Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Our Family Easter Traditions #CatholicCentral #EasterTraditions

Monday, April 15, 2019

Our Family Easter Traditions #CatholicCentral #EasterTraditions

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Easter has always had a special place in my heart for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I always looked forward to my grandma picking me up for a special Easter service at church, then afterwards, Sister Hutsel always put on an elaborate egg hunt in the church field for the children. While all of the other kids were busy trying to find one of the 6 golden eggs that each contained a crisp $1 bill inside, I was on a mission to snatch up as many of the foil wrapped chocolate covered marshmallows I could get my hands on before the other kids returned to normal egg hunting activities. Of course, when I got home most of the chocolate had melted sitting out in the hot sun during the service, but hey, chocolate is still chocolate, right? I've since outgrown my egg hunting days, and sadly my girls have also, but that little egg hunting tradition is carried out through our family every year still, with the girls getting excited about stuffing the eggs and hiding them for their younger cousins now.


I look forward to Easter every year because we have so many family traditions. While my girls are too old for hunting eggs, they do get excited to wake up and find the bunny has left them a small basket filled with goodies and candies. They also still love to each get a carton of hard boiled eggs to dye and decorate. Additionally, we always make an Easter themed recipe, like peanut butter eggs or something along the lines of these edible chocolate Easter baskets.

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Jason's mom usually takes over hosting of dinner for the whole family, where there's an elaborate meal served, followed by Egg hunting and board games. At some point, the Easter Bunny (Jason) makes an appearance, though our costume is a bit dated and scary looking, so he doesn't stay long because it's always a given that one child is bound to cry if he gets too close. It's all in good fun though, and they usually wave goodbye to the bunny once they see he's ready to go hopping back down the bunny trail to scare visit more neighborhood kids.


You can see why I love the holiday so much, and am counting down the days until Easter 2019 is finally here. In the meantime, our friends at Catholic Central have put together a downloadable PDF with 6 Tips to Prep for Your Epic Easter. Feel free to download and print it out. Then, snap a few pictures of your family's Easter traditions and share on Instagram using the hashtags #CatholicCentral and #EasterTraditions

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22 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous Easter set basket!
    How much did you have to pay Lady Allyzabeth to pose with the bunny ears? :)
    Such lovely photo of Jason and Mariah around the table, totally professional!

    I thought you was gonna do a Notre Dame post today :)

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    1. I have Notre Dame in my Instagram today. I am so saddened by the fire. I don't care if you're religious or not, we are all feeling the affects of such an amazing piece of architecture. I hope they will be able to restore most of it to its former glory.

      That picture was from 2 or 3 Easters ago with Allison in the bunny ears. She's got herself some bright red hair now. She's actually really good about posing for photos. I mean, she'll complain here and there, but then I say "remember, any money I make from blogging goes towards vacation funds. you don't cooperate, we don't travel." That usually gets her motivated lol.

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  2. What lovely post Theresa.
    We are catholic too and I love Easter.
    Love the picnic basket !!
    Hugs and love for you and your family .

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    1. Thanks for visiting today, Gloria! I hope you and your family have a very lovely Easter this weekend! xoxo

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  3. I'd go with Bake a Lamb Cake because I always bake a Coffee Cake for Easter. As if they don't already get enough sugar. ;)

    A great post. Easter is so fun. It's great Jason still is the Easter Bunny!

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    1. There's always room to squeeze in more sugar if it's baked into a coffee cake. Those are my weakness, along with cheesecake, when it comes to sweet treats!

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  4. We don't do anything for Easter. My daughter does an egg hunt with my grandson but that's about it here.

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    1. I think a low-key Easter is good too! And I'm sure your grandson loves doing the egg hunt!

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  5. Such a nice set of photos and I love this basket. We don't really do anything special besides have Easter dinner which usually involves ham and of course deviled eggs. The lamb cake is a cute idea!

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  6. I gave up Jesus for Lent one year. They never saw it coming.

    Well not really, but you get the point.

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  7. As a fitness instructor, my favorite is "eggsercise!" :-) I'll be running on Easter morning and keeping the kids active too! :-)

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  8. Eggscercizes is my favorite, although a lamb cake could be cute.

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  9. We had the same Easter tradition for years. I loved them. 3 of my 4 kids are grown now. I thought of getting them laundry baskets with cleaning supplies. I saw that on FB and it made me laugh. :)

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    1. I actually did that for Mariah this year. We saw it on Facebook too and I jokingly told her that was what I was going to do, but she got all excited and said it was a good idea because she'd need cleaning supplies for her new apartment next year. So, cleaning supplies it is (with a case of Snapple and a chocolate bunny too)

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  11. I like the kite one! I loved kites as a kiddo.

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  12. I like the go fly a kite idea as it is fresh air and park time for the kids. Should be fun

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  13. I liked the lamb cake suggestion. I, too, thought that you would post on Notre-Dame. My heart is still reeling. I believe that it will be restored, and I hope to see it again once it is.

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  14. We usually have a big family "dinner" at noon each year. I haven't flown a kite in years but that looks really fun for the kids to do this year. Hope it's not still raining here.

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  15. I liked the Eggcellent Laughs idea! Telling cheesy jokes and the loser has to do the dishes. haha
    Thanks for offering this lovely giveaway, the basket looks beautiful.

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  16. I am loving the basket looking good

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  17. My favorite is making a lamb cake.

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