Will you be making an Easter bonnet this year?

Sadly our school don’t have easter bonnet parades.  It was once said it was because of the different religions in the school but last year it was because of all the other activities through the year that they couldn’t fit in so many.  I was sad to see the Easter Bonnet Parade was the chosen event to cross off the school calendar.

Thankfully though I had the chance to make bonnets with the kids while they were at kindy, we had so much fun putting them together.  I remember loving the parade as a child so I’m sad that my kids can’t enjoy the same fun through primary school.  But understandably there are parents that don’t have the time or desire to make them.

To get my easter bonnet fix this year I would love to put together a gallery of Easter Bonnet photo’s to showcase to help give you some ideas and inspiration if you are creating one with your child this year.

Would you like to share your kids easter bonnet photo’s from previous years??


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Kristy Short on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 11:44 AM

My kids school doesn’t do them either, such a shame as I remember having so much fun helping mum with mine as a kid.

Trez Alleykat on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Yes, Definately! I don’t care if the Skools don’t allow them! Making an Easter Hat & wearing it is my children’s rite! 🙂 It’s so much fun & so many memories!!!!!

Rachelle O'Connell on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 11:49 AM

I remember making them and having the parades at school. It was one of the best days. Even though my child isn’t in school yet we will still be making one, just cos it’s fun 🙂

Ange Gillespie on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 11:50 AM

I too am disappointed that my kids won’t be having easter hat parades, I remember it so fondly

The Organised Housewife on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Hi all, I’m wanting to share some easter bonnet photo’s, to get some creative juices flowing if you need to make one this year. If you would like to share your previous years photos can you please email them to me, using the form in the post link above 🙂

Renee March 17, 2012 - 11:58 AM

My daughter’s daycare doesn’t do it & it really saddens me as one of my treasured memories is my kindy Easter bonnet parade too

Mel Bruzzano on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Our kids have a parade but it’s not Easter themed.. They make hats and dance around the circle.. (Although they do get a chocolate egg each in a little basket they make in class, while the parades on. Then they come back to class and find the egg, like the bunny’s been there ) It’s cute.. But yes I remember our Easter hat parades were so much fun!

Sarah Hartwig on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 12:44 PM

My favourite hat was when I was about 8. Mum helped me to make a paper mâché egg (covered a balloon), we cut eyes into it and put it over my head, it was covered with a layer of tiny pieces of foil paper. I felt as pretty as an Easter egg! 😉

Jane Morgan on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 1:08 PM

I think I need therapy after my Easter hat parade childhood experience…..needless to say my mum wasn’t very crafty and my ‘hat’ consisted of a sheet of cardboard rolled into a cylinder with coloured cotton wool balls randomly stuck with Perkins paste, and if was stored in the wardrobe and dragged out 6 years in a row. I never won the prize- no surprises there- and had to suffer through everyone’s fabulous lovingly made bonnets…..I’m so glad my kids aren’t subjected to this ritual!

Nicole Blackwell on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 1:37 PM

My 6 year old is in the process of making a bonnet for his school parade. I have been doing this for 3 years as my eldest has made 3 bonnets over the years! @Sarah Hartwig-the paper mache sounds like a great idea.

Nicole Blackwell on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 1:39 PM

Only our Kinders, preps and gr1s do the parade

Louise Walmsley Hickey on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 1:40 PM

I was going to Google to see if I could out-source it……!

Sue Bullock on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 6:46 PM

My girls school luckily does it up to grade 3 & they get to make it themselves at school. I glad they get to have the fun of easter!

Chris Housden on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 7:32 PM

My kids have a parade just in infants. All their hats are emty ice cream containers that we send in with their Easter decorations. They get their “buddys’ to help make them for the parade and it’s not a competition. They d have a Easter egg raffle raising money for a charity. The kids love them. I se

Chris Housden on Facebook March 17, 2012 - 7:33 PM

I have sent you some pics.

Gabriel Norris March 18, 2012 - 5:25 PM

I won’t be… but my daughter will. She’s in grade 2 and will have to compete with all of the mother-made bonnets 😛 But she has so much fun making it and I am so proud of her for her hard work 🙂

Titanium TutuLady Davis on Facebook March 18, 2012 - 9:16 PM

my kids are at a different school this year … i hope they do one 🙂


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