‘In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over, I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade’.
Oh how I love watching Judy Garland & Fred Astaire sweetly singing this song in Easter Parade. Judy looking beautiful in her bonnet and Fred in his top hat. Just wonderful. I remember singing this song when I was at school at our Easter service in my just as beautiful Easter bonnet. In reality, it was a cardboard hat lovingly made by my Mum with wobbly eggs and some fluffy chicks with plastic legs. Still, I always looked forward to the time when I would be able to make Easter bonnets for my own kids.
Well, here we are, another Easter on the way and second Easter parade for Little Man last week. I decided this year that I was going to do the bonnet with him (last year my Mum & I did it for him as he was so little). A couple of weeks before, I armed myself with Poundland Easter stuff. You have to love Poundland for this, they literally help us find everything in one place for a very reasonable price! I set out all the shapes, hat, stickers, etc before hand and then he stuck feathers on the chick, an egg on the top and some stickers all around the hat.
It went really well and looked a little wonky but good!
He had his easter bonnet parade a few days later, I wasn’t able to go but my Mum went and had a great time. I’m not one for competitive parenting but I was a little pleased to hear that he had won the competition in his nursery class! He is rocking the Easter bonnet look! Don’t worry this picture is already saved in the ‘Little Man’s 18th’ folder.
So, another Easter bonnet parade under our belt. I hope the bonnet making gets easier, I don’t find these things come very naturally to me as I am not very creative. Now onto the fun bit – a long weekend spent with family and a few eggs thrown in too. I hope everyone has a great Easter and I’ll see you for another one of these posts next year! I would love to see some photos of your kids bonnets, share them with me on Twitter or Instagram.