Friday, April 11, 2014
Water Marbles (or jelly beans?)
A few years ago, I discovered water marbles when we went to the Boston Flower Show. You can see the post I wrote about them HERE. Basically, they are tiny hard beads that come in lots of different colors. When you add water to them they grow to many times their original size. I think they look like jelly beans when you mix a lot of colors together.
I am thinking about some ways to use my stash of water marbles for Easter flowers. I have also seen some adorable centerpieces made by using two vases and placing jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps between the glass. There are all sorts of creative things that people do with Peeps - you can check out some of them on the Peeps website HERE.
I am not a big fan of eating Peeps (but I think they are cute!). We do have a jar with jelly beans that I keep full year round. The funny thing is I can ignore this candy but if there is chocolate anywhere in the house, I will find it!
We don't have kids at home anymore, but I still love to put out special Easter Candy. I have a funny story about a chocolate rabbit to share someday. I need to get some photos from my brother to tell the whole story...so I'll post that soon.
Do you have favorite candy for Easter celebrations? I am not quite sure how candy got so involved in a religious holiday but I think most people enjoy it!
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