Friday, April 2, 2010

Cascarones


Happy Friday! I'm enjoying my very short spring break. Because of all of the snow we had this winter, the girls only have vacation today and Monday. We're going to visit my mom and make some eggs.

Every year, the girls ask to make cascarones. Cascarones are hollow eggs that are either blown out or opened on one side and emptied. The Spanish word "cascara" literally means shell. In Mexico, cascarones are filled with confetti and are broken over people's heads. It is considered good luck to have a cascaron broken over your head. Not just reserved for Easter, cascarones are also popular for birthdays and other celebrations. Simply fill the hollow and dry eggs with confetti and cover the opening with a small piece of tissue paper. These can be painted to suit any party theme and are a fun way to add decor.

Some sneaky people can also put flour in their cascarones, but I prefer confetti! You can buy cascarones in markets in Mexico, but they are so easy to make, that it's just as easy to do it at home. We would carefully open eggs for weeks at home to collect them to make cascarones. My friend Lucia hosted a fabulous Easter party and the children really enjoyed the cascarones.








Even my Dad ended up with confetti on his head at the fiesta!


Here are the girls on Easter in front of Santo Domingo Cathedral in Oaxaca, Mexico.



xoxo



P.S. Happy April! Be sure to head over to my facebook page for a chance to win these cute Lilly eggs that I made a little bit ago. All of the details can be found on the facebook page.

9 comments:

  1. That's so neat! I have never heard of these!

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  2. Like the Lilly P. eggs... love the mini Minnies!

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  3. LOVE IT! And love the pics of the minnies, they are seriously so cute. Hope you have a glorious Easter and enjoy your tea this weekend! :) XOXO

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  4. They really are fun - we had a neighbor who taught us about them a few years ago. The entire neighborhood joined in the celebration!!

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  5. What darling little girls! Happy Easter! XO

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  6. Here in Austin, TX, we can get Cascarones at our local grocery stores.

    Happy Easter.

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  7. Nice to learn about Cascarones. When my kids were young we would blow eggs & then circle them with lace and glue a cross made out of tiny pearls. They have lasted all these years. I made some more this yr w my daughter in law. It was harder than i remember to blow out the eggs! More like blow out your ear drums!
    Happy Easter! Thanks for sharing the lovely pics.

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  8. Such precious little darlin's!! xoxo

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  9. I hope you and the girls have a wonderful Easter, B! xoxo

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