Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Peep Show 2011

You're invited to The Peep Show tour! No worries, The Peep Show was a marshmallow madness family-fun event sponsored by our local arts council.



We're really lucky to have such a wonderful organization in our community. Over the holidays, I took you on a tour of The Festival of Wreaths, the biggest event of the arts council each year. The girls here at Elizabeth & Co. participated and we even won an award! The Carroll County Arts Council was started in 1969 by a group of volunteers seeking to make art a part of everyday life here in our community. They are housed in this amazing renovated 1937 movie theatre. There is always something exciting going on here!




This was the 4th annual Peep Show featuring marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, families, businesses and community groups. Many of the entries were available for sale and you could also purchase chips to vote for your favorites and of course prizes were awarded. So let's check it out!












We live in the Baltimore area, so Todd "Peap" was very popular this year!



I'm surprised I haven't seen a lampshade like this in the blog world.



Or how about this peep sofa?

















Ernie's is an establishment located directly across from the Arts Council. If you're a local, you'll get this one titled Friday Night on Main Street. It's not as scary as it looks!













A fan favorite.








There were several entries with Angry Birds. My husband kept asking me what was up with the angry birds. I'll be honest, I had to google it when I got home to find out what all the fuss was about.




This was one was titled Goodtime Country Dance Hall and had amazing details.







Bet you've never seen dancing peeps before.







Even the simplest entries were so darn cute!




Yes, Justin "Peepers" was very popular.






Peeps At The Beach.




Again, check out the details!











My friend Becca worked on Lady Gaga and the "Peep"arazzi - very cute!













So there you have it, a tour of The Peep Show! And this was just a sample of the fabulous entries. There were several hundred! Maybe you'll be inspired to create some marshmallow madness from all the peeps you find in your Easter basket! What about a fun family activity after Easter dinner? Or perhaps you could create a special peep dessert! These peep smores from Eclectic Recipes really caught my eye. What a yummy way to eat a peep!





Did you know that the family-owned Just Born Candy Company created the first peep in 1953 in Bethlehem, PA? They now produce enough peeps every year to circle the earth twice. Of course they have a website filled with all sorts of peep history, fun facts, trivia, recipes and more.





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24 comments:

Emily said...

my kids would have loved this! i think we are going to have to indulge in some peepy s'mores this sunday = )

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! sooo fun!

NanaDiana said...

Sharon~ That is hysterical! Love all the different "takes" on Peeps! I'll bet the "sand" was brown sugar? Amazing and now I guess I will ahve to google Angry birds too! Hugs- Diana

Tote said...

That is too funny! I can't believe all the wonderful ideas!

Tammy @ Type A said...

too funny, that country dance hall had to take some time to make.

June@I will craft said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I love them all. I had to look up the Angry Birds too!

I love this idea and might have to plan something like this with my family. There is a big discussion and division about fresh Peeps, stale Peeps or no Peeps at all. I'm a fresh and stale Peeps person but I have a sister who is most definitly a stale Peep person, the staler the better.

We have been know to buy Peeps, open the package and give them or bring them out weeks later.

Pam said...

OMG, I've never seen so many creative ways of using Peeps before! I love Peeps and love this post!

Have a great day.
Pam

trish wagman said...

Sharon, you did a great job sharing about the peep show.
Thanks for featuring Lady gaga and the peeparazzi.
All the entries were very creative.
Have a Happy Easter.
Enjoy your peeps.
Trish

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Oh my goodness! That is crazy! Some of those are very creative! Thanks for sharing and linking up! :) Happy Easter.

Pam said...

That is so darn cute. There's just something wrong about the Kentucky fried peeps though. I can't believe how much detail some of the people went into to make their peep show.

Katherines Corner said...

How fun and so creative. Love this Peep show.Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it's actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?

Marie Arden said...

Wow some people really have a lot of creativity. I loved th epeeps playing volleyball! I think they were topless! ha
Happy Peepster!!

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!!!

Maison Mutt said...

I am moving. To your neighborhood. IMMEDIATELY! Still laughing!!! Love love love this post. Thanks for the laughs. Happy Pink Saturday, your newest follower or should I say "peep", Niki

Lara said...

How Cool thanks so much for sharing this, I love Peeps. Feel free to visit my Blog http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/ Also Happy Pink Saturday !!

Marydon said...

That's a lotta peeps! What fun ...

Have a beautiful Easter ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness! My kiddos would just love this! And I'm glad to see it was "G" rated! LOL!
Thanks so much for linking up this week to Inspiration Friday~
Vanessa

Tami said...

How adorable and creative! What fun.
Happy Spring and Happy Easter! xoxo Tami

gena said...

Wowzers that some creative stuff with Peeps ! What a fun event .... thank you for sharing with us !!!!!


Happy Pink Saturday !

gena

Abramyan Avenue said...

This is really too cute!! Something to definitely look forward to! It is just so neat and the ideas they've come up with is amazing!! I loved the Leaning Tower of Peeps!! Haha!
Hope your weekend is going great!
Happy Pink Saturday!
-April

Cottage Touch said...

OMG!! So funny and creative!
Thank you for sharing.. Happy Easter & Happy Pink Saturday~

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I love fun & creative stuff like this! My favorite was Justin "Peeper". Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment BTW!

Warmly, Michelle

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