Oh how this Smarty L-O-V-E-S to play the Easter Bunny! Our Easter fun starts with four hand-painted wooden baskets from the Buttercup in Myers Park. This is a 30-year+ Charlotte tradition and these baskets are just presh. And yes, my boys will use these until they don’t believe!
Our Easter bunny leaves clever little bunny baking flour tracks from the door to the baskets. Now that my almost 11-year-old is officially a holiday helper (meaning she believes no more!), I have an extra set of hands to help out in the fun!
I’m not a huge fan of loading up with candy and chocolate. Sugar + my kids = Tazmanian devils! So we limit our sweet treats to Peeps, a sprinkle of jelly beans and Reese’s eggs. Here are my fun picks this year for my kids:
Owen & Walker (6)
Anything Lego Ninjago will work for one twin, and Star Wars for the other. I like to include practical items such as new markers, pencils and crayons in each basket. I also like to give things that I’m already planning to buy for spring/summer so they will be getting a new pair of goggles, sunglasses and the Plym Bunny always includes a good book.
Isabel (8 1/2)
The main filler in her basket is Claire’s earrings as she has three pairs of earrings to her name. That’s what happens when you are the middle child! She is also getting a new American Girl Flower Girl/First Communion dress since this is a special year for her.
Ansley (10 1/2)
Instead she will be getting an iTunes gift card, that should keep her occupied on her iTouch a little while longer. She will also get some Bath & Body products to help keep her motivated to stay freshy clean! And most importantly, she’s obsessed with the Hunger Games.
What about you??
What’s in your basket? Don’t cheat and go browsing on Pinterest, let’s keep it simple and not make the rest of us look bad! Think outside of the box, Smarties, and let’s make our dentists proud – you know they cringe at Halloween and Easter candy stash!
One last question – do you hide real hard-boiled eggs or are they stuffed plastic? Inside or outside? We want your tips!