Easter decorations haven’t ever been big in our house. Probably because we as a married couple didn’t do an annual Easter basket exchange (Fun Fact : Jeremy’s first gift to me was an Easter basket filled with goodies and a tshirt that said “I’m dating Mr. Right”) or do an easter egg hunt (although the my boyfriend does hunt every nook and cranny of the house for hidden candy that I stash) or a big pork dinner…there’s only enough room in this house for one ham I tell ya 🙂
So I just never invested the time or the money in Easter decorations. But now? Well, now it makes more sense to me. With Will in the mix, I want him to not only be excited about Easter but understand what it is all about. And yes, it gives me an excuse to decorate with all those girly things (hello baby birds!).
Our family fun Easter stuff started with the very common egg dying. We didn’t do anything special.
No rubber bands or crayons or anything out of the ordinary…just food coloring, vinegar and hardboiled eggs.
I think Will was excited because it was obvious that we were doing something out of the ordinary. And since dye + babies = one big mess, I decided that Will could have one egg (which he promptly threw on the floor) and I would show him what we were doing (totally uninteresting to a 1 year old) and then I would let him play with stickers. This is actually the first time he’s ever gotten to play with stickers…so he didn’t quite grasp the concept right away.
I tried to show him that putting them on the paper was fun…he wasn’t having it. BUT he did like ripping them off the paper…or banging the ones that I already had down. Boys.
And I don’t know why…but if something can stick to his nose…I will try it.
His first easter art…one for the scrapbook!
All the while, Jeremy & I dyed eggs…including all the ones that Will cracked.
And Jeremy got the prize for the best dye job….don’t let that go to your head honey…haha…dye…head…ridiculous.
Since dying takes a little longer than stickers, the bad mom side of me decided that Will deserved a little sugar for being so patient. Enter mini marshmellows. Also known as bunny tails 🙂
He gave me this look after the first one that was all like “WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN HOLDING OUT ON ME WOMAN!?!”
Our finished eggs made their way onto our table. (and in another place I’ll have to tell you about in part two!)
We actually dyed the eggs with colors inspired by this tablecloth. It was my grandmother’s and I inherited it (along with some other cute vintage ones).
And the centerpiece is just a glass bowl with a few eggs sitting on a bed of split green peas. They were the only thing I could find…did I mention my house is still a wreck? Oh and in the center is the little chick bank I picked up at Target in their dollar section. I constantly find pennies and random dimes and I am terrified that Will will try to eat them…so this is a great solution to my problem. If only I owned more ceramic animals that were piggy banks!
So there is the little tradition that we started with Will… have more to come…but so far, the easter fun is flyin’ high here at the Bower house. What kinda easter fun have you been up to? Or maybe there is something that you did as a kid that you want to continue for Easter? I’m sure no matter what the tradition…it was eggcellent 🙂