Monday, April 25, 2011

A New Tradition

This Easter we tried something new and I made "Cascarones."  It was so much fun.  I think we have a new tradition in the making at our home!

What are Cascarones?
Cascarones or confetti eggs are festive, hollowed-out eggs.  In Spanish, cáscara means eggshell. Cascarones are similar to Easter eggs but they are not hard boiled.  They are hollow inside!  Filled with confetti.

Decorated, confetti-filled cascarones are smashed over ones head!  I mean, how fun is that!!!!  I wish I would have had this when I was younger!  Apparently you can have cascarones for any occasion! Easter, birthdays, halloween.
Having a cascarón broken over one's head is said to bring good luck.

 Slowly I'm making progress.  I needed way more confetti and glitter than I had bought.  Extra trip to the store!  Oh well, now I know for next time!

This was a huge hit!  I could see making these for other occasions as well.

Running to the next one!

Glitter covered hands, feet, heads, bodies!  Wish I would have made more.  The ten we had were gone in no time.


We also made our usual dyed hard boiled eggs and used a "dinosaur kit" to snazzy them up!

This Easter was perfect!  Despite my little guy being sick and having to go to ER the day before....  The day was beautiful!  We talked about the true meaning of Easter (due to no church, he was running a fever that morning) and we watched a video about about the true meaning of Easter.

The Easter bunny left a basket!  How thoughtful that he remembered flowers for me and hot sauce for my hubby!  jajaja

Breaking the cascarones was a perfect end to the day!!!!

If you are interested in making cascarones, check out this great post by Spanglish Baby

Hoping you had a great Easter as well.



  1. An awesome day!!!I love the idea of the cascarones!!!

  2. Casacarones are the best ... i miss when my mom use to make them for us as kids... she always left one real egg in their though as a joke.. it was always fun to see who got hit with the real egg--however clean up was never fun lol

  3. glad you made cascarones!! how fun for the kids, we must of had about 600 cascarones for our easter this year!! too much fun and a sore head, lol

    great site, thanks for stopping by!!


  4. CorollaRN-
    Thanks for commenting and yes the I'm glad we went through with the idea of making cascarones because it really was a hit!!

    Now that is funny! (leaving a real egg in the mix) I may just try it! Cascarones are definitely going be at every Easter from now on, maybe even a birthday!

    600! wow! That is some hard work.... Hopefully others chipped in and then you guys combined them together. If they carried them here in the stores I would buy them. I wonder if I can find them at the Latin market....... hmmmmmmm
    Thanks for your comment!

  5. Wow, I'm so impressed with these Easter eggs. They're so creative and beautiful.

  6. Glad you had fun with your cascarones. I inteded to make some, but it never happened.

  7. BellaVida.
    Thanks so much! We had fun making them!

    There is always next year.... Hope you had a great Easter!

  8. Tara, thanks for sharing this tradition. We never made cascarones growing up; they looks like so much fun (and hard work!). The colors are so beautiful! Especially the little dinosaurs. : ) I hope your little one is feeling better. *un abrazo*

  9. Thanks Ezzy! He is much better!
    The cascarones were a major HIT!!!!
    I've been super busy this week, sorry just now responding.
    Thanks for your sweet comment!

  10. Hey! Very cute Easter pics! I still have to upload mine to FB...maybe this I'm so glad that you guys decided to do cascarones! They are so messy, but definitely worth it! Mi esposo y yo los hizo por primera vez cuando yo estaba embarazada de mi hijita. This year she was finally big enough to really enjoy it. <3

  11. Chantilly,
    I'm glad we decided to do cascarones also! My son and his friend had sooooo much fun! Next year I hope to invite mis sobrinos so that there are more kids to enjoy my hard work! LOL
    I hope you get a chance to upload your pics!
    Tomorrow i'm planning on writing my carnival post! Wish me luck, because I am still up in the air regarding how I want to approach what I'm planning on blogging about.....
    Thanks for commenting amiga!

  12. If you need any help just send me an email. Maybe I can give you an outsider perspective? {chantilly @ biculturalmom .com}

  13. Chantilly,
    will do amiga. i'm going to go to bed now. hopefully it will fall into place tomorrow, but be on the lookout for an email.
    Thanks!! Hope you have a good night!

  14. I've never heard of cascarones. What a neat idea! I love learning about traditions from other cultures. It's so much fun and the best thing about it is you can add it to your own families traditions. I just found your blog via Gringa-n-mexico and I really have enjoyed what I've been reading about your life. I too am one of those people appalled by the ignorance of others and their prejudices. I wish that everyone could just love one another as God wants us to. We all have so much to learn from each other. I'll be reading more and look forward to peaking into your world every now and then. God bless...Sheila

  15. She-She,
    Thanks for leaving a comment!
    The cascarones are sooooo EASY to make! I'm going to be ready for next year and have lots of eggshells ready to die and fill.
    I'm glad you found me and your enjoying my blog. I hope you decide to visit it again soon!
    Nice to meet ya. I appreciate your kind words!
    Take care!