My husband's family lives three hours to the south of us, and my family lives two hours to the north. We're smack in the middle and we're the ones who always end up doing the traveling which means that holidays can be tough because our families live too far from each other for us to go to one and then the other for quick visits, so we have to plan out where we're going to spend the entire holidays. This means the side not visited generally feels left out. But, I have to tell you what my family started to do- instead of my parents asking all of us to go to their house, they've been inviting us the weekend before so that we can spend our actual holiday,

I have to tell you what my family started to do and how much I love it- instead of my parents asking all of us to go to their house on the exact date of a holiday, they've been inviting us to visit the weekend before so that we can spend our actual holiday, however we'd like.

For Easter last year, my mom said she'd take care of all the food and my sister, Sarah (quite the budding chef) said she'd cover dessert, but I didn't want to show up empty-handed. Years ago, I found a really cool dessert idea on Pinterest and I'd wanted to make it for the longest time and so I finally decided to give making Peeps and fruit kabobs a try. Not only were they a huge hit with the kids, but the adults liked them, too. I can't take any credit for coming up with this idea though because I didn't. This genius idea came from The Frugal Girls.

To make Peeps and fruit kabobs, you'll need skewers, various colored Peeps bunnies, and fresh fruit, chopped into chunks.

Assembly is ridiculously easy. Poke the fruit and Peeps bunnies onto your skewer however you want (I put a grape on the top and bottom to make sure my bunnies stayed on the stick) and eat!

[via The Frugal Girls]