My sister put a comment on my last blog post asking “What is in the carton of eggs?”. She means the carton of eggs that you can see in Lily’s Easter Basket. Those are Cascarones.
In my opinion they are the most annoying thing about the Easter holiday. Every time we go somewhere that has them for sale Lily asks me if we can buy a dozen. They cost like $1.50 a dozen but I always say “no, not this time” in hopes that she will forget about them… but we see them again and she asks again. I was surprised when someone else (I won’t mention names) bought them to put in her basket.
Per wiki: “Having a cascarón broken over one’s head is said to bring good luck. In order to Make Cascarones one just uses a pin or knife to break a hole on the end of the egg, and pour the egg out. The shell must then be cleaned out. Decorate it as desired and let dry. Then fill with confetti or a small toy. Apply glue around the outside of the hole and cover with tissue paper.Decorated, confetti-filled cascarones may be thrown or crushed over the recipient’s head to shower him or her with confetti. In addition to Easter, cascarones have become popular for occasions including birthdays, Halloween, Cinco de Mayo, Dieciséis, Day of the Dead, and weddings (wedding cascarones can be filled with birdseed). Like many popular traditions in Mexico, cascarones are increasingly popular in the southwestern United States.”
What they failed to mention is that the person who smashes it over your head usually uses to much force and ends up hitting you in the head with it… and it makes a HUGE mess.
Call me a party pooper if you want but I would totally be OK if these stupid things had never been invented.