Monday, April 16, 2012

A Disnerd Easter

Easter should be celebrated not only by praising and honoring our risen Lord, but by having fun and living a joyful life! And what better way to do that than host an Aladdin-themed Easter egg hunt? :D

The Hunt
I stuffed 12 plastic eggs with candy as well as an egg-shaped Genie. On 3 of them, I wrote "wish #1", "#2" and "#3". Then I hid them throughout my apartment.

"Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space!"
This is where I got the Genie image from. See, it was already egg-shaped!
I didn't tell anyone I was doing this, and so, when there was a critical mass, I surprised everyone by telling them there were eggs hidden throughout the apartment. It was a bit tricky finding places to hide the eggs, but once I saw my friends turning up every corner of my place, I knew it was a success.
sorry these photos kind of suck.
When most of the eggs were found (the 12th egg was still missing, and I couldn't remember where I had hidden it!), I made everyone give their egg a good rub before opening them. (hahaha. I can't believe they actually did that.) The three winners were Becky, Drew and Dan. The wishes offered were: 1) a Mickey-style breakfast (meaning, Mickey pancakes + other stuff), 2) a Disney CD mix of their choice or 3) chocolate.

Drew picked the mix, Becky chose breakfast. Dan has yet to redeem his wish. Perhaps I should have put an expiration date on this thing. haha.
The 12th egg remains to be discovered, although I did remember where I put it. It is still hiding and perhaps someone will find it one day and I'll grant a bonus 4th wish!

"How about a little more baklava....?"
In addition to the egg hunt, I made a very special Aladdin-themed dessert: baklava! It was my first time making it and it was pretty intense! Who knew phyllo dough would be so unwieldy? I think it turned out well though.
Thanks to all my friends who turned out. I believe it was a record number of people who came. Or at least tied with Christmas. :) Next holiday will be... Independence Day, perhaps?


  1. i'm sad, i think someone took my egg by mistake.

    1. oh no! sorry alice. next time you come, you can find the last egg that's still hidden. :)

  2. that is awesome!! LOVE the genie picture. you're mega creative!!

    p.s. baklava looks delish!