As a little girl, I was definitely a fashionista in training. My sister and I (she and our brother are twins and were born when I was 11 months old, so my poor mom had 3 babies in cloth diapers!) often dressed alike for Easter and one year we wore these “fabulous” taffeta black and white checked full skirt dresses under our coats. Here we are all decked out complete with bonnets and gloves!
Along with dying and hiding eggs and filling Easter baskets, I’m sure many of you will be making adorable Easter outfits or decorating bonnets for your precious children. Here’s an inexpensive hat I bought for our granddaughter 4 yr. old Ruby and decorated with Babyville butterflies and silk flowers.
I always have fun filling the baskets and try to include items other than candy. For ideas for your basket, take a look at the ideas I found here.
You may remember this vase with leftover FOE from a recent blog. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest, the “hot” online site for sharing inspiring pictures of everything from decorating to favorite vacation spots. Here I filled my vase with jellybeans and in the center is a narrow vase that I have filled with daffodils from my garden.
Our Easter would not be complete without making Mr. Bunny cake, a favorite of the grandkids. This is made from your favorite cake recipe baked in 2 round pans. One cake becomes Mr. Bunny’s head and the other cake is cut into two ears and a bowtie. The cake is frosted with buttercream frosting and coconut, and decorated with jellybeans and Twizzlers for his face. A little red food coloring mixed with coconut makes the inside of his ears.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring!