Easter is right arond the corner but that doesn´t mean there isn´t some time left for a quick and easy Easter DIY. Make your Easter basket outstanding for the Easter Egg hunt or gift it to one of your loved ones who deserves a special piece.
All you need for this a basket, some fake flowers, cute plastic eggs and a hot glue gun. This is all I used. Very inexpensive and you will probably still get everything you need last minute.
Are you guys ready for Easter? All we have left to do is set the table and get groceries.
Putting together gift baskets is a favorite of mine especially since having Emilia. Finding cute little kids gifts is so much fun and she is always so happy and excited when she gets a basket for a holiday.
So since Easter is next week already I am in full force preparing Easter content for you and this post might be one of my favorites so far. We don´t want to go overboard for Emilia´s Easter presents cause it was her birthday a week ago and she got so so many gifts plus in my opinion it should have good size to hide outside.
What to put into a kids Easter basket
I always try to add as many different things as possible to my baskets so for Emilia´s Easter basket I went with a bunch of cute little things:
Sidewalk chalk // This might be super fun for Spring and Summer. She loves to draw and paint and this way our little artist can draw outside as well.
Stuffed bunny // A little bunny is a must in my opinion so I got her this cute little fellow. It is super soft and so sweet.
Easter books // Emilia loves books. Any kind of book she goes crazy about so I went with these two Easter themed books she will really enjoy.
Chocolate lamb // Of course we need some chocolate for Easter. I am not going to fill the eggs for our Easter egg hunt with chocolate so this little pink lamb will have to do the trick.
Peter Rabbit Tonie // Listening to music or stories on our Tony box is always a huge hit. A Easter themed Tony like Peter Rabbit who is telling all the stories of the characters from the Peter Rabbit Easter book I got her last year will hopefully be as cute as the book and bring some Easter spirit.
Doll clothes and sleep sack // Emilia has become a real doll “mom” recently and loves to care for all of her dolls so I got her a sleep sack to put her favorite doll to sleep as well as a surpise egg with an outfit for one of her little dolls.
Easter themed cookies // I have found these little carrot shaped cookies at our local drug store and thought they would be great to fit the theme and also a great alternative for chocolate.
Other things which are great to add are little figurines from Schleich, Duplo or Playmobil 123 or clothes. For Spring themed things are really nice as well as pieces for swimming. Sandbox toys are also always a big hit.
Are you already done prepping for Easter or are you still looking for the perfect pieces for your kids Easter baskets ? The basket I am using here is the same I have used for the Valentine´s Day things. I got it from an Etsy shop. You can order it here.
Some recipes are made for eternity and will be made uncountable times in your life and a cheesecake is one of it in my opinion. It is easy, classic, usually a crowd pleaser and can be super versatile by adding what you like as topping or filling as well.
So for our Easter brunch I make a carrot cake every year and decided I want to add a fancy version of my chesesecake as well.
Lots of color is one thing I especially like when Spring rolls around, the other thing is and over the top topping on my cake. I can not eat much of it cause of my Gestational Diabetes but I already made a little list on what I am going to eat first after this baby will be born.
The recipe itself is pretty easy. It is a cheesebake without the crust so you only have to make the batter and put it into the oven for about 50 minutes at 170° degrees.
So here are the ingredients you will need:
– 250 gr of soft butter
– 250 gr of white sugar
– 4 egg yolks
– 4 egg whites
– zest of 1 lemon
– 125 gr semolina
– 2 teaspoons of baking soda
– 1 package of vanilla pudding
– 750 gr of lowfat quark
– pinch of salt
– mix butter, sugar and salt together until creamy
– add the eggy yolks and mix until smooth
– now add the lemon zest, semolina, baking soda, vanilla pudding and quark until your batter is super smooth
– beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they are fluffy and firm and then carefully fold it into your quark batter
– put your batter into your cake tin and then bake
After letting it sit to cool in the cake tin (which is absolutely necessary cause the dough won´t get hard unitl it has cooled of) I cut it into about 12 to 15 pieces, depends on the thickness of the cake and put them on a sheet of baking paper. Then I cut the straws and put them into the middle of the cheesecake. I love to match the decor with the straws but that is just a personal preference of mine.
For the deocr of my cheesecake on a stick I got different colored candy melts from Wilton. They are the easiest to melt and have super fun colors. I also added some crispy chocolate eggs, sprinkles and chocolate chips to the mix.
As for decorating the cheesecake I am drizzling the chocolate all over the piece of cake. I tried to dip it into but it gets to heavy and is to much to eat if it is covererd fully in chocolate but that is your decicison. Just make sure the chocolate is super liquid so you get a nice finish when it hardens on your piece of cake. After that I immediately put my toppings on the hot chocolate so it sticks to it when it gets cold.
These are three examples I made on the weekend but you can really use any chocolate color or topping you would like. Fresh fruit may also look really cute but it won´t last as long.
Easter is this week and I still can´t believe it. We just celebrated Emilia´s first birthday last weekend and with Easter rolling around it will be practically Summer the week after. How about that ? Time is flying.
So for this years table scape I wanted something a little more rustic than I had the other years. I incorporated lots of natural marterials and went with the colors green and camel which by the way look great together.
Using all natural materials for your table scape creates such an earthy and laid back scene that makes dining or in this case our Easter brunch even more laid back.
We are celebrating Easter very small this year as we will still be in lockdown. The never ending story.
I am going to link everything I used below if it is still available.
Have you planned for Easter already ? Do you guys have kids? Are you hiding Easter baskets and eggs?
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