Easter Egg hunt

Its easter time and this year is the first year that i’m doing the egg hunt with my girls. So i really wanted to give them a great experience.. I saw these bunny baskets on pinterest and asked a friend, Natalie Kukard that is very good with sewing to make it for us. and she did a brilliant job. My eldest favourite colour is purple so her basket accessories were purple and my little diva is pink. Though she is too young to take part this year i thought i make it so they can have the same when she actually is old enough to take part. 1

I woke at the crack of dawn to set everything up for the girls. I made a card for them explaining what the “bunny” did (hiding eggs around the garden. and he left 2 special bunny friends  to help them look.01 2I also made a “dora the explorer ” type map for my 4yr old to follow. Carport, garden, Through the gate & playhouse. i encorporated the map as we will be having a Dora the explorer party in a few weeks time. So it is a nice exercise to make her get use to the map reading as im also planning on doing a map hunt at the party.5Then it was off to the hunt. I bought a few chocolate eggs but most of it is plastic eggs filled with non chocolate goodies like mini chocoloate chip cookes, Animal crackers, Dry wors, Mini bubbles, Bracelets and other trinkets. I also put on pink and purple tags on the eggs. Pink was for little diva and purple tags for big diva. So when my 4yr old found eggs she immediately knew which one was hers and which one she had to give to her sister.4 I even found a Dora egg 🙂

6And when everything was done she was very happy with her stash 7

Little Diva was also very excited. guess she was feeding off the excitement of big sister.8 9then it was time to taste. We found out toay that little diva is not a fan of the chocolate. she much rather preferred the salty treats we put in the plastic eggs. All in all it was a very exciting day. all my hard work and effort paid off in the end. So satisfying to see the joy in my kids faces.

Chocolate easter eggs

This weekend we decorated hard white shell chocolate easter eggs. Took some trail and error because my original idea of dyeing the egg different colours in food colouring didnt work.IMG_8575What we ended up doing was to paint the chocolate egg with gel food colouring.Collages12 but soon realised that the gel colouring had a very bitter taste on its own. So i thought well why not dunk the egg to wet the powedery shell and see if the edible glitter wont stick to it.Collages13I put the egg in a whisk so my diva can handle it better. And then when the outer powdery shell was soggy we added the edible glitter to the egg. As soon as we dipped the eggs we started using the gel food colouring , the colours became a soft palette so look quite nice especially the ones with more than 1 colour. then we added the sparkly pink edible glitter.Collages14Collages15IMG_8567And then best of all was eating the end result.IMG_8583 easter1IMG_8595