Easter Egg Hunts from Around the World

While I was always a fan of candy, chocolate, and the Easter bunny, the thing that I remember being my favorite about the Easter holiday as a child was the Egg Hunt!  My family’s egg hunts were usually contained to the backyard and involved my cousins and me fighting over a jellybean. Little did I know that there are some amazing egg hunts around the world.

Fabergé’s Big Egg Hunt in London, UK

White House Easter Egg Roll

One of the most well known Egg Hunts in the U.S. is the Easter Egg Roll at the White House.  This 134th annual event takes place on the South Lawn and involves 35,000 eggs, games, face painting, and food from celebrity chefs.  Over 200,000 people apply to get in and only 30,000 receive tickets.

Fabergé’s  Big Egg Hunt – London

Unfortunately this event is over, but I will say that I’m already planning my trip to England for this next year.  The egg hunt is actually over a month long, beginning on February 21 and ending on April 3.  Over 200 designer eggs, each over two feet tall are hidden all over the city.  Every egg contains a code word that can be texted in and puts you in the running for the Grand Prize (which sounds so amazing, I can hardly wait to win it next year.)  The grand prize is ‘The Diamond Jubilee Egg”, estimated at £100,000.  The eggs truly are a work of art and are created by artists and fashion designers from around the world, with all money raised donated to charities.

The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt – Windermere, UK

This egg hunt hides 110 ceramic eggs to commemorate Peter Rabbit’s 110th birthday.  The eggs, themed after Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Tale of Mr. Tod” will be hidden across the Cambrian countryside and spans 2,600 square miles.

Egg Hunt at the Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte – France

A gorgeous castle outside of Paris hosts an egg hunt every Easter Sunday hiding over 35,000 eggs.  What I like most about this Egg Hunt though, other than the fact that it takes place at a castle, is that there is a scheduled egg hunt in the morning for kids and a separate one in the afternoon for adults.

Have a happy and safe weekend from all of us at Cookie Panache!

Our version of an Egg Hunt here at Cookie Panache!

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Tomorrow is National Cookie Day!

What are cookies, anyway? Where did they come from?

Basically, a cookie is a small, handheld cake (the word cookie comes from the Dutch “kokje,” meaning little cake) and were originally made to test oven temperatures when baking cakes.

Though baked sweets date back to 7th Century Persia, for a long time they were considered a luxury due to their high costs.
With the introduction of affordable flour, sugar and baking soda in the 19th Century, home cooking became more popular; when modern ovens started being sold with thermostats in the 1900s, cookie recipes started to appear in cookbooks, and so the American cookie obsession began.
We at Cookie Panache are no exception; we’re crazy about cookies. We took the classic chocolate chip cookie and turned it into Captain Mike’s Chocolate Chip Cookie, a great twist on the famous cookie that won’t disappoint you!

Now that you know a little bit cookie history, it’s time to celebrate! And can you think of a better way to celebrate than with Cookie Panache? I can’t.

Happy Hanukkah!

Tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah. Luckily, there are eight days and nights of this holiday, which gives us eight days of Hanukkah cookies to enjoy.

The Riviera makes a grand holiday gift; order today!

Holiday Cookies are Here!

We’re gearing up for the holidays here at Cookie Panache. Here’s a sneak peak of one of our Christmas collections, a combination of hand-decorated sugar cookies and our classic gourmet cookies, in case you can’t choose between the two.

Mind Your Manners

With exactly one week before Thanksgiving, it’s important to take some time to think about all of the wonderful people who will be welcoming us into their homes this holiday season.

Whether you’re going to an elaborate holiday extravaganza or an intimate family affair, you should show your thanks to the host or hostess. It is Thanksgiving, after all.

Be a gracious guest and never show up to a get-together empty handed; a bottle of wine, a box of cookies or a bouquet of flowers are always appreciated.

You should always offer to help serve, set up and clean up.

After all, if you were throwing one of these parties, you’d expect your guests to do the same.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Cookie Panache!

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