109 weeks and 1 day | Easter is #BetterWithCake

The Easter weekend was so much fun, I wish we had more four day bank holidays! Those extra couple of days — tagged on to the weekend — give us so much more time to make, do, relax, socialise and generally catch up on life. I feel as though I did so much stuff — lots of lovely ‘crafty’ things too — that I often struggle to find the time to do mid-week.

Asides from making Easter salt dough decorations — and decorating a little tree with our creations — The Twinkles and I also made Easter bonnets, for a little parade they were having at nursery the following Tuesday.

We had such a fun afternoon; sticking and gluing, choosing fabric and decorations, to pretty up the plain little hats we’d bought.

Even though the boys couldn’t get too involved with the glueing — as I was using a hot glue gun — they really got into choosing what to put on the hats (and where).

Fluffy chicks, glitter sprinkles, beaded eggs, polystyrene eggs, these hats were covered in a LOT of Easter frip, let me tell you! ;)

It makes me feel so happy when I bother to do things like this with my littles. They get such a lot out of it and it’s really heartwarming to see how engaged and interested they are. Even if it’s just getting out the colouring books and crayons, it’s clear to see — even at this young age — how much they love being creative.

Hats and decorations
Bertie choosing what to put on his bonnet
Eggs, chicks and glitter
Mama’s little helper
Bertie totally engrossed!


Cosmo getting ready to hand me another chick
Bertie passing the eggs

Everything stops for tea

Mission completed, we decided to treat ourselves with some cake (tough work, this Easter bonnet making business).

We’d been sent some delicious Mr Kipling cakes a couple of days earlier and we figured this would be a good time to sample the goodies and reward ourselves for all our efforts.

Out came the cake stand and on went the hats. My tiny boys were pleased as punch with their creations and doubly happy to be sampling some cakes!

Bertie choosing a reward for his hard work
A cakey face and an Easter Bonnet
Sweet treats
My little man enjoying the spoils of his labour!
The icing on the cake :)

A really ‘sweet’ end to a very lovely afternoon of making and doing. Milk and cake was definitely the highlight for my tiny boys!  Whilst we had a really fun afternoon, making the Easter bonnets, it really was made a hundred times better with cake.

After all, isn’t everything?

This post is an entry for #betterwithcake Linky Challenge, sponsored by Mr Kipling. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/mrkiplingcakes.



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Big eyes & a happy heart. Festival goer, gin lover. Lives in a haphazard state of chaotic bliss with a lovely husband, twin toddler boys, three cats & four chickens.

18 thoughts on “109 weeks and 1 day | Easter is #BetterWithCake

    1. Aah thanks Jess! The first of many Easter Bonet making afternoons, I’ll bet!! Over the course of the next few years I think there are going be many afternoons like this! So nice to finish off with a bit of cake though!! That made their entire afternoon! ;)

  1. Everything is totally made better with cake. I completely adore all those pictures of Bertie and Cosmo helping their mama make Easter bonnets. It is always so lovely doing creative and crafty things with our little ones. I am always so surprised by how much Little Miss H loves getting crafty and the look of concentration on her face during. Oh, and Little Miss H loves cake too. She gets that from her mother. Another gorgeous post honey (all your posts are gorgeous). Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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