An oldie…but goody!
Easter week… This is one of the latest Easters I can recall, yet it still snowed in Chicago this week. I mean, for Pete’s sakes…and who is Pete, btw? Onward, and upward…and let’s focus on Easter, and a fun-filled weekend. We have a house-full this weekend, and yet, another short work week for me … #livingthedream. And let us not forget the reason for Easter…
Easter Ideas…a Pictorial, if you will. Featuring everything from basket ideas, to centerpieces, to egg decorating, to Easter frocks and bonnets and other Eggcellent things I’d love to share.
FROCKS - not sure everyone still dresses in Easter dresses and suits, but, just in case…Pretty sure Mer Mer and I will dress up accordingly, though not sure about Kevin and Paddy. Men! Boys! So, here are so lovely Easter attire options:
I own this dress… love, love, love it! When it’s chilly, I pair it with a denim jacket, and usually pair it with silver chunky sandals.
Back in the day…not my day, but back in the day. :)
I will soon own this dress, as well. :)
BONNETS - An Easter Bonnet represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption. (Wikipedia). Women, will wear a hat/bonnet at the Kentucky Derby, or a derby party, but you’ll be hard-pressed to see anyone wearing one at church this Easter. Or, I should say, you’ll have a difficult time finding an Easter bonnet. Derby hat, yes. Easter bonnet, no.
Back in the day…this is more my day. :)
Fill a Mason jar with pastel-colored M&Ms, and peeps…
Fill a baggie with gold-fish (crackers not the real deal), and tie top with green ribbon.
S’Mores…with a Peep, graham cracker and mini Hershey bar
Unravel the Cinnamon Rolls, and shape into a bunny…I need to find something else other than slivered almonds for the teeth, to accommodate my boys nut allergies.
Dip a pretzel rod in melted white chocolate, and add pastel-colored sprinkles
Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate, and add sprinkles
3 options for the husband…Kevin, is getting some ties and large Hershey bars. Again, happy he doesn’t read this blog. :)
For the Cook
An Edible basket…like an edible arrangement
The baseball lover
For the wine lover
Easter Egg Dyeing Guide
Glittered Eggs. So pretty.
Glue on colored confetti. I believe this would take lots of patience…at least for me. I have not been blessed with the gift of patience.
And throw a little vodka in there and you have Jello Shots for Easter brunch! Lora…read up!
Egg Cake Pops!
A fun way to frost a cake… makes my teeth hurt to think about eating it…but looking at it, is all I need, quite frankly. ;)
Fruit Tart, topped with Fresh Fruit…you can fill with pudding or custard.
Arrange cupcakes in the shape of a bunny! Love this, and will do this myself.
Just another cute idea on how to decorate your cake for Easter…Of course, this would be a total Grand slam, if they used Coconut, and not the white sprinkles…but the white sprinkles would still rock.
For your Vegetable tray…slice carrots, and use broccoli at the top for the stem…I’m bringing this to brunch. Best brunch guest ever.
Dunk your peeps in melted chocolate, and pop on top of a straw.
I love this centerpiece (one above), made with decorated eggs, and flowers…I’m thinking this can be done with hollowed out eggs, and silk flowers, and you have it for many years to come.
I’m absolutely Obsessed with these “floral” decorations. They appear quite easy to do…it’s almost like I could do one myself! Almost. :)
Fill the plastic Easter eggs with Privileges and coupons, instead of candy… or perhaps half with coupons the other half with candy. :)
Song of the Week…In honor of lent and Good Friday…Say a Little Prayer for You, the Aretha Franklin version…though I absolutely LOVE the one from My Best Friend’s Wedding…Thanks Steph for the suggestion!
Up with Peeps… a link to one of my favorite blogs ever! I had such fun compiling the pictures for this. Up with Peeps…the peeps that keep on giving. :)
Celebrating this week with my BFF, Lora, for her birthday!
Patrick playing the Easter Bunny at a children’s hospital, with some of his friends…love that boy…I mean, love that bunny!
Today, I believe I have a new blog follower! Baby Asa – 7 lb 11 oz – 21 inches, born around 2AM this morning…Congratulations to Ty and Gretchen…and proud Grandparents Cinda and Dave! What a good Friday to be born!
Feeling very blessed…Happy Easter to all!