Sunday, March 29, 2015

2015 Easter Egg Hunt Recap

By now if you've been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I truly love celebrating the holidays with our family and friends and I particularly love throwing parties.  This past Saturday, my mom and I hosted our 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt at their beautiful home on Hilton Head.  What a memorable day with our friends and family!

My friends often kindly remark on the amount of work we do for these parties but it truly doesn't feel like work. (It helps that I work for PSA Essentials and write this blog -- with great stamps I can craft and create decorations and these parties are such great blog content!)  But really, we do it because we love it and it's so much fun.  I so much enjoyed our time yesterday seeing the joy in all of the children's faces racing around for eggs.  I am so fortunate that my parents help (a lot) to make this annual event a tradition for so many families that have been coming for years.  We are so happy to add new people each year, too!  The only disappointment of the day was that my son, Connor, was sick and so he and Mike missed most of the event. 

Here we are prepping for the party. My mom made some adorable peep bunny "race cars" and deviled eggs, My kiddos were tasked with "hiding" nearly 1,000 eggs in the morning and helping me put cupcake toppers in cupcakes, hanging banners and lanterns, and setting up the party! 

Here's a peek at some of the party details! 

While we waited for everyone to arrive, the kids ran around scoping out where the eggs were and planned their route.  Guests enjoyed some snacks and it was great to catch up with everyone. (A note to you, Michelle: it's not that cold!) 

(Note Susan & Luke aren't waving to me, I believe I am holding their son, Matthew, while taking this picture...) 

Time for the hunt to begin! The children gather excitedly. 

These were the only pics I got of Connor and Mike since they spent most of the time inside and left early. Poor Connor. He had been so excited all week. 

It was too cold to swim (though we had heated the pool, the air temperature was really not warm enough!) so we took a walk out to the beach and let the kiddos run around.

Back at the house, we had some cupcakes and took a few photos in our photo booth! 

Once again, a big thank you to my momma especially who really does an incredible amount of work to make this party special and memorable. What a fun time!  Who's ready for the 6th annual? Me!