I love all holidays (well, I skip decorating for some of them) but Easter seems really special after this miserable winter that brought along so many colds and flus and stomach viruses. I am so ready for spring.
I admire Jennifer at Turtle Creek Lane who decorates for pretty much every holiday and goes all in every time. Like all all all in. I am sure she has a staff and a huge storage facility because all these things need to be stored somewhere when the holiday is over. She went with Peter the Rabbit theme and actually had a mural made for the backdrop. You can head over to her blog to read about it and see what she did with the rest of the house!
But practicality aside, I love the detail, the joy and the whimsy and, gosh, can you just imagine how fun this would be for kids. Hubs announced that hell, no, there’s no way you are doing this here but little does he realize that all of this will slowly creep in. And he did find the bunny tails on counter chairs amusing. 🙂
I think holidays should feel special and have some continuity year after year whether in recipes or decor or traditions, so that whenever life gets difficult and something unfortunate or sad happens, you and your loved ones can take comfort in the holidays and your family traditions, bond over old memories and make new ones. That sense of belonging will make you realize what truly matters in this life – our family and our friends. And holidays are a wonderful time to experience that.
Our Easter traditions are pretty similar to most, we always have a big breakfast in the morning in the living room while girls check (read: tear open) their easter baskets. Of course, we will dye some eggs.
We’ll have Easter dinner with friends and family, which is preceded by the easter egg hunt for little ones in our back yard. Girls have their own monogrammed Easter baskets from Pottery Barn and you can read about Easter outfits here. There’s always ham, potato galette, roasted carrots and asparagus, some green salad and a prosecco based Italian cocktail called Sgroppino. There’s always laughter, too much candy for the kids and some delicious treat for the adults as well. Let me know what your Easter traditions are!
Love these ideas! Esp the one about leaving jelly beans as bunny poop in the toilet. 🙂 Or leaving carrots and water out for the easter bunny the night before. So cute!
Post on how I decorated our house is coming soon! Can’t wait to show you!