Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Tradition

Last year I began a tradition with my girls and I want to share it with you all.  I am all about traditions and I love passing things down from one generation to the next.  It doesn't even have to be big things like baking Christmas cookies (which, of course, I do) or making home made jam (check).  I am the proud mother of two delightful girls. They like most girly type things...dolls, hair bows, and dresses but, they are also quite tomboys.  They are often found climbing in the trees or slopping in the mud.  I was thrilled when they were all excited about the Easter Bunny giving their dolls a tea party.  Someone had told me about this and she actually did it with her two boys and they LOVED it!!!  Try it y'all...I swear it is fun.  You put out a cute little placemat or small blanket and set out either your best china (which I do NOT) or the kids tea set (much better).  You gather up their favorite dolls, animals, bunnies and place them around the mat.  The fun is in the finding the tea party.  We hide it somewhere in the house and it is never in the same spot.  I think my kids love it more than the plastic eggs filled with candy.  Happy Easter!!! 

6 comments:

Counselormama said...

I love this idea! I am going to try it tomorrow if I can fit it in! Also, a friend on FB said her and her daughter "planted" tootsie rolls in the yard and tomorrow they are supposed to come up as Tootsie Pops!
Neat ideas and we need some around here for Easter!

Kristina P. said...

That is such a cute idea! I love tea parties.

Happy Easter!

TrueLoveIsaMama said...

That sounds so cute, maybe I can use this on some other day too, that we don't really do anything for. Thanks for the idea!

This IS The Fun Part! said...

What a great idea! It's something that can carry forward for generations!

Our tradition was to always have the "Bunny" leave a special treat for each kid at their place at the breakfast table. This continued until each of us grew up and left home!

Pam said...

LOVE it! We'll have to do this next year(we're Eastering at my MIL's out of town right now). Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week,
Pam

Just Add Walter said...

this is so sweet... I love that idea!