Fairy Picnic Basket Review

With the Easter holidays in full swing, we’ve been enjoying Easter egg hunts, Easter themed crafts and some lovely days out. On the days where the weather doesn’t allow us to go out though, we’ve been having lots of fun playing indoors and making up games. We were recently two lovely fairy picnic basket toy sets rom My Fairy Garden UK. It comes with everything Fairy Blossom and her bunny friend need to enjoy a lovely picnic indoors or out in the garden! The cute little picnic basket doubles up as a home for Fairy Blossom and her bunny friend, plus… [Read More]

Have fun this Easter with the Cadbury Peter Rabbit Collection #ad

This Easter, Cadbury are retelling the forgotten story of the Easter Bunny, and I think you’ll agree that Cadbury is a firm favourite with families across the UK. Their brand new products are suitable for all ages and for sharing amongst the family over the Easter weekend. Saturday’s star, Frankie Bridge has collaborated with Cadbury to release her first ever book just in time for Easter. The Tale of the Great Easter Bunny is available to download online here. The Tale of The Great Easter Bunny tells the story of the Easter Bunny and encourages families across the nation to take part… [Read More]

Looking for some Easter sun? 8 holiday destinations for a sunny Easter break

By the time Easter arrives, most of us are simply feed up with the grey and wet weather of the UK. After the buzz and excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, the first few months of the year can be a real drag. Getting back to the daily grind of work and the seemingly endless cold and miserable weather can really get you down. What you need is something to look forward to. An Easter holiday somewhere hot and sunny can give you the break you need and booking now really give you something to look forward to… [Read More]

The best family friendly Easter films

Easter is one of my favourite times of year! I love how excited the children get in anticipation of the Easter bunny paying them a visit and leaving them some treats, mainly of the chocolate variety! It seems that Easter is an acceptable time to allow our children to eat more chocolate than normal, and why not! It means we, as parents, can join in too! I thought I would put together a post of some of the best family friendly Easter films that you and your children can enjoy together over the Easter weekend. In light of us being… [Read More]

Getting Easter ready with Ollie and Leila

Easter is just around the corner and I’m pretty much prepared! For the first year or two I never did anything for Easter with the girls. Not because I’m a bad parent, but simply because it never occurred to me to do anything. I don’t really remember doing anything for Easter when I was a kid, so I just assumed that was the norm.  However, over the last year and a half, I’ve started to make a bit more of a big deal of it. Last year we had Easter egg hunts for the girls, made Easter bonnets and bought… [Read More]

Looking back on our fun family Easter

Easter has been and gone in a blur.  It’s the first year that R and M have really understood the concept of Easter. I planned ahead what I wanted to do and got everything ready. I bought some plastic eggs from a pound shop – the kind which can be opened up to allow you to fill them with chocolate – and I also bought them a plastic Easter basket each. I also bought some Easter decorations and crafts such as make your own Easter cards, paint your own egg and egg box etc! The girls had so much fun… [Read More]

How to Make a Mini Egg Easter Cake

If you’re thinking of cooking up a treat this Easter look no further than this easy to make Mini Egg Sponge Cake. You will need 6 large eggs 325g of softened butter (at room temperature) 325g caster sugar 325g self raising flour (sifted) 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder Raspberry jam 300g buttercream Two 7″ greased cake tins 4 packs of mini eggs Sprinkles of your choice Method Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth Add the eggs, flour and baking powder  Beat until smooth Divide the mixture into your cake tins and cook in the oven on 180… [Read More]

Easter Gift Guide

With Easter only a few days away I thought I would put together a little gift guide if you’re looking to buy someone an Easter themed gift! Easter Bunny with Personalised T-shirt Available from Born Gifted for £15.99 this super cute Easter bunny can be personalised with any name up to 12 characters.  Easter Bunny Gift Set  Also available from Born Gifted is this adorable Easter Bunny Gift Set. This gift costs £25.99 and includes a soft white bunny, fine china egg cup and That’s not my bunny book. The Milk Egglet Extra Thick Easter Egg This luxurious Easter egg from Hotel… [Read More]

How to make an Easter simnel cake

A simnel cake is a traditional Easter cake made using marzipan and dried fruit. Usually baked in time for Mothering Sunday when the strict forty day fast during Lent was relaxed a little. Although references to simnel cakes have been found from the medieval period, the simnel cake that is popular today dates from the Victorian period. With its simple recipe and delicious layers of marzipan this is a tasty treat to bake for Easter, making a nice alternative to chocolate eggs. Ingredients For Your Simnel Cake The simnel cake is actually quite straightforward to put together but does have… [Read More]

Easter Bonnet Decorating with The Works

I’ve never really done anything Easter related before for our girls, but seeing as they’re three now I thought it would be fun to get involved in some Easter crafts and of course create an ‘egg-cellent’ Easter egg hunt for them too! With thanks to The Works we’ve been getting our Easter craft on by decorating some fabulous Easter bonnets using The Works Easter crafting range. We were sent a hamper of Easter crafts to help us get started. Our hamper included: An Easter bonnet Hanging Easter decorations Chicks Tissue paper Stickers Seasonal ribbons Decorative flowers Nests with eggs Egg… [Read More]