Our kids are just now getting to an age where traditions are actually meaningful and fun. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of Easter traditions. We went to church and had a family dinner (we had family dinner every Sunday, though). We did get Easter baskets as well, but I remember the baskets more than anything I actually got in them. Mine was pink, made out of cloth and had a fun little stuffed rabbit head on it.
Mr. Napping’s Easter bunny would actually hide their baskets and they had to go find them before they could open them. So, we’ve adopted that tradition in our little family. Last year, Monkey (2) didn’t understand the hunt, he wasn’t really sure what he was looking for… but this year I think he’ll be super excited to hunt his basket.
We almost NEVER got to color eggs though. I really only remember coloring eggs with my grandma a few times. My mom didn’t like the hassle and the mess. It’s funny how some of the things we DIDN’T do when I was little are some of my favorite things to do with my boys and husband now. Maybe they are more important to me because I sometimes feel like I missed out on those things? Anyway, I wanted to do something with eggs, but the plastic ones were just a little too… cheesy, I guess. So, I came up with this:
EASTER EGG WREATH
* Not a wreath kinda girl? That’s okay! The eggs make fun vase fillers and garlands too! Blow your balloons up smaller for smaller eggs.