Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

We hosted our annual Easter Egg Hunt and brunch over the weekend, something we look forward to every year!!  We started this with our friends and their little ones after we moved into our house when Waverly was two, and I have loved watching the kids grow each year so much.  Life seems to get busier and crazier all the time, so even though we have a lot of friends who have kids the same age as ours, it’s hard to get together that often.  Every time we do, it’s so worth it and I find myself thankful for my kids being able to grow up alongside the kids of my best friends from my own childhood.

Waverly was so excited to help with everything this year, we let her hide a couple of the eggs (for the “babies”), and she never turns down an opportunity to help me bake some cupcakes.  We did some mimosas and this French toast bake overnight, and then everyone brought something to share.  The kids had so much fun hunting, although looking back I know to get a lot more eggs to hide next year, turns out four-year olds can hunt way better and faster than three-year olds can. 😉

Our yearly photo at the end, I couldn’t get the camera back far enough to get all the kids in the frame, a total of thirteen (so far!).  Love these babes so much!!! 🙂  You can see last year’s hunt here and the year before here & here – all of which confirm my babies are growing TOO fast!  XO

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  1. April 5, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I love that last photo with A trying to grab things out of sisters basket! lol!!

  2. April 6, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    I love this tradition of yours! Of course their outfits were pure perfection! I love the way you dress those sweet girls.

  3. April 7, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Such a fun tradition and I'm sure everyone loves it! I love the yearly photo. XOXO We used to have an annual egg hunt with our friends, but my kids were the youngest in the group and now many of those kids are teenagers. I really miss it!

  4. April 10, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Love this tradition of yours! We do a huge hunt with all the neighborhood kids, but not until Easter Day. My boys need to get some practice in!

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Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

We had our annual Easter celebration with friends over the weekend, one of our very favorite traditions we started a few years back.  Each year we have added babies, which is so incredibly sweet, this time was our biggest yet and it’s so fun to watch these little ones grow year to year.  Also an added bonus, mimosas for the moms!!
Bar Cart (Similar)
We always make a couple dishes & then everyone brings something to share, this time we did muffins and an egg casserole, plus I always love to cut up a little fruit to put in an egg crate.  I love to use mine for all sorts of things around Easter time (similar here), hoping to do some cinnamon rolls or cupcakes to put in them later this week with Waverly!
Easter egg hunting was Waverly Maye’s jam, she loved running around and she loved eating all of the treats even more.  I can’t believe Avalon will be running around with her next year, these two make holidays way too much fun.  I hope they will Easter egg hunt with me forever & ever.
Waverly’s RomperAvalon’s Cardigan, My Dress
And that last picture is totally my favorite ever, our newest additions!  Avalon Elle being so very true to her, happy & content and wondering why the hell her buddy isn’t?!  Fun fact, that is my husband’s best friend and business partner’s son, him and Avalon are one day apart.  We were in labor (at the same hospital) at the exact same time, they beat us to it right before midnight and Avalon was born about 12 hours later. 😉
Wishing you all a very happy week! XO

PS – You can see pictures of last year’s Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch here.

Comments

  1. March 14, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    What a great tradition! I love all the kids getting together and keeping the spread simple but delicious! I hope we get good weather for Easter!

  2. March 14, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    AwwAwww, what sweet, sweet pictures and what a darling tradition. The last picture is so so precious.

  3. March 14, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    This looks like so much fun and a great tradition! Love your outfit, too, girl! 🙂

  4. March 14, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    That look on Avalon's face! "Dude… what's your deal?" Such sweet photos! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. March 14, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Soooooo much fun!! I love this tradition of yours! I think I need to pick it up and start doing it as well! It something me and the kids would totally look forward to! I love how fun these holidays are with kids!!

  6. March 14, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    That last picture is amazing; so many baby friends! Sounds like the perfect egg hunt!

  7. March 14, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    How fun is this! And Waverly's pigtails…love!!!

  8. March 14, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    What a fun tradition!! Such festive cuties. 🙂

  9. March 14, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Those bunny ears and Waverly's romper are adorable!! What a fun tradition!

  10. March 14, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    I love that tradition! We do something similar with friends here on Easter since neither of us have family nearby. I love Waverly's excitement to egg hunt. What's not to love about egg hunts? And Avalon's face in that picture is absolutely priceless. So funny!

  11. March 14, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    What a fun tradition and gathering! Everything sounds so cute. And the pictures are darling!!

  12. March 15, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Looks like it was a blast! Love the fun fact – sounds just like us & our best friends baby!

  13. March 15, 2016 / 4:50 am

    Waverly looks so stinkin' cute in those bunny ears!! Sounds like such a fun time with friends!

  14. March 15, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Avalon's face in that last picture!! LOLOL. Adore her.

    And yeah, I totally need to have mimosa's before our next egg hunt. For sure.

  15. March 15, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Your girls looked so cute!
    That's such a fun tradition. We are having our annual Easter dinner and egg hunt with our friends on Saturday. Can't wait!

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Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

Happy Easter weekend!!  It truly has been the sweetest week at home with Waverly Maye, I have loved being with her all day so very much & wish it hadn’t gone by so fast.  So glad to have a weekend of celebrating to look forward to, I plan to take full advantage of these next couple of days. Something tells me Monday will hurt a little more than usual after a week-long vacation. 😉
 
Last weekend, we hosted an Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch for a few of our friends.  It’s so funny to think how life has changed for all of us, our celebrations used to start at 10 (am) & last until the early hours of the morning & now, we plan around when the kids need to nap.  Everything might not run as smoothly (you know, a few meltdowns & blowouts here & there), but at the end of the morning, seeing all these little ones interact is just the sweetest thing.
 
I emptied out Waverly’s Easter basket so that she could use it for the hunt & of course, brought out her bunny shirt to make sure we were in theme.
 

I loved decorating our table & bar cart with the pretty pastels of the season, spring sights just make me so very happy!!  It’s hard not to go completely crazy & cover the house in a whole bunch of floral festiveness, yet I settled on just our downstairs.  I know my husband appreciated that, for some reason he doesn’t love pink & purple as much as I do.
 
Beverage Dispenser, Ice Bucket & Cake Stand
 We made an egg & cheese casserole & ham biscuits for the brunch, both were perfect for a big crowd plus we were able to make them the night before.  For the kids, I used our egg crate for some seasonal fruit & treat cups from Target for mini-waffles.
Waverly woke up that morning with a cold, she didn’t have a fever but I felt so bad for her since after our Easter bunny fail, I was thinking this would be totally her thing.  Even though she wasn’t 100% her silly self, she loved being around the other kids & especially eating the treats I hid in the eggs.  I consider that a success, & also her warm-up for one more little hunt over the weekend.


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 We wish you all the happiest Easter weekend, enjoy every minute!!
XOXO




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  1. April 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    What a sweet get together! I wish I knew more babes to have over for holiday fun and playdates. Good thing Aria's godparents like coming over anyway.

  2. April 18, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    Darling party!! I love that you filled the eggs with grapes. Genius idea!
    I hope Waverly is feeling better and that you have a blast this weekend!! Yay for finally being Easter weekend 🙂

  3. April 18, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Easter egg hunts and brunch are the best! Love your hair too btw!

  4. April 18, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    So cute! Love her bunny shirt and your Target party decor!

  5. April 18, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Love all your fresh tulips! Looks like an awesome brunch… Wish we could have been there!

  6. April 18, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Your table looks beautiful! And Waverly's bunny shirt is too cute! Happy Easter!!

  7. April 18, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    It all looks so perfect! Hope you guys have a very Happy Easter weekend!

  8. April 18, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    You always have the perfect curls in your hair! So petty! Love your brunch decor, so festive and fun! Waverly looks as sweet as ever 🙂 xo

    Tawnya

  9. April 18, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Love all your spring touches! And the egg snack idea- I'm all over that!!

  10. April 19, 2014 / 1:21 am

    Love love your outfit! And Waverly's of course! I picked up that ice bucket for our bar car too. TG it's plastic! How do you keep Waverly out of the bar cart stuff? Good luck on Monday and enjoy this Easter Weekend!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    • April 21, 2014 / 6:22 pm

      Haha, it's not always easy! I only keep the plastic stuff on the bottom, everything else is for the top. 😉 Love that bar cart! Hope you had a lovely Easter! XO

  11. April 19, 2014 / 1:46 am

    Your get together looked like so much fun – everything looked perfect as usual:) Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend, and a very happy Easter!:)

  12. April 19, 2014 / 6:47 am

    She has got to be the most stylish baby girl ever. I love love the pictures of Waverly, and your table decor is stunning!

  13. April 19, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Love the table decor, tulips are my fav!!! How bad is it that I didn't even decorate for Easter this year? I'm finding it so hard to find the time to do anything..Hope you and your family have a great Easter!!

  14. April 19, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Beautiful table and decorations!!! Love love love! Waverly is too cute as always! I hope she feels better – have a wonderful Easter!
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  15. April 19, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Oh wow! Your pictures are fantastic. I love all of the decorations – great job lady! I hope Waverly is feeling better and that you guys have an amazing Easter weekend. Enjoy it!

  16. April 19, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    What a fun get together! Love the way you decorated for the kids too… genius to put fruit in the little plastic eggs! Happy Easter! xoxo

  17. April 21, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    What a perfect get together! LOVE the fruit in the eggs – GENIUS!

  18. April 21, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Aw! It looks like such a lovely day! I'm so glad you had a good Easter!

  19. April 21, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    I served Brooklyn's fruit inside Easter eggs yesterday too! She loved opening the eggs after the egg hunt, so I thought she'd love opening them & finding fruit and she sure did!!

    How old is your daughter? She looks like the same as my daughter, 18 months on Friday.

    Thanks! 🙂

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    • April 21, 2014 / 6:21 pm

      Love that, isn't it so fun?! Waverly is 20 months. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

  20. April 21, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    I love all of the decor, so so perfect!

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