I have to admit – it’s been a ‘hot minute’ since I did Easter baskets for my kids. Now that I have grandkids, however, I’ve been checking out Easter baskets online and wow – have things changed in the past 10-15 years!
As a child, I remember mom and dad putting together Easter baskets for my brother and me and then my sister (who came along when I was 16-years-old). Naturally, when we were younger, the Easter Bunny would deliver our baskets overnight. We would always sit around the table a few days before Easter and we would color eggs with the PAAS Easter Egg Dye Kits so the Easter Bunny could hide them and we could look for them Easter morning. What fun times those were, the kitchen table covered in newspaper and a myriad of colors EVERYWHERE! Our go-to favorite was PAAS but wow have THEY changed too! Unicorn egg kits? I’m freaking in love!
As we got older, our parents would get us pre-made Easter baskets and even though we didn’t go hunting for them any longer, we still loved to color the eggs every year. It was a family tradition, one I hope to reinstate with my granddaughters. A dream of mine is to be able to take them to the White House Easter Egg Roll. Very exclusive, and you have to add your name to the hat for the lottery to be chosen. Unfortunately, it has been canceled for the past two years thanks to the coronavirus pandemic; but hopefully, by the time my grandkids are able to hunt for Easter eggs, it will be back up and running again!
Pre-made baskets have gotten a bit more expensive, but oh so worth the cuteness! You can grab The Little Princess Baby Gift Basket from GiftBasket.com for $169.99 or 4 interest-free payments of $42.50 with quadpay.
I remember spending hours boiling eggs and then painting them after they cooled for the boys to find during our Easter morning egg hunts. There were times when I wish there was an Easter basket waiting for me like this – The Jasmine & Lilac Calming Spa Set with Sparkling Wine. Mom could have definitely used this pick-me-up after the egg hunt!
We lived in a rural area of Pennsylvania growing up, with my grandparents owning a farm right next door. So we grew up with animals all of our lives. However, if you’re thinking of getting your child a cute bunny rabbit for Easter, you may want to think twice before doing so. Rabbits are social creatures and do best in pairs, and can also live 12 years or more. Not to mention you will definitely need to have them neutered, not an easy procedure, and one that can be expensive. Since that cute little rabbit is going to live a long life, you’re going to need to be prepared to have them around for a long time, much like a dog. I personally don’t know of many bunny boarding kennels that you can drop them off at when you go on vacation. Just something to think about.
How do you celebrate Easter with your littles? If you are stumped for ideas on what to include in your kids’ baskets, check out this article for 101 Kids Easter Basket Ideas from The Mom Creative. Lord knows, I’m going to be hitting this article up for ideas in a few years!
Do you have family traditions that have been in place for years? If so, share them in the comments below with us.
Happy Easter to you and yours,