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DIY Party: Confetti Egg Game

This post is by my friend Rebecca Wright who will now be doing a column on Oh Happy Day. She throws some of my favorite parties I’ve ever been to like: her bicycle wedding, her bus birthday party, and her film festival birthday party. I’m so happy to have her here.

I love parties that involve surprises. And crowd participation. So, just in time for Easter festivities, we decided to throw a party with confetti eggs (which are a little surprise in and of themselves) with a little twist – one golden winner!


DIY Party: Glitter Confetti Eggs

Confetti eggs (aka Cascarones) are like mini pinatas for your head. Traditionally, hollowed out eggs are broken over the head of a friend, showering them with confetti….and supposedly good luck (but definitely confetti).

We decided to shake things up in our hunt this year by turning it into more of a game. You still fill most of the eggs with confetti (or birdseed, or, in our case, Fruity Pebbles since they still look like confetti but I don’t feel as bad about leaving them in the park for birds to nibble). But – one of the eggs in the batch is filled with gold glitter, and whoever ends up with the head full of glitter gets an awesome prize (besides all the good luck they have coming to them).

Party Rules

* Hide your confetti eggs as you would normal eggs, and let your friends go hunting for them.

* Once everyone has collected the eggs (or as the eggs are found – your choice), the *kindly* smashing upon heads begins.

* No throwing eggs! Proper egg-smashing etiquette requires your hand to come in contact with the other person’s head so that you aren’t hitting anyone too hard or poking anyone’s eyes out.

* The lucky winner who gets the glitter egg smashed on their head goes home with the grand prize of the day. I’m always a fan of large quantities of fine chocolate, but you can get creative with what the prize will be.

Variations: If you’re really feeling feisty (and don’t mind a messier activity), I think it would be fun to leave a few eggs raw, just to keep things interesting (and provide some real motivation for running from the egg smashers coming toward you). Or, really shake it up and try things like jello filled eggs, or powdered sugar filled eggs, or whatever you’ve dreamed of dumping on someone’s head.


How to Make Confetti Eggs:

Materials Needed
Raw eggs
Egg dye (we used good ol’ vinegar and food coloring)
Confetti (or birdseed, fruity pebbles, or your filler of choice)
Gold Glitter
Tissue paper (we used a round 1″ punch to make our tissue paper perfectly sized)
Glue

Pin/Needle
Scissors

Step by Step:


1. Using your sewing pin, poke a single, small hole at the top an egg.
2. Open up a larger hole at the bottom of the larger part of an egg.
3. If your yolk is too large, sometimes it helps to use a toothpick or something to stir the yolk up and make it more liquid
4. Let the egg drain out of the larger hole into a bowl, blowing the residue out through the small pin hole in the top of the egg if you need to encourage the yolk out a little more quickly.



5. Rinse the egg shell (you can add a little bleach to get rid of the egg smell) and allow it to dry.
6. Use dye to color the eggshell (you’ll have to fill the hollow shell with dye to make it stay submerged); allow to dry thoroughly.




7. Fill the egg about halfway with confetti (or whatever you decide to put inside). Use a funnel if needed.
8. Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly larger in size than the egg’s hole. Glue the paper to the edges of the hole.

9. Voila. Your eggs are filled. You are ready to party.

Have fun out there, kids. May confetti-filled eggs make all your dreams come true.

All photos by Robyn Kessler for Oh Happy Day.

This post is by my friend Rebecca Wright. She also has an awesome vintage etsy shop called Animal Head Vintage. The great photos were taken by Robyn Kessler of Verité Photography who is a fantastic Bay Area photographer.

  1. Lottie Loves

    April 18, 2011

    totally love this idea!

  2. layne

    April 18, 2011

    ok this is the greatest. maybe after finals this week my roommates, friends, and I will have time to make these. how cool.

  3. Aaron & Adrian

    April 18, 2011

    such a great idea! I want to try this for sure!

  4. Jenny @ Hank + Hunt

    April 18, 2011

    This is perfectly fabulous!!! I'm so doing this with my boys (5 + 3)
    How fun! Welcome Robyn, looking forward to seeing more goodies!

  5. a house mouse

    April 18, 2011

    cute, what a great way to spice up the egg hunt.

    e

  6. casey

    April 18, 2011

    i love a good party! thanks for the great ideas. glitter in an egg? perfect.

  7. Bekah Tuggy

    April 18, 2011

    We do these every year at my church. It's hilarious to see toddlers chasing after the pastor, smashing their eggs as high as they can reach; too-cool teenaged boys sneaking up behind sweet little widows and breaking the eggs so the confetti falls all over them; voices in Spanish and English taunting and laughing and shouting as we find the hundreds of dozens of eggs!

  8. Courtney

    April 18, 2011

    Oh my gosh, this may be the coolest thing I've ever seen. How fun & what a great way to mix things up this Easter!

  9. Katherine Fugit

    April 18, 2011

    Smashing eggs = cheap therapy. Love it.

  10. Charlotte

    April 18, 2011

    That looks like so much fun!

  11. Tasha Early

    April 18, 2011

    I already said it on twitter, but I LOVE it!! Hopefully I'm pregnant this month… Would also be a great way to announce it!

  12. lizzie

    April 18, 2011

    this is a brilliant idea.

  13. m-l-e

    April 18, 2011

    nice work bex & robyn!

  14. janine

    April 18, 2011

    these are amazing! thanks for posting

  15. This Girl loves to Talk

    April 18, 2011

    I want to say that your action photos are awesome. Every year we do Carscerones and I try to get good photos of it, but it is incredibly hard!!

    I love the golden glitter!

    A tip so you dont have a million eggs to use at once, is just to 'cut' the top of the egg when you are using for cooking. I start saving my eggs a few weeks before easter. much easier than the pin thing

    here are our cascerones that we make

    http://thisgirllovestotalk.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-week-suprise-eggs.html

  16. michelle

    April 18, 2011

    brilliant!!!

  17. Aditha

    April 18, 2011

    This idea is very… charming : I love it ! Merci !

  18. homemade grits

    April 18, 2011

    such an original idea! brilliant. that would be so much fun to have a confetti egg party.

  19. Sarah Buttenwieser

    April 18, 2011

    they make (& sell) these at this set of camps (six of them) big end of camp season fair (not with glitter, less fancy, but still…) coneggberts. it's so fun to bean people while music is playing & people are gathering & hand powered rides are going & a dunking booth…

    http://www.farmandwilderness.org/events-and-retreats/alumni-bbq

  20. jaclyn @ thelateafternoon

    April 18, 2011

    a glitter fight looks so fun!! these eggs are genius – great idea!

  21. my name is ish

    April 18, 2011

    this is easily the coolest idea i've seen in a while. dyed eggs, glitter and fruity pebbles? c'mon! cracking the eggs on people's heads? fun!

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  24. Kristina-Connecticut Wedding DJ

    April 19, 2011

    Such a creative way to make the party special. All we need is a little crazy mind to make a simple venue become extraordinary.

  25. Casey

    April 19, 2011

    My family makes cascarones every year – so much fun! We make confetti from crepe paper. Make sure the inside of the eggs are dry – otherwise the confetti sticks to the inside and doesn't get released when you crack the egg! I like the idea of the glitter egg winner. :)

  26. seesaw designs

    April 19, 2011

    this looks so amazing. i want to leave work and throw a confetti egg game right now! how fun.

  27. Fancy House Road

    April 19, 2011

    Those eggs are hilarious! Talk about bottled cheer… Now are goggles advised when throwing the glitter eggs?

    Keighley

  28. Jessica Ann Mills

    April 19, 2011

    Love these! I think I will be making these for my birthday this year!

  29. spidermonkey

    April 19, 2011

    these are wonderful. robyn, what beautiful photos!

  30. Anonymous

    April 20, 2011

    I love this an am totally going to do it this Easter!

    Except, it will just be my future mother and step father-in-law, my fiancee and I, and I feel like maybe smashing eggs on each others heads might not go over perfectly?…

    So I'm thinking that i'm going to make cute mini Easter egg baskets (maybe out of recycled strawberry crates?) for the four of us with a few confetti eggs in each basket. We'll smash them together/into on of the various large vase containers on the table and the gold glitter egg winner will get some delicious chocolate and a gift certificate to kiva.org!

    Thank you so much for the fun inspiration!!!!!!

  31. Sarah

    April 20, 2011

    Genius!!!!!!!!

    – Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

  32. Tea Jurković

    April 20, 2011

    This is UBER cute idea :)) I'm linking it on my blog right away!!!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    Greetings from Croatia

    Tea Jurković
    http://www.hobbychic.blogspot.com

  33. Silvie

    April 20, 2011

    fantastic!!!!
    looking forward to try this! :)

  34. katielizabethawkes

    April 20, 2011

    i can't even remember how i first started reading your blog (probably linked thru someone else's blog) but i totally know one of the guys in the confetti pics. how unexpected!

  35. Tang

    April 21, 2011

    This looks soooo fun! I love the idea.

  36. The Huff Family

    April 21, 2011

    Just an FYI…these are called cascarones. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascarones.

  37. jonahliza

    April 21, 2011

    this is so stinkin awesome!

  38. Something Old, Something New

    April 22, 2011

    What a fun idea!! Happy Easter!

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  41. buyaionaccounts

    April 25, 2011

    I'm loving this adorable smacking-egg idea. Love the glitters and all those cutesy things inside the shell. Cool.

  42. Anonymous

    April 25, 2011

    Pretty, but I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as biodegradable glitter confetti. Wildlife could eat it and get really sick.

  43. Adele White

    April 25, 2011

    Love this!

  44. Kayleigh

    May 1, 2011

    Oh my dear, I absolutely love this!!! I wish I read about it before Easter! The pictures are perfect and look like so much fun

  45. nikolina100

    May 12, 2011

    so, I actually did this, your blog is too adorable to resist!
    I did all the steps but rushed the ending so it didn't come out quite as nice as yours, but now I know for next time :)
    If you want to see my results you can check them out here.
    http://cupcakesglitterandart.blogspot.com/2011/05/very-late-easter-funtimes-post.html

    Thanks so much for posting this…I was inspired!

  46. John Monday

    June 10, 2011

    I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com

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