Since we couldn’t gather last year in 2020 for Easter I had to throw an over the top Easter celebration with our friends who are like family!
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (old) / Flats: Badgley Mischka, use Badgley Mischka discount promo code Diana15 for 15% off
This Easter party is the third one we’ve hosted officially and it’s become an accidental tradition now, and a very welcome one. Benjamin and I don’t have immediate family here though we’ve been spending it with his cousin/aunt and uncle who we love very much and spend Thanksgiving with. We are now officially hosting our own Easter and it’s been a blast to celebrate the resurrection of Christ with friends who are like family.
Last year we went into mandatory lockdown and I was so sad about it, I had all these plans and so you can say I went all out this year because I was too excited! Here is the blog post with some of the links to the products I bought, the eggs that made noise when you shake them was a hit and I link to the lawn games we played.
My dress is an older Lilly Pulitzer holiday dress, Benjamin said I looked like a present, haha! I ordered from Postinos and we also ordered pizza and the kids really liked it. We had a lot of leftovers but it’s better to have leftovers than run out of food right?
The guys hid the eggs and some of us gals stuffed the eggs a few weeks earlier and I am SO thankful for their help because it was a LOT. I also threw in some yard games and the guys stepped in and made the rules and helped facilitate all the games which was a total blast!
To see the kiddos smile and feel the immense love and joy I feel being surrounded by some of our best friends it makes the months of planning and set up worth it. I hope the kids remember this forever because I know I will.
Also these friends of ours all have family in town, and to know we are considered a part of their family tradition means the world to us. We had just invited friends over a few Easters ago to see who would come (my inlaws were in town) and I was surprised that nearly everyone came. Then the following year, again and here we are again! Most of you know Benjamin and I have chosen the otherhood and we don’t have our immediate families here in town so if you feel alone, perhaps host a party and see who comes! Or, if you know others who don’t have family over for holiday celebrations. I cannot think of a better time to show God’s love to others and we know love because He first loved us.
Diana Elizabeth has three bins now for Easter decorations. Easter and Christmas are her holidays and there’s still some good room in the Easter bins so there’s always more to add…