You sweet readers made picking this contest winner so incredibly hard! We kept bugging Jenner about adding a few days (or weeks!) on to the trip because each submitted family was so beautiful and deserving. We have finally picked the winning family and thank you so much to everyone who entered or entered on behalf of friends or family. As we travel with these films, we’ll be sure to make these contests a regular thing, it’s been a lot of fun!
We will be back with the film series next month and we can’t wait for you to see our special New Yorker Families! We also have a super exciting Mother’s Day film coming your way a la Kids React to Valentine’s Day, so get excited for that!
Happy April 1st, everyone! These boys are the biggest jokers around, so we’re going to have a little extra fun with them today! The most foolish part of this tradition is that with young kids, we’re going to be the ones that have to clean up any pranks we pull, so we might just stick to something clean!
Plastic toy insects in ice cubes, saran wrap under their sippy cups, sour cream in place of the creamy filling in an Oreo, swapping cereal bags and boxes, dressing up like your spouse (and vice versa) coming out to breakfast.
Because the party was all outdoors, and no real way to contain 20+ kids, we knew we’d need a great distraction! Between Easter Bingo and the most hilarious ”Bunny Sack” gunny sack race, they didn’t even realize the rest of the mamas were running around like maniacs trying to hide 300 eggs! (Gunny sacks found for about $1 each at our local farming supply store.)
Once the eggs were all hidden we lined up the incredibly excited bunch (snapped hoards of Instagrams, of course) and let them go wild.
They all had their methods, some save their loot for the end, some eat it as they go.
Whatever your method, the candy will be consumed. We put army guys, tiny bottles of bubbles and stickers amongst the mix of sweet treats to try and lessen the sugar high and eventual crash.
We had them all wear their Sunday best, because we all love to dress them up nice for Easter, but that’s just one day! Why not get a couple uses out of these darling outfits?
We had such a wonderful morning, and hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend, too!
Happy Good Friday, and Happy Easter!
Love, Nicole, Jenna and Emily (and the boys, too!)
Jenna has thrown our boys and their friends an Easter Egg Hunt now for three years running and we love getting to watch all these tiny friends play together, hunt for eggs, munch Awful Waffles (not awful in the slightest), and enjoy the fickle Spring weather. Luckily the sun was shining and we could shed our winter coats just in time!
Because food is generally what makes our world spin ’round, here’s what we ate:
We were so grateful to the Awful Waffle for setting up their shop at our party and serving hot-off-the-griddle thick, Liege style, Belgian waffles. Drenched in Speculoos, strawberries, whipped cream, we were all in heaven!
The Awful Waffle just opened up a brand new location right in the heart of Provo: 602 E. 600 South in the Village Complex. The store front is absolutely gorgeous and when you step in you really feel transported to some chic European cafe.
To balance out all the sweet, Jenna made her famous Ham and Cheese Sliders. They are so ridicuously delicious and are pretty much legend around these parts. A party isn’t complete without them. Recipe below!
We cannot thank the Awful Waffle enough for feeding us so deliciously. The owner, Ashley is a passionate hard working mom and has executed her vision so beautifully. Any locals, hurry to 6th street to check it out! We hear kids eat for $1 on Tuesdays, lucky ducks.
Wooden spoons by Sucre Shop, ombre table cloth made from this tutorial. Check back tomorrow for all the party festivities!
We just held Jenna’s third annual Easter Egg Hunt this week and we’re so excited to share the party with you! As you get ready for your own Easter fesitivities we thought some of our party’s details could help you along the way.
We love the sweet pastel color schemes that come with Springtime. We used that as our color inspiration and water color paint strokes as a motif throughout. It’s dreamy and whimsical and perfect for the holiday!
Tara nailed it with this design, it took our breath away when we saw it fresh off the printer! We had our local print shop round the edges to make it extra finished looking.
FOR THE FOOD:
We love these sweet toppers! Add them to toothpicks, straws, flower stems, really the possibilities are endless and add a special extra touch!
Easter Bingo is really just an excuse to eat more Cadbury Eggs, if we’re being honest, but it’s also a a great party activity no matter what weather your Easter party brings! Rain or shine, inside or out, bingo will deliver!
These thank you notes are so stunning and we’ll be using them year round, that’s for certain!
Thank you Tara for sharing your crazy beautiful work with us! Check out Tara’s Etsy shop TaraPhotographics filled with darling prints, posters, phone cases and more.
Wooden spoons by our favorite party supplier, Sucre Shop.