We finally had our First Day of Spring party only it wasn't on the First Day of Spring! All in all, it doesn't really matter does it? The point is we're saving Easter for celebrating Jesus' death, burial and resurrection and doing our fun spring activities another day!
We were able to have everything outside and it was such a nice day! And, I continue to be so thankful for our screened porch! Decorations were super simple: Easter Garden, a polka-dot sheet from the thrift store, Spring mobile and this year I added these adorable little bunny chalkboards found at Michael's!
We also had a couple of friends join us this year! My good friend Melissa and her sweet Jane came and a neighbor boy came as well!
The morning began with bunny biscuits and goodie baskets!
Next we did lap books and a little plant marker craft from Hobby Lobby.
Then, it was time to hunt eggs! This is always a highlight!
After this, we came back inside and read Benjamin's Box along with our
set of Resurrection Eggs. I've been telling myself for several years that I could make my own set and haven't done it so I decided this year just to purchase a set and be enjoying it (simplify!)
Next, we were ready to decorate eggs! Rather than dying them, I provided paints and brushes and let the art begin! While the moms fixed lunch, the younger crowd watched Veggie Tales Easter Carol. Melissa made a super yummy Mama lunch for us: broccoli cheese soup, egg salad sandwiches and fruit - YUM!
Lunch was bunny pizzas (same as bunny biscuits above except for the obvious changes needed for pizza!), fruit and chickie crackers plus bunny cookies for dessert - thank you, Pinterest!
What a fun time we had and it was a beautiful Spring day to enjoy all this fun!