We love Easter.
I think the boys actually love it more than Christmas. Santa doesn’t usually hide toys, you know.
Here in Arizona, we can’t “do” Easter like those of you in other areas of the country (and world!). We have a few traditions of our own because of where we live.
1. By Easter, spring has sprung in the desert. Our baskets are filled with a little bit of candy, a lot of outside toys, and absolutely none of those little sponges that look like capsules.
2. We hide camouflage colored plastic eggs because of all of the grass, rocks, dirt, and concrete in our backyard (which is very common in Arizona – we’re not crazy). Hiding real eggs isn’t a good idea, as they get lost. And warm. And smelly.
3. Here in Arizona, we search for hidden eggs both inside and outside, but there’s one important rule. No chocolate in the outside eggs! Melted chocolate syrup isn’t nearly as fun to eat as chocolate is.
4. Easter ham? How about a barbecue? We only heat up the house for Christmas and maybe Thanksgiving. By April, it’s all about the grill.
5. The tradition that has nothing to do with the desert? Eating candy before breakfast. It happens every year, and usually involves a chocolate bunny or two.
Need some more fun desert facts? There are a ton of things I never knew about the desert until living here.
We’ll take the warm desert over a snowy Easter any day! We’re kind of used to it now :)
I was lucky enough to meet the Hershey’s team at Blissdom. They have set up a virtual bunny trail that I hopped on! I was provided with a fun custom easter basket in exchange for participating in their campaign, but to be honest, all they had to do was ask. We’re big Hershey’s fans here!