What makes this holiday different from all other holidays? The cookies! Or rather, the lack of cookies. As the people "chosen" to eat unleavened bread know, Passover is a holiday about, above all, complicated recipes. The holiday of "Don't let them eat cake." The holiday of, "Mom! Why is there matzo in my lunchbox again??" Grandma handed down her miraculous recipe for a honey cake that rises by sheer force of will - but failed to hand down the time required to pull it off. So, for the reality check mom, we offer a list of some of our favorite local bakeries that leave out the leavening in all sorts of yummy treats at this time of year.
Okay, I finally figured it out. All these "bunny" events, cryptic references to "eggs" —what can all that be about? It's way too early in the year for any seasonal relevance; we're still a week away from April.
But then it hit me: we're a week away from April.
So, ha ha, very funny, April Fools' pranksters. You almost had me believing it's Easter next week. Getting all the malls, parks, and railways in on it, too, was very clever. Then you threw me off the scent with just enough rabbit-free events to make me think twice; oh, I bet you're feeling smart. Books aren't bunnies (true). Bubbles aren't bunnies (for sure). Jelly beans aren't bunnies... but they are the bunnies' favorite treat! You wascally wabbit!
Well, trick or not, let's get out there and enjoy this weekend; let's play and dance, and look at the stars. You can't fool me with a good time!
Keep reading for our favorite picks for this weekend... no foolin'!
You don't have to be a master chef to make these adorable chocolate pretzel bites, but you'll seem like one. Making tasty chick and bunny pretzels is so easy that even kids can help decorate the simple treats. They're a great addition to Easter baskets, or just a fun way to welcome spring. They may become your newest holiday tradition.
Spring is here (in theory, anyway). Time to celebrate the new life that is (or soon will be) popping up all around us with an easy Easter craft. Whether you observe the holiday or not, turning some yellow wool into these chirping chicks is a simple and fun way to get you in the mood for spring. You can fill a whole nest in no time with these adorable little bundles of fuzz by following these easy steps.
Some of us have lovely gardens and the inclination to creatively hide eggs in them early on a Sunday morning. Others have an inclination to sleep late and find eggs hidden in someone else's garden. We find no shame in that and are more than happy to help guide you to lots of places where Peter Cottontail has evidently just been moments before. Most of the egg hunts below take place Easter weekend; keep an eye on our Event Calendar for last minute additions, or check out these other places to meet the Easter Bunny!
Nothing gets me thinking about summer like the approach of spring break. With a little help from Mommy Poppins, a week or two can fly by. There is always so much to do in our fair city, and sometimes it’s nice to have kids home to take advantage of the bounty of life in Los Angeles. That said, sometimes it's nice to have spring break camp.
Spring Break around Los Angeles is a moving feast; some districts have one week, and some have two. Some take vacation in March, and some in April. Add to the mix the complications of Easter, Passover, and parent work schedules, and Spring Break camp can be a tough knot to untie. Whether your family needs two weeks full time or a day here and there, we've chosen ten of our favorites that run the gamut. From Orange County to Woodland Hills, gymnastics to theater, ocean cruises to soccer, we think you'll find something worthy of a few days away from school among the camps below. And if you're so on the ball that spring is already covered and you've moved on to summer, check out some of the art, cooking,horse, and classic outdoorsy camps in our Summer and Vacation Camp Guide!
Hippity hoppity, hippity hoppity: your kids might not want to sit still, but at least the Easter Bunny will! There are plenty of spots to line up the perfect Easter photo in LA and Orange County in the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. We've lined up a whole Bunny Trail to hop down, ranging from mall photo-ops to outdoor egg hunts and spring festivals. Have fun catching up to Peter Cottontail in one of the following Southland locations...
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