Happy Easter everyone, are YOU ready for the bunny himself? Did you know the original name of the Easter Bunny was once called Osterhase? The tale/tail of the bunny is said to have come over as German settlers around the 1700s came to the US and made their homes in Upper Pennsylvania. So, Thank you Germany for luxury sports cars, the Easter bunny tradition, oh and for Lindbergh (if you like stinky, smelly cheese)! It is said that they made nests with twigs and filled with grass for the hare to lay his colored eggs for the family who would then find them in the morning. Is all of this making sense? Nests are today’s baskets, and the grass is what we today call filler/or stringy, plastic grass. (you know, I heard on the radio the other day that this is actually someone’s job- to cut colored cellophane plastic into strips and stuff into bags? Talk about job security) And what used to be colored eggs over the centuries has turned into colored plastic eggs filled with coins or candy and over flowing jelly beans, or in the case of the over zealous mother (that’s me) who put toys and gifts in the Easter basket so I can fool myself into thinking she’s not getting a lot of sugar. I know, I know… Naive right?? When does it end? I love Easter, there’s food involved. Is it normal though say, to have a 30 minute conversation on the phone with your life long bestie discussing which exact basket her youngest needs and both of you being obsessed about your children matching each other for pictures, and are we going with vintage elegance or playful casual, Really?? And we actually have the nerve to look shocked and hurt when our husbands call us “NUTS” for acting this way. Me, I say bring it on, Easter only happens once a year, and pictures last a lifetime. Anyways, that’s another story for another blog, but I did manage to find some activities that we can participate in and enjoy the Easter season even more than we enjoy those Cadbury eggs.

The events listed below cover Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. Click on each individual link for more information.

Glazer Children Musuem’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 15th at 8am. Hunt for thousands of eggs in the exhibits, meet the Easter Bunny, and cuddle adorable animals at GCM’s Annual Egg Hunt! Egg hunt activities, meeting the Easter Bunny, and all day Museum play are included! $12 per person and FREE for all GCM Members.
Easter Egg Hunt New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center $3 All Day Admission to the Aquatic Center/Annual Members Free
Inflatable Water Slides 10am-1pm. Coloring contest announced at 11am. Egg Hunt ages 0-4 years old starts at 10am Egg Hunt ages 5-7 years starts at 10:30am Egg Hunt ages 7-12 years starts at 11am.
Easter Sunday Brunch | Mangia Gourmet – Easter Brunch Menu – Mangia Gourmet 2930 Beach Blvd. S Gulfport FL 33707 . Reservations: 727-321-6264. April 16, 2017 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday
25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | Coachman Park Easter Sunday April 16th starting at 11am
THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GINORMOUS EASTER EGG HUNT!Families Love this ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT with over 25,000 candy-filled eggs and much, much more! The Hunt happens EGGSACTLY at 12:30 sharp and is over in minutes, SO BE SURE TO BE THERE BEFORE 12:30! The hunt is for kids 16 and under only! April 16, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday

There is so much to do this Easter with your family and friends get out there and enjoy.

From all of us here at Yarbrough Properties, we would like to wish you and your families a blessed and wonderful Easter however you celebrate. Whether you use real eggs, plastic eggs, jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, or peeps, picnics or table side, always remember family, friendship & love is all you ever really need.

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Courtesy of Friend & Chef Cheryl Bennett of Pook’s Pantry