Some Bunny Loves You!

  • March 30, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell
This weekend will be filled with family get togethers, Easter Egg Hunts and honey baked hams.  The weather man says that Easter Sunday will be in the 70's with plenty of sunshine and blue skies.  We couldn't ask for a better Easter weekend!  Every year it's up to me to plan our family's annual Easter party.  I love doing it because we have a huge backyard giving us plenty of great hiding places for all those plastic Easter eggs the kids love to find.  The party is always on the Saturday before Easter. 

 

The best way to be organized when planning your Easter party is to have a checklist of everything you need.
  • food
  • decorations
  • colored eggs
  • Easter egg hunt
  • games
  • prizes
  • bunny suit
Now this last item on my list is by far one of the most important.  Even though all the children know that the real Easter Bunny doesn't come until they are nice and tucked into their beds Saturday night, they love when my husband puts on his Easter Bunny Costume and hands out candy.  The younger ones get so excited when the "Easter Bunny" walks around the backyard with them to help them find their hidden Easter eggs.  Easter is right up there with Christmas as far as children are concerned.  Every kid loves the Easter Bunny and the candy that he brings!   Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!!

You've Got A Very Important Date!

  • March 24, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell

Tim Burton's Alice In WonderlandAlice in Wonderland is back on the big screen but quite a bit different than it's animated counterpart.  Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland drew praise from critics and fans alike with words such as;  bold, visionary, fantastic, wondrous and sinister.  It has been a huge success at box offices around the world.  Although with a Mad Hatter such as Johnny Depp I wouldn't expect anything less.  Tim Burton and Johnny Depp work wonders together.

My children have seen the original animated Disney version of Alice in Wonderland many times and absolutely love it.  My daughter Sydney who is nine actually has an Alice in Wonderland costume that we got her after she saw the dvd and fell in love with Alice's character.  However, I think my six year old daughter may be just a little too young to fully appreciate and not be scared of Tim Burton's approach to this classic.  My 12 year old son, Caden saw it with his friends and thought it was "so cool"! If your a fan of Johnny Depp, this is one blockbuster movie you don't want to miss!

Spring Break Family Fun!

  • March 19, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell
Spring is in the air and people are starting to migrate outdoors. College students are hitting the beaches after midterms to relax, party and have some fun in the sun. Families across the country are planning for their spring break trips since the kids will be out of school for a week. Over the river and thru the woods many families will be traveling to visit relatives. Others will be heading south to warmer temperatures for a little fun in the sun family style (which is quite a bit different than the college style of spring break)! However with the economy the way it is a lot of families will be celebrating spring break at home. I'll be joining that club this year too so we might as well let the kids have some fun and be able to entertain themselves for awhile. How do we do that? Well, costumes of course! Kids love costumes! It brings out their creativity and imagination and let's them run wild with it for hours on end.

Get your child a superhero costume and watch them transform right before your eyes. With the right costume, they can become anything they want to be; superheroes, ninjas, princesses, rock stars, cowboys, athletes, etc. and the list goes on and on.

This spring break have fun with your children while letting their imaginations run free! Put on a play or have a neighborhood costume party. You don't need to go anywhere for your kids to have plenty of fun right in their own backyard!

Tom Arma Easter Costumes!

  • March 12, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell
Tom Arma costumes are by far the cutest kids costumes I've ever seen. One look at your child in a Tom Arma costume and you'll wonder why you didn't buy one sooner. They are absolutely adorable!

 

Every year our neighborhood has an Easter parade for all the kids. They decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers and scooters with streamers, decorations and of course Easter baskets and ride down street in perfect parade fashion. The parents sit at the end of their driveways and give out candy. The kids love it! For the last few years my kids have been wearing Easter costumes and now practically the whole neighborhood does it. It's sort of an early Halloween because all the kids call it their Easter trick-or-treating parade. If you have a small neighborhood you should really think of having the kids put on a parade. The kids get so into it there's not much the adults have to do anymore!

You Can't Have Easter Without Peeps!

  • March 04, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell
PeepsThose little fluffy marshmallow peeps in spring colors are the most recognized pieces of candy during the Easter holiday.  Your Easter is not complete until those chick or bunny Peeps are snuggled into that green grass that lines your Easter basket.  The infamous "chick" Peeps were born, or should I say mass-produced, in 1953.  The "chick" was the first of the Peeps in production and to this day it is still my favorite! 

Peeps Infant Costume

  How cute is this Easter costume of a Marshmallow Chick Peep? I can just see my niece or nephew wearing it this Easter! What an adorable picture it would make.

 

 

 

 

  Today the manufacturer of Marshmallow Peeps, Just Born, produces more than one billion individual Peeps per year.  Last Easter, more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies were consumed by men, women and children throughout the United States.  Not bad for a little piece of sugar, huh?