Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Easter Hat Parade Excitement! Wordless Wednesdays...


There's nothing quite like a primary school Easter bonnet parade!
 
Outside of the Christmas season, Easter is my kids' favourite time of year. Absolutely no need to explain why.
 
Each year at school the season is kick started with the inaugural Easter bonnet parade. While I truthfully find the whole affair a little stressful, my younger kids came home from school just so excited about the event and I knew I'd have to get in on the action whether I was willing or not.
 
With two kids who have somehow leapt straight into high school from the crib, I have really noticed how terribly short childhood actually is. Already my grade five Son has shied away from the whole Easter parade thing, (this despite being initially keen a few weeks back) and I am not about to let these three younger ones escape my Mothering grasp!
 
So we got excited and we got crafty and together we made these gorgeous hats for my youngest kiddos to wear at the event. Treasured memories for us all...





Naturally it was all left until the last minute - the night before (it's the only way to do things in a large family) but that didn't dampen our enthusiasm one bit. After purchasing our party glitter hats from the supermarket, the boys set about drawing Easter images and we hunted down some crafty additionals around the house like ribbons, patty pans and even cut up some Easter gift bags for added pizzazz.

The hot glue gun got a decent workout gluing their creations onto the hats and we topped off the display with little Easter eggs to finish.


I am so glad the toddler grabbed herself her little hat just before we left for the event. It turned out she thought the parade was amazing and she continued to babble about it all day long.
"Go back in the car Mummy...see the hats!"




Do you get excited about children's events like this? Are your children still believers?
 
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30 comments:

  1. What fun hats!!! So colourful and really captures the essence of a child. Love them!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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    1. I loved all the giggling - it made it 100 percent worth the effort. x

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    2. It is a very cool ideas. Thank for share it, Six Little Hearts
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  2. Looks like a lot of fun. I remember Easter hat parades when I was at school, many years ago now. My girls attended public primary schools and we never had one Easter hat parade.

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    1. That is so strange. We had them as a child and my kids have always had them. I think these days there's a bit of a push to make all holidays a bit generic. It's a shame for the kids to miss out.

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  3. Ahhhh the memories ... me up late at night making Easter hats for the next day! Those are great Easter hats - so cute and bet the kids had such a fun time! :-)

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  4. Oh, I love their Easter hats! I wish we would have done this here in the states when I was a kid or when my kids were younger. Looks like the kiddos had a blast too!

    Wishing you a fabulous week and a very Happy Easter!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx

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    1. Just popped back over here to say that we're so happy you were able to join in on ALL the fun this week at the #BigTopBlogParty! Thanks for linking up and we hope to see you at our next party too!

      xx
      Lysa

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    2. It's all part of the season! Happy Easter to you too!

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  5. Great Easter hats. I used to decorate my kids hats with mini blown up water balloons (minus the water much to my kids dismay)! No more Easter hats in this household but my son was very proud to be helping a Year 1 boy make his Easter hat at school.

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    1. I saw a child at school with the water balloon thing on his hat - very effective! I think I felt inspired by so many great creations at this year's parade. We will have to up the ante next year now...

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  6. LOL they look eggtastic I want one haha

    Have an tanfastic Easter :-)

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    1. Thank you! They didn't survive the chocolate egg eating phase too well however. :D

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  7. Ahh the old patty cakes - love using these. This year I stole an idea from Kirsten and Co, a glittery top hat with a boa wrapped around it and 3 of those little chicks on top! Easy peasy! Happy Easter lovely x

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    1. Oooh! Thanks for the tip Em - next year I will re-visit this post for more inspiration.

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  8. Those hats are absolutely FANTASTIC!! Happy Easter!!

    and thankyou for stopping by to link up! Glad you did! :)
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    1. Thank you! The kids certainly thought so!

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  9. VERY cute! Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-beautiful-almond-tree.html, and do have a wonderful Easter!

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  10. So creative and adorable!! http://www.howtosurvivelifeinthesuburbs.com/2015/04/spring-ww.html

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  11. I love the hats! And how happy kids are :) Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

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  12. We are going away for Easter Jody. You have inspired us to get our craft on and make some Easter bonnets with the kids. Your little ones did a fabulous job. Just gorgeous. x

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  13. I have such lovely memories of my school Easter Hat parades. I love how much fun your kiddies are having...

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  14. I need to get inspiration for these Easter Hat parades. I'm sure my Esther will need a hat next year when she goes to school. The hats look fabulous Jody. x

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