As the kids get older I find myself looking for opportunities to create traditions. And although they are still very little their excitement level is definitely heightened when we celebrate occasions at home. With this in mind, we began hosting an annual Easter Egg hunt a couple of years ago for the kids and their gorgeous little cousins whom they love so much.
We keep it relatively simple. We have home-cooked favourites and everyone brings a dish which definitely takes the load off. The kids play outside and partake in a couple of crafty activities which builds the excitement for the big hunt.
My favourite part of the day is…. everything. I love the preparation and the planning and I love the anticipation that builds during the lead up, particularly as Christian is now old enough to understand these things. The hunt is always a highlight and it brings us all great joy to see all the kiddies have such fun, play nicely and ‘donate’ to the littlest ones that weren’t quite as quick on the pick up.
This year, I also put a fair bit of effort into our tablescape. After last Christmas, Christian has developed a bit of an interest in decorating which suits this mama perfectly! With my little helper, some careful consideration and managing the little hurricane that is baby, Samuel we were able to piece together a table worthy of such a special occasion.
See below for some details on where to find some of the pieces from our celebration:
Charger plates, placemats, napkin rings: Kmart
Wreaths, faux eggs, crystal bunny: Bed, Bath N Table