Happy Friday! I’m so glad the end of the week is here and a fresh weekend is upon us. I didn’t mention it before, but the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt was a HUGE success in our home. My teenagers thought it was the best Easter activity that we’ve ever done and I only managed to misplace one of the clues. However, the kids were able to easily adapt around their mom’s mistake and they are looking forward to doing it again next year. I’ll definitely share new clues with you then.
The other thing that made the hunt so awesome was YOU. I heard from so many people that were excited to try it or had a blast with family because of it. I treasure that connection! Finding out that people I have never met had a wonderful holiday in part because of something they read here… it’s simply the best. And the suggestions… the ideas that you shared about alternatives to a traditional East egg hunt… seriously I cannot wait for next year.
But now it’s time for Mother’s Day and celebrating all the mom and mom-type ladies in your life. Last year I tried a few new ideas for spring that easily translate to Mother’s Day.
These upcycled spring cards are perfect for sharing with mom friends. When you’re in the parenting trenches together, letting your girlfriends know that they rock motherhood is always appreciated.
Last year we decorated for Cinco de Mayo and cha-cha’d all the way through May with it.
These paper flowers are easy to make and with so many cute cupcake liners available, I think it’s time for some new ones.
Also the paper decorations set the tone for our Mother’s Day table as I planned the look around them. This indigo, teal and red palette is still one of my favorite color combos.
And even though it wasn’t for Mother’s Day, this recipe box that I made with copies of my grandmother’s recipe cards is a meaningful gift option. Every time I open it, I think of her.
But this is a new year. Next week I’ve got some ideas that I’ve been working on and I can’t wait to share them with you. My focus is on things that mamas love to get, kiddos love to make and dads can easily facilitate. Everybody wins!
What is your favorite Mother’s Day tradition? Is there a meaningful gift that you gave (or received) that stands out in your mind? How was that Easter of yours?