What gingerbread houses are to December, Peeps dioramas are to Spring!
For years, the Washington Post held a contest in search of the most creative Marshmallow Peeps depiction of a historical event, current event, or reference to pop culture. The submissions were always amazing!
They did away with it in 2016, but luckily other organizations have stepped in to carry on the tradition.
Stock up on Peeps of all shapes and colors for an evening of set designing. You can make this as simple or advanced as you feel like — as in it can be a shoebox and scrap paper operation if that’s what you’ve got. All you have to do is pick a theme and let it run its course in the form of some sugar coated marshmallows.
Or you could make it a party and invite some fun friends over to join in. Just make sure you have enough yellow chicks and bunnies to go around and that you don’t forget to dole out some diorama awards once everyone’s finished!
As for snacks, this occasion definitely calls for chocolate fondue. It’s the perfect thing to enjoy all the Peeps that didn’t make it into a scene. Having some strawberries on hand wouldn’t hurt, either.
Need some ideas?
Here are a few of the most imaginative displays I’ve seen, starting with this one from NASA…
To a brilliant take on a Yayoi Kusama art installation…
To Star Wars with a perfect Peeps Chewbacca…
To a Hogwart’s Quidditch Match…
Got an idea? I’d love to see it in final form!
P.S. RE: This week’s illustration above. It was Sir Elton John’s birthday on Sunday and I just learned he’s going on his Farewell Tour this year! So, here he is in Peeps form singing Levon to the masses.
Top Illustration: Annie Liao
NASA peeps: by NASA HQ PHOTO
“Peep Show: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Peeps”: by Jeremy Mark, Kate Blizinsky, Ariel O’Conner in the Washington City Paper
The Peeps Strike Back: from ljcfyi
Quidditch Peeps: from Nandra