Before I share Maddie's Vintage Strawberry Shortcake birthday party I thought I better catch up on sharing our Easter breakfast first.
At bed time the night before the girls set out some "Bunny Bait" to entice the Easter Bunny to our house. I got two sample boxes of Uncle Tobys Cherrios and Hubbards Rumbles Cookies & Cream breakfast cereal for 50 cents each and mixed them with M&M's Crispy Speckled Eggs and sprinkles. The "Bunny Bait" signs were left over from last year.
In the morning the bunny bait was all gone except for a few crumbs. The Easter Bunny had even nibbled at bunny bait cards!
I set up the Easter breakfast table late the night before so the photos aren't the greatest.
This was Maisie's side of the table.
The framed "Happy Easter' sign was free printable from Amanda's Parties To Go.
The vintage Peter Rabbit book is from my Junior Elf book collection. The bunny egg warmer and small Easter basket are from Bed, Bath N Table.
The two bunny shaped plates were from Bed, Bath N Table. I picked up the polka dot plates and placemats in America a few years ago.
And this was Madeline's side of the table.
The Miffy print (which has nothing to do with Easter other than she is a bunny) usually hangs in the girls playroom. The "Easter's on it's way" signs were from the $2 Store.
I was supposed to bake Easter cupcakes to go in the sweet Easter boxes but ran out of time. Maddie also had her first taste of very luke warm "hot" chocolate. She loved it! The Easter Bunny mug is from Bed, Bath N Table.
For breakfast the girls ate Easter Bunny pancakes and nibbled on Easter pretzels and pastel marshmallows, washed down with milk in old fashioned glass bottles.
I won the cute yellow stripe paper straws from The Pretty Baker and I glued on the wee felt bunny faces which I found in the craft section at The Warehouse.
Easter Bunny money :)
While I was cooking the bunny pancakes the girls opened up their Easter baskets - just a few little Easter themed treats that I collect and put away over the year including a couple of new books, a DVD, bunny ears (the same ones from last year!) and an Easter egg or two too.
Their baskets included a special letter from the Easter Bunny. You can download yours for free here.
For lunch I made Nutella scrolls which were delicious and so easy. I found the recipe and easy instructions at Cook Sew Laugh and Live. They would be lovely with a savoury filling too - must keep that in mind for winter lunches.
For dinner, the girls had this Easter pasta. I love a theme :)
On Easter Sunday we had a big family Easter afternoon tea at our house. Every one brought something along which made is nice and easy. My contribution was this stand of cake pops and iced cookies.
I got this photo of the girls at the family afternoon tea which is my new favourite. The girls matching Easter dresses were from Momi Boutique.
This one is pretty cute too! Aaawww :)
Our Easter Weekend in Auckland ended up being a bit chilly and wet so Maisie didn't actually get to wear this sweet little bunny bubble romper that I got for her from Boozle and Popcorn. It is so sweet so I've popped it away in my "grandchildren stash". (I keep all my favourite kids clothes once the girls have out grown them and pop them away so I can pass them on to my girls when they have their own families one day).
She has had a lot of wear out of this Boozle and Popcorn singlet though (which was supposed to go under the romper). We get so many comments on it and I'll definitely be getting some more for next summer.
We made a few little treats for Maddie's Kindy and Gymnastics teachers. The two different styles of gift boxes were from the $2 Store. I bought a bag for assorted Hershey miniature chocolates wrapped in pastel Easter colours and divided them amongst the boxes. The "Egg-Cellent Teacher" Gift Tags were a free download from Lil Luna.
And finally, phew!, we made our first Easter tree this year. Maddie made some decorations to hang on it from polystyrene eggs, felt pens and washi tape. And I bought some Easter decorations on sale at Bed, Bath N Table. I saw some really nice Easter trees for sale but they were so expensive so I cut some branches of a large camellia tree on our backyard instead.
I think that about covers our Easter. I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend too. Right, now off to start sorting 250+ photos from Maddie's Vintage Strawberry Shortcake party.