Get Ready to Usher in Spring

Easter celebrations begin the last week of March this year. Register for Greenwich Moms Easter Eggstavaganza and enjoy the fun with Greenwich Moms on Good Friday, March 29 at the Greenwich Historical Society. Activities include an egg hunt, DJ, bubble show, Chicken Joe’s Food Truck and, of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Jelly beans don’t have to be used just to fill those little plastic eggs. They’re the perfect ingredient for adorable edible bracelets. Children line up their jelly bean designs and then crafty parents handle the needle and thread. Enjoy!

What you’ll need
• Jelly beans
• Sewing needle and thread
• Optional ribbon

1. Setup your needle and thread, tying a knot at end of at desired length.
2. Place the jelly beans in the order you want to string them.
3. Insert the needle into the first jelly bean and continue to the knotted end.
4. Cut off the needle and tie the bracelet.
6. I add a pink bow to the end of the bracelet.
7. Tie onto your child’s wrist.
8. The best part? Nibbling on the jelly beans to get it off.

This year the St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 in the Town Hall parking lot and heads north down the Post Road, turning onto Greenwich Avenue and continuing down to Steamboat Road, where it ends. Parking restrictions start at 10 a.m. and there will be no parking on the east side of Greenwich Avenue from West Putnam to Steamboat. There will be no parking on the west side of the Avenue from Bruce Place to Steamboat.

Easter is around the corner, and whether you’re hosting extended family or creating an intimate brunch for your crew, there are easy ways to make it feel special. Sisters Carolina Cardoso and Barbara Alves, the talented duo behind Host to Perfection, share four tips to create this beautiful tablescape.

• Remember: Less Is More
Accessorize the table with bunnies and medium-sized decorative Easter eggs. With these themed accessories, you can keep the flowers simple.

• Stay in Season
For the flowers use a spring classic—hyacinth. They’re an early spring blooming bulb and are widely available this time of year. They also have an incredible sweet fragrance.

• Pick a Pastel Color Palette
Gingham pink linen napkins complement the pink shades of the hyacinths and the flower vase (see below). You can add a special spring feel to place cards by adding yellow spray roses. Simply punch a hole in the top of the place card and slip the flower stem through it.

• The Final Touch
Place a few chocolates at each place setting. Is Easter complete without chocolate?

Photographs: parade image: TInigotena –; all others contributed

Every month Layla Lisiewski, Greenwich mom of four and founder of Greenwich Moms and its parent company, The Local Moms Network, shares some of her favorite things to do—from seasonal activities to can’t-miss events. Follow @greenwich_moms on Instagram, sign up for the newsletter and check out the calendar at

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