Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter Snacks, Traditions and a Free Printable

Can you believe that Easter is already less than 2 weeks away? This year is just flying by!

If your calendar looks like mine, the next two weeks are going to be filled with lots of Easter fun. School parties, church celebrations, family gatherings, etc. And if you happen to be looking for an easy, inexpensive treat for one of these events, look no further.

There are a million variations of the "Easter Carrot" treat floating around Pinterest, but this is what I was able to put together for Addie's preschool class...

All you need are some clear cake decorators bags (or go to Michael's and pick up the colored carrot bags I used), a jumbo box of cheddar Goldfish crackers and 1 spool of ribbon. And if you want to add the cute "Hoppy Easter" tags I have on mine, just grab some white card stock and a 2" scallop punch. Then of course just download a sheet of my tags here.

These tags aren't just for carrot bags either. They would work great as cupcake toppers or even stuck in a pretty plant. These tulips are for Addie's teachers, but they would also make a great centerpiece for Easter Brunch :-)

Aren't these tulips beautiful? I found them at Home Depot today already planted in these adorable tin buckets for only $7!! Score! I think I might need to go back and pick one up for myself :-)

While I was out buying crafting supplies today, I also finished shopping for the Easter Bunny and I can't wait for next Sunday!!! If you have kids or grandkids staying with you on Easter, here is a really special tradition to start with them. I found this link on Pinterest and I just had to visit See Jane Blog to read all about this.

What you do is, give your kids a special bag of "Magic" jelly beans and have them plant them in the ground the night before Easter.

And then when they wake up, they will see that their magic jelly beans grew a lollipop!!!

{images from See Jane Blog}

I found huge lollipops like these at Michael's today for only $1.50. I can't wait until they "grow" out of our yard :-)

And finally, the one last Pinterest find I just had to share on my Easter post is this snack called "Bunny Bait". The recipe is from Sing for Your Supper blog and I thought it would be the perfect snack for Easter movie night :-) It's almost too pretty to eat.

{image from Sing for your Supper blog}

Well that's all I have for you today, friends! Anyone else have some new Easter traditions they are starting this year? Addie wants to "read" everyone a story from her new Toddler Bible and even though she makes up 90% of the story, she always ends it with, "Because Jesus loves us". Yes he does peanut...yes he does. 

So let's celebrate it!!


  1. So cute! Love the lollipop idea!

  2. I will totally be making this snack mix! I only attribute 5lbs of the 20 I have gained this winter to the damned Christmas mix you posted!!!! As always love, cute cute CUTE ideas. :)

  3. I really need to get going on my cute Easter ideas!! I love it all!! You are so creative!!

  4. wow this is great! shame that I'm in Poland there is no such thing :)



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