Easter Baskets Never Stand A Chance

15 April 2014

Growing up, I loved Easter. I mean, how could you not love searching your house for hours looking for chocolate so you can spend the remainder of that day eating that chocolate. And to that I would just like to say that whoever came up with that idea is a pure genius. Genius! I'm not really sure why my parents stopped doing it, but I'm thinking I might have to have a little talk with Todd to see if we can implement this tradition at our house...say...every Saturday. Now who's the genius?

Over the past few years I've created a little tradition of my own for my niece and nephew by putting together Easter baskets for them. It's a great way to get a little creative without spending a ton of money, and it's something that they always seem to love.


A couple of weekends ago I slowly started picking up some chocolate that I could fill the baskets with. Here's my tip to you, don't do that unless you want to end up eating it all on a Saturday night because it's just staring at you in the face and screaming EAT ME! Once again, my rubber arm was twisted.


So off I went again last weekend to pick up everything I needed. The two baskets and all of the chocolate were purchased from Wal-Mart, the Easter stickers were found at Target, and the bunny hair elastics and the chickadee earrings were from Claire's. I'm so glad I stopped into Claire's because I didn't realize what great gift ideas they have for little girls. My niece adores those kinds of things.

I was much, much smarter this time around, though. As soon as those goodies were brought into my house, they were placed in their baskets and then delivered immediately. I have to be in a bathing suit very soon, and there's something about another round of binge chocolate eating that would make that next to impossible.


Another thing that's a part of our tradition is me spending way too much time trying to make these baskets look as cute as possible and the kiddies spending as little amount of time trying to tear them apart. Those baskets never stand a chance (kind of like chocolate just sitting in my house), but I'll take that as a very, very good sign!


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9 comments:

  1. I would almost go as far as to say Easter baskets are better than Christmas gifts ;) I'm a huge fan as well!

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  2. You did a great job, they look adorable! I need to get my butt in gear and my kids baskets done!

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  3. Cadbury Eggs and Reese's wouldn't last in my house so i don't buy them. Smart thinking delivering them right away!

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  4. So cute! You are such a great auntie! We bought Easter chocolate at Costco almost 2 months ago and I am proud to say I still haven't broken into it at all, though I am tempted these days!! Not much longer til a couple treats though ;)

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  5. You're such a great aunt, these are awesome!! Brian and I always exchange baskets, and my mom still makes them for us since my little bro still believes in the bunny!

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  6. I love Easter baskets!! My Mom would always make us the best (and hardest) Easter egg hunts. I like your suggestion to do it every Saturday...pure genius! :-)

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  7. Well aren't you just precious! I love Easter! I'm very competitive so I can remember seeing it as a major challenge to find all the eggs before my siblings. Love it!

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  8. Love your Easter baskets! Mini eggs are my favorite!

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