I love making Easter baskets for my kids, nieces and nephews, but now that I am a mom, I cringe at the thought of a basket filled with sugary chocolate bunnies and marshmallows oozing with artificial color. Don’t get me wrong, I still throw in a few treats that are cringe worthy, but, I try to make theme baskets without all the junk food. They’re just a fun for the kids, and make life easier for the adults so we don’t spend the next two weeks negotiating how much candy can be consumed in a single day.
This year my theme for baskets is Gardening, I am filling baskets with seeds, gardening tools, gloves, etc. You can use a watering can as the actual basket to make it even cuter! Here are a couple of mine in their early stages:
For the younger crowd, I am filling baskets with healthy snacks (incl Granola Bites, shameless plug), cracker, jelly beans, sippy cups, bubbles and stickers. I’ve even decorated the packs as bunny rabbits (yes, I am artistically challenged, but hey, I try).
Some other basket themes that I love are:
– For the beach lover beach pail, swimsuit, lotion, beach toys
– For the artist with water colors, glue pens, coloring pencils, stencils
– For the cook, apron, rolling pin, cookie cutters, cookie decorating kit
– For the athlete, jump rope, head band, wrist bands, water bottle
Come back for more Easter ideas in the coming days!