Our Easter weekend was filled with fun, friends and family. Over the four day long weekend, we cooked up a traditional Nigerian meal for Good Friday; we celebrated my brother in law's birthday with Mexican Tres Leches cake - a birthday tradition he started after a trip to Mexico; we made playdough for the kiddos; we decorated eggs: volcano egg dyeing with my nephew and dip died eggs filled with confetti for cascarones; we enjoyed lots of chocolate goodies :)
We had a wonderful Easter pot luck brunch on Sunday with our great friends & family. Rather than a traditional chocolate egg hunt, I hid 24 cascarones, Mexican confetti filled eggs. The tradition is to break these eggs over someones head, which brings good luck to both involved. We make a few every year for our family, but this year we included our friends in a hunt. The hunt was to find the cascarones and break them on someone, hoping to find the one egg filled with glitter for a prize. Lots of chasing, running away, and egg throwing - it was so much fun adding this element to the cascarones, we are already looking forward to doing it again next year. The 24 eggs were found and smashed rather quickly, next year we'll have to add more. The winner of the prize was my 4 year old nephew who found one egg, smashed it on himself, to reveal all the glitter! We continued with a few egg races, which were taken very seriously by the competitors :) It was a beautiful, warm day, perfect for all the outdoor silliness.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!