Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt

We have so many holiday traditions!  One of them is our annual Easter party and egg hunt, which we look forward to every year.   We get together with our close group of friends for this party, and we have been doing this for years!

This year we expanded the group.  Our Blogger/Twitter mom group has become very close and we have all become friends, so we included them in the party. 

Amber, Tracy, and I threw this party together just a few weeks ago.  Easter really came quick this year! Tracy offered to host, so she had the most work, but we all pitched in to make the party fun!

We were smart this year, and split the kids into groups for all the activities.  There is a group of kids that are 3 and under and a group of kids that are 5-13.  Dividing them worked really well!

Shortly after arriving, we decided to start with the Egg Hunt!  The toddlers were very eager to go outside, even though it was chilly, so they kicked it off!

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Lily was just a baby last year, so she was unsure about what to do.

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It didn't take her very long to realize that the eggs had CANDY inside of them!!!

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The big kids were very excited for their turn, too!

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Lily was so impressed by the egg hunt that she escaped and joined the big kids for more fun!

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In just a few minutes...or seconds...the egg hunt was over.  Those big kids are FAST!

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Once we got everybody back inside, we set up for egg dying.  The toddlers went first, followed by kids 8 and under, then the older girls.  The big boys were too cool to dye eggs!

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We sent the kids off to play (and snack), while we cleaned up and got ready for dinner.

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Dinner went quickly! I think everybody was more excited about playing than eating!

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Just wondering...who doesn't sit in a chair, on top of a train table, and snack?   Crazy toddlers!

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After dinner, we had a cake for our friend, Tina, who celebrated her birthday the day before!

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The kids ate cake and played some more.  As bedtime approached, it was obvious that everybody was getting sleepy!

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Everybody had a great time this year!  We're so glad we could include new friends in our fun.  Next year, a few more new babies will be joining us!!!  It will be fun to continue this tradition and watch our group grow!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out!

    The picture of Charlie hugging Lily bug is the best! :) Love those girls.

    Next year we may need to rent a 3000 sq foot house with all these kiddos ;)

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  2. You are a great Mommy. You always show your kids a good time & you can see the happiness in their smiles!
    Hope you are feeling good today!!

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  3. Great pictures as always! A really good and exhausting time! Thanks for including us!
    xoxox

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  4. Cute pictures. Looks like the kids had a lot of fun

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  5. FUN time! The kids are so adorable!

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  6. So fun! I can't believe it's Easter already?!?! CRAZY!! We still need to dye eggs! LOL

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  7. Fun! Love Lily's pig tails! We have our egg hunt on Sunday - I'm really excited. :)

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  8. What a fun party! I can't wait to do this stuff next year! Mackenzie just wouldn't 'get' it this year.

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  9. That looks like so much fun! A good group of friends makes everything so much better :) And Lily could not look cuter in her egg hunting outfit!

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  10. lily is too cute in her fluffy coat and piggies. what a swoony sight! you make cute babies! : )

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  11. I'm excited this year we'll be able to have a Easter hunt outside. Usually we have it inside. ha!

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