Yesterday, I went to the market to pick up a couple of things for the week-
and found something crazy in the seasonal aisle.
There were chocolate eggs, Cadbury eggs, peanut butter eggs, Butterfinger eggs
and of course... chocolate rabbits galore.
Ones with flowers on their heads and ones that were hollow, ones with ears sticking out of the tops of the boxes...
and as I perused the rabbits for the ONE... there it was.
Something mixed in with those rabbits that made me shake my head.
I wanted a small rabbit- no bigger than maybe 3"
and my daughter and I were picking up each colorful box to find just the right one.
And we did. This sweet little charmer that was absolutely perfect was hiding behind
a shelf covered in tiny boxes.
That were filled with chocolate rabbit...
Not rabbits WITH extra long ears attached to them.
Not rabbits looking cute in a patch of candy or flowers...
They were selling just chocolate rabbit ears.
By themselves. In a small box that said Happy Easter or something like that.
I have to tell you, it almost disturbed me. haha.
Like back in the day when people would collect rabbit feet
and carry them around on keychains.
I didn't love this Ears Only marketing idea either-
and yes, I know we are talking about chocolate rabbits.
And people love to eat the ears first.
I get it.
And if ears only at Easter time is your favorite thing ever- I won't judge.
I am just not a fan.
So, I picked up my cute little all together in one piece chocolate bunny
and went on my merry way.
So in celebration of all things chocolate bunny in one piece-
I thought I would share 5 of the EASIEST charming chocolate rabbit place setting touches
Because, number one- who can resist a chocolate bunny?
(even if you eat the ears first)
And number two-
they are cute and only around for a short time so might as well enjoy them in several ways.
So a table set with little chocolate rabbit place settings?
Well, I was feeling a bit whimsical and got a wild 'Hare' and played.
I know, I know...
I am here all week.
Here are 5 ideas for using those chocolate rabbits in place settings.
#1. Bunny in grass
This one was so simple.
I used a oversized muffin paper from HomeGoods
a pile of wheat grass
(this is chives they were out of wheat grass at the market-
I don't recommend chives btw- chocolate and onion is not the best combo)
a chocolate rabbit.
Clip the wheat grass in lengths that work for your muffin paper
and arrange and place that bunny inside.
Yes, it might take a few times to get it to stand upright
but it is such a sweet charmer when it does.
#2. Bunny in a basket
Take that little chocolate charmer and place him in a paper berry basket
with some 'grass filler' and a few golden eggs.
How can you resist that cutie?
#3. Chocolate rabbit hat box
Remember those little itty bitty hat boxes from my Christmas stylings this year?
Well, I repurposed one for the table.
Fill it with 'grass' and add a bunny, golden eggs and a ranunculus.
#4. Bunny on the napkin
Yep. That is it.
#5. A charming little nest
This one might be one of my favs
It is simple and sweet.
Just a pile of 'grass' shaped into a nest
with ranunculus and that sweet chocolate bunny.
So there are 5 easy, inexpensive ideas for sweet little place setting treats for Easter.
And the best part?
No chocolate rabbits were harmed in these photos.
And they all have their chocolate ears.
More about the rest of this table setting coming your way
along with a round up of ideas for your Easter table & the best nibbles to serve.
Happy Monday everyone.