This is such a fun (read: busy!) time of the year in our house. We are headed off on Friday for our annual Easter camping trip - our seventh year in the most perfect little spot on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The kids are beside themselves with anticipation - Mia says she wishes it could be Easter camping every day of the year - maybe she just knows her birthday is also around the corner and when it comes down to it these next two weeks are pretty darn good for a six-year-old - school's out and the beach is beckoning. There will be friends they haven't seem in a little while, chocolate, building sandcastles, chocolate, exploring the rock pools, chocolate, crab hunting by torchlight - oh, and chocolate!
In 2008, when I was heavily pregnant with Zoe, we took a little break from our tradition and celebrated Easter with the extended family instead - Mum created a delicious Easter brunch and the kids hunted for eggs around the beautiful gardens my parents have created at their home. And there were these cupcakes . . . .
Perfect inspiration for all the `bring-a-plate' invitations this week. I whipped these up for Ava's Kindy Easter Hat Parade. . . .
These cupcakes are probably even cuter with chocolate icing and pieces of Flake on the outer edge to resemble a little nest, but time was not on my side last night. Do you like the sweet tag? Why don't you check in later today - we have the cutest little pressie for you.