The last couple of years have been hit or miss for us as far as Easter celebrations go. When my kids were little we always dyed Easter eggs, went on Easter egg hunts and enjoyed a big family meal together. Now that my kids are getting older and a lot more involved in sports, time is very limited. Week nights are filled with practices while most weekends we are split up and different tournaments. I don’t even think we had time to dye eggs last year. Maybe because I was too busy with other priorities to gather supplies and set aside that little bit of time that it takes. Of course, the mom guilt always sets in. Gramma in a Box isn’t an Easter Egg dye kit but more than once, this candy and cookie craft delivery service has saved the day with their holiday themed boxes. This month’s is Easter themed!
I already know that we will be out of town on Easter for my son’s baseball tournament. This past weekend we were split between two cities with baseball and softball tournaments. My daughter’s was rained out the second day and we had some unexpected down time and my girls got to do their Gramma in a Box, something they really look forward to every month.
Gramma in a Box is a subscription service for kids. Each month members receive a specially prepared box including cookies to decorate complete with frosting and sprinkles, plus two easy candy crafts. You’ll get all the supplies you need to make up to 20 treats to share for only $20 per month. You can also purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for slightly reduced prices. If you went out and gathered the supplies for projects like this it would take a lot of time and probably cost a lot more too!
Each month’s box has a theme and everything is neatly packaged in a box with everything needed to complete three projects.The only extra supplies you might need are things you most likely already have such as a spoon, knife, toothpicks, microwave safe bowl and paper plates. It comes with step by step directions for each project including tips from Gramma Terry.
The first project was Marshmallow Flower Pops. You make these by heating up the melting chocolate in a bowl in the microwave, spreading a dollop of it in a circle on the parchment paper then adding a stick in the middle, an M&M for the center of the flower and marshmallows around it for petals. These came out really cute and my girls enjoyed working together to make them. Normally project number 2 uses the leftover melting chocolate from the first project so make sure not to get carried away! Save about half for the next candy craft.
Always make sure to do the projects in order and read all of the directions prior to starting so you know exactly what to do.Project number 2 was Crunchy Bird’s Nests Just mix the crunchy chinese noodles into the remaining melting chocolate then divide it into even spoonfuls into each of the paper cups. Add jelly beans as eggs in the center of each “nest”. So cute!
Gramma Terry always comes up with the cutest ideas and puts together a package with all of the supplies, many of which might be difficult to find on your own. My girls favorite part is always the last project— cookie decorating! The kit always comes with 3 different colors of frosting and several different “topping” options.
My oldest daughter is getting really good with some of the techniques she’s learned from Gramma Terry’s tips and demonstrations on her Instagram and Faceboook pages. She was especially proud of this bunny cookie she made. She was pretty excited about this month’s cookie shapes — birds, bunnies and two different sized eggs. The frosting colors were really pretty too!
They love getting creative with the leftovers from the other projects — there’s always plenty of sprinkles, colored sugar or tiny candies left to add to the cookie decorating experience. Cleanup is really quick and easy. As a busy mom, I really love this subscription service — it’s a great value, my kids look forward to it every month and it saves me a lot of mom guilt!
You can subscribe with an auto debit program for only $20 per month and the first box is only $10. You can also purchase an individual box if you just want to give it a try! Order by the 3rd of the month to receive that month’s box. You can find out more at www.grammainabox.com. You can also visit Gramma in a box on Facebook and Instagram for videos of each project and more!
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