Friday, April 16, 2010

F2: Jelly Bean Hunt

Welcome again to Friday's Feast1. Today I'll be talking about one of our Easter traditions.

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Perhaps I am being too demanding— or perhaps I'm not promoting myself enough. If you can't contribute, perhaps you can spread the word around.

Many of us hide Easter eggs for Easter— we hide Jelly Beans. Even though I may have commented about this on other people's blogs I felt that I should share this tradition since I find it quite unique.

We take different colored pairs of jelly beans and hide them in the living room. Now the main rule is that you need to hide it in plain sight— "It's In my belly!" doesn't count. One of the other rules is that you can't hide it with other jelly beans (damn).

Not to give away some of the better spots, but I believe one of the most clever ones was when my step-son decided to put a white jelly bean on the ceiling. He accomplished this with that 3M stretch stuff that is used on hooks (because it's white too). I don't know how many times someone has hid a jelly bean on someone who is not participating. I rather like those that are hid when the color of the jelly bean does not match what it is hidden with. At this past Easter, my brother-in-law hid a purple jelly bean on top of a yellow tulip. I think that this past Easter we found a jelly bean from last year (but I can't be sure)

What about you… do you have any unique Easter traditions?

This month is April. Since I am moving more towards a theme a month, here are some ways of interpreting this month's theme:

  • April is in my [Blank]. What foods remind you of this month.
  • Spring is in the air. What spring like foods do you partake in?
  • April showers bring…. Mixology anyone?
  • This year April also has Easter, do you have any Easter dishes or traditions you want to share.

So… if you have anything that relates to this topic, be sure to leave a comment and include the URL so I can include you in next weeks feast. Even if you have already posted on this topic in the past— your links are always welcome.

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Deb said...

we haven't hunted for eggs in quite a while, but i love the idea of the jelly bean hunt. knowing me, though, i would forget where i hid them all.

you know i have a hard time with holidays and i was just thinking about whether or not i am doing my kids a disservice. on one hand, i like that things aren't overdone and they don't have crazy expectations. on the other, i don't think they have any appreciation for the specialness of the day.

Anonymous said...

I love that. It's such a cute idea! The purple one in the tulip is adorable and the white one on the cieling was ingenius!

Mama Badger said...

This is a good idea! Since our family has an "older" set of kids and a "younger" set, we pair the kids up for our easter egg hunt. Each big kid gets a little kid to "help" them find their easter eggs. Each pair gets assigned a color, and off they go. It's fun to watch the really little ones getting lifted up to retrieve an egg out of the lamp post, or the roof of the tool shed! It's even funnier when they find eggs the older kids miss.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Sorry, I was so busy this week getting recipes ready for the Blog Kentucky Derby Party that starts tomorrow, April 17, that I forgot to contribute anything. In the Spring in Kentucky it is all about thoroughbred horse racing and all the events leading up to the Kentucky Derby. In my house Easter is long gone and forgotten. I'll do better next week. Lots of great recipes posted in the next two weeks.

Erin said...

We haven't had any real Easter traditions in our own home, but if we happen to go to my parents' house (like we did this Easter), my dad makes either a ham or a turkey in the hibachi (aka komodo) pot. This pot half cooks and half smokes the meat, which makes it so delectable you eat WAY too much. Yum!

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