I have been spending a lot of time thinking about my kids' Easter baskets this year. I am tired of buying candy that they want to eat but I don't want them to. I am tired of that fight completely. So I am not going to do much candy at all this year. Maybe a small chocolate bunny or a Cadbury egg and a few eggs full of jelly beans but that is it. The rest of the basket is going to be useful things...and things I can make at home to boot! :)
This year our kids are getting chalk, bubbles, play dough, jelly bean filled eggs (3 or 4), one piece of chocolate, and a toy/bracelet.
I am also very tired of buying Easter baskets year after year only to find in a week the kids have destroyed them. So this year I am going to do one of two things. Either using a toy that the kids have already as a "basket" or I am going to make one out of a paper bag. Since I am a scrapbooker it wouldn't be hard to look in my stash of supplies to decorate a few Easter "bags". Time will tell what I do...it will probably depend on how much I procrastinate...lol.
I am going to be making some treats for our Easter dinner as well. :) I made the bird's nest cookies last week (or so?) and froze them. I am also going to be making some egg shaped rice krispie treats with M&M's in them as an added surprise. I am super excited about them and will post about them when I am finished.
So what are your Easter plans for Easter baskets? Are you tired of the candy? What are your thoughts?
Have a good Monday!