Monday, April 25, 2011

Yesterday we hosted my family for the easter egg hunt and dinner. 

I think everyone had a good time, although it was very hot and 
it turned out to be the longest egg hunt in history.

    There were some lessons learned:
    1. Don't let little boys hide the eggs - they make them really hard to find. 
    2. Don't fill eggs with chocolate candy if the temperature is going to hit 80+. 
    3. 22 eggs per child is probably too many.
    4. The men prefer their ice tea to be regular ice tea flavor - no fancy tangerine zinger for them.

    my sister, Matt, and good friend Leslie

    Eventually everyone had to join the search efforts. 

    The table isn't going down in history as one of my best, but possibly the brightest. I picked up the pink table cloth at HomeGoods on Saturday. As you can see I didn't get around to ironing it. The green chargers are from Target (Christmas decor). My family isn't fussy, so I just cut some greens and flowers from the garden and we used paper napkins.

    This butter dish was a big discussion piece. I'm not sure why they thought it was so funny.

    Did you know that you can use a Sharpie pen to write on porcelain and it will wash off? 
    That's a little trick I learned from LuLu Powers.

    I also got some ribbing for using little salt cellars and tiny little salt spoons which I put on tiny little dishes. Cute, but not so manly I guess.

    Thanks to Leslie and my mom who helped out with the prep and clean up. 
    I really appreciate all your help!

    6 more days 
    Don't Forget! I'm donating 100% of the proceeds from my jewelry sales in the month of April to the relief efforts in Japan. And Matt's office is going to match our donation amount. As always, my jewelry comes wrapped and shipping is free for you.

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    Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

    Morning Julie, Looks like a lovely weekend celebration. Thank you so much for listing housewifebliss on your side bar -- your support means so much.

    Looking forward to getting to know you, and thanks for the lesson in Monkey Grass....

    All the best, Coryanne

    the gardener's cottage said...

    hi julie,

    i love your house and garden. and it looks like your dress matches your decor. i like to do that too! you, matt and drew make such a beautiful family. xo

    Kim@Chattafabulous said...

    Your yard looks gorgeous, Julie. And it was hot here too, but luckily my kids are too old for Easter egg hunts!!

    kayce hughes said...

    I love your tiny dishes. Everything looked beautiful.

    jandjhome said...

    Looks like a great day! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm having a giveaway that started today. I hope you can stop by again.

    Stitchfork said...

    Having three sons, yes, do not let them hide the eggs!! Looks like it was a fun Easter!
    xo Cathy

    About Last Weekend said...

    Love your photos and hunt tips - hilarious! it must be nice to have such summery weather there. Your table top looks so wonderful, absolutely lovely!

    Leslie said...

    I had a wonderful time with you and your family, thank you! I look forward to another invite.....