Tuesday, March 30, 2010

getting ready for Easter

The week before Easter is always a busy one for me - planning an Easter meal, egg hunts, and attending multiple services for Holy Week. So, I typically dye eggs with the kids the weekend before. Admittedly this is something I dread a bit every year, and usually arrange to do at a time when Alexi can mostly do it. This year I took the initiative to do it alone with the boys and it turned out to be a lot of fun. Next year I think I'll buy an extra dozen to do some of my own.

In case you missed it, last year I posted about our favorite Easter books.

These ribbon egg cards are really fun to make, and look great.

Other ideas for Easter that have caught my eye: this bunny fold for napkins and this centerpiece. When I figure out our menu for Easter I'll let you know.

Happy Tuesday!

14 comments:

Barbara said...

I remember those stained hands, Lecia!
Such Happy photographs!

Jessica said...

There is something so cheery about egg dying! I never thought to use mason jars but they are perfect, aren't they?!?

KPiep said...

The older I get, the less fond of Easter Egg dying I am. I'm always more than happy to turn that particular activity over to either my husband or my parents!

Having said that, back in college I always hosted an Easter Egg dying party for my friends. (I moved to a condo at the begining of my second year...and hosted LOTS of things.) It was always a blast seeing a bunchh of college kids relax and act like kids! My husband still has a few things that I put in the boys' Easter baskets that first year.

lily said...

Happy Easter kids.
Those eggs are cute.

Ina in Alaska said...

Having the colorful eggs in the refrigerator for a week is so festive! Makes me want to dye some eggs!

I am thinking of making the following for Easter (so far) Pork Roast, Pineapple Bread Pudding.... that is as far as I got.... we are planning to head over to daughter Niki's for dessert. xoxoxo

Johanna said...

Fun ideas, thanks for sharing them with us! I love the Easter cards that you made with the ribbons....great idea!

jenny said...

Beautiful collection of photos! I love colored eggs... so pretty.

susie said...

Sweet photos! I read recently that using brown eggs gives the dye a deeper, richer color. Looking forward to trying that.

Medical Librarian said...

Grandma's house is for Easter egg dying in my reality--thank goodness.

I must try the cards with my daughter. How fun and pretty!

Joyce said...

I love the colors of the eggs. My favorite part of entertaining is setting the table. I have the menu set, and the grocery list written. xo

Francesca said...

Somewhat unrelated: I wonder why eggs in the US seem to be always white. They seemed strange to me the first time I saw them. Our eggs are brown, and probably not as good for coloring:)

Kwana said...

Great now I want to color eggs. So pretty.

nicola@which name? said...

I love the colors and Lecia, jam jars are brilliant! What a way to see the color and get the depth needed!
Nicola

Paige said...

Oh goodness...I'd better get in gear and get to dying some eggs with the kids this week!! And put together some Easter baskets, too!