Start a new Easter tradition! Last year I started a new tradition at our house, the Bunny Breakfast. Initially, I planned to have it on the first weekend of Lent to kick off the Easter season. However this plan didn’t quite work with St. Patrick’s day during Lent and other challenges, so I’m being flexible (which isn’t always easy for some of us moms!). My intent was to have a memorable breakfast for my girls before the craziness of Easter weekend hit. We normally have an egg hunt to go to on Saturday, and on Easter Sunday we go to church, host a brunch and have an egg hunt at our house. This busy mama has so much prep work to do that the girls don’t get as much of my attention as I would Iike. So, I thought it would be nice to have a special morning that was entirely focused on my girls and gave us the opportunity to have precious family time.
Here are some pointers for you to have a fun Bunny Breakfast of your own:
Use cute bunnies and other Easter/Spring things to go with the theme. If you don’t have much don’t worry. I have collected a few fun things each year that coordinate nicely. They don’t have to match perfectly, it all seems to come together well. On a budget? No worries! This year I bought a few new additions at the 99 cents store. I had never looked for Easter items there before and I was surprised to see how cute some of their stuff is! I bought darling paper party cups that are perfect for a serving of fruit, perhaps cereal or even jelly beans! I also found a few decorations and a cute tray. Can’t believe what I got for $4!!
You might like to have a balance of sweets and healthy foods. I found these adorable bunny donuts and bunny in a Twinkie car treats on Pinterest. They were a hit! (We saved some for dessert after dinner though!) I had a hard time finding something healthy and easy to make so I put fruit salad inside a bunny shaped cookie cutter on a plate. Choose your family’s favorite fruits! There are other really cute ideas on Pinterest for bunnies made from pancakes, bacon and other goodies too. Know your limits though. If making that the morning of your breakfast is too much for you, then choose foods that you can prepare the night before. You want to have a fun morning too!
You might want to get the kids some gifts, here are some ideas. At our house, the Easter Bunny brought adorable outfits from Curious Georgia, LTD (on Facebook and Etsy) to wear at the annual egg hunt at our church, as well as an Easter book for each of the girls, an Easter DVD to share, and stickers. This year, the Easter Bunny is going to bring a new game. Keep it practical and low-cost or go big! They kids are sure to to love it either way. Again, the 99 cents store or Target dollar bins are a great place to shop!
If you (or the Easter Bunny!) give the kids coloring books, DVDs, story books or games, take this opportunity to do those activities together. If you decide not to have gifts, get out some arts and crafts, books, movies, or games that you already have. Remember, the most important, and perhaps memorable, part will be having fun as a family.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter! If you plan a Bunny Breakfast, please share with us!
Kristen Bonwell lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters ages 1 and 5. She also has two step-daughters ages 18 and 24. Kristen is a holiday fanatic and her girls are just like Mama! One of Kristen’s favorite pastimes is planning holiday events for her daughters and special play-dates as well. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Psychology. Primarily, Kristen is a stay at home mom, but in her spare time she studies for her licensing exams and works as a consultant for Thirty-One.