Nannie and PaPa’s Guide to a Hoppy Easter:
Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way! Every year we host our annual family Easter extravaganza. Our children and grandchildren convene at our house for this eggstra special time and we pack in a full weekend of fun! Here are a few of our must haves:
Eggs, eggs, and more eggs: Plastic eggs filled with candy, money, gift cards, stickers, toys, and chocolate!
Eggs, eggs, and still more eggs: Dyed eggs and the contest to see who has the most creative; deviled eggs, egg salad, quiche and the most popular among the little ones….Cascarones!
Bunnies: Blow-up Bunnies in the front yard, bunny plates, napkins, and cups; bunny coffee mugs, bunny candy jars, bunny chair covers, bunny magnets, bunny garland and a small ceramic bunny village!
Church: We always go to Church as a family and cherish this time together.
Baskets: Everyone has their own special basket….a tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket!!!
Outdoor activity: We usually enjoy some type of outdoor activity whether it be a long walk, letting the kids play in the park or taking a family bike ride. With our crew, it’s a must to get outside!
Food: We have our big family meal on Saturday night. It varies with turkey or ham, scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs, cake, veggies etc. But, one of our must haves is Sister Schubert rolls!!!! Sister Schubert’s dinner rolls, and then her cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and the ones with sausage. If you’ve never tried them, you must! Run to your nearest grocery store and check the frozen food section!
The Hunt: After Church, after brunch, after pictures and after a change of clothes…we have The Hunt. The younger kids hunt just with themselves and we divide the yard, so each one gets the same amount. But then, the “older” kids have their hunt. No child is too young or too old to hunt! For these kids, we fill the eggs with money. We line them up oldest to youngest and hunt the backyard first. After all eggs are found, we line up by the one with the fewest eggs found going first and the most found go last, then we head to the front yard. We have our usual hiding places, but my husband and I like to shake it up by finding more creative spots each year. Then we come inside and count! It’s not really tooooo over the top, but it gives each child a little extra fun cash for whatever they want.
After the festivities….everyone goes home!(that’s a must!) While we are all together, it is fast and furious. We hop, scamper, hide, munch and laugh! But, after all the excitement, my husband and I prop our feet up, finish off the chocolate, enjoy the quiet and begin planning for next year!
Happy Easter Everyone!
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