Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easy Easter Parcels


This year I was inspired to do something different for Easter by a group of ladies I recently met.  We don't know many people in the village but I thought it would be a great opportunity to not only meet some new people but also to bless them as well.  And the idea is just so simple!

The idea is very basic, make or buy some sweet treats, parcel them up and deliver them to friends/neighbours/total strangers.  It's ideal for children to get involved with and you can make it as complex as you like.

To make the parcels you need:-

- Sweet treats (we made cornflake cakes and cupcakes)
- Tissue paper
- Ribbon
- Card


Start by making your sweet treat.  If the children are getting involved cornflake nests work perfectly as they are so easy to do and children of any age can have a go.


Whilst you are waiting for your treats to be ready, cut out a circle shape on your card.  This will form the base of your parcel so you need it to be a fairly decent size.  I drew around a bowl that we had (to give you some idea of size)


Place the base in the centre of your tissue paper and add the sweet treats.


Pull the tissue paper up around the base and scrunch, fasten with ribbon.


Attach a label, which can be as basic or as detailed as you like.  We went with 'Eat Me' on one side and Meg wrote 'Happy Easter' on the reverse.


Deliver! 

I told you it was easy :)

I would love to hear if any of my readers decide to bless their neighbours and friends with something similar to this.  Do let me know!


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10 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! :0) May have to give this a go, thanks Jess

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  2. Really cute! :-) We're actually away for the run-up to Easter, so may ave to save this for next year... Watch this space! :-)

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  3. Let's Talk Mommy9 April 2014 at 20:39

    Ahh these are really cute and such a great idea and fun for the kids to make and eat too! Love it. I have never made these as they are very english but since i am living here now I best attempt it one day. They look yummy.

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  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona)10 April 2014 at 12:55

    A lovely Easter gift idea #Savouringtheseason

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  5. What a lovely idea - did the receivers know who had given them?

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  6. It was so brilliant for the kids. A good opportunity to talk about blessing others too.

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  7. No problem. Enjoy :)

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  8. Popping back over for #SavouringtheSeason ... Thanks for linking up! Have you given them out yet???

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  9. What a beautiful idea, I bet your new neighbours will be thrilled. Mich x

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  10. rebecca beesley12 April 2014 at 21:54

    thats such a lovely idea! #savouringtheseason

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