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Friday, April 27, 2012

May Day Baskets-Revisited

{May Day Baskets from last year}
*{a repost from the archives}
Last year we had a lot of fun making May Day Baskets.  My girls just LOVED delivering them to their friends doors, ringing the doorbell, and running away before getting caught. They are already talking about doing it again this year.   For those of you who are not familiar with the May Day Tradition, the basket giver rings the bell and runs away.  The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver.  If caught, tradition said a kiss was to be exchanged!

I found a bunch of beautiful May Day basket ideas at Pinterest, and if you click through you can browse through them for some inspiration.  Personally, I'M TIRED so our May Day baskets are going to be very simple this year.  It may consist of a cup with a pipe cleaner handle stapled to it, and some stickers to decorate.  The one thing that won't change from last year is my desire to fill them with treats that are not so loaded with sugar. Last year, I choose popcorn, honeycomb cereal (I thought the flower shape was cute and they don't have a ton of sugar in them, at least for a treat), dried blueberries, multi-grain cheerios, and to top it off, ...a Lindt Lindor Truffle.  I don't know about your Easter bunny, but our Easter bunny was quite generous this year, so we have plenty of sugar in our home!

Do you have a May Day tradition?  


  1. My mom's birthday (as well as one of my brothers) is on May 1st, so going to a May breakfast is like killing two birds with one stone. We don't make it every year, but it's fun trying different locations each time. Growing up, we LIVED for those baskets with the fudge! Since we sometimes went before school, we would often buy some for our teachers. Probably going to at least two May breakfasts this year, but hoping to avoid the sugar. :P

  2. This is such a cute idea. The baskets look so pretty. We do something like this before halloween. We put a note saying "you just been boood" and we place a bag full of candy and all kinds of treats at their front door and run.


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