When I was a kid, my Easter basket was FILLED with candy, and one special non candy item. As a mother myself, I can't even fathom giving my kids baskets full of candy, especially so early in the morning...my poor mom! Maybe you and your kids are better at self regulating that situation, but for my kids and I, that's a hard NO. Rather, I'm the opposite of my own mom, filling baskets with non candy items, and only ONE edible treat. With that being said, I also keep in mind that this isn't Christmas, and we don't need a full blown stocking situation. I try to keep it simple, while also fun and exciting. I focus on things I would buy them anyway for Spring and Summer. Easter baskets for my kids look something like this:
For a sweet treat my kids are getting these darling lollipops, bunny hunt game, and a sweet little bunny to love on!
For extra "fun" items, I love this egg painting set (and we'll definitely be reusing that adorable basket this summer!), jumprope, and my personal favorite springtime book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Some other great ideas you guys shared in our Friends of Bumbelou Facebook group include:
I'm seeing a trend...you guys are on the "limit the candy" train with me! Any and all of these are great options! And remember, your kids don't need all this to be happy or to make the day special. Like I said, I would buy most of this stuff anyway, so I get a little more bang for my buck by gifting it this way!
Here a couple cute baskets put together by the Bumbelou team!