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Monday, April 25, 2011

Bunny Bash 2011

We abruptly stopped sleeping at 7am when two eager, dancing girls ran into our bedroom yelling “It’s Easter!!!!!”:Baskets-000001

Apparently the Easter bunny did good.

By 10am, the Bunny Bash decorations were in place, and the food was all cooking:Decorations-000001

Two eager bunnies Could Not Wait for their friends to arrive:DSC_5011LR_end

At 11:30, we yelled “On your marks, get set, go!” and leaped out of the way as the adorable bunny-tail-clad kiddos sprinted hither and yon looking for the almost 300 eggs hidden around the yard:Hunt-000001

Once the eggs were all found, we had some wildly energetic playtime (and I had a glass or two of wine). The line for BobBob’s monkey bars was constant, and the playstructure and pink car were never, ever empty:Play-000001

Then the kids filled the craft tent, turning out cute peeps in nests and peeking bunnies while sneaking jelly beans and scribbling away at coloring sheets and bunny mazes:Craft-000001

On all counts, Bunny Bash 2011 was a huge, whoppin’, hoppin’ success. 

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(Ro left, Ree right)

Many, many thanks to the dream-team of cooks, decorators, fix-it and idea men, helpers, egg stuffers, photographers, and cleaner-uppers who helped make it happen:
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In the end, every kid left with a bucket full of eggs, a huge smile, and a slightly bedraggled bunny tail. And Ro and Ree drove off into the sunset in their beloved pink car toting a ginormous pink bunny and a spare princess crown.DSC_5008LR_end

Then there was intense napping across the land. Now if that isn’t a happy Easter I don’t know what is.

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SpringFling_thumb2_thumb1Post #25. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!! Check out these other spring fling bloggers: And babies make four…, Another Journey, Birdie and the Queen Bee, Catherine’s Chatter, Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom, Dragonflies, Journey to Motherhood, Koprowski Kids, Life with L and M (julialaine.net), Love and a Little Craziness, Mindful of Mine, Moments with Maisie, No Ordinary Family, One Plus One Equals Four, Our Boy and His Cricket, Searching for Sophie, Spectacular S, Three Kids = Chaos, To Vietnam and China, We’re Here.

24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh it looks like great fun and I can see why everyone was knackered. Love all the piccies.

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  2. W.O.W. I am impressed.

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  3. Fun and fabulous bunny bash! Love the craft tent!!

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  4. Anonymous4/25/2011

    Doesn't get any better than that . . .

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  5. Asia Mom to 24/25/2011

    Only one big bunny? LOL My kids would have been fighting over it instantly!

    I am jealous of your Easter bash! WOW is all I can say!!

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  6. Anonymous4/25/2011

    The girls look so cute in their bright dresses. What an awesome party and your backyard is to die for! What mountain range is that? Is this going to be an annual party? Great job, Cathy

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  7. That last pic is hysterical! That's one lucky bunny.

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  8. Kudos to the great mom and dad and all the helpers! Now tell me about that big pink flower placed in the basket of grass......did you make it? Is it tissue paper and if so where did you find the directions. Thanks1

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  9. Lisa: I am *still* tired, but man oh man was it fun. Pop it on your calendar for next year... just sayin!

    Single PAP, copperdog, Kayce: Aw, thanks. I was just talking to Maggie (righthand woman with the decorations) and she said that craftwise this was definitely our most "ambitious" party to date. Heh. But maybe the most fun.

    Asia mom to 2: They just know they were lucky to get that one gigantic thing -- they lobbied hard (and convincingly) for it for at least a month, knowing it would be a really hard sell to the stuffed-animal grinch (me).

    Anon: Definitely an annual party. Actually we've had an egg hunt every year since we met the girls, so I guess it's always been an annual party. We just took it up a notch this year.

    Macladie: That was a tissue-paper flower gone wrong. It was supposed to be one of the beautifully symmetrical hanging flowers, but was so lopsided and hideous looking that I crunched it up and then thought "Hey I could just stick it in this easter basket and you wouldn't even see the damaged part!" I'll post a tutorial on the tissue paper flowers this week. They were easy to make once we figured out a few tips.

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  10. What a fun party!!!! Amazing decorations! You (and your dream team) are the party kings and queens!!!!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the decorations and craft tent. I can only imagine how much work that was. Those kiddies will have memories for a lifetime!

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  12. Looks like everyone had a great time!

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  13. Now, that's how you have a Bunny Bash!! You're amazing!!! Such fun and excitement....I think I could hear the giggles and laughter right through the pics!

    Way to go Mommy Rabbit and all your helpers who jumped in the help! Now....to prepare for next year. :o) I lurve crafts so would be happy to do some extra early cutting and crafting for you to put away for next spring.

    PS - Hannah wants to know if we can have a 4th of July Bunny bash? ;o)

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  14. Oh wow! You were not kidding about the Bunny Bash, huh? Looks like lots of fun was had - good job M3!

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  15. M3, it is me Heather, just *needing* to ask about the paper flowers hanging from inside the ceiling of the tent!!!---- I am in the midst of planning Meera's birthday party and tissue paper flowers are definitely already on the agenda (I plan to spend many a late night making them!), but I have been scouring the internet for something to hang from the ceiling... I had been thinking butterflies but wasn't finding anything I loved. Then I just saw your big flower-type things hanging in the photo of the tent... please do tell: what is it (a mega huge tissue flower????) and where did you get it? (or did you make it???). They look perfect! Thanks, Heather
    P.S. LOOKS LIKE A SMASHING PARTY!!!!!!!!!

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  16. WOW!!! Fantastic recap of the fun. And A+++ to all those bunny helpers. Happy Easter!

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  17. That looks like a blast!! And that is one big pink bunny :) Happy Easter...

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  18. Wow, that was a huge Bunny Bash! Looks like a total success! Hope you get some rest!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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  19. Looks like a really great day!

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  20. FREAK OUT!!! Looks like such a fun time! Makes me want to be a kid again!

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  21. shut the door! now that is an EASTER CELEBRATION!

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