Happy Easter! We had a wonderful weekend celebrating with family and friends, and I’m excited to share. Easter weekend came early this year, and though the weather wasn’t very welcoming (it was in the mid twenties all weekend), we still had a fabulous time. Below I’m recapping the highlights of our weekend including our simple Easter egg wreath, Easter egg decorating, the egg hunt and our family brunch. Grab a warm drink and a cozy spot, and read on.
Simple Easter Egg Wreath
I love changing up our decor for the seasons, and I truly believe doesn’t have to be elaborate or complicated. We kept our Easter decor very simple this year. The kids had a blast hanging mini eggs from our spring wreath, and I love it too! It’s a nice fresh take on the Easter egg “tree” decor circulating Pinterest.
Our mini Easter eggs are from World Market, and I picked up the wreath last year at Michaels. For a festive flair, we added a few small buntings to our mantle. And to keep our beautiful stain job from getting tarnished, we arranged our nesting house set on the mantel to hold the buntings in place.
Shaving Cream Easter Eggs
We kicked off Easter weekend with Easter egg decorating. With the kids still little (ages 4 & 2), I was a bit intimidated to try the old fashioned dip and dye eggs. Instead, we dipped our eggs in vinegar, and then dunked them into a muffin tin full of shaving cream and food coloring. It was simple and oh so fun! We let the shaving cream “dry” on the eggs for a few hours, and then gently washed it off. Here are the results. Not bad, huh?
Easter Egg Hunt & Baskets
The kiddos enjoyed their Easter baskets first thing Sunday morning. It was a tornado of activity as they opened all their goodies, and we forgot to snap pictures! We had a simple breakfast and headed off to church for an egg hunt. I LOVE that our church hosts an egg hunt while we are at Easter service. It simplifies our weekend (one less event to coordinate), and they have such a blast. They even provide bags for the kids, so we don’t have to worry about that detail.
After church, we headed over to my dad and step mom’s house for brunch. My sweet step mom assembled small baskets for the kids so they could enjoy a little egg hunt at Gigi & Grandpa’s. The kids loved the bunny masks, candy necklaces and of course chocolate coins.
My favorite part of any holiday is naturally the food. We are spoiled with excellent chefs in our family, and nobody leaves with an empty belly. The tables were set with the cutest bunny napkins. But the best part of these napkins was the egg! Inside each napkin was a plastic egg, and inside each egg was a yellow peep! No matter if you love or hate peeps, it doesn’t matter. These were adorable.
Here’s another peek at the bunny napkins. How fun is this table runner adorned with a bunny!? The centerpiece on this table is a set of three vases holding tulips. It was handmade, and I love how simple but elegant it is. If you need more spring brunch tablescape ideas, check out this post.
By the way: this table is a family heirloom. I believe it was my great grandmother’s table. It’s so fun to sit around this table with family and think about all the generations that have enjoyed time together.
A second table was hosted by Mr. Bunny, who offered jelly beans to all his guests. I’m not sure what my children ate more of: actual food, or Mr. Bunny’s jelly beans! They LOVED Mr. Bunny and, hey, we only eat jelly beans once a year, so we indulged. Thank you Mr. Bunny.
I was too busy eating food to photograph it, so here’s a menu run down:
- Mini quiche (CostCo for the win)
- Deviled eggs
- Fresh Fruit
- Green Jello Salad (a tradition)
- Veggie egg bake
- Cheesy potatoes
- Roasted carrots
- Pea & Asparagus side dish
- Easter candy (a given)
- Cupcakes (decorated like chicks, birds nests and a chocolate one topped with a candy daisy)
- Swedish Princess Torte
- Vanilla layered cake topped with fresh fruit
We celebrated THREE birthdays at Easter, so we had to go all out with dessert. And though this menu was pretty comprehensive, you can check out this post about low key spring brunch recipes for more brunch ideas. It has a free recipe card printable!
All in all, it was a wonderful Easter weekend. The only thing I would change? The weather! Maybe next year spring will show up in time for Easter.
What is your favorite Easter tradition? Tell me in the comments!
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