|Bird's nest in my front door|
Easter is by far my favorite holiday- taking a very close second to Thanksgiving, of course. I absolutely love Springtime because it is time to renew and refresh your life, your home and your soul. Everything comes alive again: the flowers, grass and beautiful blooming trees. And for me, nothing beats the smell of a warm, sunny spring day! Easter comes early for us this year, and with that (hopefully) Spring. The House Finches outside tell me that Spring is just around the corner as they sing joyfully while guarding five little bird eggs nestled inside the wreath on my front door.
|Easter Flower Vase|
I love hosting Easter because the food and tablescapes are as joyful as the House Finch’s singing. Although I will not be hosting the holiday for my family this year, I will be bringing these treats in honor of Easter. These are fun and easy to make, and the kids will have fun helping you! I hope these ideas give you inspiration to make your Easter holiday a special one for your family.
|Deviled Egg Chicks|
12 large eggs
½ C. mayonnaise
2 t. mustard
¼ c. finely chopped sweet pickles
¼ c. finely chopped celery
Capers or black olives and a carrot for garnish
Prepare hardboiled eggs. Crack open and carefully cut in half. Scoop out the yolk and mix with first 5 ingredients. Pipe into half of the egg white and top with the other half. Garnish with capers or black olives for the eyes and a carrot slice for the beak.
|Robin's Egg Nest Treats|
Robin's Egg Nest Treats
3 T. butter
4 C. miniature marshmallows
6 C. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add cereal- stir well until coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into muffin tin(s), making an indent in the center of each. Cool and remove from pan. Garnish with shredded coconut tinted with green food color and jelly beans.
This photo speaks for itself. I opted for a chocolate cake and decorated it with yellow Peeps and gum balls. You could use any cake flavor or Peep color or a variety of colors, depending on your desired result. White frosting with white sprinkles provides additional texture. I used a 6 inch cake pan, but a regular 8 inch pan will do. The pedestal cake plate is the perfect final touch. I can't wait to see the look on my niece and nephew's face when they see this!