Hello friends! I know what you are thinking! It’s February, and here I am posting something about Easter! Well, what I can I say!? I like to be prepared ahead of time! Way ahead of time! 🙂 I like to have things planned early and not stress about them at the last minute! Last-minute planning gives me a headache. I’m crazy, I know! Just ask my husband! And the only time I can plan is when my little princesses are asleep. I was busy online shopping today (very good at it, by the way!). Ha ha! I ordered dresses for Kate and Emily and came up with a list of Easter Basket stuffers. So, if you happen to need ideas for your last-minute Easter shopping, you can thank me later! 😉
Here are the dresses and hair clips I ordered from Gymboree. They are on sale right now.
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Our Easter baskets are from Pottery Barn Kids, and they are kind of big! 🙂 I remember that, as soon as I found out I was pregnant and we were set on names, I would head over to Pottery Barn Kids and get them personalized Christmas stockings and Easter baskets. 😉 I was super excited. 🙂
So, here are my 15 Easter basket ideas followed by some new traditions I would like to start with my girls:
- Chocolate bunny
- Easter candy
- Plastic eggs stuffed with crackers (If you like organic, try Quack’n Bites or Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies crackers)
- Colored pencils
- Coloring books
- Bracelets and rings
- New books
- Toys/games (i.e. Butterfly A-Z puzzle)
- Bubbles (a big hit over here)
- PJs ( I got these cute butterfly PJs)
- Pool toys
Originally, I had over 10 new Easter traditions in mind that I wanted to start with my family. But then I woke up from my cute fairy-tale dream and remembered that my girls are only 3 and 2, so I decided to narrow it down to 5 simple traditions 😀
1. Color Eggs
I have no doubt that my girls will love to dye eggs. The messier they can get, the happier they will be. 🙂 This year, I will try this natural egg dye.
2. Egg Hunt in the Backyard
We will try to attend an egg hunt in our neighborhood, but I think it would also be fun to have the girls run around in the backyard hunting for Easter eggs, before breakfast or after church.
Speaking of breakfast, last year I baked a chocolate bunny cake and a sweet-yeast, doughy Easter bread. Holidays always give you an excuse to start your day off right—with a cake. 🙂
4. Picture with the Bunny or Picture while Hunting for Eggs in the Backyard
I would love to have pictures from every Easter so we would all have something to remember. Maybe I could frame them and display them on Easter or hang them as a garland with clothespins. 🙂
5. Easter Crafts
I liked this paper plate Easter Bunny craft on Pinterest and will attempt to craft it with my little princesses.
And now I feel even more excited about Easter, our new traditions and some decorating. I purchased some really cute garlands from Pottery Barn Kids. And I always decorate with some Easter candy as well. I just need to make sure not to display it too soon; otherwise, there will be none left for the Easter bunny. Ha ha!
What does your family do to celebrate Easter? Do you have any Easter traditions? I’m excited to hear from you!