Easter is approaching and we all know what that means: sugar highs, rationing candy, and inevitably, tantrums. As I began thinking about Easter baskets this year, I realized it doesn’t HAVE to include candy. I mean, I know my daughter will be spoilt by her grandparents, but there is no reason to add even more sweets into the mix at home. And thus came about my, research (read: Pinterest) into themed Easter baskets. Oh my goodness, the creativity is endless. Here are some good ones I’ve rustled up to share with you all.
Well, we know this is a must have for any young girls. I am most likely going to make this the theme of my almost two year olds basket. She only asks for “Anna” 38732 times a day. Spoil your little princess this year! And, bonus, it comes with free printables.
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2. Toddler Easter Basket
This isn’t a theme so much as it is age specific. But it still works! Toddlers don’t quite understand the significance of Easter yet, and most of us don’t want our toddlers hyped up on candy for days to come. This basket idea is a great way to make their basket special, but just without the sugar rush. You can customize the toys and treats to all their favorite things.
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3. Bucket of Fun
Encourage outdoor fun with this easter basket theme. Pick up a selection of games and toys that can be played and take the fun outside. You can also include some healthy snacks and treats to top it off.
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4. Baby Easter Basket
If you are wondering what to put in your tiny babes Easter basket, then don’t fret. This sweet and simple baby themed basket is perfect for any little squishies in your life. Throw in a soft animal, a book, finger puppets and bubbles and you’re all set.
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How creative is this basket? I love that Easter also bring the start of warmer weather, and that means beach days! Learn how to make this easy “basket” with a beach towel and pool noodle at http://www.downhomeinspiration.com. Add a new bathing suit, water gun, beach toys and the summer fun is endless.
6. Little Baker
Do you have a little baker in the house? Switch it up this year and pack their basket full of baking goodies. All the fun Spring-y colors are coming out in the stores and you can find tons of cute kitchen items to fill up those baskets and get your kiddos baking.
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Start checking dollar bins on your next trip to Target as the spring items are hitting the shelves. Put together this creative basket to get your littles excited about gardening. You can include gloves, seeds, sun hats and any other fun spring-themed items. Make sure you have some time set aside to put all their new gardening equipment to use.
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8. Arts & Crafts
I love to encourage my daughters creative side, and what is better to do that then an arts and crafts themed Easter basket. I love the DIY chalk board bucket, just throw some chalk in too and its a two-in-one activity!
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