May Day Baskets (Kiss & Tell)

May Day Baskets (Kiss & Tell)
As a child my favorite Spring day was May Day.  It was a big deal at my school where we danced around the maypole and made lattice May Baskets weaving paper in and out.  Now we see these adorable cone baskets, so pretty and easy to make.
To make flower cones, cut medium-weight paper into a 7-inch square. Use decorative scissors to scallop edge and a pencil to form tip. Secure outer flap of cone with craft glue. Punch six holes, 1 inch apart, beginning at top front center; thread 20-inch length of 1/2-inch-wide ribbon through holes. Tie bow at front, and leave a 7-inch loop at the back.
May Baskets are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The basket giver would ring the bell and run away. The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.  No wonder I remember it as such a fun day.
When my blog was fairly new last year, I created Maypole Cupcakes, perfect for your May Day Party.  We will be making May Day Baskets, playing a Tisket a Tasket, and serving Maypole Cupcakes this weekend, weather permitting!
We woke to snow-rain early this morning.  I keep thinking, “April showers bring May flowers!”  A return to Spring is forecast for next week.  Hooray…
Happy May Day All!


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Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Laurie

    I love May Day. We always left flowers on the neighbor’s door handle. Does anyone do that anymore? Note to self: Pass this tradition on to my grandkids!

  2. Garden of Egan

    I think you might be taunting me with all the flowers and beautiful warm shots! Got a bunch of snow here during the night.
    I know you miss it.

    Keep posting the beauty you are posting….I shall live vicariously through you.

  3. LDH

    Always beautiful photos, recipes and ideas here with you, Gnee! Love visiting!

  4. By the Bluegrass

    What a precious cupcake! I really like this post, so pretty and springy!

  5. Caryn

    Thanks for the great idea for May Day! We are headed to our daughter’s home for May Day to see that new grand baby, so I will definitely make her one of these darling flower cones. I miss you, my friend.

  6. Jane

    Adorable idea….am passing it on to my dil. She’s the cuppie baker around here.
    Jane (Artfully graced)

  7. Julie

    Happy May Day! So wish we were closer so I could drop a basket at your door! Hugs!

  8. Brandy J.

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspiring and fun place to visit. These cupcakes look amazing!

  9. Steph

    The flower cones are so pretty and I’m loving the cupcakes! What a lovely way to welcome Spring!

  10. Matt

    Great timing!
    I was just looking for gift ideas for my sister’s birthday next week.
    I think she will love the cupcakes!!


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