Forget Easter eggs! If you want to add a bit of British tradition and whimsy to your basket this year, try these lovely crackers made in Jersey City, NJ by Spangle Pop. Crackers are a little party in a paper tube. When you tug on each end in the opposite direction, a satisfying pop erupts; out pours candy and small toys for your littles. Adam loves to crack these babies open and play with the trinkets inside.
I first ordered crackers from Spangle Pop last December for Adam's Christmas stocking. In England, crackers are placed at the dinner table during holidays. Guest seated at the table open up the crackers as a group before they take their first bite of the Christmas feast. Crackers are traditionally stuffed with paper crowns, jokes or riddles, and candy. Adam loved his crackers so much, I had to get him a few for his Easter basket.
Spangle Pop creator, Janet, was introduced to the tradition of the Christmas cracker by her husband's British family. Janet quickly fell in love with crackers. Being an avid crafter, she sought to create beautiful handmade crackers, as well as DIY kits that enable others to personalize the cracker experience. Spangle Pop's fool-proof kits are complete with precut craft paper, jokes, crowns and nontraditional favors like fake mustaches just for fun!
Take a look at how easy it is to wrap these crackers up and add some elegance to your little gent's Easter basket.
Growing up in a colorful Caribbean family as a first-generation American gave me an appreciation for different cultures. I gravitate towards things that are eclectic, ethnic, vintage, colorful, and have multiple influences. My training in theatrical costume design satiated my obsession of different time periods and places and gave me a creative outlet through millinery and costume construction. I love hat making because hats are nostalgic yet timeless.