Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket . . .


It's a May Basket! Well, not really a May Basket -- more like a May Day box! One of my friends at work is Super Mom -- yes, I really think of her that way and I mean it in the absolute nicest of ways! She gets ready for every holiday, birthday, work anniversary, etc. way ahead of time and always has a helpful suggestion or two! Me -- I'm more of a last-minute mama! Since I had boys before Maddy, we really didn't celebrate May Day in any type of organized fashion -- boys just didn't do that. I think Connor received a May Day basket from a neighborhood girl one year. As I recall, he was horrified and prayed that none of his friends would find out about it!

Last week I realized May Day is fast approaching. I needed help and Jodee basically let me copy her plan -- we don't live in the same neighborhood or anything, so it's not like anyone would know (shhhh- please keep it a secret that I'm a copycat)! Thanks Jodee!! Hey, feel free to copy if you haven't figured out what to do yet! I know that Maddy and I made some May baskets/bags or something last year, but I can't even remember what. Think I had "Mother of the Groom" brain last April and May -- that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.


Anyway, we have quite a few kids on our block now, so we decided to make little May Day boxes. Aren't they adorable!?! I know, I know, May Day is supposed to be about flowers, but really what kind of holiday is it if it doesn't include candy!?! I sent the Hub out for treats for the boxes. Guess what he brought back? Yep, we put 100-calorie snack packs in the boxes along with some tootsie rolls. That's right - we're putting all the neighbor kids on diets!! :) Next thing you know, I'll be passing out SlimFast for Halloween!! Hmmm - not a bad idea - then all the chocolate bars would be for me -- tee hee!! :) Happy May Day Y'all!!

31 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

what a neat idea! LOVE IT!

Kristin said...

How cute!! I am sure the neighbors will love it. :-)

Rachel said...

What a cute idea! I'm sure the neighbors will love it. I'm tempted to give myself a project and go buy all the supplies tomorrow!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable boxes! I think that's just a great idea!!
Carrie

Super Mommy said...

Those are soooo cute - if even they aren't an original idea! ;0)

Jodee Leader said...

Your May Day "to go" boxes turned out soooo cute! I am so glad you ordered your labels in time!

I can't believe Mr. Tennis is putting the neighborhood kids on a diet! That is hilarious! Our neighbors are getting rice krispie bars, fruit snacks and a tootsie roll mix!

Hope you and Maddy have a Happy May Day!

Kim said...

I don't blame you for borrowing Super Mom's idea they are so cute and cleaver:). I can just picture the two of you at work sharing ideas! I am lucky she send some my way too! Have a great May Day!

Laura L. said...

This is a very cute idea,and so sweet too. The boxes are too cute.

What if you got the idea elsewhere? Kudos for giving treats to the neighbors!

Felicia said...

Those are adorable. Happy May Day to you too!

Kim said...

Like you with raising boys, I never thought of anything like this (May Day - whats that?). I must of been living under a rock or something. Anyway, this is so cute! I'll certainly be using this idea especially since we're not in the same neighborhood or state for that matter :-)

Gail said...

What a REALLY cute idea! I may have to try this next year. Happy May Day!

TanyaLea said...

Great idea!...and so much fun for the kids, too!! :) We have a few neighbors that are faithful May Day basket makers. So we might 'borrow' your ideas and join in the fun tomorrow, too!!!

Happy May Day!!

Kam said...

How fun is this!?! You're so thoughtful and she's adorable with all of those May Day boxes!

Marla said...

What a cute idea. I wish I didn't have so much going on this month but God does have a sense of humor and blessed me with two kids born in the same month, hey they would make cute loot thingys for Adalyns birthday party, thanks!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are so cute Jan!! You are lucky to have the "Super Mom" in close proximity.....I am more like you....last minute mama and would find myself depending on our gal Jodee for help with planning!! Honestly, I don't know anyone more organized than her!!

Happy May Day!

Lisa

Margaret M said...

How Wonderful!!! I will have to put that idea on my calendar for next year!

Michelle said...

How fun!! I can't say I've ever celebrated May Day before, but I love your boxes!

Ivy said...

Oh how funny, I just came from Jodee's site and saw the cute idea! Wow what fun!

Happy May Day!

Ivy

Melissa said...

Love it...just an adorable idea!!

Missy said...

SUCH a cute idea! Leave it to that Jodee to have a crafty idea up her sleeve. Your May Day boxes turned out precious. I love that you put 100 cal. packs in there, too. I would love that since I am on Weight Watchers :)

Lea said...

these are adorable. I love them.

Lea
xo

Donna said...

That is so cool! I wish we were your neighbors!

Sharon said...

nOW YOU ARE SUPERmom too. its official. So sweet of you. and cutetoo!

Casey said...

I like to pride myself on celebrating holidays in style... but I gotta say... I never realized May Day was a celebration!! Except maybe to dance around a pole :)

Those are ADORABLE!! And such a good idea.... I think we might have to celebrate May Day next year!

And I'll take the Slim Fast. :)

Natalie said...

What a great idea. I love it!! I would never think about that. You sound very creative.

I'm officially 'following' you now.
I can't believe I wasn't a follower before!!

Natalie

Jennifer said...

Cute Idea!!! I never even heard of doing this!

Jen

Dawn said...

What a thoughtful idea...low cal or not! LOL

Kimi said...

I might have to steal that idea for next May...I love it!

KIm

Chris and Deb said...

Great idea~! J does seem to be super mom~~ :)

Sue said...

The neighborhood kids are going to love this, even if it is low-cal. ; )

Very cute idea.

Sue : )

Felicia said...

These turned out so cute! I love the Autumn Leigh stickers!!! Jodee is so sweet! I've honestly just recently even hear of May Day!

Oh, and I love the idea of the 100 calorie packs. Kids eat enough junk as it is. All of our friends decided to go as healthy as possible for Easter. Our eggs were stuffed with raisins, almonds, etc. If they got candy it was like 1 smartie :) And they thought it was pretty cool!