Easter bonnet required…

Apr 25, 2011

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Hello again everybody! Been a busy busy past week or so around the cubicle, apologies for the radio silence. Been up to mostly no-good in my free time, i.e. crafting and hot-gluing my little fingers off preparing for our easter bonnet brunch-tacular this past weekend. About a month ago the ‘Rooms and I cooked up the idea to host a BONNET REQUIRED pre-Easter brunch. We have such a hodge-podge of wonderful friends we couldn’t wait to see what would come walking through our door.Easter craft decorations

easter brunch food spread

bacon egg biscuits and mini frittatasWe like to host brunches periodically for two main reasons.

1) we like to drink Mimosas with friends! 

2) we like to do this without leaving our house!

 Plus 2R brunch is always unlimited Mimosas, and there’s never an hour wait for a table! I think the most important discovery for us this brunch-around was the superiority of all foods in cupcake form… Much easier to hold and nosh with your non-mimosa hand! Especially as it is of utmost importance to keep one hand free for wild expressive gestures and waving to new friends walking in the door (whilst keep mimosa intact in the other). The two newest and brightest stars were clearly the bacon egg biscuits and mini spinach and jack frittatas.

We really hit our hosting stride this Easter, with enough time and preparation we were really able to go all out with the theme and decorate and style to our little hearts content. I mean, I alternated the two kinds of napkins and plates and lined all the baskets with tissue and that crazy scary easter grass for heaven’s sake. Also downloaded the cute bunny mobile cutouts (more on that later) and a Happy Easter banner from here and here via Poppytalk. Thank goodness for the internet and color printing! So with hanging all of our creations, shopping ahead of time and boiling eggs, baking pastries and prepping ingredients two-three days in advance left all of Saturday morning devoted to assembly, baking, and last-minute smattering of twinkle lights. (What? Sue me, they never made it back into storage after Christmas so they were on hand!)

And of course no Easter themed brunch would be complete without egg dying! So once everyone had their fill of food items, we magically converted our old free dresser moonlighting as a serving station fancy credenza to an egg dying station. Team work people… Being the old married couple we are, the ‘Rooms was able to take care of the vinegar/water solution for the dye whilst I quick like made some extra egg dippers trimmed from an old wire hanger and then wrapped around the neck of an empty champagne bottle. I realised at 3am last night that I forgot to do the rubber band egg dyingtechnique that I’d bookmarked from Pinterest weeks ago. Blaming that oversight on too many Mimosas… Next year!

All in all this Easter brunch was a wild and rousing success rounded out with too much candy/baked goods/champagne (as it should be) and just enough good friends and laughter! A huge thank you to each and everyone one of our dear friends for braving the rain and the potential dog attacks to come enjoy an afternoon in the Easter-wonderland of 2R. We can’t wait till next time!

And we even remembered to take a group photo! YAY US!

Easter bonnet parade 

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