Eggs are a symbol of new life, and Easter is a time of celebrating new life in Christ.
The disciples of Jesus who came to the tomb on that first Easter morning expected only to find his body and prepare it for burial. When they discovered Jesus was alive in a new way, they were very surprised and happy, and celebrated with one another.
Although they originated in Renaissance Italy, confetti-filled eggs have long been a popular part of Mexican Easter celebrations. Confetti eggs (aka Cascarones - pronounced kas-ka-ron-ez) are like mini pinatas for your head. Traditionally, the hollowed out eggs are broken over the head of a friend, showering them with confetti….and supposedly good luck (but definitely confetti).
To Make Cascarones
To emphasize the Easter elements of surprise and celebration, take one of the eggs filled with confetti and crack it on yourself or someone else. Toss the confetti around and invite all to celebrate and say, “Happy Easter, Happy New Life” to one another.