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    Arrow Easter traditions?

    Anyone have any Easter Traditions they would like to share?

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    We set up an Easter egg hunt for our girls the night before (using the plastic eggs with goodies inside). It's fun to watch them search for them.

    Then we go to church on Easter day and then off to my fil's for afternoon Easter dinner.

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    I hate to admit that last year we forgot to color the eggs. Let's hope that's not my Easter Tradition. Usually I take my daughter to several Church related Easter Egg Hunts and then hide some at home too. She gets a homemade basket with a little candy and lots of other stuff, like a cd, book, hair clips, etc. We do dress up for Easter but its usually in what someone else wore the year before and we were given or bought second hand. Of course, I eat those marshmallow peeps until I am sick of them.

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    We hide goodies for the kids in the morning. We go to my grandmas for her annual Easter weenie roast.

    Why oh why couldn't I have been born into a normal family that eats ham for Easter. lol

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    We get in our best Sunday clothes. My better half always gets me a pretty orchid corsage. We go to church, then to brunch, then to see the rest of the family for supper. My children get baskets. We don't hide them. Havnt done an egg hunt in ages. We color them some years. This year my daughter just saying she wants lil scoops. rofl

    Countrymom I have to ask what a weenie roast is all about.

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    I was thinking of an Easter pinata. Ideally, it would be better with a larger family than we have. hehe But I think this could be something fun for us. We're such a new family, we haven't started many traditions yet, and our families are all pretty far away.

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    Originally posted by smnoel
    I was thinking of an Easter pinata. Ideally, it would be better with a larger family than we have. hehe But I think this could be something fun for us. We're such a new family, we haven't started many traditions yet, and our families are all pretty far away.

    Sara
    Adding more. I am looking for patterns that I could make myself, but came across some already made. Not badly priced at $8.95.
    I got this idea when Chelle was showing me a paper mache craft she was thinking of making.

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    for more ideas.

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    I put out a pile of odd stuff for Easter Egg decorating and let them cut, paste, and glue away.......
    Fun foam, feathers, construction paper, string, tiny bits of fake fur, dried pods and such from potpouri,
    They have make and assortment of animals, creatures, aliens, ect........ It's hours of fun !!!!!!!!!!
    They stand well if glued to fun foam feet .......

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    We do the same has Chelle does. We put goodies in the pastic Easter eggs and hide them. I always make sure that there are a cpecific number of colors and each kid has to find xx amount of colored eggs. They were asking me again if we were going to do that this year.

    I use to also get them a stuffed toy but they aren't interested in stuffed toys anymore (YAHOO!!) so don't get them any now.

    For Michael, we purchase him batteries - and let me tell you he knows exactly what those are for. In fact, he often thinks his favorite toy (his keyboard) has dead batteries as soon as he sees knew ones. He'll bring the keyboard and want me to put in new ones right away.

    We then get dressed and go to church. On the way home, we stop for lunch.

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    I use to buy all kinds of candy and hide it for them, but I am trying to get away from all the candy because I seem to be the one that ends up eating most of it. My little one gets to hyper eating it. I think I will try and get some small items like small toys and books and stuff like that instead of candy. We also color eggs and then go for dinner at my mom's house. We do the ham, sweet potatoes, corn, and stuff like that. This is the first holiday since Memorial day last year that My dh is home with us and has the day off. Can't wait.

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    We probably do too much for Easter, but here goes.

    We color real - hard - boiled eggs during the week before. On Easter Sunday, when we get up, we have small baskets waiting for the girls. We re-use baskets from year to year. Then DD & I, get dressed & go to church. When we return home, DH's family descends upon us and we have a nice Easter lunch - pot luck, of course, everyone brings something! Then we go outside, DH & FIL hide the eggs the girls colored & we have a hunt in our yard. By the time that is finished, it's almost dinnertime!

    Another tip - easter baskets don't have to be filled with candy & junk - just like stockings... We regularly have toothbrushes, hair brushes, deoderant, tooth paste, lip balm (mandatory in our house!) etc in our girls'. Just "garnish" it with a little Easter candy and/or coloring books, activity books, or religious item.

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    We go to church where there's a Resurrection Trail where kids stop a stations and hear the story of the crucifixion and resurrection.

    Then home, change, eat with relatives. The big kids hide eggs for the little ones.

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    We dont really have any. Our extented family has always had a family reunion over easter every second year, but we never went due to the traffic on the roads at that time of year. This year both my mum and i are taking a week off and going.

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    sara- be careful with store bought pinatas if you have little little kids they are really hard to break as they are made of cardboard.... we have had to break them a little bit b4 the kids take a swing so i usually make my own with a balloon and paper mache

    we dont have many we dye real eggs and last year i hid some eggs for Ds this year i am trying to get my sis to host an easter brunch at her house. i also plan to have DS make baskets out of palstic coffee containers. normally we use the same baskets each year. for dinner we wil go to my aunts i think unless my IL are doing something

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