THINGS THAT WORKED WELL FOR EASTER!

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/1999 - 8:53pm
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Easter weekend seems a good time to start a new positive thread. Let's post our fun stuff here while we can easily remember what happened. (I don't know about you, but my memory seems to be getting less reliable!) Wishing all a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend!

Posted on: Fri, 04/02/1999 - 1:04am
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We had an Egg hunt yesterday and I brought everthing and was thrilled to do it. We used plastic eggs with stickers and tootsie rolls in them and played games. I brought lots of safe snacks. All the kids were happy and so was I!

Posted on: Sat, 04/03/1999 - 10:32am
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I hosted an Easter Egg hunt for both of the playgroups I belong to at my house. My husband and son dyed the eggs the night before and I bought some small, inexpensive easter baskets for everyone. I bought some plastic eggs and filled them with only fruit-type candy: jelly beans (not the Jelly Belly Gourmet kind which *does* have a peanut-flavored jelly bean in their 37 variety assortment), skittles, gummie bears, and smarties. I decorated the dining room table with an assortment of stuffed bunnies. All the kids _loved_ it, especially the Easter Egg hunt.
I put together my own Easter basket for my son. He's getting a Blue's Clues coloring book, some Blue's Clues plastic figurines, three small packages of fruit-type candies and that's it.
Noreen

Posted on: Sat, 04/03/1999 - 11:12am
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We went to one nutless set of Grand-parents' tonight for a family dinner. It was great fun. Everything was home-made (very unusual behaviour for my Mom). The kids each brought home a bag of skittles and an Easter toy. Nothing was present (as usual) that was not safe. Since I did all of the Christmas dinners this year, all I did was bring the wine and cheese bread...Yahoo!

Posted on: Sat, 04/03/1999 - 12:08pm
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Happy & Safe Easter to Everyone! [img]http://client.ibboards.com/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 04/06/1999 - 1:51pm
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Not to change the upbeat tone of this thread but the Easter story continued at my sister's house. My sister adores (and spoils) her peanut-allergic nephew and would go to the ends of the earth to protect him from a reaction. But when we arrived at her house for Easter dinner, there sat the largest Easter basket I had ever seen in my life. She had taken out all the candies which had peanuts listed in the ingredients but left quite a few plain chocolates. By the time I worked over the basket, not much was left. Anyway, I joked with my husband that my sister made the Easter Bunny who visited our house look like a cheap skate. Of course, my son pipes in: "What's a cheap skate, Mom." :-)

Posted on: Mon, 04/12/1999 - 11:06am
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I emailed [url="http://www.wilton.com"]http://www.wilton.com[/url] inquiring about their candy melts, as to whether the melts had been on any machinery with peanuts or nuts.
Their exact reply was "none of our candy melts are made in a line nor are there any nuts in the building.
The melts have directions on the bag and are easy to use. They make the cutest lollipops. Am going to make raisen clusters next time.
You can purchase everything you need at Walmart in the craft section.
My grandsons love the pops.
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Posted on: Mon, 04/12/1999 - 1:05pm
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I'm glad you found the Wilton stuff. We use these all the time. The kids love to have friends over to make chocolates for special occassions.
I go in to the schools sometimes to do this with the classes for Christmas, or Valentine's Day. The kids are always delighted that they can make such professional looking chocolates.
You can also stir in crisp rice cereal, oatmeal, or coconut. The kids also love to dip fruit(especially banana or strawberries) in to the melted chocolate at a sleepover breakfast.
At Christmas we also make a Chocolate houses (like gingerbread only all chocolate) from a mold. (Wilton came out with a kit for a house this year.) Then we landscape them with safe canies etc. and take them as centre pieces to friends' Christmas parties. (Instant safe dessert)

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2000 - 5:11am
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I know this is originally an Easter thread but I just got an e-mail from Wilton saying all their products are made on nut free lines but not in nut free facilities. That's good enough for me. They have really cool sprinkles for Halloween and are also running another special this year with the gingerbread house. I may try that, too.

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