Thursday, April 2, 2015

Creating an Easter Basket

I have a feeling this could be the last year the Easter Bunny exists for one of our boys so I'm going to soak it all up. I love creating baskets for them. A trait I inherited from my crafty mother. My kids on the other hand inherited my sweet tooth so we'll be on a sugar high all day on Sunday! 

I try to stick to a few of their favorite candy choices and fill the remainder with toys and things they'll use. 

Target has a great selection of Easter basket items as well as Homegoods. 

Non candy Ideas for what to put in baskets:
-goggles / pool gear
- books 
-DVD's
-coloring books are all the rage and they have cute kids ones 
-new beach towel rolled up and tied with a cute ribbon
-rubix cube 
-chalk
-art supplies 
-slinky
-ispot it game tins
-jellycats (still love these!)
-outdoor games

Here is what I start with: 



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I place the taller things in the back of the basket and fill shredded filler to help prop them up. Then place the smaller items towards the front.

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Although they have their names on their basket I still like to add a personal touch. I spotted these metal initial hang tags at Michaels to add a little personal touch. I bet this will be their favorite part of their whole basket, right?! 







They also get a little gift from us which is usually a new beach towel and a swimming suit. Which gets high praises when it's opened. "Just a bathing suit and towel???" (Spoiled I tell ya) 






Then the Easter Bunny leaves mom a little basket of her own. Well, not really but if he did... 
wait, is the Easter Bunny a boy or girl? I just always assumed a boy. I'm sure my 6 yr old will ask me on Sunday so I better figure it out soon. Anyway, back to the subject. If the bunny did leave mom a basket, this is what I'd like it to consist of. Some spa items, a bottle of wine, pretty jewelry and beauty products and a hot guy candle. (That's what it smells like) and a bathtub filled with Cadbury eggs! Better hop to it Bunny!!! 








xo, 
Jen





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