We had a little celebration of spring on Friday, the Vernal Equinox. When the girls came home from school, they were welcomed with fresh flowers (from our garden & yard!) and some favorite spring decorations. The spring books, a clear nature table, and baskets of plastic eggs awaited them. (My gals still love to play "egg hunt" - they take turns hiding and finding plastic eggs around the house.)
Our snack was simple, and all straight from Trader Joe's this year. It was a busy week, and homemade treats were forgone for colorful, sweet goodies (I love that TJ's uses fruit & vegetable based coloring). We had strawberry lemonade, chocolate sunflower seed drops, carrot cake cookie sandwiches, and gourmet jelly beans. It was a sugar-bomb of a party, followed by lots of outdoor play to burn it off! Later in the weekend, we planted the girls Easter baskets with wheatgrass seed - it's become a tradition to have real grass in their baskets. Here are last year's on Easter morning:
Need ideas for your baskets? Last year, ours included: Surf Sweets jelly beans
, Eden dried fruit pocket snacks
, Wild Friends chocolate coconut peanut butter packets
, Glee Gum
, Endangered Species Bug Bites
, and Aura Cacia Cheering Foam Bath
(all these came from our local natural foods store). Also: honey sticks, Play-Doh eggs
, a votive candle, markers, wind up toys from Magic Cabin
, Lindt chocolate bunnies
, a book,
and plastic bird water whistles.
Feel free to share basket filler ideas in the comments below!
xoxo - Liz
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