I started making the Easter "Baskets" and place cards for the table. The place cards were made with everything PTI. I used New Leaf card stock for the base of the place cards and Rustic Cream for the name plates. I used the stamp set Scrambled Eggs for the images. I changed the "baskets" up a little this year. Instead of the Easter 'basket' tins I did last year, I decided to use clear six inch paint cans. I ran to Michael's every night this week with my 40% off coupon in hand and purchased one at a time. It was worth it! I cut the animals from the Create A Critter cartridge, the circles for the tops from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, and the initials for the tops from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I love the way the top of the cans all together really do look like paint colors!!! Since I had more room in the paint cans than the tea tins, I put some pez dispensers in there too to add height. FUN! I've decided to do something special for our Moms - I purchased two Longaberger Peeps Baskets and filled them with candy. I think they will love them. My mom is a Peep lover for sure, so I know she'll get a kick of it!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way!
We have started our Easter Dinner planning! We are hosting about 10 people this year. We still are not 100% sure of our menu, but we are getting there. I feel like I serve the same old side dishes each time we host. Although everyone seems just fine with the same 'ol, same 'ol, I wanted to see if I could come up with a few new additions. I found a Sweet Potato Souffle by Paula Dean. Boy am I glad we did a test run before our dinner!!! After reading the comments from people who have tried the recipe, I cut the amount of sugar I used in half. Boy, was it ever SWEET, even with the reduced sugar. My DH and I agreed that it was almost considered a dessert versus a side dish. Back to the drawing board! We'll figure it out. I just want to change it up, but at the same time want it to be yummy!!!