Aside from fighting the cold germs that have taken over our house (and everyone in it), I’ve spent much of this week getting things in order for Easter. read: I have been trying to finish filling Easter baskets. I did also manage to squeeze in baking a batch of cupcakes! Yay me 🙂 Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in our Easter baskets this year. If you are trying to fill yours at the last minute like I
am was maybe I can be of some assistance. (Is it me or did Easter just sneak up on us this year?)
Our kids LOVE water balloons so the Pumponator is perfect! Now, if they could only learn to tie them themselves.
They are also going to love these Angry Birds bean bags, just begging to be thrown….
I found these cute little initial hang tags at Walmart to adorn their baskets. In hindsight I’m sure I could have made something like this myself with a little card stock, paint, glitter and tape. These may just be inspiration for a project for next Easter. Either way, still cute.
The little Taggies Take-A-Long that’s in there was also a great find. He loves his larger Taggies blanky and this one has ring at one end so you can hook it to a stroller, car seat etc. We’ve got a couple of books in there too. The Runaway Bunny and Peek-a-Who.
For our egg hunt this year we are going scavenger hunt style. I’m going to put little clues in all the eggs as to where to look for the next egg which will ultimately lead to the Easter baskets. (the candy never gets eaten anyway). When Addison was younger the Easter Bunny left a note with a list of how many eggs where in each room – the kid loved numbers so this was perfect for him in the early years. In the past we’ve also put stickers, miniature erasers, coins, marbles and small rubber stampers in the kids eggs. If you are looking for different ideas on what to put in your eggs or how put a different spin on your egg hunt this year check out this post from Family Volley or this post of 25 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers from The Artful Child. There are lots of great ideas!