April 5, 2012

Hot Cross Buns, Carrot Napkins and Chocolate Peeps

"Let's go fly a kite" sent us a special package this week. She and I have a special relationship with creating pretend felt food. When she posted these Hot Cross Buns on her blog recently, I was completely smitten.

Josie has been enjoying serving me tea and buns.

As you can imagine, I've had a lot of time to surf a few of my favorite sites for Easter ideas this week.

Carrot napkins are quite popular this Easter.

This one found at Busy Bees Kids crafts uses orange construction paper with a green napkin tucked inside as the stem.

Family Fun has a different variation that uses orange tissue paper, green stemware and green pipe cleaners. My simple Josie-friendly variation uses two different types of napkins with a bit of scotch tape to keep the orange napkins in a cone/carrot shape. By the way, don't you love the Easter table cloth? I've had it since we were first married nearly 20 years ago.

Chocolate dipped marshmallow peeps were a favorite Easter treat last year and we made them again this week. They are super easy and totally kid-friendly.

Melt chocolate, dip the peeps bottom side down into chocolate, press the chocolate side into cookie sprinkles and set on parchment paper to dry.


My knee scooter has made me a very happy and productive momma. By the way, Josie's other loose tooth came out with alittle help from the big sister. The tooth fairy has been extra busy this week.

Thanks for hopping in.
Have yourself a happy Thursday!


vivian said...

cute pics. I love the carrot napkin holders. Im thinking of doing a few of those up for our easter brunch. I'm glad youre getting around better now with your scooter. I have to go shopping after work today for easter meal supples.. and real hot cross buns are on my list. ( i dont like them, but my hubby loves them!)
Arent those peeps yummy? I didnt make any this year, but I know that I'll be getting some in the mail today from my friend Kelly. heehee! and I dont think I'll be sharing... lol!
have a great day my friend.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I am so happy the package arrived in time and have found themselves in a special play kitchen. Love all of these carrot and peep ideas, I think I will incorporate them this weekend. Happy Easter, glad you are feeling mobile on your new wheels.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Mmmmm!! Im totally addicted to Peeps. And the sprinkles just set them over the top.

So glad to hear the the knee scooter is helping you stay mobile. Sometimes there's nothing more sprit lifting than being able to move around at your leisure.

craftyles said...

I've gotta try the easter peeps-you can't go wrong with cute and yummy! Glad you're able to get around more with your scooter. The hot cross buns are so cute-who thinks of all these ideas?

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun way to "dress up" the peeps! The hot cross buns your friend made are very sweet.

DearHelenHartman said...

Yummy is right! And those hot cross buns are too cute, just like your girls. Happy Easter.

My Vintage Mending said...

Good morning...I wish I could feast on a few of those fresh peeps. Two teeth in one week! Good grief. Those hot cross buns are darling. That basket is the perfect holder for your camera...and a few peeps. Smiles...Renee

Diann said...

Lots of cute ideas here Kim!

Tammy's in Love said...

Now you must teach those little girls to sing, "Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! One a penny, two a penny. Hot Cross Buns!" Cute ideas for table decor!


Heather said...

I can see why you fell in love with those felt hot cross buns. They are quite adorable.

Cheryl G. said...

Adorable buns (in the non-creepiest way possible!)!
I really need to start making some cute felt food!
Such cute napkins!
Looks like your girls had so much fun!
Hooray for being able to get around more!

vintage grey said...

What adorable pics!! Your daughters are so sweet!! Love the hot cross buns!! So fun! Glad your scooter is working out great! xo Heather

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet post. I love how much the kids love this special Easter season. AND I love that little gap-toothed smile-it makes ME smile! xo Diana

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

Just "hopping" by to see what you are up to. What a great idea for the scooter!! Glad you are making it around much better. Love these little peeps, and looks like fun!
Have a blessed Easter.


Nellie said...

Such cute pictures! I'm glad the scooter is giving you some more mobility. Still sending healing vibes along to you for a speedy total recovery.

Jodee said...

Great finds! Hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Everything looks so yummy!
Glad to see and hear that you are getting around!! How the pain gets better for you soon!
Joe had his appt. with the Foot Dr. for removal of his plantar warts.
He will be off 6-8 weeks rather then 203 as originally expected.He has to have both feet done at once and will need to use a walker. I am going to have to keep him busy big time or he will be driving me up a tree! LOL!!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!!


Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Just catching up on your posts after a busy week here. Love the napkin ideas-I think I will use those for our Easter table tomorrow. I also have a love of felt food-all it takes is a little patience and some careful hand sewing on my part!

Janet said...

Peeps with chocolate and sprinkles! What a fun idea!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! The girls are just adorable! Did they make a special one for you?