Easter has always held a special place in my heart...it's the time of year that Christ's death and resurrection are celebrated. Since I'm not spending this Easter with my parents, I got nostalgic and thought about some things we did as a family on Easter. What a fun time we had cooking the Easter Sunrise Breakfasts for our church (we had about 60 members). However, I don't miss getting up at 5:00 a.m.--or was it 4:00 a.m.?
So this year hubby and I are making a new memory. I'm hosting Easter Dinner for several friends. Hopefully it will be a happy memory and not a disaster...it's been awhile since I've cooked a sit-down dinner for 10 adults. I'm not sure if I'll have too little, too much, or just enough food. But I'm counting on the fun fellowship to outweigh any of my shortcomings as cook and hostess.
To set a festive table, I wanted a little "Easter-y" type favor. And since the gals at CAS-ual Fridays are still hosting their "Anything for Easter but a Card" challenge, I came up with these...
I used a Spellbinders Octagon die for the basket--I always wondered what I was going to do with these dies that came as part of a packaged set I bought. After embossing the octagon, I cut it in half. I glued one half to the front and the other half to the back of a little box I made (1.5"x1"). Then I cut some "grass" and glued it to the top of the basket. I added a paper handle, some ribbon and a Happy Easter computer-generated sentiment to complete the favor basket.
Super quick and easy. I made pink for the ladies and blue for the men. They'll get filled with candy and placed by their plate.
So even though I can't be with my parents this year for Easter, being with friends is the next best thing.