A PEEPS Obsession!

March 27th, 2021
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My youngest son enjoying all our PEEPS creations for an upcoming party.

It’s no secret, if you know me, you know I LOVE PEEPS!!! The love affair started twelve years ago, when a friend of mine mentioned how she and her family created fun and whimsical crafts with PEEPS. Of course, I had to learn more especially since I had two small boys who loved to do fun Easter craft projects.

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BUBBLE BATH PEEPS cupcakes. A super simple project. Simply purchase or bake cupcakes. Ice them with vanilla icing. Place a PEEP bunny on a toothpick and insert it into the center of the cupcake. Lastly, decorate with mini marshmallows.

Simple curiosity turned into an obsession when I realized how fun and easy crafting with PEEPS can be. And since I’m not the only one who’s fascinated with these adorable little marshmallows, I can find tons of inspiration filled with new craft and recipe ideas on the web or through social media.

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Fun PEEPS centerpieces
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PEEPS Skewers.
Tie a fun ribbon on a skewer and then add PEEPS, marshmallow treats, marshmallow eggs and more PEEPS. I like to dip mine in chocolate and add some sprinkles for a surprise crunch. And just so you know… PEEPS + Rice Cakes are a match made in heaven!

So, why do I love PEEPS so much? They are colorful and cheerful. Such a beautiful way to welcome spring. They are moldable and malleable when they are fresh, which allows you to create round shapes or stack them easily. And the best reason… they are delicious so helping yourself to a couple PEEPS while you are crafting, is always a treat.

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PEEPS S’Mores.
Graham Crackers filled with two Hershey’s Chocolate bar pieces (feel free to add more) and a PEEP of your choice. Pop in the microwave for 20 seconds and squish together for a soft & warm treat.

I have also found PEEPS to make everyone happy. It’s true, many people I know have a love/hate relationship with PEEPS. You could say they have a cult like following. But no matter how you feel about ingesting them, crafting with them is always a fun endeavor.

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PEEPS Trifle

So if you’re ready to immerse yourself in color this spring, don’t delay another minute. Try one of my craft projects or do a Google search for PEEPS and get ready for tons of inspiration. And if you fall in love with them as much as I have, you don’t have to wait for spring… PEEPs are now a year round hobby with PEEPS for Halloween, Christmas, and even Valentine’s Day.

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PEEPS Sandwiches. Dip one side of a PEEP bunny into melted chocolate, add sprinkles, and top off with another PEEP bunny. Set aside. Once the chocolate cools, it will create a fun crunch when you bite into the bunnies.
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PEEP decorated Easter eggs
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Creative ways to serve PEEPS at a party Fill any container with sugar, place a PEEP on top of a whimsical paper straw, and stick the straw in the sugar. This makes a beautiful edible centerpiece which looks whimsical displayed and guests can help themselves to the PEEPS at anytime.
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PEEPS Sand Art Centerpiece. See the full video

An Easter Celebration

February 4th, 2021
This article was contributed by Kathy Sedgwick Moran Real Estate Agent for Better Homes and Gardens Preferred Properties Town and Country. KathyMoranBHG@yahoo.com

Spring is in the air and if you are anything like Kathy, a seasoned party-planner and entertaining guru, you probably have your Easter decor and celebration details all planned out and ready to deploy! But it’s even more exciting when Kathy gets to help a friend decorate her home for an unforgettable party.

This was exactly what happened, when Kathy’s friend, also an incredible hostess, opened up her home and all her cabinets so that the two of them can create a magical Easter atmosphere complete with crystal, silver, tulips, and of course, lots of bunnies!

Kathy’s friend had many curated pieces which were given to her by her mother and uncle, a renowned special event designer in Chicago.

If it isn’t an heirloom piece, passed down the generations, it’s a beautiful antique picked up during travel. These meaningful pieces have taken center stage from bedroom to dining room. But it’s the special occasions that allow all her favorite pieces to be displayed and enjoyed.

Of course, having a plethora of decorative items can also pose a challenge. Making sure that the pieces used in the tablescape correlate with each other and are not only beautiful but purposeful is not always an easy task. Being able to “edit” your tablescape, keeping an open mind about which items will stay and which will go, is the key for any hostess who wants to avoid a cluttered look.

The Easter brunch pictured is a great example of choosing your decorative items carefully. Bringing spring inside can be a challenge, especially when it doesn’t seem like spring outside. One tried and true technique is draping the house with floral designs, both silk and fresh. Here, silk dogwood was added to the antique blue and white vases flanking the dining room mirror. Silk wreaths adorned the bay window. Fresh tulips were beautifully yet simply arranged on the main dinner table in an antique porcelain bowl.

For the place settings, each guest had a sterling cup, typically used for eggs, but this time, filled with a floral arrangement.

The children’s table is always a special place during Easter. A large bunny centerpiece with dyed Easter eggs took center stage while at each seat bunny figurines rested happily on Beatrix Potter books — a collection that has been passed down for generations in this family and which the children enjoy reading to one another.