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Carrot Patch Pudding Cups

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Today I’m sharing the perfect fun, and easy Easter treat for you and your family this weekend, with Super Snack Pack Pudding Cups.  I went to Walmart, and found all the ingredients for this simple recipe.  Look out for the special display, that includes recipes for you full of fun Snack Pack Mixins Inspiration!

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To make the Carrot Patch Pudding Cups and Sugar Cookie Shovels, I started out by making the sweet little shovels.  I bought a sugar cookie mix, and prepared it according to the package directions.  I rolled it out and baked it, and then cut out the shovel shapes while the dough was still warm from the oven.  I made a simple template out of cardboard, since I didn’t have a shovel cookie cutter, and used a small knife to cut out the shapes.

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While the cookies were cooling, my little girls and I worked on the pudding.  We love its yummy taste, and easy open lids make it simple for children to help too.  We made the cookie “dirt” from Oreo cookies and Honey Maid Chocolate Grahams.  Just put a few of each into a mortar and pestle, and crushed them into crumbs.

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Then sprinkle the cookie crumb “dirt” over the chocolate snack pack pudding cups.  Easy peasy, and so, so yummy.

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Next, we made the fun little candy carrots.  We used orange coloured candies for the carrots, and cut off the very top to make a sticky base to put our candy carrot tops, strips of green candies.  Make sure to put the cut sides of both candies together for the best stick.

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Once your candy carrots are all assembled, just tuck them into your pudding “dirt” to create your own little carrot patch just in time for Easter.

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The cooled cookie shovels are a great addition to your little garden, and a great way to enjoy your pudding.

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With a yummy Easter treat like this, life really is a party!

Sequin Easter Eggs

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Aren’t these sequin Easter eggs beautiful, and they’re super simple to make too.

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My daughter Maddie, who’s in grade two learned to make sequin Christmas ornaments at school this year, and really loved making them.  In fact, we bought the materials and made a few at home too.  One day in the dollar store, I noticed they had styrofoam Easter eggs, and thought she might like to use her skills to make us an Easter version.

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For this project you need sequin pins, assorted sequins, and styrofoam Easter eggs.  I did have a little trouble finding the pins.  My American readers should be able to find them at any craft store, but here in Canada things are sometimes a little trickier to find.  I found some, but when we ran out after using the store’s last package I asked Maddie’s teacher where she bought them for the class.  Mrs. Morgan kindly sent an extra box home with Maddie after school, and we were back in business -so a special shout out to Mrs. Morgan, a very sweet and generous grade two teacher, thank you so much.

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Once you have your materials you simply fasten the sequins to the styrofoam egg using the pin, and creating any pattern you like.  It’s really simple to do, just a little time consuming.

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Maddie and I tried a few different patterns on our eggs.  Simple stripes turned out great.

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Since they are Easter eggs we tried the classic zig-zag too.

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My favourite though, were the random ones -one in purples and one in pinks.

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We displayed our sequin Easter eggs in a pretty glass bowl, with some spring tulips.

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With pretty, sparkly and handmade sequin Easter eggs, life really is a party.

This post is linked up at The Cottage Market, The Weekend Retreat Link Party, The Inspiration Gallery, and Link Party Palooza.

 

Bunny Breakfast

 

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What’s cuter than a Bunny Breakfast for Easter?  Nothin’ cuter.

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I thought it would be sweet to make a little Bunny themed breakfast for Easter for my little girls, and here’s what I came up with.

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Let’s start with the bunny themed dining table.  First I decorated their little chairs, and turned them into bunny chairs, with a pom pom tail and little bunny ears made of white paper, and water colours.  Easy and so, so cute.

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I set the table with some pink plates and adorable bunny cups, that I saw at the store and couldn’t forget -they actually inspired the whole breakfast, and were perfect for hot chocolate.

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I’ve kind of developed a bit of a crush on plain old baby’s breath, and thought it went perfectly for my bunny breakfast as little bunny tail flowers.

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And one other sweet idea, bunny ear napkins.

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Above the table I used a little chalk board bunting wishing everyone a “Hoppy Easter”, and a bunny tail pom pom garland -which might be my very favourite little detail.

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The perfect little spot for your littles to enjoy some special bunny treats -now on to the treats!

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I wanted to use lots of pretty things, pink, white, and a few vintage treasures in the decor.  This sweet little picture is one I picked up on a weekend get-away in the fall, and I’ve been waiting to bring it out for Easter, since it has a little rabbit in it.

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I had so much fun thinking up a bunny inspired menu.

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I made the pancake “bunny cakes” with a squeeze bottle to help form the ears.  After they were done, I used a little melted chocolate to create the precious little faces. We served them with maple syrup.

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I also made some yummy homemade granola, and served it in little carrot cones -made out of orange scrapbook paper and a little green ribbon.

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We served our “bunny munch granola” with some vanilla yogurt -a real favourite combo around here.

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The yogurt was in a bowl, and just for fun we also had the cutest little bunny chocolate sprinkles.  Seriously, does it get any cuter?

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You might have noticed a certain little teddy bear who wanted in on the action, and secured his spot by disguising himself as a bunny for the morning with the help of my youngest daughter.

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I also made some hard boiled Easter eggs.  And, there were lots of special candy treats too.

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I also picked up some jelly doughnut holes and served them as “bunny tails”.

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They were so good.  Doughnuts should probably be standard breakfast fare.

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This was really the sweetest breakfast…in terms of cuteness and actual sweetness thanks to all those sugary treats.

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I hope it inspires something special at your house too.  With a bunny breakfast, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at The Makers Link Party, The Cottage Market, The Weekend Retreat Link Party, The Inspiration Gallery, and Link Party Palooza.

Jelly Bean Tree

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This pretty Easter decoration is quick and easy, and so sweet.

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I found some twigs in the woods, and brought them home with me.  I picked up a bag of jelly beans at the store and used a glue gun to attach the jelly beans to the twigs.

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I love the pop of spring colour, especially while spring flowers still seem quite a ways off.

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I used them for a simple Easter mantel, along with my little feather chicks, and a hopeful chalkboard message.

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With a pretty and cheerful jelly bean tree, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at The Makers Link Party, The Cottage Market, The Weekend Retreat Link Party, The Inspiration Gallery, and Link Party Palooza.

 

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