Martha Stewart I am not, and holiday-themed decorating, typically not my thing. But, now that I have a daughter it all seems a little more fun to see the holidays through her eyes. At 22 months, she is really starting to “get it” more….which makes it all the more fun for me.
On Thanksgiving we had dinner over at my parents’ house. We were late because I waited until the morning of to assemble the place cards I had decided I wanted to make. My husband was laughing at me as I was stressing over getting these turkey’s just right….but soon was helping me get them done. He took care of the eyes, and each had an expression odder than the last. It was fun!
Christmas Eve and Christmas were at our house, easier than lugging all of Maddie’s presents over there. I opted for much simpler place cards for this dinner. (Looking at this pictures vs. the one I posted earlier this week makes me glad I sent back these chairs as they arrived incorrectly with nail-heads….which didn’t fit the look of my room.)
So, now I have started to turn my attention to Easter. And, whether or not you celebrate, the themes are distinctly “Spring.” I love this collection of inspiration I found, where else, but Martha Stewart.
Knowing my mom, who really is a Martha Stewart, she could probably whip up most of these with items on hand. The first reminds me of her the most. I could see doing the cookie arrangement for an afternoon tea party with Maddie’s friends. Perhaps if the weather is nice we could actually decorate the cookies….on the deck of course!
I am thinking these could be modified to include place-cards. I think they are so sweet. Maddie loves to collect sticks…so she could play a hand in this!
photography by Beth Dreiling Hontzas for Southern Living
And how cute is this simple idea for a little favor? From Martha Stewart, of course!
I was in the mall the other day and noticed that the Easter Bunny is available for photos. I think we are going to plan a trip this weekend. Maddie is obsessed with her pretty Easter shoes….
Here she is last year at just under a year old.
And, here’s to hoping it goes better than the trip to Santa in December!
Hope you have a great weekend!