Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

This year, for our Easter Craft Day; we were fortunate to have out of town relative’s visit us.  Although, this was premature of Easter; we decided to have our Easter Craft Day Party with all the kids together.  This was so much need to add something here because we actually received a lot more helping hands that offered not just help but lots more creativity!  The kids had a blast and some were really excited to join in on one of our "fun and facts craft days" for the first time!!

 Weeks prior, the kids planted grass seed in 3 plastic flats.  To dress them up for our tablescape we made our very own white picket fence from copier paper.  A wonderful sign was made out of paper circles with Happy Easter written on them and then each letter was placed on an egg shaped paper that was cut out of pastel colors. The flats of grass were then decorated with little chicks, eggs, jelly beans, and bunnies.  Most of the decorations were from crafts we have made through the years during our craft parties. 

The girls were given elastic string, large eyed sewing needle and large jellybeans to make their own jewelry to wear to the party.  They had a great time creating these pieces and they were overjoyed to wear their home made Easter jewelry all day.  We had some bunny ears from over the years and we had the kids create bunny tails using cardboard, yarn, glue and cotton balls. This was so cute and everyone completely enjoyed the props for the day. 

After the crafts were all made and the table was set, we sat down to enjoy a fun Easter treat.  We served Banana Punch (see recipe below) and handmade yellow chick cupcakes!  The kids loved them. 

Time to dye our eggs!  We had taken some toilet paper tubes and cute them into strips.  This served as our egg holders.  It was fun to watch everyone’s creativity shine through.  
All in all everyone had a fabulous day that was festive and certainly enjoyable.  What a wonderful time and fun memories for all of us.  Happy Easter to you all!

Banana Brunch Punch

60-70 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + freezing
 Banana Brunch Punch


  • 6 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 3 cups warm water, divided
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
  • 3 bottles (2 liters each) lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Orange slices, optional


In a blender or food processor, cover and process the bananas, orange
juice and lemonade until smooth. Remove half of the mixture and set
aside. Add 1-1/2 cups warm water and 1 cup sugar to blender; blend
until smooth. Place in a large freezer container. Repeat with
remaining banana mixture, water and sugar; add to container. Cover
and freeze until solid.

One hour before serving, remove punch base from freezer. Just before
serving, place in a large punch bowl. Add pineapple juice and soda;
stir until well blended. Garnish with orange slices if desired.
Yield: 60-70 servings (10 quarts).
 *** We didn't freeze ours

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