Taste the Carrot Patch!

March 20

Today is the first day of Spring!  I’m so thrilled that a new season is finally here…and I hope that Mother Nature gets the memo soon!  I love all the fresh hues of springtime but I have to admit that I’m currently enamored with the color orange this season!  I’ve already shared some fun carrot inspired DIY projects and I’m continuing the festivities today with a little bit more!  If you saw the DIY post you caught a glimpse at some of the bright and festive goodies I found at Target!  I’m still having fun coming up with multiple craft, decorating, and party ideas with all these goodies…and today I’m sharing some Easter fun in a sweet-treat table setup that’s ready to help you ring in the new season!  So have your friends hop on over…

for a carrot patch snack!

having a “party” doesn’t always mean having a huge, blow-out bash.  if you like to celebrate go ahead and make ANY occasion festive, whether it’s a big party or a simple snack!  i used several of my Target finds to make a springtime treat of milk and cupcakes seem like a big celebration to welcome spring…

carrot patch snack

i used a magnetic chalkboard for my simple backdrop on the table.  but i had fun with some easy diy projects to dress it all up!  the porcelain bunny head is really for hanging on a wall…


but it turned into a fun addition to the magnet board with some heavy glue, magnets, rick-rack, and a section of a wired garland…

bunny magnet

the same goes for these dollar spot carrots…which are really erasers!

carrot magnets

now they make cute magnets to hold up the ends of the rick-rack swag…

carrot magnet

you might recognize the carrot patch centerpiece from last week…

Easter snack

now it’s perfect for this snack table!

carrot patch snacks

and a really easy and fun way to make a simple treat look festive is with cake decorations like these cute carrots…

cake decorations

you can find decorations like these at any store that sells baking products and they’re an easy and economical way to jazz up anything! but before i used them on the mini cakes, i dunked these purchased goodies in some of my favorite sprinkles from The Baker’s Party Shop

cake sprinkles

and pushed the carrot candy in like it is popping out of the garden!

cupcake decorating

the cute paper straws look even sweeter with the addition of more of these candy carrots!  you can use royal icing to “glue” the candy to the straw just in case someone decides to eat the embellishment!

carrot straw

a tiny basket filled with crispy chocolate carrots make a colorful and effortless addition to the snack table…

chocolate carrots

just line up all the goodies and call your hungry bunnies in for some nibblin’ in the carrot patch!

carrot patch snacks

happy nibblin’ and munchin’!

products from this blog can be found:

Target : chocolate candies, carrot cake decorations, paper straws, bunny head, carrot erasers, centerpiece supplies

The Bakers Party Shop : sprinkle-fetti sprinkles

Walmart : paper shred, rick-rack

Giggle Home Furnishings : magnetic chalkboard

  1. Anonymous

    March 21

    I love the garland idea with the carrot magnets. Also, those red striped and polka-dotted carrots in the basket were so cute. The cupcakes look really yummy!

    • Lori

      March 21

      Thank you so much! It was fun playing around with all those bright carrots!

  2. Lisa

    March 21

    Those cupcakes look so yummy! The “carrot decor” made out of sugar remind me of my childhood. Beautiful job on the presentation. Happy Spring!

    • Lori

      March 21

      Oh thank you Lisa!! Happy Spring to you too!!

  3. Kara Abbey

    March 22

    This is SO adorable! I just want some cute cupcakes now – or a giant slice of carrot cake 😀

    • Lori

      March 23

      Thank you so much!! I’m with you on the giant slice of carrot cake! 🙂 xoxo

  4. I love these ideas Lori – especially turning the carrot erasers into magnets and adding the candy carrots to the straws with royal icing 🙂 Happy Easter and Spring!

    • Lori

      March 23

      Thank you so much Brenda! Happy Spring and Easter to you too my friend!

  5. Jean

    March 23

    So festive. Especially love the carrot and rick rack swag.

    • Lori

      March 23

      Oh thank you!! I do love bright spring color! Happy springtime!

  6. Johanna

    March 23

    Oh this looks so yummy!! I love carrot cake <3

    • Lori

      March 28

      Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it!!

  7. Thanks for sharing.