Marguciai – Lithuanian Easter Eggs

I have an idea! This statement usually creates a lot of work for me, but 99% of the time turns out to be a fun experience. Though poor Charlie gets an earful while its going on.

Anyhow..Marguciai are Lithuanian Easter eggs, dyed naturally with onion skins and usually involve dipped wax or etching with a very sharp blade. Growing up we made the etched ones. At about six or seven years old, you were allowed to etch with a butter knife, as you got a little older you were given a steak knife, and by the time you were twelve or so, you were handed (with a huge amount of warnings) the coveted Exacto knife so that you could begin making those really intricate designs.

In Lithuania, it was customary for women to gather on Holy Saturday, to create these eggs and exchange them.

This brings me to my idea. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to host an event at the cafe for people to learn to make these eggs and enjoy some time together with their loved ones, over coffee and good food.

So if we have enough interest, this is the event I have in mind:

Saturday, April 3, 2021 – 3:30pm through 5:30pm

Cost: $27

Event includes the following:

1/2 dozen dyed eggs to etch

1 Exacto Blade Pen

Demonstration and Pattern Sheet

Menu:

Coffee Drinks/Tea

Sandwiches and Pastry Items

Due to Covid restrictions, we want to keep people distanced and have only 12 to 18 seats available in the following configuration:

3 tables of 2 to 4 in the party

1 table of 2 in the party

1 table of 6 in the party – can be split into 2 parties of 2

I understand this is short notice, but if you are interested in attending please send me an email at teri@cafetere.com, by Thursday, April 1, 2021 with the number in your party and we will reserve the seating for you.

One final note, as we will be using very sharp Exacto blades, parental discretion for children under the age of 16 is advised.

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