Easter Baskets!

April 3, 2012

I’m ready for Sunday! I finished the very simple Easter baskets I put together for Diego and Santi…from the Easter Bunny of course! This year I decided to spend a little more on the actual baskets. Every year I end up buying new ones because they don’t end up lasting very long. These baskets are from Target and they were $15 each (I picked up a third for baby #3 and already stored it away for next year)! I didn’t spend much on the actual contents of the basket though. I had to put a lot of thought into what to add to the baskets because let’s face it…we just had two birthday parties and Christmas in the last four months!

So please don’t laugh as you look closely and find that I included toothpaste and toothbrushes in both baskets. My boys love their toothbrushes and Diego goes through them like crazy! I decided to pick out something fun so it wouldn’t be too weird to have them included with all the other goodies. I found Cars toothpaste and a toothbrush for Diego! Hey, they’ll need them after they get through those chocolate bunnies and eggs filled with Hershey Kisses!! And to tell you the truth, while shopping for the Easter baskets, Santi was distracted by the toothbrushes the whole time! I decided they were going in!

Diego's basket!

Santi's basket!

Both Diego and Santi also get a book and a pack of Hot Wheels. I included egg-shaped sidewalk chalk for Diego that I’m sure he’ll share with his little brother and dinosaur eggs that hatch after being submerged in water (a little science experiment). The difference in Santi’s basket? A ball!

I love doing stuff like this for the boys. Diego is already looking forward to the Easter bunny making a stop and I can’t wait to see Santi’s face when we present the basket to him. We will be dying Easter eggs this Friday and I still have not come up with a menu for our little family’s Easter Sunday meal.

Are you ready for Easter? What are some other good ideas for Easter baskets without spending a fortune? My baskets will remain open just in case something else catches my eye before Sunday Please share!

Your friend,

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  • Reply Jenny Gamboa April 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Love the baskets. I am like you with putting a lot of thought into baskets just like I do for st nick with the girls stockings. I always did chalk and bubbles. One year I did the musical toothbrushes and they loved it. I normally would buy just regular toothbrushes. I’m trying to remember what I did for the past 12 and 11yrs for the girls baskets. At the beginning I would buy cheap baskets because I didn’t have storage for them. Once we moved to our own house I bought ones that have lasted for 8 yrs. Love them. I bought them from michaels at a decent price. My girls this year are getting jordan tshirts. They were only 3 bucks a piece and can always use them for bball practice. They love socks. People say why give it as a gift u have to buy them anyway. I say because these might be something I wouldn’t buy at 30 bucks. My girls love socks. They will get a couple pairs of fun socks. My girls love crayons still :). I buy them ones that they normally couldn’t use for school. I’m sorry crayons(good brand) are so expensive. Ashley my 11 year old loves post its. At cvs they have this $1 and $2 section and buy her a pack of post its. Christmas time she gets the christmas themed ones. Both girls love pens so they get some kind of cute pen. I spend the same amount on each of my daughters baskets or gifts. Alex knows that she may have one or two items less because I can buy more things at the price range for ashley. She is fine with it. My mom did easter baskets for all 7 of us and we loved it. I remember one year my basket was all cabbage patch themed. They do get candy in the basket but not a lot. Alex doesn’t eat much candy at all. We throw in fruit snacks and granola bars. I love doing baskets for them. I received a basket up until I had kids from the easter bunny 😉 I love deals so after holidays if I see something at a great price I will pick it up for next year and store it. If I can’t use it I pass it on to someone who can.

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  • Reply Bertha April 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Last year, Daniela was really into Dora, so she got a Dora shirt in her basket. For the past month, it has been nothing but Hello Kitty in my house, so she’s getting a Hello Kitty shirt in her basket. I’ll be doing the same for my nephew who is getting a Spiderman shirt and my Godson who will get a Spongebob shirt. I love Jenny’s idea of throwing granola bars in there, since I try to limit the amount of candy she gets. Bubbles! can’t forget bubbles, she loves them.

  • Reply Nancy April 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Love your ideas anything to make our children feel special. But I’m been really havin hard time adjusting to the American customs. I grew up in Mexico and back then, I never heard of the easter bunny, Easter was a very special time for us but mainly because we would get together with family and cousins that we had not seen in a long time and all the church activities that we celebrate. Easter was all about Jesus and I like it that way, but for more than I try to run away from these American customs I just can’t, and I’m not going to fight it. I not very creative with baskets and stuff, my kids always get baskets from. Grandma or uncles witch is really nice, I’m not a fan of candy so it kind of makes me mad that they get candy they really dont need, but again your ideas of a little toy toothbrushes and books it’s a very good idea, and I will get the girls something nice that they will enjoy… Not candy. ,,, they will get it from Nana lol… We will paint some eggs this afternoon. Thanks for your ideas betty and have a wonderful Easter. Almost forgot don’t forget to cook some Abas.

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