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May Day (May 1st) Traditions


May Day Traditions
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May 1st is “May Day”! On May Day there is a tradition of leaving baskets of flowers or goodies hanging on your neighbors’ doors anonymously. Other ways to celebrate May Day include the Maypole, building fairy houses, making/wearing a floral hat or wreath, and even a Magic Jellybean Lollipop Garden (a tradition that my family does for Easter). Below you will find a round up of May Day ideas from around the web including traditions, maypole tutorials, May Day treats, and free May Day printables.

You can find inspiration and tutorials for May Baskets on my May Day pinboard. A May Day Basket post will be coming someday. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year. Who knows?! (I sure don’t.)

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MAY DAY TRADITIONS
*6 Ways to Celebrate May Day: @ WikiHow
Adding a Maypole to Your Backyard, Warming Up By a Bonfire, Trying Other Dancing, Enjoying May Day Food and Drink, Celebrating May Day with Flowers, Trying a Little May Magic
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*The Most Fun May Day Traditions: Magic Morning Dew, Fairy Houses and Foliage Accessories: @ BunchFamily.ca
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*Jack in the green: @ Wikipedia.org
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*Creating Summer Hats: @ Creative Connections for Kids
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*May Day Flower Headband Tutorial: @ Simple Simon and Co.
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*May Day – Magic Jelly Beans: @ Nothing But Country
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*Super Mommy Secret~May Day Tradition: @ Secrets of a Super Mommy
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*An Old-Fashioned May Day Celebration: @ Mrs. Gore’s Diary
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*Montessori Inspired May Day Activities: @ Living Montessori Now
A great collection of links to May Day Activities
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*LOCAL SPRING FESTIVALS!
Check your local community to see if they are hosting a spring or May Day festival!
Adelina from @ Home Maid Simple shared her family’s trip to the Provo Spring Festival complete with Maypole dancing!
Provo Spring Festival @ Home Maid Simple

*Carrying on the May Day Tradition: @ Omahaha

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MAYPOLES
*Paper Towel Roll Maypole Craft: @ DLTK-Kids
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*Children’s Maypole Tutorial: @ Mommy Blessings
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*Making a Maypole: @ MarthaStewart.com
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*Maypole Dancing and DIY Maypole: @ How to Run a Home Daycare
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*May Day and DIY Maypole: @ Montessori Mischief
They used a tall floor lamp as a maypole!
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MAY DAY TREATS AND SNACKS
*DIY Mini Maypole Cakes: @ Studio DIY
Cute Maypole bundt cake made with a stripey straw and ribbons.
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*May Day Cupcakes: @ Cupcake Project
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*Maypole cupcakes: @ Martha Stewart
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*Maypole Cake: @ Fiskars
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MAY DAY PRINTABLES
*Start a May Day Tradition with these Free May Day Printables: @ Happy Money Saver
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*May Day Surprise: @ Creative Preschool Resources
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*Free Printable May Day Gift Tags: @ Skip to My Lou
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*DIY Printable May Day Basket: @ Alpha Mom
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*Printable May Day Basket Template: @ Printables4Kids.com
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*Free Printable May Day Basket (cone): @ The Neighborhood
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*May Baskets Poem and Poster / Coloring Sheet: @ DLTK
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Do you celebrate May Day? What’s your May Day tradition? Let me know in the comments!


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2nd Annual No Housework Party: Link Up!


Today is ”No Housework Day”! Welcome to the second annual No Housework Party blog hop hosted by the Coolest Non-Domestic Mamas on the BlockJenn and Rachael!

Whether you never lift a domestic finger or you are a dedicated domestic goddess…we’re giving you the day off!


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Link up any of your housework related blog posts.
Here are a few writing prompts. Get creative!

-How are you celebrating No Housework Day?
-What do you do instead of housework?
-Tell us about that time you tried to clean something and it backfired on you.
-How did you become a Domestic Goddess / Domestically Challenged
-Share your housekeeping/organizing tips and tricks
-Confess your mess…be brave and show us pictures of your messy house
-Tell us your most/least favorite chore
-Why you hate/love housework
-How to you make housework fun (or at least bearable)
-Do your kids help with the housework?
(Link up as many related posts as you want, even ones that you linked last year, just include a link back!)

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Link up here or at Non-Domestic Mama Friday April 6 through Saturday April 14 to party!

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Dr. Seuss Posts


If you’re looking for some Dr. Seuss themed ideas for his March 02 birthday, Read Across America Day, check out the links below!

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March 02 is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day!
Dr. Seuss Posts

*A Splendiferous Dr. Seuss Breakfast
Green eggs and ham, bread butterside up, and Moose Juice!
Splendiferous Dr Seuss Breakfast

*10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks
10 Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

*FREE Dr. Seuss Fonts
These free Dr. Seuss fonts can be used for printables, invitations, birthday parties,
baby showers, school classrooms / preschool, and more!

Free Dr Seuss fonts

Celebrating Seuss 2011
Ideas for Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday
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*Seuss Fails 2011
*Dr. Seuss Celebration at the Library 2011
*Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target 2011
*Read Across America with Dr. Seuss 2011


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Groundhog Day Goodies (Links)


Groundhog Day Goodies
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Groundhog Day is February 02 and if you’re looking for some great ideas for Groundhog Day snacks, treats, and eats…look no further!

How should you eat on Groundhog Day? On the ground, of course! Rock it picnic-style all day!

What should you eat on Groundhog Day? Below you’ll find all sorts of Groundhog-themed goodies great for breakfast and snacks. For lunch or dinner try some burrow-itos (tee-hee)! If you’re looking for something healthier you can try a groundhog’s diet for the day. Groundhogs are vegetarians so load up on the veggies!

GROUNDHOG DAY BREAKFAST

*Groundhog Hot Cocoa @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*Groundhog Pancakes @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*Groundhog Pancakes: @ Reeses Pieces and Me

*Yummy Groundhog Day Pancakes: @ Chocolate Cake Moments

*Groundhog Donut and Toast: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

*Groundhog Day Bagel Treat @ National Wildlife Federation

GROUNDHOG DAY LUNCH

*Groundhog Day Lunch @ Lunchbox Limbo

*It’s a Groundhog Lunch: @ Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

*Groundhog Marmot Bento: @ Bento Monsters

*Groundhog Meatloaf: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

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*Groundhog Day Desserts: @ Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

*Punxatawney Phil Groundhog Graham Crackers
@ Babble Family Kitchen

*Groundhog Goodies @ The Pharma Blog

*Groundhog Day Pudding Cup @ Domesticated Lady (also here)
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*Groundhog Day Treat: @ Playtime with Mommy

GROUNDHOG DAY COOKIES

*Groundhog’s Day Cookies @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*Groundhog Cookies: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

*Groundhog Day Cookies @ Hi Monkey

*Groundhog Day Cookie Recipe @ Quick Cooking Site

*Chocolate Groundhog Cookie Recipe
@ Seasonal Cooking at Suite101

GROUNDHOG DAY CUPCAKES

*Groundhog Day Cupcake Push Pops: @ Sweetology

*Groundhog Day Celebration Cupcakes @ DozenFlours.com and GroupRecipes.com

*Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes @ BrowniePointsBlog.com

*Groundhog Day Cupcake @ FamilyFun.go.com

*Cute Groundhog Cupcakes @ YumSugar.com

*Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes @ RecipeShoebox.blogspot.com

*Groundhog Day Cupcakes @ Food.com

*Punxsutawney Phil Cupcakes: @ Created by Diane

*Groundhog Day Cupcakes: @ Cake Mix Doctor

*Groundhogs Day Cupcakes: @ Making Merry Memories

*Six More Weeks of Winter (Groundhog Cupcakes):
@ Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

*Gopher/Groundhog Cupcakes: @ Kitchen Daily (Video)

*Groundhog Day Cupcakes: @ The Peach Martini

*Groundhog Cupcakes: @ Flickr

*Cake Fun: Groundhog Day: @ Sweets & S’morsels Cakery

*Groundhog Cupcakes: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

*Happy Groundhogs Day Cupcakes: @ Patties Classroom

*Groundhog day-Devils food mini cake: @ cup.cake.CT
(also here)

*Groundhog’s Day Treats: @ Babycenter

*DIY Groundhog Day Cupcakes with Free Printable:
@ Lily Jane (featured here and here)

GROUNDHOG DAY CAKE DESIGNS

*Groundhog Cake Pops: @ Suburban Vegan

*Groundhog’s Day Cake @ SeriousEats.com

*Groundhog Birthday: @ Cake Central

*Groundhog Cake: @ Crazy Beautiful Cakes

*Groundhog Cake: @ Flickr

*Groundhog Cake: by greeneyes3675

*Staten Island Chuck Cake: @ TLC

*Groundhog Cake: @ Flickr

*Groundhog Day Flower Pot Birthday Cake: @ Cake Central

*Groundhog Day Cake: @ Trendz and Traditions

GROUNDHOG DAY FREE PRINTABLES

*Groundhog Day “Shadow and Not” Cookies
@ Lizard N Ladybug

*Free Printable Groundhog Picks @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*DIY Groundhog Day Cupcakes with Free Printable:
@ Lily Jane (featured here and here)

*Groundhog Grub Treat Bag Toppers @ Teachers Pay Teachers

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Fun Ideas for Groundhog Day / Groundhog Day: Shadow Puppets (Links) / ”I Love You” Shadow
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Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!


It’s time to Show Us Your Town!

I had a couple of posts planned for this, but I’m crazy-busy working on Adaline’s 2nd Birthday Party for tomorrow and ran out of time!

Your hosts are:
Me! Jenn from Coolest Family on the Block 🙂
Michelle from Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life
Bernadette from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Michelle from Michelle’s Charm World

Link up all of the cool fun places that you’re visiting in your area this summer. Link up as many related posts as you like. The linky closes Saturday at Midnight.

If you link up to the hop we’d appreciate it if you grab our button and link back to one of the 4 hosts. You can right click and save the image below or grab my button in the left sidebar. Thanks!



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Related Posts:
*Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA
*Wordless Wednesday: Shameless Plug: Children’s Museum
*Pittsburgh Zoo
*Hanks Frozen Custard: New Brighton, PA
*Living Treasures Animal Park: Moraine, PA
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 06/10/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 06/17/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 06/24/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/01/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/09/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/15/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/22/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/22/2011


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Show Us Your Town (Hop)…Link Up!


It’s time to Show Us Your Town!

Your hosts are:
Me! Jenn from Coolest Family on the Block 🙂
Michelle from Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life
Bernadette from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Michelle from Michelle’s Charm World

Link up all of the cool fun places that you’re visiting in your area this summer. Link up as many related posts as you like. The linky closes Saturday at Midnight.

If you link up to the hop we’d appreciate it if you grab our button and link back to one of the 4 hosts. You can right click and save the image below or grab my button in the left sidebar. Thanks!



Click below to add your link!

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Related Posts:
*Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA
*Wordless Wednesday: Shameless Plug: Children’s Museum
*Pittsburgh Zoo
*Hanks Frozen Custard: New Brighton, PA
*Living Treasures Animal Park: Moraine, PA
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 06/10/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 06/17/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 06/24/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/01/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/09/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/15/2011
*Show Us Your Town Hop: 07/22/2011


Coolest Family on the Block is committed to helping you find creative ways to have fun and make memories with your family all year-long. Don’t miss an idea, tip, or trick…subscribe and have updates sent directly to your email!

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