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.

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Hats and decorations

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Bertie choosing what to put on his bonnet

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Eggs, chicks and glitter

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Mama’s little helper

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Bertie totally engrossed!

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Cosmo getting ready to hand me another chick

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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!

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Bertie choosing a reward for his hard work

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A cakey face and an Easter Bonnet

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Sweet treats

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My little man enjoying the spoils of his labour!

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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?

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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18 Comments

  1. 16th Apr 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Those photos are so cute. They look so engrossed and happy! Busy boys! I bet they enjoyed the cake afterwards. The hats looks fab! The Easter weekend really was lovely wasn’t it? Wish we could have more 4- day weekends to spend together as a family more often :) Jess x

    • 16th Apr 2015 / 1:36 pm

      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! ;)

  2. 16th Apr 2015 / 2:56 pm

    Lovely photos of your boys and they definitely deserved a cake treat after all that hard work. Love your cake stand! xx

    • 16th Apr 2015 / 4:05 pm

      Aaah thanks Hayley! It was such a good afternoon. Lovely to do ‘crafty’ things with them… and even better to be rewarded with some cake at the end of it all ;)

  3. 16th Apr 2015 / 3:33 pm

    Fond memories of Easter bonnet making thanks to your beautiful pics. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

    • 16th Apr 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Such a lovely, lovely premise for a linky! I really enjoyed being involved. But not quite as much as my tiny boys!! They were delighted to have an excuse to eat cake! :)

  4. Jenna
    16th Apr 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Annnnnnnnnd all of a sudden I REALLY want a French Fancy! ;)

    Love the boys Easter bonnets – fab job!

    I wish we had more four day weekends too – they’re amazing.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • 16th Apr 2015 / 9:29 pm

      Haha!! I’d totally forgotten about French Fancies!! The yellow ones were my favourite ;) And ohmygoodness… four day weekends…
      there really should be more, shouldn’t there?! X

  5. 16th Apr 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Great Post! We joined in too with the #BetterWithCake Linky Challenge and had a great time too. Your photos are beautiful! #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • 16th Apr 2015 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks so much! I’ll pop along and have a look at your post :)

  6. 17th Apr 2015 / 2:32 pm

    These pictures are so cute – they look like they really enjoyed themselves. And you can’t go wrong with cake ;) #PoCoLo

    • 19th Apr 2015 / 10:42 am

      Aah— they really did have a lovely afternoon! So sweet to see them getting involved in the bonnet making but their favourite bit was definitely the cake! ;)

  7. 19th Apr 2015 / 11:35 am

    I love your photos so much Caro!!! Gorgeous!
    The boys look like they had loads of fun and what better reward than cake?!

    • 20th Apr 2015 / 10:43 am

      Aaah thanks Karen :) Cake was definitely the best reward for them :) X

  8. 23rd Apr 2015 / 7:18 am

    My kids would love to love in your house Caro, they love arts and craft and i am so terrible. #sundaystars

    • 23rd Apr 2015 / 11:14 am

      Aaah — I’m sure that’s not true lovely!! Kids love a bit of creativity — even if it’s just painting or sticking :) x

  9. 25th Apr 2015 / 10:10 pm

    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

    • 26th Apr 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Isn’t it just?! Cake — in all it’s guises — makes me very happy indeed! :)

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