Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cutest Easter Tradition

I blogged about this last year after Easter and got requests to do it before the holiday this year. I think this is by far the cutest Easter tradition.

1. Buy some "magic" jelly beans
2. Plant them in your yard, this only works the night before Easter


3. The next morning go outside and see what grew.

I love magic jelly beans.
Anyone know how I can make some dollar bills grow overnight?
Now that would be fun!
(PS - I found these at Walgreens for $1.00, which is by far the best deal. I went to a specialty candy shop and they were half the size for about 5 dollars!)

58 comments:

Allen and Amy Waples said...

Oh, Jane we are sooo doing this on Easter! I remembered this from your blog last year...Ironically, I was just talking about this with my neighbor TONIGHT! :) Love it.

Alison said...

Dollar bills... oh yes!!! It's only creative moms that can get the beans to grow amazing lollipops. Less creative moms get the dollar bills. I know this...

Katie said...

So magical!!

just me said...

oh i am so doing this, jane!!

Krista said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Joni said...

How fun, you will be driving around the neighborhood and you will see all these lollipops in everyone's yard. Fun idea!

Henich Family said...

Joni is so right on this....last year I even told Tor we were going to do it. I gotta go get my magic beans and lollipops!

Susan said...

Jane,
I'm going to plant a *See's chocolate in my yard. I can't wait to see what grows.

*maple walnut

Kami said...

I love that tradition! Darling, Jane!

Ro said...

jane, this is such a cute tradition!!! i'm totally doing this and already found the cute $1 lollipops at walgreens! i'm so excited to start this fun tradition!

Marci Coombs said...

I am SO glad you reposted this idea. I remember seeing it last year and I totally forgot. Love it!!! Going to post it on my blog with a link to yours....TOO cute!!!

Missives From Suburbia said...

This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I'm on a mission to make this happen this year. My son is going to pee his pants!

Michelle said...

Awesome. I am totally doing this! Featuring thist at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I've linked this up under "Inspirational Projects" on my sidebar!!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

There is no snow here so this idea would work out well :) it's really is magical!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

I hope it's ok, I featured your ideas and linked them back to you. They were just too cute not to share!
Happy Easter :)

Kara said...

Such a cute idea! I sent my husband out to buy the supplies after seeing it. My kids are going to die.

Angela@Secrets of a Super Mommy said...

I am linking to this for a May Day tradition! Thanks for sharing it. It really is the CUTEST tradition!!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

That is just too cute!

Last Minute Mel said...

what a fun idea...my kids would totally love this :)

theteo5 said...

I posted this again this year! I love this idea so much, however, we aren't going to do it this year...we still have lollipops from last year leftover! http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2011/04/growing-jelly-beans.html

Thanks! Happy Easter!

Luciana D´Agosto said...

Wonderful idea! Magical! I have some jelly beans and lollipops at home. I´ll do it right now with my kids!
Happy Easter!

Theresa said...

So magical...on my list for next year for sure! Happy Easter!
Theresa

Carissa said...

This is such a genius idea! I love it! Thank you for sharing

katie said...

What a cute idea, very inventive!

alice said...

Ok where do I get Magic Jelly Beans ? Am bit slow . Am I suppose to put suckers in ground after kids plant any Jelly Beans ?

Dysfunction Junction said...

What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing! SUPER CUTE!!

Cowie Kaunweigh said...

LOVE IT !!!

Monica@DailyDwelling said...

How cute!!!! I may have to run out to Walgreens so we can do this...my kids would love it!!

Chrystal's Corner said...

Love it!!! Bookmarking this for next year:)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable. Thanks for this awesome idea! I also love the name of your blog. I'm off to look at more of your posts.

Warmly, Michelle

Mary Beth said...

I LOVE THIS!!! By far my favorite Easter tradition that I've seen this year! I'll be posting about it on my blog and sending people over to check it out.
Thanks so much for sharing!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

What a cute cute idea!!

April Says... said...

OOOOOKAY...so if you posted this last year AFTER easter and posted it earlier this year...I of COURSE read it AFTER...so next year this is SO ME cause this is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jules from A Little Bite of Life said...

Jane, this is such a cute idea-perfect for Easter! Thank you for sharing, and I love your blog!

Jean S. said...

This is amazing! I love this idea, bookmarkin' it! Thanks ;o)

Chrystal's Corner said...

I saw this at Easter time and just knew I had to use it! I did something similar for the First Day of Summer (and linked back to you:). Check it out: http://chrystal-lewis.blogspot.com/2011/06/first-day-of-summer-magic.html

beth shamley said...

this may not be as cute but you could also grow a balloon. you would need to have one of those plastic weights on the bottom to bury and less chance of bugs getting it.

Disneypal said...

That is so stinkin' cute !!

What a great tradition.

Amanda said...

So what do you tell your kids? Or do you? I wanna do this with my daughter, but I was wondering if you had something to go with it? Like Santa and cookies ya know?
you leave the jelly beans out for the easter bunny and he digs them up and leaves you an extra treat? or anything like that?

Erica said...

Brilliant! With this perfect idea in my hat I'm really looking forward to Easter with our 22 month old. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to do this with my Grandkids. They are going to be so excited!

Kellybean said...

What a GREAT idea! So cute! How exciting for the kids! P.S. I'm sure you want to make a point to the little ones that this will only "happen" with these "special" beans and on Easter! ;) So fun!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea but as a "specialty candy shop" owner don't' love the plug for Walgreen's over shopping local.

KellyG said...

I love this idea, thanks so much, going to try this!!

Laima said...

Love that idea! I couldnt find magic jelly beans at Walgreen.. :(

Miss said...

Such a cute, fun idea. And I found the same swirl suckers at Walgreens for $1. Thanks!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Only problem I see is we still have snow at Easter sigh

Bluebell said...

So, so cute! Found this too late for Easter last year, am defiantly, doing it this year. Any one let you know about money tree? lol
xxxxx

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Anonymous said...

Just use a flower pot inside if there is snow on the ground!

Monika said...

Amazing idea. I try it with flower pot.....thanks....:-D

RLS0123 said...

Doing this on Saturday with a flower pot since the ground is still frozen. :) HOPPY Easter!

Anonymous said...

Just what every child needs: a food product with its handle covered in dirt.

"What am I getting for Easter this year, Mommy?"

"Pinworms, probably."

Razz said...

Great idea! My elf on the shelf will be planting magical red jelly beans that will grow into candy canes!

Anonymous said...

i have a 8 year old who would dig the spot the next day after pulling the lollipop to just see that they disappeared so you better get them out of the ground just in case

Anonymous said...

I live in an apartment so I am going to do this with my grandson inside a flower pot on the kitchen table. Maybe do some red and white jelly beans for candy canes at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

u can buy those lollipops at the dollar tree stores for a $1

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