Last year we had an afternoon open house, so we had heavy appetizers and plenty of sweets (of course!) This year I thought it would be fun to do a brunch. I am sure our third shift guests didn't appreciate my start time of 10:30, but nobody complained. Next year we'll probably go back to a late afternoon party so everyone can come well rested.
The problem with a spring party is you never know what the weather will be like. Luckily we didn't have rain, but it was a little chilly so most of the party was inside. With 35 people attending, I was a little worried about there being room for everyone. The open house format worked great as people didn't all arrive and eat at the same time. Magically it all kind of worked out. With an extra dose of magic the sun popped out just in time for the egg hunt and everyone had fun. Matt hid one special egg in an extra hard spot with a $5 prize inside. The funniest part is that wasn't the last egg to be found! We even had an unexpected hunter, as a squirrel ate right through the side of a couple of plastic eggs and left empty wrappers
Each kid went home with a bounty of candy and quarters. The adults always have fun finding those last few eggs too. It is always quite a challenge. This year they were all located. Last year we found the remnants of the one missing egg mid summer! ;-)
Here are a few more pictures of the food and the party! Most of the recipes will be shared soon!