Didn't these cupcakes turn out so cute?! They were very easy to make. I just used a regular cake mix and store bought icing. Then icing was tinted a very light pastel green. I sprinkled on the chocolate sprinkles, and put three peanut butter m&m's in the center and voila, little bird nest cupcakes!
Caleb enjoyed collecting the eggs with the help of various aunts, grandma, daddy, or whichever other adult or big kid was willing to help. His favorite part was eating the cupcake. We even had a 'special' cupcake reserved just for him... because he'd already claimed his by licking half of the icing off one this morning!
Kyle was the typical competitive boy. He ran around like a man on a mission. By the time we had found all the eggs he was red faced, hot, and sweaty; and ready to rest for a bit and enjoy his cupcake and water.
After the egg hunt we all sat down and I went through the story of Jesus' death and resurrection using the resurrection eggs object lesson idea that I found here. Egg hunts are fun, but I don't want the kids to forget the reason we celebrate Easter in the first place! I took a ton of pictures, some of which I'll share another day, and some I won't be sharing in order to respect the privacy of my friend and her children. I had so much fun planning our little party! And I am thrilled that it was a huge success all around. I've decided this will be our new family tradition! I can't wait to do it again next year, and I'm even more excited because we'll have a new little nephew to join our little egg hunters!!!
Happy egg hunting to all!