One of Our Favorite Springtime Traditions

Back when we lived in WA, Vince was in the Navy.  That meant he wasn’t home very often.

Babydoll was much younger then, and aside from when my mother-in-law would come to visit {or we’d go to see her}, it was just she and I.  I felt compelled to make even ordinary things fun and memorable.

So, a few years ago, I started preparing a brunch for she and I, ever Spring.  It has proven to be a tradition that we repeat year after year, and one we really enjoy!

I had Disney Winnie the Pooh springtime china, so I thought, “What better way to use this than our once-a-year brunch?”  That makes it even more special.

As you can see in the picture above, I make little menus and place-setting cards.  I use fancy serving trays.  I fold napkins into fun animals.

And the food…  Oh man, the food.

I vary the menu each year, but we’ve had cheddar corn muffins, deviled eggs {I make the best ones, hands down}, strawberries and cream, bacon-wrapped green beans, ham, biscuits, crepes {I now know I should buy them…}, scones, lemon bars, frittatas, and on and on.

I love to cook, but quite often everyday life squelches that desire.  But, doing things like this really gives me the chance to throw down and really have fun.

I’m hoping it’s something Babydoll will remember fondly when she’s too old to care about doing stuff with me!

The folks at Hershey’s are all about helping you celebrate with flair!  They were Blissdom sponsors and had a fun booth set up, complete with chocolate.

So, how do you celebrate with your family?  Do you have any special traditions that are your own?

True Confessions:  I have received Hershey’s product in exchange for this post.  I do this brunch every year, though, and it was fun sharing it with you guys!