Monday, May 2, 2011

Bunnies & Beans

What's that you say? Easter is long gone already? Oh. Well, that's OK, I'm still sharing my Easter stuff now. Its not uncommon in our house to "reschedule" holidays.  Why?  David and I work opposite schedules.  We do not share a day off together.  We often have to squeeze in celebrations during the week after I'm done with work during the day.  So, our Easter celebrations happened after the time everyone else celebrated.  Here is how we enjoyed this spring holiday!
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This is our "Bunnies and Beans" Easter Dessert Table!
 David and I looooove jelly beans. During Easter, you can find all kinds of jelly beans, so I decided what better than a Bean Tasting?!  I bought us a few different kinds of beans to try.  However, this is a Bunnies & Beans theme, so I made these cute origami bunny bowls!
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Aren't they cute?! I learned how at Origami Spirit via How About Orange
 What tasting is complete without Tasting Notes?!  David and I both agreed that Jelly Belly made the best beans, followed by Sour Patch Kids, and then we differed.  He liked Starburst, I liked Jolly Rancher.  All around, we just love jelly beans!

 Of course I had to make some bunny cookies!
 These Peeps Cookies were too cute to resist, thanks to Sweet Sugarbelle!

While I'm on the subject of Peeps, we also have S'Meeps on the dessert table!
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If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you already know I love to use paint chips. For example, HERE for Valentines Day and HERE for Halloween. So I made some peeps out of paint chips. Does that make them...."Peep Pips"?  Ha ha, I know. Terrible joke.
As if we didn't have enough sugar, I also made some special cupcakes.  These babies were filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs, others with the Cadbury Caramel Eggs and others with Reese's Peanutbutter Cup Eggs!

Later I used some of the table decor for our actual Easter Dinner. Check out the sweet Egg Chandelier! I found a tutorial HERE via How Does She?.  I actually wanted to do all yellow eggs, but I literally got the very last pack of those plastic eggs.  I put in some battery operated tea lights, and hung them from our existing light fixture.
OK, I know picture overload, but here is the last one.  As a side dish I made these super fun crescent roll carrots and stuffed them with potato salad! They didn't turn out quite as nice as the tutorial HERE but I couldn't find the crescent roll "sheets" and I didn't have the cream horns.  So I improvised.  Still think they turned out great! Thanks to Kim at Party Frosting for sharing this awesome idea!

A few more great details to share....I made some pink chocolate cups on the dessert table with a tutorial from Celebrations at Home
That super cute Easter subway art was from Eighteen 25.

Our Easter might have been a little later than everyone else's but it sure was fun!


  1. Wow! You are so amazing! This looks great! I'm glad to see you had a very Happy Easter! :) Love the peep cookies! ;)

  2. Aww thanks Melinda! You're too sweet! =)



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