Easter EGGstravaganza!!

This has been a fabulous weekend!! Spring is finally here-we had temperatures in the upper 70s and lots of sunshine, perfect for preparing for and having our 1st (Annual?) Easter picnic. We are expecting a new nephew this week, so we wanted to have our get together early enough so that everyone could come.

We started the weekend on Friday, just J and I, by dying a few Easter eggs, the old-fashioned way with Paas and colored tablets.

The rest of the time was spent getting the house and food prepared for our event this morning. We had a semi-elaborate menu of: Tomato Caprese bites, fresh fruit, picnic ham, Greek lamb kebabs with tzatziki sauce, deviled eggs, garden salad, mini twice-baked potatoes, chocolate covered strawberries and cupcakes. Yum-o! I kind of went a little overboard, but it was so worth it--if you're going do it, do it big, right??
Big jars of drinks: Orange Lemonade and Lime Rickeys Raspberry Coconut cupcakes (you've probably seen these on here before...)

We had baskets for all the kids, hidden throughout the house, an Egg hunt, and played a few games with prizes.

I made the stickers on custom jelly bean packets and this Egg hunt champ bow with this great stamp set from Papertrey Ink and used lots of pretty ribbons.Our Egg hunt champ, who won with 20 eggs.

Here's me, just being silly.
It seemed as though everyone had a great time and I couldn't have asked for a better day. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


DominoDebi said...

Woman, you make me feel like a loser. What a fabulous party you threw for everyone!!! I am so in awe of your hostessing skills. Jaw-dropping and then some....

I wanted to drop in and thank you for the nice note you left on my blog - that was so sweet! Looking to find more time to visit people's blogs, make cool stuff and hang out at HA.

"To dream the impossible dream...."

DominoDebi said...

Good grief, I'm a dope! I meant to mention your card in my earlier message. Yes, I did receive it, and I'm planning on posting it on my blog. It was a very nice and unexpected surprise! Thank you!!!!