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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Hop April 6th to 12th


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"What do you do special
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274 comments:

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Amy S. said...

We hide 100 eggs and then my 4 kids get to each find 25. The eggs are filled with candy and the kids love this. Even though my oldest 2 are now teenagers, they still have fun with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ellisa said...

I learn how to bake! We (my mom and I) are going to bake pastries and cakes for the whole family! We also plan to go to another town for a holiday :)

LRAtRandom said...

I don't have any traditions now, but I used to love having easter egg hunts when I was a kid.

Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Easter! We used to have Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets when my sister and I were little. Now we have a big family dinner.

Fanda said...

I have only 3 days for Easter Holiday, so I think I will just finish my book.. ^^

Cricket said...

My family gets together and cooks, and go to church. I remember when we were younger we do the Easter egg hunts

ClaireLouise said...

We usually just have family lunch - But this year I'm baking cupcakes with Rabbits on top :)

Christina said...

Just hang out with friends and family.

When I was younger, my grandmother always used to send me the best box of gifts and candy. Worst day ever when she decided I was too old!

Leannessf said...

We usually have my whole immediate family (~14 of us with spouses and kids)gather at our mom's house for lunch and it extends to after dinner. We always stage an egg hunt for the kids too! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
Leanne

Unknown said...

our family has an easter brunch and egg hunt after mass

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Carl said...

Really very little. We may visit with friends or take a couple of trips to the beach bur usually it is just quiet, personal time. Thanks

aimee.baimee said...

Eat lots of chocolate!

AwesomeNiks said...

I dye eggs and hide them for my little cousins! I love it! It's so much fun! (and I eat great food too!)

kelly jones said...

This year we made home made eggs :) It was a real treat for the kids :)

Eva Yewke said...

Eeep.. nothing really. I have work so it's just another day for me.

Reading mind said...

I'm planning a trip to the sea!

Mystica said...

It is a very religious festival in this part of the world.

Jewel said...

Spend time with family & eat lots of bunnies & eggs chocolate. :)

Filia Oktarina said...
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Filia Oktarina said...

At my mom’s house hosting an Easter egg hunt.

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Veronica MostlyReviews said...

Nothing special, my mom does everything, the eggs the cake, I just sit and watch. :P

Irene E. Jensen said...

We always visit the family. When I were younger my mom also used to hide eastereggs for me to find.

Keetra said...

I go to the mountains with my family and spend some times there. We usually pick up a tent or just hike - and it's awesome :)
Happy Easter! :)

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

We don't have any big traditions for easter
susand1408 at googlemail dot com

SarahSerenity said...

I do an easter egg hunt with the family :)

Janet W. said...

We have family over for lunch and an easter egg hunt for the kids!
janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

Jasmine1485 said...

This year we started a new tradition of making rocky road :)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Kappi said...

We hide Easter eggs all over the yard for our little one to find. :)

Happy Easter and thanks for the giveaway!!

miki said...

We are doing somehing special sometimes a small gift but this holiday is also the big time for studying at university so lot of work no enought fun

miha4sora said...

Nothing special,just painting the eggs.

Alabell said...

Unfotrunatelly I am not doing special thhings. Because we aren´t celebrate Easter. This year I spent Easter with my computer working on ma graduation work...sad, I know.

Nata ArtistaDonna said...

decorate and hide the eggs (easter
egg hunt)
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Leev said...

I don't have any traditions now, but I used to love painting easter egg when i was a kid..

thanks for the giveaway ^^

whispering words said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I spend easter with the family and the nusually we all take all the dogs on a long walk on the beach after dinner :)

marybelle said...

Over the Easter break, we visit family & eat lots of chocolate.

janhvi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!We don't do anything special..just spend the day together as a family.

Disincentive said...

Breakfast with family at Grandma's :)

Doodle said...

Nothing special. I just eat lots of food. :)

Agnieszka Nashi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Since Easter is a huge holiday in Poland, we meet with family, go to church and exchange presents. And eat lots of eggs. Tons of them. ;)

Devon Ashley said...

My little man is finally old enough to hunt for eggs so I'm thinking this will be the first of many special Easters!

Lauren Mackesy said...

We all gather at my mom's house for an Easter egg hunt and dinner. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Lauren

Blackest_Night_Reads said...

I don't do too much. We usually have a special meal. No kiddies to hide eggs for or anything like that.

Fall Into Books said...

Nothing. I'm Agnostic and don't have kids, haha. I get a day off from college, though, on the Friday before, and I love that!

Angie said...

We don't celebrate Easter, but we are barbequing this weekend.

Christina Fiorelli said...

I love Easter egg hunts:)

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I like to celebrate with a Ukranian meal.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

mysons said...

We have a big family meal.

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deanna_boocock said...

an easter egg scavenger hunt.

books first love said...

I love to paint the eggs with red crimson like blood :) and of course the dinner...like any other holiday.
thanks for the giveaway..happy Easter
xoxo

books first love said...

I love to paint the eggs, with crimson red like blood color :)
thanks
xoxo

Maria B. said...

I'm going to spend some time with everyone in the family.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Allie said...

Nothing special, really :)

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

I won't be doing anything special but I did get some easter eggs and money from my mom. *-* Guess I know where that money is gonna go. BOOKS!

Sierra Abrams said...

Honestly, every year holds something new. We don't live near family so we usually just choose a place to go out of the invites we get. It's fun! :)

Shane R. said...

I have dinner with my family for Easter.

Krista said...

We go to church in our new Easter outfits

nenssa said...

My family gets together every Easter and we all cook a wonderful dinner resulting in quite a large feast. :]

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm not sure if we're supposed to write our email, but just in case: n.dematos@gmail.com

Ronyka7 said...

I spend it with my family.

IdentitySeeker said...

Have a braai (barbecue), go for a picnic or to the beach or just spend the long weekend relaxing:)

Sarah Bibi Setar (Rafflecopter name)

Fátima Menezes said...

Nothing special. Stay at home, watch some movies, read. Not so funny, huh?

Kisses from Brazil,

Fátima Menezes - @fatimamd
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Beks ♥ Just Another Teenage Bookworm said...

I'm actually working this year, but for the last few years I've set up an egg hunt for my two younger brothers. :D

Colleen Boudreau said...

I'm just having a small dinner with my immediate family.

Kali Skittles said...

We don't really do anything besides have turkey.

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

Church, lunch and egg hunt with family and friends.

marian said...

just being with family

Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

coloring eggs and egg hunts with my little brother!

Leah Rae Miller said...

We do the Egg hunt for the kids, lots of food, and spending time with the fam! :)

Caro said...

my mom bakes a cake shaped like a bunny face, my grandma used to make it for my mom's family every year!

Veronica W. said...

We don't do much more then a small dinner now that I'm older. I's more fun when you're a little kid!

Munnaza said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! My family doesn't do anything special of Easter other than have a fancy dinner together and eat chocolate.

Dawn V said...

We have an Easter Egg hunt for my 3 kids. Each kid has their own color of egg, so if they find someone else's egg, they just leave it there. That way it's fair for everyone. They are teenagers now and they still want to do this every year!! haha

CakeLady said...

make a bunny cake

Bekka said...

The whole family gets together for a big dinner, and the older kids set up an egg hunt for the younger kids.

susan1215 said...

We have an Easter Egg Hunt with our families and then eat dinner

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Paul T / Pauline T said...

wake up to the easter present, egg hunt, seafood broil w/family and friends

- (Paul T / Pauline T…pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me)

Sophia Rose said...

Go to church and then spend time with family.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

Michelle said...

On Easter I like to hang out with my friends and have dinner with my family.

Sue Sattler said...

After we have a family dinner, we all sit down and watch the Ten Commandments.

proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

Crystal Langley said...

Besides reading the bible story, we like to add games to the hunt for the candy. A treasure hunt sort of :) The kids love it.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Crystal
langleylove at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

My family and I spend time together and play board games.

Ana Norte said...

Just a special lunch with all my family!

Caitlin said...

Family dinner! And chocolate :)

Bri said...

I go out to brunch with my family!

Raechel Popek said...

Spending time with my family(: that's the best part of every holiday(:

Valeria Andrea said...

We get to -finally!- be in family, all together. & we do things like go to the movies or random road trips.

fourheadjen said...

Nothing, unfortunately. Shocking, I know!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Sadly I'm working this year, but I will be painting some eggs and baking little cakes.

Danielle B! said...

My family usually has a HUGE easter egg hunt on my grandfathers property. Thanks for the great giveaway! Hoppy Easter!

Teresa said...

We don't really celebrate it, so nothing special.

Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

Thanks for the giveaway! When me and my brother and sister where younger we would make hardboiled eggs then decorate and on easter Monday go to this big hill near our house and roll them. I loved doing it and will do it with my children in the furture!

Ella said...

Honestly, we're a big boring family.
We just spend the time together.

Carley L. said...

As a crafter I always look forward to dying and decorating easter eggs.

IreneRJ said...

We take chocolate eggs to the grandchildren then come home and relax

GABY said...

I eat chocolate eggs :D

Chenise Jones said...

My whole family always comes over and we have a big Easter egg hunt! Then we have a huge meal with ham! So yummy!

throuthehaze said...

We don't do anything special

Liese2 said...

We do the Easter egg hunt and have a big breakfast!
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alicia marie said...

we go to mass and even though we're old we all go pack to my parent's house to see our easter baskets : ) then my mom cooks a big meal for everyone, complete with a chocolate bunny cake for my dad. (it's his favorite) happy easter!!

Terri Matlock said...

i usually just hide eggs for the kids and get them gifts. :) we usually go out to his grandparents to eat dinner but i don't think we're going out this year. :( We also like to dye eggs the night before so we'll probably do that tonight although i think i need to buy some vinegar.

Terri M

Debora B said...

I get together with my family and we have a big dinner =)

brookea_2006 said...

Easter dinner with my mom

Tiffany Sill said...

We have a big huge dinner at my grandparents house :)

blanshire said...

Sadly I don't do special traditions on Easter. My parents ans I would just go to church and pray.

Ricki said...

We do not have any Easter traditions. I think this is the first Easter since my husband and I have been together that all of our parents are actually in town for Easter.

april_hunter24 said...

All our family gathers at someones house and hand out easter eggs !

Midnight Styles said...

My family has a picnic in our living room every easter, only holiday for it :)...

Amber Garcia said...

I hide my childrens baskets for them to find on Easter morning and then my whole family gets together and has dinner.

Nina C said...

We don't actually do anything special. Just use the holiday for a bit of R&R and let the kids run loose.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Happy Easter and thanks for the contest.
Having dinner with the family.

Juliana Dias said...

Well, I really don't do anything special, it's just a special time to be with the family, eat delicious food, etc :D

Andrea said...

We have a special service at church and then dinner with the family.

natalie said...

When I was little me and my mom would color eggs and my family would hide small baskets with candy in the garden. :) But now that i'm grown up I unfortunately don't get to search for hidden Easter treasures (yeah I'm a total kid at heart :D), so now my family and I go out to eat and then to my grandma's for some coffee and cake. :)
Happy Easter!

Through My Eyes said...

We always make a delicious Easter bunny cake.

Judy said...

We go to church, cook a dinner/supper after getting home, children hide eggs and play in their new summer clothes. We have a nice time with our family.

Savannah said...

I color eggs every year

Kulsuma said...

I eat a load of chocolate:)

ThesePaperWings said...

We really don't do too much special here at my house. Of course we go to church in the morning and then eat dinner with the family, but now that a lot of us in the family are older, and we've moved out of state, there's not much more to do!

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

My family doesn't really have any Easter Traditions. This year I think we are going to eat some ham lol

Nicola (pocketfullofbooks) said...

Go to church. And eat lots of chocolate. :)

Mintz said...

I spent my break studying and doing homework. Ick.

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

We color eggs, cook good food and watch a movie together to end the night as a family.

Linda Kish said...

We don't do anything special anymore. My son is planning to cook me a nice dinner.

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Cindy said...

We have everyone over with lots of eats and treats. Plus we remember the reason for Easter.

Amanda said...

I don't know if we do anything special. Since usually it's rainy on Easter, we always have our picnics the day before.
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kyl neusch said...

have family over

Eli Yanti said...

i dont celebrate easter event

Chey said...

Easter changes for us every year. When I was a child I'd wake up to find the front and back yard covered with colorful eggs, hunt every one of them, and come back to see what was inside, followed by searching for my easter basket. Now that I'm almost 20, that's all changed (though I wish that it hadn't!) so we just go to a family member's or friend's house for dinner.

clc408 said...

I have the family over for dinner.

sweepmom said...

Many of our Easter traditions have fallen by the wayside. We do still get together with family to enjoy an Easter meal.

Mysharona said...

we do a hike

Earth Friendly Mommy said...

we die eggs and always attend mass

debbie said...

We usually color eggs, and have a nice dinner.

Ellie said...

I don't do anything special for Easter, because I have to work every year. Easter weekend is so busy in a tourist town, we can't afford not to! But I DO try to treat myself a little bit, somehow. So, tonight I might go home and have my favourite pizza for tea and watch a movie, or maybe get in bed really early and read for hours with hot chocolate... :)

Ellie said...

I don't do anything special because we work every year - it's so busy on Easter Weekend in our tourist town, that we can't afford not to! I do like to treat myself somehow though - so tonight I might go home and cook pizza and watch a movie, or maybe climb into bed really early and read with hot chocolate! Happy Easter!

barbara.montyj said...

I like to make special Easter basket for someone each year.
Thank you.

Banti said...

We hide the eggs for grandkids. My daughter hosts Easter dinner.
Betty Antibus

mil said...

just going to eat some eggs

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

We have greek easter where we get together with the family and eat lamb.

Rebecca Graham said...

We have an Easter Egg hunt and a big family dinner.

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Dovile said...

We dye eggs and trade them with friends.

Krista said...

I celebrate with family and friends.

Froggy said...

We just spend family time together since my kids are both over 18

Froggy

Jasmine Rose said...

I used to hunt eggs and eat an Easter dinner with whatever extended family wanted to show up, but this is my first year with it just being my husband and me so we just invited his brother and cousin for a dinner we're scrambling to put together.

Brenda said...

i don't do anything :( my kids spend day with their dad, and I spend it alone

f3b60128-64d5-11e1-a47e-000bcdcb471e said...

We hid their baskets and made the kids follow clues all over the house!

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GzNKz4evr said...

We always take the kids to the city egg hunt and then do another egg hunt at our house the next day. Then the kids use the plastic eggs over and over again doing their own egg hunts for about the next couple of weeks. :)

Joy said...

We don't do anything special for Easter.
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wanda f said...

We used to paint and hunt for easter eggs ,now that my girls are all grown I still tend to go pick out something special for them.We all have Easter dinner together .

flanagan@mebtel.net

sablelexi said...

Right now we don't have any special things to do on Easter, except spend time together as a family, but in a couple of years, when I children are old enough, I see this changing.
Jennelle S

Stacie said...

I rarely cook big meals but I always do on Easter.

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The Sunshyn said...

I get together with my grandmother when possible and exchange cards.
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Fairday Morrow said...

Now that I am an adult I go to Cape Cod and visit my dad. I love the Cape at any time of year.

Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jess

Shainers said...

Get together with the family :D
shaina333@cocmast.net

Lieder Madchen said...

Mostly we just hang out and hide eggs for the little ones. Usually we dye eggs but this year we forgot to stock up. :)

latishajean said...

I did not really do anything today just blog hopping :) Happy Easter too you! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tes283 said...

I pray for friends and family, present and past.

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Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

I paint eggs with my siblings and then have lunch and dinner with the family after a few egg hunts.

elin said...

I just relax at home

Maeva said...

Since hubby is jewish, we don't really celebrate Easter at home, but we did have a little dinner with my in-laws to celebrate Passover last Friday--and my mom-in-law gave us tons of chocolate lol

Thanks for the giveaway and loved the grandbunnies! <3

buzzd said...

we have a fun easter egg hunt

usagi, said...

We get together with family for dinner on Easter. It's nice.

Vendea said...

I do nothing special, only meet some visitors and have tasty lunch.

andrea b said...

we usually just have lunch with the family, nothing special... Maybe eat some chocolate eggs :)

thanks for the giveaway!

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway! We don't usually do much, except eat chocolate, or sometimes have an easter egg hunt.

Martina Koleva said...

Nothing special really.. My mom and I just paint the eggs and I arrange them in bows around the house.

Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I love spending time with my family :)

Clarissa (Bookadicea) said...

Honestly we don't have any traditions during Easter. I just spend the time with my family, reading books, doing movie marathons.

-Riz B.
clarissa(dot)bulatao(at)yahoo(dot)com

Samantha James said...

We always have special eggs with super prizes! Like a gold egg with $20. Also I am always finding new food crafts to do... This year it was deviled eggs that look like chicks hatching!!

Eva said...

I have to learn, I'm going to finish school this summer, but before that I have 4 very important exams ... And I need to know all the stuff from the past 2 years.

But of course, we kind of celebrated ... We had delicicious cake (by my aunt), and I also got a DVD.

jwhitus said...

We spend time at the lake. The kids love it!

crystalf said...

The Easter bunny brings the girls baskets with a few wish items. We then hunt eggs. It's a lot of fun! thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

♥Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart♥ said...

We celebrate feast of unleavened bread.

Gabrielle said...

We don't really do anything special, other then come together for dinner.

Brooke said...

We always have an Easter egg hunt. Thanks!

Rachel said...

I cook a big meal and invite family over for supper.

Tracy said...

We always attend church services Easter Sunday morning. There is just always something extra special about Resurrection Sunday. It brings me to tears every time.
Tracy Awalt Juliano

thatlittlehouse said...

i make special Easter baskets for my grandkids

nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

Cayce said...

I paint eggs, and eat chocolate eggs :)
Happy Easter!

Cathy M said...

Had a big family dinner and gave Easter baskets to my boys.

Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

lots of cooking
thanks for a great contest! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

Juana said...

We don't celebrate Easter. We stayed home and watched movies.

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books4me said...

We travelled from Kentucky to Florida for the annual family Easter reunion of my hubby's ex in-laws...we had a blast, as always!!

Evie said...

I don't have a special celebration for Easter :(
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

Rose Pryimak said...

We have a big family dinner and an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Rich said...

we did an easter egg hunt in the yard, went to the ex-laws, my grandparents & church. they were all sugared up & i just wanted to crash by the end

Angela Fristoe said...

We have a big family dinner and stuff ourselves with chocolate :)

Tiff Pull said...

I spent time with my mother and grandparents. We had a good time.

Helen said...

a nice family dinner

Cheryl said...

Spent time with family!

black-rose999 said...

Well for Easter, I just have a lot, and I mean a LOT, of people come down to my place and eat and go fishing and beaching and many other fun things :)

deasuluna said...

A family get together that we haven't had the likes of since thanksgiving. Our gatherings usually last 3 to 5 days its hard to get together though when family is all over the US or aboard

Foretta said...

we just have a nice dinner together.

Kimberly R. said...

A family get-together with dinner.
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

smilekisses said...

We stay at home and have dinner as a family. In the evening we play board games.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

Dinda_SI said...

I don't celebrate easter so I don't have any special plan for the holiday.

Sena said...

quality family time with a lovely dinner!
sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

Mona said...

We're not Christian so we don't celebrate Easter. But when my younger brother and I were kids, we did whole decorating/hiding eggs and/or candy thing. We also watched The 10 Commandments on TV.

CrystalGB said...

When my mom was living, we would have big family dinners at my parents house. Now, we have a quiet day at home.

clynsg said...

All of our 'special' things revolved around children, and since mine are grown, we don't do that any more--just normal Sunday stuff.

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