It's the eve of Easter and mommy is so grateful for the fun that this season brings!
Last weekend we continued our Fools Egg Cinco tradition, and
this time we made it an Egg Hunt with a Heart!
In addition to all the fun for the kids (and of course margaritas for
adults), we helped support Just in Time for Foster Youth
, a fantastic
organization for foster youth aged 18-26 who have “aged out” of the foster care
system. Attendees brought dishes, home items, gift cards, bedding, and several other items to help these young adults get their first homes and become self sufficient. Huge thank you to my Aunt Pam who is a Board member and Melissa, a JIT employee and former client who came out to share information and also enjoy our shenanigans.
We also had the party styled by Melinda Bertrand and
(as you’ll see below, I make the messes while Melinda makes
the party sparkle!).
We also had
fabulous and beautiful cupcakes by Marianne Daquino!
So now that you've seen all the pretty pictures, here’s how we know mommy has been left with too much party
planning time and we’re not really sure who are the kids and who are the adults:
When your middle child asks “hey mom, can we have confetti eggs?” GET OFF F*&#ING PINTEREST and DO NOT try to attempt to make them
yourself. For if you do, you will find
yourself winded from trying to blow out the egg goo, only to have the
f*#&ing puppy eat the FOUR eggs that you worked ½ hour to empty. D@mn dog ate all of the eggs we worked so
hard to clean out.
|Yeah, mommy's an idiot! I don't know what possessed me to think |
I should make these things on my own. F*#&ing Pinterest!!
So, mommy gave up and decided to buy them online.
|Got these at amols.com - we did lose a couple in shipping, but the kids didn't care - we scattered it all anyway!|
Cost for 96 eggs from amols.com
= $16 (btw, AFTER the party I found the eggs at the local grocery store (they did NOT have them earlier in the season), but the price was actually the same, and with tax the amols eggs were cheaper (this note, is for HfH's benefit, of course);
Shipping for those eggs $8;
Savings from working with a great company that made sure they arrived on time even with regular shipping and not having to ship overnight $36;
Admitting to daddy that you would have paid the
$36 if you had to because these things were so dang cool . . . PRICELESS.
These eggs made a HUGE mess, but
the kids absolutely loved them, and so did the adults!!
DO NOT leave mommy unattended with straws in her
|Lets not kid ourselves, I didn't actually clean up the mess. I made someone else do it, I just posed for this picture!|
DO NOT give your daredevil middle child a
parachuting bunny. For if you do, you
may have her ask you if she can remove the bunny’s parachute, strap it to
herself and jump off the playhouse. No,
I am NOT kidding; girlfriend actually asked me that. When I explained the physics of that
proposition she said “well, then I’m just gonna need a backpack, tablecloth and
some string”. This, of course, is the
same child who makes suspenders out of twine and casts out of toilet paper and
tape. I've already hidden all the backpacks and tablecloths!
|These were such fun straws that Aunt Pam brought!!|
As always, there was great fun had by all and here are the Egg Hunt suggestions you WON’T
find on Pinterest (because they're a bit zany and the photos aren't Pinterest worthy:
|Of course I forgot to take a picture of the really cute ones with stickers, etc. But, you get the idea - the kids cut a paper bag to the size they want and make duct tape handles. This was a good distraction activity.|
Sombrero musical chairs
|There were two ways to lose on this one - not find a chair OR drop your egg!|
Toss the egg in the sombrero
|The kids competed against another team (whoever got the most eggs in won).|
Easter Egg rice Krispie treats
|We put in organic jelly beans! These were so yummy and the kids AND adults loved them!!|
It wouldn't be Fools
Egg Cinco without some foolin'! So, rather than just put the eggs out for the big kids, I made them work for their eggs. They had to go on a scavenger hunt to find their eggs.
|I hid the clues to the where their real eggs were in several other eggs.|
|THIS was too much fun to pass up! I put a second message in our |
friend EggCinco Valdez (Rather than Juan Valdez, of course).
|The kids loved finding their big pile of eggs!! (And D@mnit, of course I forgot to take a photo of that, but it was very cool. We put all the kids eggs inside another Giant Egg and they loved it!) |
And of course, it wouldn't be Runamuk fun without some good old egg smashing (on the adults' heads)! We had confetti eggs left over and all the adults were good sports and let the kids smash them on their backs!
|Aunt Pam was the greatest sport and let the Ego give her a new hairstyle!|
And here is the Pinterest Easter Party version
|Those are goldfish crackers in plastic bags with green ties. Love that idea (that is all Melinda and Sparkleberry).|
|Fantastic cupcakes from Marianne.|
|Nothing says good ole Easter fun like eggs all over the grass!|
|That are then picked up and the chocolate eaten out of by your 10 year old!|
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter/Passover!!
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