Have a Peep of Easter FunPosted: April 7, 2012
Easter feels completely different when the only child at home is a teenage boy. The days are gone when Easter was the fourth most anticipated holiday of the year at our house after Christmas, birthday and Halloween. With a lack of enthusiasm abounding around here, I have yet to pull out one Easter decoration and am debating whether to even dye any eggs this year.
Fortunately, I have Easter lunch with my posse of girlfriends and their families to anticipate, and helping to flower the altar at church today will provide an opportunity for appropriate Easter reflection. If, like me, you cannot attend the fabulous annual Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue this Sunday, maybe you will find some childlike Easter spirit with these Peeps on Parade, the annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. While many of the entries were politically-themed (it is the Washington Post after all) and an “OccuPeep D.C.” won the contest, my favorites this year were all about the other side of the pond:
Peepa looks elegant, and check out the details on Prince Harry’s uniform.
Remarkable replicas of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are the talk of the Royal Peeping.
Inside Peepminster Abbey (do you see the Queen?).
Speaking of princes, “Someday My Peep Will Come” (fortunately mine came over 25 years ago).
Based on my latest obsession, I am crazy for Peepton Abbey
and the fatal and fateful Turkish Delight scene from Season One.
How clever and creative these diorama artists are,
especially with the most unusual of palates.
What diorama would you make with a flock of peeps? Are you crafting anything for Easter?