Today we have some ideas to help ease the stress of getting Easter Baskets ready for THIS Sunday!
EASTER BASKET NAME TAGS
Avoid the confusion of who’s basket is who’s by creating cute, simple name tags to attach to each basket.
To make these, you will need:
- plain gift tags or use the template to print some on cardstock: gifttags
- cute twine or ribbon
- decorative washi tape
- your favorite pen or marker
We love any excuse to use our prettiest handwriting!
Trim and attach your twine and your tags are ready for their baskets!
FUN IDEAS TO FILL YOUR BASKETS
Raise your hand if you think it’s tricky to find basket fillers that are the right size for your basket! If they’re too large they will knock the entire thing over, if they’re too small they will get lost in the Easter grass! Here are a few ideas we came up with that are just the right size.
Books are always a great gift! For the big kids we look for books from a series we know they love. For the little ones we pick a pretty book (with good content, of course!) we know we can handle looking at over and over again! Small toys for little hands are always a must. Jewelry and beauty products are fun for our older girls. Sugar-free gum is appreciated for our brace-faced kids, especially after all of the sugar-filled treats! And check out this Snapsy chocolate bunny! Easy to break apart will mean less mess (and no chipped teeth)! Yay!
Balance is key to a good basket! We try to do a little candy, a responsible gift, and a surprise gift that is sure to dazzle!
BEWARE OF CANDY OVERLOAD!
In our homes, candy is almost completely impossible to avoid around the holidays. It’s given out at schools, between friends, at parties, activities, and sometimes you just gotta grab that big bag of Mini Eggs at the checkout line (am I right?!)! One way we discovered you can limit the candy intake is to buy small, individually wrapped pieces instead of dumping large bags of candy into your baskets. This will also help mom and dad stay on track with their diets by not scavenging the hordes of leftovers! 😉
We hope these ideas are helpful and that you have a wonderful Easter!
Pete & Repeat