This week whilst reading through the bright and beautiful Easter and Springtime posts that chirped at me from my email, I found a kindred spirit. I have to admit, I held my breath as I read the post after scanning the title, but Mummy in a Tutu, I’m so excited for your little one to grow up and enjoy Easter celebrations as much as my boys do. I’m often confused as to why others criticise people who love to spread joy and celebrate occasions in special ways – and she describes her feelings perfectly. Happy Easter!
How to throw a beautiful Easter-themed party
In our own household, we enjoy egg decorating – we tried (messy, sticky) decoupage – and in the past we’ve had special visits from the Easter Bunny. Once it was one week later than expected as he got stuck in blizzards near Atlanta, don’t you know (it’s a long story)… Therefore he left very snowy footprints through our home as he toted his baskets full of goodies into the living room. We also managed to host our first full family Easter hunt in 2016, with Baby Hero understanding what was going on — and we finished it up with an afternoon tea in the garden – our Easter Bunny Eggstravaganza (pic below).
Tips for the perfect Easter egg hunt
My boys look forward to the Bunny’s hunt each year – this is the first year that Baby Hero has been able to enjoy it properly. If you’ve never organised an egg hunt, and it all looks a bit confusing, then over at The Twinkle Diaries, you’ll find tips for organising your Easter egg hunt and more.
Easter meal ideas
Food plays a huge part of any Easter celebration. Here are some recipes I love — scroll down to read what I like about them:
- A sophisticated yet easy Easter meal including blue cheese bites, saffron turkey crown and blood orange salad, from Chez Maximka’s
- Easter egg hunt cups with chocolate cake ‘soil’, from Mummy to the Max
- Last-minute Easter cakes – macaron nests from Capture by Lucy
- Healthy Easter treats for weaning babies — as yummy as any chocolate, from Hi Baby
I’m heading over to Chez Maximka’s next year for Easter lunch – so many beautiful courses – but the palate refresher has to be my favourite – I’ve never actually eaten a salad with these ingredients and it sounds so perfect for Spring dinners! (See all the recipes below.)
After dinner there, you’ll find me knocking on the door at Mummy to the Max’s house for dessert – I’m so in love with the little Peeps desserts, and not only those, but the gorgeous printables on her blog are perfect from keeping your little ones occupied whilst you’re getting everything ready!
If you find yourself running out of time after all of your celebration preparations and chasing your Easter bunny tail like Capture by Lucy, inject a little sophistication with a fun twist into your menu with these macaron nests. They’re simple, beautiful and I don’t know anyone who would be able to resist!
Not forgetting our teeniest little Easter bunnies this roundup – there are some truly scrumptious looking treats for them showcased on the Hi Baby blog that are nutritious and just as tempting as any chocolate egg. We’re a baby led weaning family and the last dish in her post is the sweetest ever.
Thank you for all of your posts. Don’t forget, if you’ve been celebrating, share the good news!