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Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Decorating, Party, Egg Hunt and Remembering CHRIST

Thursday I hosted an Easter Party and Egg Hunt for 35 kids between the ages of 2-12.
It was a lot of fun and surprisingly stress-free.

Here are my 5 tips for making any party easier:

1. Use your strengths and delegate your weaknesses

2. Plan every detail

3. Prepare in advance

4. Allow plenty of time to set up

5. Be flexible because it won't turn out according to plan

Check out yesterday's post HERE for more details of the games and egg hunt.

I also made some simple bunting like I did for the cowboy themed chili cook off (click HERE to check that out.  Just cut some spring themed scrapbook paper into small triangles and sewed them together.  I hung them up on the windows and our mantel.

I then added some letters to the bunting on the mantel that say "Happy Spring".
I let Sweetie Pie decorate the mantel using what we had, stuffed bunnies and Easter books.

While it's so much fun to celebrate Easter and Spring with egg hunts and the Easter bunny, I also like to make sure my kids know the true reason we celebrate.  And that is the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  For the past two weeks we have been reading the accounts of the Savior's last days in the New Testament.

Here are links to several videos depicting the events of last days and resurrection of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible.  I hope you will take the time to watch one, some or all and share with your children the true meaning of the Easter holiday.  We rejoice in the knowledge that because of Christ's atonement we can repent of our sins and live again with our Father in Heaven.

He is Risen
John 20:11-17

The Lord's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus Warns Peter and Offers the Intercessory Prayer
Luke 22:31-34

The Last Supper
John 13:1-35

The Savior Suffers in Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36-57

Jesus Is Condemned Before Pilate
Matthew 27:1-2, 11-25

Jesus Is Tried by Caiaphas, Peter Denies Knowing Him
Matthew 26:57-75

Jesus Is Scourged and Crucified
Matthew 27:26-50

Jesus Is Laid in a Tomb
Matthew 27:57-60
Matthew 28:1-8

Jesus Is Resurrected
John 20:3-18


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