I totally forgot I hadn’t filled this out before I set it to automatically update. Anyway. This was my oldest 2nd birthday. Way before I began making cakes. It was her first real party with friends, and that makes it my first real birthday party too! Since my mom, sister and niece were visiting we actually threw this party the month before her birthday, just after Easter, so I picked a spring theme. It was the perfect weather, April in AZ, and we had a great time. An egg hunt, food, a few other games and just a short 1 hour gathering. It really wasn’t much, but I was still newish to the area and wanted to get to know the other mom’s.
Co cupcakes with green coconut grass and peeps.
Chow mein nests, with chocolate eggs
And jell-o eggs with bunny marshmallows in them. I used plastic eggs, and it was a major problem. I now have the jello molds and we still like to make these every year. This year our holiday boxes are all in storage, but next year. The kids like to pick what they want to put in the center to surprise the other family members. It’s fun! The main part of this 2 year old party (most of the guest were even younger) my daughter and neice helped us out with the decorating by putting out all the eggs for us! It was short, sweet, easy and fun!
My sister told me that she got a bunch of hits yesterday from a foreign blog. When she went to check it out it had my Holey Egg’s featured! SO fun! So if you can read Turkish (or have google chrome to translate for you) check it out! http://www.10marifet.org/yazi/yumurta-nasil-ziyan-edilir. I was actually featured on quite a few blogs and it was SO fun. Not only that other people liked something I made, but there is just something completely giddy about finding a full in box of comments! I got 23 comments, a record from me AND I got 1200 unique hits in one week. I know that some of the bigger blogs get that in one day, but for me it was just SO exciting! So thanks! And I hope you like what you see and keep coming back (especially after the big blog merges and name/address changes!)
We tried a few different tecniques trying to come up with something easy enough for the kids, with lots of fun and different options. We tried stickers that you take off, they got all wet and gummy and were difficult to get off. We tried rubber bands, but they kept slipping off the eggs. We tried glue that you could rub off when dry, didn’t come off… So when looking around various drawers for inspiration we found this green tape.
It was great! The kids could all use it easily, we could do all kinds of different looks, and it was fun! Since we were out of town all last week (spring break, meeting my new nephew!) we didn’t get to our eggs until Easter itself. It was a fun afternoon activity and I’m glad we didn’t miss out!
They look a MESS huh? Well they were SUPPOSED to look like easter eggs! Well at least they tasted great and the kids thought it was really fun. So that a good thing, right?
These are my favorite pancakes, and they are so easy to make they are my go too recipe for a quick breakfast. In fact I triple this recipe because my family eats so many of them!
1 1/2 C flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 C coconut
1 1/2 C milk
3 Tbsp melted butter
2 Lrg eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pour the wet over the dry, mix just until combined, should be lumpy. Add any extras ex. Coconut, chocolate chips, etc… Cook over med- med/high heat
First I dyed some of the batter, then cooked squiggles and dots and put them over to the side. Then I tried to make some egg shapes in the normal batter and put the pink squiggles on top while they were still gooey.
Flip and cook on the other side! They got a bit dark, and the pictures turned out REALLY bad, but the kids liked them.
Just be careful when your dying the batter to keep track of the dye…