We had a great Easter weekend that the Easter bunny certainly would have approved of. We were inspired in dress and decor by a bunny’s favorite treat: carrots!
The obligatory matching outfit photos. (I guess I can’t expect them to behave for every photo). The girls dresses are maybe more coral than orange, and I’m not sure these pictures do them justice. But I thought they were a great nod to the theme although I’m not sure which came first–the dresses or the theme. I tend to buy Easter and Christmas clothes nearly a year in advance when they go on clearance the previous year.
We hosted some family and friends for a carrot-themed Easter dinner.
I was inspired by the carrot centerpiece by Wants and Wishes as an easy and practical solution. My carrots had long, spindly greens so I ended up snipping off most of them and tucking them back into the carrots, so that they wouldn’t attack my dinner guests.
These carrot napkin holders also were quite simple to make and multi-purpose. Not only did they hold the napkins, add to the color and the theme, but they also served as place cards. They were inspired by these napkin holders by Nifty Thrifty Things.
I had some fun stripy orange straws that make any table look like a party. The lemon slices on the glasses? All BSB’s doing!
We made candy coated strawberries/carrots like Beth did (Home Stories A to Z). Again, not very difficult (my 10 year old did most of them) and pretty high impact. And we served real carrots as part of the meal, so I think the theme was sufficiently obvious. It turned out great, considering Easter was toward the bottom of my list of major events happening in April & May that I am prepping for. I didn’t have the luxury of going as overboard as my insanity might have liked, but it’s wonderful when things can be cute even when not over-orchestrated.
After dinner we had our traditional real egg hunt in the back yard, with our dyed eggs. You can imagine with the little ones and their cousins the eggs got a little beat up. But they had a great time taking turns hiding them for each other and finding them over and over.
So you won’t be surprised when I tell you what is for dinner tonight: egg salad sandwiches!
How was your Easter? Do you believe in matching Easter Outfits and themed celebrations, too?