Last Minute Easter Bonnet Ideas

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, it is almost Easter. The season of Easter Eggs, Chocolate, Bunnies, Jesus, Easter Egg Hunts, and obviously Easter Bonnet Parades.

Perhaps, I have a greater selective memory of my childhood then I remembered – but this whole Easter Bonnet Parade thing seems a bit new to me. Isn’t it a just bunch of decorated hats – that may or may not have an Easter connection to the said decoration? (I can hear the pitchforks being sharpened)

Well as its the season (and I may have an Easter Bonnet to make tomorrow), here’s Dads Sofa list of Last Minute Easter Bonnet Ideas. (Be warned these may or may not be serious)

Lego Easter Bunny

Glue the bunny to the hat! At least the wearer would get the respect of any Lego loving teachers! Downside.

You’ve just glued a perfectly good piece of Lego to a hat.

(Find the bunny in your local Sainsburys, or the Lego website)

Something about Death.

Instead of a colourful Lego bunny, your Easter Bonnet could be more of a mood scene, and be a diorama showcasing the death of Jesus.

With this from Amazon. (affiliate link)

Even though… I’m not sure if Jesus was really that white! Besides, as an idea this could be more “Good Friday” then “Easter”?


Know someone who is going to glue some moss to a hat? Go one better, and fix some grass to the top of your child’s head hat.

Really complete the picture by throwing a few of those yellow plastic chicks in amongst the grass.

Embrace Nature

Similar to the above, but somehow balance and keep an actual chick on top of the Easter Bonnet*.

*I’m kidding! Don’t do this, that’s cruel!

Easter Eggs

Lets see how the kids really do behave at school!

What would happen if an Easter Bonnet had loads of chocolate attached to it? You could also have a bet with other parents to see how much of the chocolate survives ?

Well, they’re some of my ideas at the top of my head – sadly I’m not sure if my daughter would like most of those. Lets see what we end up making. Have you got any ideas for decorating an Easter Bonnet?


What My Fridge Says

#MySundayPhoto – Tranquil Colours of Knightshayes

One of many tranquil places we found at the National Trust – Knightshayes estate. These flowers growing, were in the perfect position to catch the sun as it shone over the hill, and through the trees.

We didn’t have time to check it out as much as we’d like, but if you’re in the Tiverton / Devon area, I’d recommend giving it an explore.


Exploring National Trust – Knightshayes in Devon

In an attempt to use the holiday allowance that my stress levels wish that I had used by now, I’m on holiday this week. This has given us the chance for some child-free exploring. Today we checked out the National Trust – Knightshayes property by Tiverton here in Devon.

First, and overall impression of the Knightshayes estate is how tranquil it seemed! While I’m sure it can get busy during the school holidays / Christmas time, off peak – it did feel very peaceful.

We spent the majority of the little amount of time that we had exploring the historic house at Knightshayes, sadly as time ticked away, we didn’t get a chance to explore the wider estate. But what we saw, was a lot of space for small people to run around, and I’ve seen a photo online of what looked like a great climbing frame that I’m sure that the our little person would love.

I’m not going to write a full blown review of our trip, due to our lack of exploration, but I’d like to share a few pics of the estate, after-all they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Have you explored Knightshayes? What would you suggest we look for, when we go back with our small one?

What My Fridge Says

#MySundayPhoto – A Walk In The Snow

What a week!

It never snows in Exeter. At the end of this week we weren’t able to drive out the driveway at one point. (And my poor bike almost looked like it was getting buried at one point)

All this snow, makes choosing just one picture difficult. I liked this as it was a little different to the normal “toy photos” that I take.

I was tempted to choose a smiling little person picture – but there were so many of those to choose from!



Making a Lego Photobook

Moments are fleeting, blink or not pay attention, and the moment becomes a memory. One reason why we take photos, is to try and keep hold of those memories, as clearly as possible. While I love digital photography, as much as the next iPhone photo addict, the nature of digital photography can also become fleeting.

The nature of digital also means it can be intangible. Just like how services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are becoming the new way of watching videos, it feels that looking at a screen is the way of viewing photos.

All our photos become part of one folder, a library of our own creation. Yet not to be held, passed to another, or shown as something other.

Photobooks really are the old style photo albums, which have been dragged into this century. And by that, I mean. They look good.

Making a Lego Photobook with Saal Digital

Or at least they can look good.

The photos show a photo book from Saal-Digital. You have a number of options to customize your book how you like, so my number one advice while ordering… TAKE YOUR TIME!

Take your time to work out not only what photos you’d like included, but the layout of the photos, any text you’d like to include, the style of the paper, style of the covers… what style you’d like the covers to be – THE LIST GOES ON.

Saal Digital are currently offering a £15 welcome voucher, which makes this a cheap option for anyone looking for a photobook.

Making a Lego Photobook with Saal Digital

In short, lots of options, good quality results, and better customer service then a lot of others out there.

But one final note about the photo book, I’ve featured. Our little one could pick out which Lego minifigure she was in the photos – no problems.

Now excuse me. I’m going to go and take some more pictures of small people in the big world out there.

(I was given a voucher from Saal Digital towards the cost of the above – but opinions expressed above are mine – ALL MINE!)