Happy May Day!

by Leighann on May 1, 2011

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Chez D-Mom, we have a yearly tradition that started I think when Q was 2. She and her Grandma make May Day baskets for neighbors, teachers, and my coworkers.

I’m always surprised when people don’t know about May Day or why someone would leave leave a small treat on your doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run away.

This year we went super easy and super quick and I think they turned out super cute. Super!

We found Wilton cupcake liners which look like tulips. Q placed them in our Cupcake Courier (one of the best inventions ever!) and then filled them with paper grass (borrowed from Grandma’s stash because our Easter Bunny does a scavenger hunt rather than filling baskets) and a handful of Hershey’s Kisses.

Do you and your children celebrate May Day?

Further Reading

Since we are actually going to hang our treats on the doorknobs of several neighbors, we are also making a few May Day baskets following Skip to My Lou’s May Day Basket tutorial. Very cute!

 

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1 Roselady May 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Very cute. I know this tradition, but I think I’ve forgotten about it for awhile! Thanks for the reminder!

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2 Angela (Toucan Scraps) May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

I haven’t celebrated May Day since I was a kid. We used to do Maypole dancing in school and occasionally on the streets. Haven’t seen a Maypole in years.

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