When this group of close friends gathers for a casual Easter brunch, it's a basket of fun for kids and adults alike.
Amy Gropp Forbes, a former food editor at Martha Stewart Living, and her husband, Adam, invited three families to spend the weekend at their home on Long Island, New York. The Easter festivities are a delight not only for the kids; the gang's parents -- Amy's sister, Lauren; two former colleagues, Jodi Levine and Page Marchese Norman; and their spouses -- are all close. With this creative crew -- Jodi was a product designer for Martha Stewart Crafts, and Page is a partner at Purl Soho-- artsy activities and good food are always on the agenda, and today is no exception.
The landscape is laden with colorful eggs -- bright tangerine, pale yellow, sky blue, and in a few rare and thrilling instances, shiny gold. Once the gate opens, it's pure pandemonium. The kids swarm the yard, snapping up the treat-filled eggs as quick as bunnies.