We all have our traditions and ways of doing things, so let’s talk about Easter. What’s going in those baskets. I noticed this year there is a lot of controversy over candy or no candy. One side says sugar is killing our kids and the other side saying a little Easter candy never hurt anyone. I will say, I never put “a little” candy in my kids baskets! lol
Normally our baskets consisted of a chocolate bunny, a stuffed animal when they were very young and some age appropriate candy (candy they could safely consume when they were pretty tiny) and that was about it. I always like to make my own baskets up as well as my Christmas stocking as opposed to buying the ones in the store that were already filled.
My normal routine was generally the day before i would be at the local dollar store buying tons of candy and little fun things to go in the basket. Do you keep your baskets and reuse them? I always felt like a bad Mom for not keeping them, believe me I tried, but, I always ended up losing track f them or they got destroyed before the next year rolled around!
I have had a few things come in to my office lately that would be fun things to put in your Easter baskets, if you haven’t made yours up, yet, take a look at these:
Care Bears Beans Plush/Easter-themed Care Bears
Big hugs come in small packages with these Care Bears bean plush! Made with bright colors and the softest fabric, they are perfect for collecting and cuddling. Or, fill the basket with a true Easter treat! Easter-themed Care Bears are the best of both – plush Care Bears with bunny ears!.
Dino Hatchers — Watch a Dinosaur hatch and grow over 4x its size! Easy to hatch, just place the egg in water and they will start hatching in 24 hours. There are eight styles to choose from or collect them all! Ages 4 and up. SRP: $4.99
Make Your Case – Create and design two real cell phone cases or design one of four the ready-made cases with the Make Your Case Maker! Push the plunger into the Case Maker and fill your mold with your chosen color. Once the mold has set, you can bling a selfie, decorate your pet or favorite musician’s picture or more. Girl and boy designs available. Compatible with iPod Touch 5, iPhone 4/4s, iPod Touch 5/5c/5s and Samsung S3/4. Also comes with gems, stickers and design sheets. Available at all major retailers. Ages 8+. Price $24.99
I have to say my kids are so glad we went “sugar free” AFTER they moved out! lol For my boys I also added cars and maybe Silly String, and as my daughter got older there was makeup and nail polish and maybe a little jewelry trinket. I remember (telling my age here) a year when my older brother got Alice Cooper concert tickets in his Easter basket, I don’t remember ever getting anything like that – but, he was thrilled.
Whatever you choose for their baskets remember to enjoy your time with them, this is the only Easter 2015 you will have with them!