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Monday, March 19, 2018

Fun and Unique Easter Basket Ideas

I received samples of many treats and items to facilitate this post.

Need some ideas for the Easter Baskets?


    Easter is one of my favorite holidays. The weather is finally warmer and it is a day to celebrate! For some, including me it is a wonderful day that is about celebrating Jesus dying on the cross for my sins. It is also a day of fun from Easter Egg hunts to visits from the Easter Bunny to enjoying a wonderful meal with my family. I love filling my kid's Easter baskets with lots of fun things. Of course, the main item in the baskets is candy but I also like to put some other fun inexpensive items in the Easter Baskets. I have some standard favorites for the kid's Easter baskets like PEEPS® as they are a childhood favorite. I remember way back when I was a child and PEEPS were always in my Easter basket. When I was young, Easter was the only time the store sold those delicious marshmallow treats. I fondly remember waking up in the morning and finding my Easter basket in the oven filled with lots of chocolate and yellow PEEPS. I think Peeps only came in yellow chicks back then but now you can get so many different colors, shapes, and flavors of Peeps candies. You can even buy sugar-free Peeps!


Check out some of the new flavors of Peeps that I discover this year.

PEEPS® Delights™ Strawberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Crème Flavored Fudge
      PEEPS® Delights™ Blueberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Dark Chocolate
PEEPS® Sour Cherry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
  PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks Rainbow POPs


Where did you find your Easter basket on Easter morning?

 Here is a sampling of just some of the many different flavors and varieties of Peeps that you can find in stores and online. I think my favorite flavor of Peeps is the original flavor and of course, I always buy purple bunnies. My boys love the chocolate dipped Peeps!

 Hop over to www.Peepsandcompany.com and enter “EASTER18” for a 20% discount on merchandise from candy to fun gifts.


My children will be discovering some new treats in their Easter Baskets this year!


 I know that my boys will enjoy discovering Lovely Candy’s NEW Organic Candy line in their Easter basket. These delicious gluten-free candies contain no artificial flavors or colors and are free of allergens like peanuts and dairy. They still taste so good. My teen loves Gummy Bears and the younger boys will love the Milk Chocolate Pretzel Bites. I could not wait until Easter to sample some of these candies so I tore open the bag of Strawberry Licorice and they were so good! The licorice bites were chewy, sweet and flavorful without a wax taste like other licorice that I have had. The Easter Bunny will score plenty of points by leaving these healthier candies in the Easter baskets.


                      Kids will love decorating these dyeable ceramic eggs! 


 Start a new tradition and try the dyeable ceramic easter egg-coloring alternative for fun with the whole family! Eggnots look and feel like a real egg but are inedible, so no refrigeration is needed. The non-perishable and eco-friendly, vegan-friendly eggs are ceramic and 100% safe for those with egg allergies. My boys had fun drawing on these cool eggs with markers. We will be dying the rest of the eggs right before Easter. These eggs will be perfect for our egg hunt. No problem if we don't find one egg as they won't be rotting.


      Tuck a fun kid approved game into the Easter basket that will leave the kids laughing!


     Ever wondered how booger juice, vampire bunnies, and grandma can end up in the same sentence? This kid-friendly card game inspired by Cards Against Humanity is a game that kids will love playing long after the Easter candy is gone. Not Parent Approved is a hilarious word game of fill-in-the-blanks designed to reintroduce a love of tabletop games for a screen-obsessed generation.  This game allows kids to expand their imagination and creativity through wacky humor. The game starts with a burping contest and continues with kids choosing the best weird, gross, or a funny answer to the fill-in-the-blank card from cards that they have in their hands.  Kids will be laughing and having a great time. This is a great party game!


Books are always a great Easter Basket item


      My boys love books and they make great gifts for Easter, especially faith based books. Easter is about the resurection of Christ so including books that help kids learn more about Jesus in their Easter basket is always a great way to keep this holiday on Him. My boys love science experiments and creating things so The Adventure Bible was a perfect book for them. When my boys saw this book they were excited and wanted to create many of the items that the book has. Spring break is next week so I know that this book will keep them busy. I need to buy some sugar so they can make rock candy. I love that along with the activities there are bible verses that go along with the theme. So kids were learn bible verses as they have some fun. This is a great time for discussions to.



From the bestselling Adventure Bible brand comes The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations, the ultimate get-your-hands-dirty, try-something-new, explore-the-world manual for kids. Featuring fun and interactive activities alongside biblical takeaways, this book is perfect for boys and girls ages 8 and up.




The bible can sometimes be overwhelming to kids so much that they don't read it. So I love that 
May The Faith Be With You makes learning fun for my boys. This book keeps their attention by taking a passage from the bible and writing it into steps so kids can understand. The space themed pages makes it a cool book to read. It is the perfect book to start or end the day with. The boys and I take turns read a page every night before bed and we then get into discussions about how the verse applys to us. Even my youngest son who does not enjoy reading enjoys reading this book.
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May the Faith Be With You is a 180-day devotional perfect for the space obsessed kid in your life. With section headings like “Master Moment” and “Ways of Wisdom,” this book shows kids the true way to a life of adventure, courage, and wisdom—Jesus Christ.

Fingerlings' newest collection is perfect for the Easter basket


 This cute 2tone monkey is a fun toy. This Fingerlings series features eight different monkeys with their own trendy, two-tone ombre tint. Each has colorful accents on its hands and feet that match its vibrant hair! And just like the rest of the popular Fingerlings family, these interactive pets love to hang onto your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails, and talk in silly monkey babble! Kids will be excited to find this in their Easter basket.


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Don't forget mom's Easter Basket                    


Mom's love Easter baskets too! Along with the delicious candy, make sure to put some pampering gifts in mom's basket. Mom has been busy working with the Easter Bunny to fill the kid's Easter baskets along with many other things to make Easter special so surprise her with a rich facial cream. This facial cream is inspired by a nice warm cup of relaxing tea and we know moms could use some relaxing after a busy Easter Sunday. Mom can hydrate, nourish, and renew her skin with a cream that has a base of antioxidant-rich chamomile and other natural herbs. This facial tea detoxifies and moisturizes the skin. While we are thinking about tea, mom would enjoy a cup of tea also so tuck some tea in her Easter basket too. Hop on over to https://liveteasane.com/ and check out this rich facial cream and delicious healthy wellness teas that will put a smile on mom's face when she discovers them in her Easter Basket.

What items does the Easter Bunny bring to your house?

11 comments:

  1. What a great mix of Easter products! I always love seeing what new peeps come out every year, but I haven't even seen some of them that you have!

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  2. So many yummy looking treats to choose from! I especially want to try the milk chocolate pretzel bites and the strawberry licorice.

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  3. Wow this takes me back to my childhood when my parents use to make baskets for me. Wow peeps have come a long way. I didnt even know they made them with all those flavors.

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  4. I absolutely love these ideas. The boredom cards are one of the coolest things I have seen.

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  5. Angela Ricardo BetheaMarch 21, 2018 at 3:53 AM

    This is such a cute and lovely idea for Easter. Kids will totally love this for sure.

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  6. These are really fun an dunique gift basket ideas. My fave is the purple bunny ;-)

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  7. I remember when I used to make these for my children, but now instead we go Easter egg hunting. I loved these ideas, they are so adorable and awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the idea of giving some unique items when it comes to Easter baskets. They can truly be tailored to the kids instead of the typical chocolate.

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  9. Geez this post reminds me I need to prepare some Easter baskets for our community's Easter party!
    Thanks for your awesome tips!

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  10. All these ideas are very interesting to me. Kids will love this because it looks so yummy!! Thanks for all this idea!!

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