{wear in the world: easter brunch}


Well, this Sunday is Easter and I've been busy putting together baskets for the kids, among other things. Tradition holds that we hop on over to my parent-in-law's house. There is an Easter egg hunt for thirteen cousins, all under eight years old. Yep, we've got a small village. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Growing up, my family wasn't surrounded by a large extended family unit. I had an uncle (who was really my dad's first cousin, but I knew him as an uncle), aunt, and three cousins. They lived in a beautiful brick house in an affluent area known as Friendly Hills (pretty name, right?).  The spread always consisted of the best (and unhealthiest) Southern food - ham, green beans with ham hock, cornbread, and pecan pie. Those are some great memories. Eventually, my uncle and his family moved back to Alabama (my dad's home state) and the tradition ended.

Besides the Easter egg hunt and scrumptious food, I also enjoy having a reason to dress up. Even now, it's nice to depart from my usual preschool pick-up outfit of boyfriend jeans, tee shirt, and tennis shoes and put on something a little more shmancy. In a perfect world, I would find a perfectly draped dress and pair it with a chunky sandal. In a perfect world. In my world, I'll be putting the bow on the Easter baskets as we're walking out the door.

Do you do anything special for Easter?



 

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  1. Gorgeous Wear in the World, Theresa! I love reading about your memories, and I love and envy your current tribe. We low key it at Easter, although this year my dad is coming (!). Callum still wants an egg hunt (!), so there will likely be some egg decorating going in. It's still cold here, so I'm not sure how much dressing up will be going on, but I'm ready for some spring clothes. It's time.

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  2. I love all those pastel touches. Even though we're Jewish, we always had Easter Egg hunts growing up (my mom actually just sent me an Easter themed cookie delivery to my work with a note inside that "And I'm not doing an Easter Egg hunt this year!" because it was a running joke that I would ask for one until I was 30) and then in college my mom would give me baskets, but the eggs would be full of quarters for the laundry room. Brilliant, right? I love pastel m&ms and easter candy a ton. So while we don't have a big traditional dinner and it isn't a family get together, I do have some fond memories of Easter. I hope your kids enjoy it as much as I did. Any excuse for joy, right? :) xoxo

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  3. erin//suchsmallstepsMarch 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    This is the 1st year we aren't doing an Easter Egg hunt w/friends and I'm bummed! Since we're raising the kids Jewish, I've given up Easter Sunday at church so it was nice to have some way to still honor the day and season. I will probably make a nice brunch for the family (though w/o the fancy clothes, sadly!)

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  4. Joy | Frock FilesMarch 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Until recently (Mere's Bright Lights post, I think) I didn't realize you had ties to the south. That must have been an amazing Easter brunch! This will be my first year celebrating with James' family. We put together an Easter basket for his niece and I'll be baking some coconut cupcakes. Dressing up was never part of my family's tradition, but since this family is Catholic I'll probably put on something a little nicer than my usual jeans/sweater/boots combination. I love the outfit you put together here. You have the best taste!

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  5. I would totally wear that outfit for Easter brunch! With my family we didn't really celebrate Easter as a holiday, it was just a great excuse to get everybody together for food. This year we are having friends visiting from Germany, they will be staying with us for the weekend. We'll be taking them to our favorite brunch spot on Sunday, the rest of the weekend we will probably play tour guides. Can't wait to hang out with them!

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  6. Thirteen cousins under eight! That is some awesome breeding going on! I'm sure you will look wonderful in whatever you wear. By the way, that table setting is perfect xx

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  7. love the accents of nude/blush on this outfit! have fun easter egg hunting ;)

    i hope you share the experience with us :)

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  8. It's going to be chilly here too. The weatherman is even predicting rain, which is causing some stress for my MIL. I think it's great that Callum still likes to decorate and hide eggs. Life is short, live like a child, right? xo

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  9. Your mom is so cool. I have to remember that idea to put quarters in the eggs when the kids get older. Yes, brilliant. The *do* love Easter. You should see them all anxiously waiting by the door for the adults to finish hiding the eggs outside. (Fingers crossed we don't get rain.)

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  10. Aw, good, now I don't feel so bad. Our Easter is pretty nonreligious, as well. We, or the kids, just get a big kick out of the day's traditions.

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  11. Sunday brunch still sound like a wonderful way to spend the day, and I'm pretty sure you'll be making something yummy to eat and drink.

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  12. Thanks, Joy! It was pretty cool to learn that Mere once lived in Alabama. Such a small world. Coconut cupcakes? I hope you'll be sharing these. Happy Easter!

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  13. Friends visiting from Germany, Sunday brunch, and playing tour guide sounds fun! I love those kinds of weekends. I'll be following along on Instagram. ;)

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  14. Ha, that *is* some amazing breeding. I don't think we could have planned it any better. As someone who didn't grow up with a large family, I am very grateful.

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  15. I'm loving all the blush/nude that I'm seeing in fashion right now; It's such a pretty neutral color. You have a wonderful Easter weekend too!

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  16. happy late easter! how did it go? i'm with you about enjoying dressing up and celebrating. do you still eat the southern treats? i'm sure your little ones loved their baskets. joy to you, t. n

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