was a white paint marker. I just googled one online and bought it. And then, well, I just drew stuff! I looked online for some inspiration for different patterns. But for some I just had fun with it and doodled. And of course I wrote Molly’s name on one. And I just think they look so modern! You guys have to give this technique a try! It’s my fave!

Photos by Ashley Burns Photography
Photo by Ashley Burns Photography
Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

After we were done decorating, I realized we had a ton of eggs and I didn’t want to waste them! Obviously, I wanted to enjoy our work for a few days so I decided to use a few of the hard-boiled eggs in some fun recipes!

Let’s Cook!

There are two things that I absolutely love to make with hard-boiled eggs. Well, that’s when I’m not eating them plain. Because they’re just so good. First, is an egg salad sandwich. It’s my absolute favorite kind of sandwich! I don’t know if I’ve ever told you guys this but there’s a small deli in my hometown called Papa Charlie’s that names sandwiches after people on TV and in movies. So when I was on the Bachelorette they asked me what my favorite sandwich was so they could name it after me! Well, if you go to Papa Charlie’s in Williamstown, Massachusetts and walk in to order the “Ali the Bachelorette” sandwich, you will get a delicious egg salad sandwich with lettuce and cucumber on whole wheat bread with the crust cut off! Ha! I’m not even kidding. It’s always been my favorite.

Pickled and Deviled Eggs

For our Easter themed lunch this year I want to do something a little bit different than just a sandwich. I want to make it special so I decided to make pickled and deviled eggs! (I’m practicing today and I’ll make all this again on Easter Day!) I mean, just look at the picture below so you can see how gorgeous they look! They’re so easy to make but I think they look so pretty so it makes it feel like a special occasion when you make them. So I’m sharing the recipe I found on the Incredible Edible Egg website with you guys today!!! Here is what you need:

EGGS AND FILLING

12 hard-boiled eggs

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill OR chives (I got both cause I love both and wanted to use them both for toppings. But I put dill in egg mixture. More on that below.)

MARINADE

1 jar (16oz) beets (I used a can)

1 cup water

1 cup distilled white vinegar

OPTIONAL TOPPERS:

Crab meat & fresh dill, small cooked shrimp & chives, smoked salmon, capers & chives, diced red bell peppers & Italian parsley, steamed asparagus tips

  1. Cut the eggs lengthwise in half. Take out the yolks and put them in a medium bowl. Keep 20 white halves and finely chop the remaining 4 egg white halves.
  2. In the bowl with the egg yolks, add chopped egg whites, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mash it all up together. Mix in the dill (or chives!) and refrigerate it, covered.
  3. Drain the beets, but reserve the juice (about 2/3 cup). Set beets aside for another use (We gave some to Molly as a snack). Combine the beet juice, water and vinegar in a shallow container big enough to fit half of your egg white halves. Arrange the egg whites cut side down and pour the marinate over the eggs. Put in the fridge for at least several hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  4. The next day remove the pickled egg whites from marinade (I had another batch in the fridge so I could finish my eggs all in one day – which is why I’m in same outfit the “next day” – but I made the marinade again so I could show you guys photos.) Pat the eggs dry with paper towel and spoon in 1 heaping Tbsp. yolk mixture into each pickled egg white half. Garnish with toppers, as desired.
Photos by Ashley Burns Photography

And how gorgeous are they!!!  Plus they’re soooo tasty! I am definitely making these for my next party to impress all my guests!

Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

Now onto my next recipe!

Crepes!

Also, we happen to have a dozen eggs left over that we didn’t end up boiling and I wanted to use those because I don’t want them to go to waste! So I made another one of my favorites. Crepes! If you guys followed me on Instagram back when I was pregnant with Molly, you know that when I was pregnant I ate a crepe almost every single day. And I still eat them all the time, but maybe not every single day. Ha!

Anyway, while I have all these eggs left over I thought I should share the recipe with you guys. It’s a super yummy crepe filled with eggs, pesto, spinach, avocado, and tomato! Most crepes has cheese, but I don’t even bother adding it because all these ingredients packed so much flavor. Plus, one large egg is packed full of lean high-quality1 protein (6 grams of protein and only 70 calories2) so you don’t need the protein (or added fat) in the cheese. I’m all about that lean mean protein packed egg machine! Ha! I’m a dork, I know this.

Anyway, here is what you need:

CREPE MIX

1 cup all purpose flour

2 Eggs

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup milk

2 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine

1/4 tsp. salt

FILLING

2 or 3 eggs (depending how hungry you are)

1/8 cup of milk

1 cup spinach

1 tomato (You’ll use a few slices)

1 avocado (You’ll use a few slices)

1 Tbsp. pesto

  1. Make the crepe batter! Blend the flour, 2 eggs, butter, salt, water, and milk in a blender until smooth. And voila! You’re crepe mix is done!
  2. I actually bought a crepe pan and crepe tools a while back because I make them so often. But you really don’t need these things to make one. All you need is a nonstick pan and a spoon to smooth out the crepe filling on top of the pan. Or you could just pick up the pan and swirl it around to evenly spread out the filling. Cook each side on a medium to low heat. For about two minutes per side. When my crepe is done, I leave it in the pan but put it off to the side so it’s not on the burner. Then I make the eggs!
  3. I’ll put two or three eggs depending on how hungry I am and whisk them up with some milk. You could also use half and half if you’re looking for a richer taste!
  4. After scrambling the eggs, I move the crepe in the pan back onto a burner on very low heat then I layer my pesto, spinach, tomato, avocado, and eggs. By doing this over the low heat, the spinach slightly wilts and all of the ingredients heat up. But really it’s only on the low heat for maybe a couple minutes while you assemble the crepe.
  5. Fold in half and you’re done!
Photos by Ashley Burns Photography

I swear to you guys this is really so easy to do and super tasty! Plus it’s really healthy for you! Meals like this have definitely helped me shed the baby weight since having Molly!

Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

GIVEAWAY!

Now for some really fun news. I partnered with the American Egg Board to bring you today’s blog post and guess what, we are doing a giveaway!!! That’s right, if you guys try any of these egg decorating techniques or any fun decorated eggs that you came up with you can win! Share them on Instagram using #EggArt and #Sweepstakes. By doing this, you could win an Easter prize pack from the American Egg Board! And this is no shabby prize pack. You get a KitchenAid mixer and an Egg Cookbook and some really fun egg goodies from the American Egg Board  How awesome is that? So make sure to share your photos of your decorated eggs with us on Instagram for your chance to win! Check out this link for more details: http://www.incredibleegg.org/blog/easter-eggart-contest/

I hope today’s blog post got you as excited about Easter as it’s gotten me! Decorating all these eggs and making these recipes was so much fun and I absolutely can’t wait to recreate these recipes on Easter! If you have any comments or suggestions for other egg decorating techniques I should try, let me know in the comments below!

Photo by Ashley Burns Photography
Photo by Ashley Burns Photography

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board.

1Campbell B et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: protein and exercise. J Int Soc Sport Nutr. 2007;4:8
2US Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Basic Report: 01123

 

 

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39 Thoughts

39 thoughts on “Easter Egg Decorating Ideas! And Egg Recipes!

  1. Hey Ali! What are you planning to fill Molly’s Easter basket with?? My daughter just turned 1 so looking for ideas! So far have Eastery books, a spring jacket, and some clothes.

  2. These eggs are so cute and unique Ali. Thanks for sharing your egg decorating ideas and your recipes. All sound great! The eggs are super fun and beautiful! Xo xo ???

    1. Thank you! I am SO proud of how they came out! I am soooo not good with DIY stuff but these were so easy to do! How you give it a try and post to insta to enter the giveaway! There will be 3 winners!

    1. The batter recipe makes up to 5 or 6 crepes. But the ingredients for the filling is only for one. I should have made that clear. Thanks for asking!

  3. Hey Ali, The egg decorating tips & recipes look like fun! I especially love the brown eggs The photo of you & Kevin with Molly is adorable. Her expression is priceless.
    Today is my son, Caleb’s 20th Birthday! We are going out later to celebrate.

  4. Ali – I have to say that my kids are grown, 28 and 20, and I use to LOVE to color Easter eggs with them, but since they obviously have no interest to do this, I had lost interest as well. But, I can tell you, that after seeing your eggs and all your creative ideas, I cannot wait to color eggs this year. Thanks so much for sharing all this with us. I have to ask, where in the world to you find the time to do all this…first, to research all the information, then to give it a test run yourself, then to type it all out to share with us, and so on and so on, and to carry on life’s responsibilities that we all have?? You are super incredible. And, I must say, even though I loved all your pics, the one that stood out most was the one with Owen in the background while you are cooking. LOVE LOVE LOVE it, although the bunny ears are absolutely adorable too 😉

    1. Ha! I don’t know how I find time either 😉 Luckily these eggs look hard but they are sooo easy! So it wasn’t too hard to find time! Thank you for reading my blog! And I am SO glad I inspired to to decorate eggs! Make sure to post them to insta and use #EggArt and #Sweepstakes to enter our giveaway!!! xoxo

  5. I find you being so hypocritical when you criticize the women on last season’s bachelor (Nick) saying that the women over-exposed themselves in front of Nick….yet YOU post a pic of of you (holding your child) with practically no clothes on!!!! Shame on you!!

    1. One of the worst things about the social media age is people like you. I’ve followed Ali for at least a year now and I’ve never seen anything inappropriate. In fact, her blog and IG are uplifting, positive, great ideas, beautiful pictures and always real. Shame on you for coming here to post negative, spiteful stuff. (If you are referring to her magazine picture of being in a bikini and holding Molly, you aren’t comparing apples to apples…more like apples to “corn”!!)

      1. Thank you for defending me Wendy. I agree. taking your top off for a man and wearing a bikini are PRETTY different. 😉

        And yes, this blog is about being POSITIVE! Thank you for following along!!! xoxo!

  6. And even worse than that is people like you (wendy) who agree to these kind of disgusting photos. No decency. I follow other bloggers but nothing compared to this. So sad she needs others to defend her. That pic was still inappropriate to post. I feel sorry for her child.

    1. My last comment to you, Leila. Seriously, you can’t really be upset about a bikini picture of a mom holding her baby? There was nothing sexual, obscene, rude, morally wrong with those pictures. The pictures were gorgeous of Ali and baby Molly. If that offends you, I would suggest living in a bubble, and you certainly better not be going to a beach this summer. Ali does not need me to defend her. I’m voicing my opinion that your type of negativity is what ruins social media. I think perhaps you really aren’t that upset about a few bikini pictures–it’s more about how you feel about yourself and whatever is going on in your own life or you just want to cause drama. Either way, I hope your life turns around and you feel more positive in the future.

  7. You’re the reason society is what it is now…what really needs to happen here is for people like you to set the example for our generation (and future generations) so that our world can be a better place. FYI ..I live a very busy and happy life, blessed with a beautiful family and wonderful friends. Hope better days ahead for you.

    1. Such a busy life honey yet you manage to find time to post judgemental and negative comments on an upbeat family friendly blog?

  8. Allow me to educate you…it’s called “freedom of speech”, my 1st amendment right. Try reading up on it…you may learn something. BTW, I’ll make use of my time the way I please. (and please don’t call me “honey”)

  9. New follower here to your blog and Instagram! 🙂 I saw your body after baby pic and wanted to read your tips! (My next stop on your blog) I don’t normally do Easter eggs but I might give it a try this year! Your little one is so adorable! Love how you dress her in comfortable outfits more often than an over fussy outfit! I love seeing babies warm and comfortable! Keep up the good work you are doing mama!

    1. Hi Sarah! We try to keep her outfits practical! But I do love a cute dressed up look on her here and there 😉 So glad you found my blog! If you do the Easter eggs makes sure to post to insta with the hastags to enter the giveaway!!! xoxo

  10. Hi Ali! Thanks for sharing the cute egg decorating ideas! I might have to try some of them out! I love reading your blog because I love how realistic you are in your posts! You seem so down to Earth and personable and I love that! Also love that they named a sandwhich after you, how cool is that!? Thank you for posting so many pictures of Molly, it always brightens my day to see her cute little smiling self on my Instagram feed! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter 🙂

    1. I feel pretty special having the sandwich named after me 😉 He he. And thank you for the nice words! I hope you have a wonderful Easter too!

  11. How about the old saying “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” Leila?

    In today’s society we need to be lifting each other up, not tearing each other down!

    Ali I’ve loved you from the first time I watched you on the Bachelor! You could tell right away you were a true gem – beautiful on the inside & outside!

    I just had a son January 2016 – and I think it’s amazing what you have accomplished! You have the sweetest little family & deserve all of the best & not for people to shame you & tear you down!

    1. Congratulations on your little boy!!!! Children are such a blessing right?!?! Hope you are getting some sleep mamma!

  12. Leila it’s OK to give corrective criticism but be careful. Look in your own life and heart before you cast stones at another. I’m going to assume that you watch/support the Bachelor/Bachelorette….and I think that we all could agree if we are honest that there is alot on the show that could be argued as indecent and inappropriate. You are sounding hypocritical if you watch the show and promote decency. (The reason why I stopped watching the show!) Yes, we all have different definitions of what is decent however, if you are advocating for decency then you too need to set an example for our generation. Your walk and talk need to be the same or you sound hypocritical criticizing Ali.

  13. Ali I just wanted to say you looked STUNNING on ET the other day. It was the prettiest you ever looked on camera. Will this be a regular gig for you?

  14. Ali I’m so curious about your eyebrows! How do you maintain the shape after you have the microblading? mostly if we have big eyebrows? Do you still have to pluck/thread/wax the roque hairs?

  15. Since you give me ideas, I wish you and your family Happy Easter and I would like to share with You and with Molly this beautiful spring festival day especially since I was born on April 15.

  16. Love your Blog Ali! Sorry if I missed this in a past post but can you share where you got your gold necklace from that you are wearing in the above photos? It’s so pretty!

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