Every year our neighbor, Aunt Connie/Gran, sets up an Easter party for the kiddos. She does an awesome job, and the kids look forward to it every year. Crafts, prizes, an Easter egg hunt, and of course, The Easter Bunny all make this party an annual treat for some well deserving kids.
Aunt Connie dressed the kids in their Easter aprons first…with our neighborhood quickly growing, we will have to order some more for next year!
Next, she took us inside where all the kids had a bucket waiting at their seat. The bucket was filled with goodies and crafts for everyone to complete. The kids decorated their bucket, then made an Easter crown.
We then went outside to get ready to dye some eggs!
The idea of putting a boiled egg into a whisk before dying it is genius. Usually we have stained fingers and clothes after this activity, but not this year! Mommas approved!
Next, the special guest arrived – The Easter Bunny! “She” (notice the pink bow) came hopping down the driveway to meet all the kids.
The Easter Bunny must have hopped one too many times, because her tail just fell to the ground – I mean it flopped right on the driveway in front of all the kids. I think this is my favorite picture from the day…Kennedy staring the Easter Bunny’s poor detached tail.
The adults just looked at each other, “What do we do?” The Easter Bunny played it off so well…as she began to act embarrassed and cry. The kids hugged her to make her feel better, then all was well in Easter World again.
We then took individual and family photos with The Easter Bunny. My big girls sure have grown since the first year we started this tradition.
Next the Easter Bunny had a dance party with the kids – they were cracking up laughing!
Aunt Connie then took the kids to play “Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny.” Most of the kids surprisingly pinned the tail exactly where it needed to go…this picture I took of Kennedy with her blindfold on sure tells us why :)
Next activity on the list was the big Easter Egg Hunt! I love watching the excitement on those little faces!
Now the really fun part – opening all the eggs to see what surprises they got inside!
We had an awesome time, and all the kids (big and small) really enjoyed themselves. It is so sweet of Aunt Connie to do this for the neighborhood kids every year – I know they appreciate it! I know these kinds of activities won’t last forever and one day they will be “too big” to do it all, so it’s so nice to have memories like this to share with them when they are older.