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A Neighborhood Easter Parade

Photographed by Linda Reese Bjork

This town loves a parade, so why not gather the neighborhood families together and get everyone in on the fun for Easter? Any holiday will do! March down the street a few blocks and then have an Easter egg hunt.

Start by decorating golf carts with Easter-themed garland and bunnies (we purchased ours at Gordon’s and The Dollar Tree). Clip on brightly colored tulle. Bunny ears are a must, and the bunny apron that Lucy Schwartz is wearing came from Orient Expressed. Give everyone rhythm instruments and get the boom box going (I found the drum that Kate Bensel is carrying at the New Orleans Music Exchange on Magazine Street).

We hid colorful eggs filled with jellybeans and gummy bears, and the cupcakes came from Rouses. Serve juice drinks for the children and champagne for the adults.

Thanks to Kate Bensel for being my assistant and to Tom and Carol Reese for their incredible garden.

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