My childhood friend Nancy’s family has a tradition of celebrating Easter one day early. This year we joined them. I am amazed at how the family of 5, that I grew up being an extended part of, has grown to an Easter dinner group of 18 family members, including significant others!
Over half of the people sitting at the dinner table were young adults who have created some of their own traditions.
When almost everyone is finished eating dinner, they humor themselves by removing chicks from the napkin rings and tossing them into unsuspecting diner’s glasses and plates. My guess is that there was a time that this wasn’t okay, but it has now become a game and part of the holiday fun. After dinner, the elder generations (that’s me☺️) take bags full of plastic eggs, stuffed with candy and money, to the neighborhood grade school playground to be hidden.
This was the bag of eggs that I got to hide.Here are my artful hiding spots…
After the Easter Egg hunt, everyone played an entertaining guessing game of family trivia.
The next day, Easter Day, we celebrated over a gorgeous brunch at my sister’s sister-in-law’s home. We had another lovely afternoon filled with great conversation and delicious food. I tried to capture how charming everything was with my cell phone.
Desserts (not including everthing), Beverage Bar, Table Decor
In the midst of all of the fun, I am also fully cognizant of what Easter represents. It is the day The Messiah was risen from the dead. This fascinating article gives historical, prophetic, old testament and new testament evidence of His resurrection.
Easter represents the happiest and most hope filled of occasions!