Comments on: Easter Plans http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:36:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: soona http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-352046 soona Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:33:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-352046 Thank you for the great links!
I never experience coloring eggs, since I’m from Japan and we don’t have Easter. But now we live in the Netherlands and today I tried the dye baths with my 3 year old son. (http://sooona.exblog.jp/18102281/) We enjoyed it so much! Beautiful and fun!
Have a lovely easter weekend!

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-352034 Michelle Sun, 08 Apr 2012 03:29:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-352034 Hello! Loved watching your sweet family and the adventure you are on! God Bless you ALL and Happy Easter! We have just moved from California to Singapore and have been enjoying the culture and learning so much! Our kids are all back in the states in career or university-our first Easter without them:( Enjoy your Easter Egg Hunt! And, that fabulous house full of the People you love! xo

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By: Megan http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-349592 Megan Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:50:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-349592 Thanks for linking to my site, I’m so glad my experiments helped!

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By: FreeRange Pamela http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-267454 FreeRange Pamela Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:28:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-267454 We colored brown eggs this year, and I think they turned out beautifully. (http://www.free-range.org/2011/04/24/free-range-easter-eggs/) Anyway, I really decided to chime in because I am so impressed that you have enough friends to invite to a party after only 2 months. I think I must be doing something wrong because we have lived in our new town for 6 months and we would be really struggling to amass party guests! The invitations look lovely, and I’m sure the map insert was fine!

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By: P.B. Lecron at A French Education http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-262840 P.B. Lecron at A French Education Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:35:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-262840 Another thought about the beige-brown eggs coloring dilemma: don’t fight it–don’t dye them! They’re pretty as they are if you simply tie a gingham ribbon around them once they’re hard-boiled and glue a small cut out flower in the middle of the bow. (You might need to secure the ribbon with a dab or two of non-toxic paste for the hunt.) Speed craft!

p.s: Ultra chic(k) with dark brown ribbon and white polka dots…You’d love the trip into a French mercerie to see the ribbon collection!

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By: Kristina Doss http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-262092 Kristina Doss Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:53:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-262092 What gorgeous eggs! The post reminds me that I can start the fun, beautiful tradition of dyeing eggs with my daughter, who is old enough now. Can’t wait!

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By: Nicole O http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261535 Nicole O Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:18:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261535 I love dying eggs (and your pics are gorgeous) but what do you do with all of them when the hunt is over?

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By: Aron http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261532 Aron Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:14:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261532 really amazing photos!

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By: TN http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261467 TN Wed, 06 Apr 2011 13:13:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261467 Oh that is right…French eggs are brown…if you do a test let us know how they turn out!

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By: Dari http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261433 Dari Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:53:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261433 I love the bright colors!! I am going to try them this year. Where did you find your wire egg basket? I want to find one!

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By: Ivonne Loving http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261318 Ivonne Loving Tue, 05 Apr 2011 03:56:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261318 Gabrielle, you should totally document how the French celebrate Easter, maybe do something like US meets France. I find how fascinating different cultures are. In Argentina, we had no Easter egg hunt. We would get baskets full of chocolate bunnies and we went to church. Back home, I am glad we have to hunt for eggs and we decorate them also. It gives us great family memories. I am very curious to see what the french do.

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By: allysha http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261316 allysha Tue, 05 Apr 2011 03:43:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261316 As missionaries we had big plans for dyeing eggs and having a big easter egg hunt until we remembered that all of the eggs we had access to were brown. Oh well.

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By: heather http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261313 heather Tue, 05 Apr 2011 02:49:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261313 It’s so cold in SLC this year, I’m trying to create Spring in my house for Easter!

http://veryheatherly.blogspot.com/2011/04/sprouting.html

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By: Ivy http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261312 Ivy Tue, 05 Apr 2011 02:37:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261312 We were in France for the past 2 Easters and dyeing brown eggs just isn’t quite the same. Our eggs were beautiful, but they were jewel toned, no bright colors at all. Still fun all the same, but be prepared for teal and mauve eggs :)

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By: MK Countryman http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261310 MK Countryman Tue, 05 Apr 2011 01:34:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261310 I grew up in Mississippi and Easter is such a beautiful time of year there. Now I am raising my kids in MInnesota and it is so hard every year for snow to be on the ground…or wet and cold. This will be the latest Easter in 10 years and I really want to host an egg hunt….but not sure what to do or how to do it. My kids are 10, 8, and 5. I don’t want all the big kids to get all the eggs, but not sure I want to host three different egg hunts. Can you post about what you will be doing at the egg hunt/party? and how long it will last? or will that ruin it?

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By: r8chel http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261307 r8chel Tue, 05 Apr 2011 01:11:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261307 Well then. It sounds like the French need you to introduce them to our tradition of dyeing Easter eggs. :)

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By: Tanya D http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261302 Tanya D Mon, 04 Apr 2011 23:24:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261302 I saw the comment about the German egg trees and I’m so curious to know if they do this in France too. Egg trees are very popular in Switzerland and we’ve adopted that tradition since moving here. You don’t have to have an actual tree. People buy all sorts of fun flowering branches from the farmer’s market and use them to display the eggs at home. We bought lots of beautifully hand-painted eggs on a trip to Prague during the easter season which now adore our tree. You can see my tree here: http://beenlostonce.blogspot.com/2009/04/easter-tree.html

Please tell us about any fun Easter traditions your French friends do.

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By: Tanya D http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261301 Tanya D Mon, 04 Apr 2011 23:16:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261301 I hope you have better luck with your French friends than I did in Switzerland. I invited lots of my Swiss friends to an Easter egg hunt and almost all declined saying that Easter egg hunts are only on Easter Sunday with family and it would be too confusing for their children to do another hunt. A couple were actually slightly offended that I would do this in the neighborhood park, creating confusion for their children even if they weren’t participating. We had it anyway with Americans and a few open-minded Swiss friends. Cultural differences are can be hard to understand sometimes. Good luck! You couldn’t have a more lovely setting for a hunt this year.

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By: emeeks http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261299 emeeks Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:50:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261299 If I remember correctly, when I lived in Paris, around ten years ago, we couldn’t find any eggs that weren’t brown. Brown eggs are difficult to dye, so we never even looked for dye since we couldn’t find white eggs.

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2011/04/easter-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-261297 This girl loves to talk Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:55:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10295#comment-261297 one tradition my kids have loved the last few years is carscerones eggs. Basically I keep all egg shells from eggs I use to cook with for ages (slice the top off to keep most of the egg intact. wash and dry egg. Then fill with confetti. Then you use a little bit of tissue paper glued over the top. YOu then smash the eggs with your hands above peoples heads. I think it is mexican tradition.

http://thisgirllovestotalk.blogspot.com/2009/04/smashing-fun.html

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