Can you believe Easter is just a few days away?! I love Easter so much because I love what it represents to me, but also that it's a time for family and traditions. A month ago I put together and shared my girls' Easter baskets and I'm so excited to give these to them! If you're a Procrastination Queen like I typically am or if you're scrambling because your Easter plans changed thanks to COVID19, don't sweat! Today I'm sharing what I typically fill our Easter baskets up with, along with some other cute ideas you can still get last minute!
A note on traditions
One of our Easter traditions is dressing up and we will 100% be doing that this year and making the most of it. I shared my thoughts about dressing up and celebrating Easter despite coronavirus here, and I was delighted to also be featured yesterday in a little write-up in the Wall Street Journal about how our family will still celebrate Easter with an at-home church service, dress up in Easter outfits, I'll make my mom's most wonderful cherry jello in the world, and we'll focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the real reason for Easter.
While I am a firm believer that a little candy (especially Cadbury Mini Eggs!) can't hurt, I do try to fill my kids' Easter baskets with LOTS of things other than candy. I really like to fill Easter baskets with a few things my girls need, a few things my girls will actually use, and a few things just for fun.
I love an Easter “basket” that can be reused like a cute tote or organizer basket. An inflatable mini pool would also make a great GIANT Easter basket for all your kiddos. It would also be super fun to have while we're all stuck at home. (Pro Tip: you can fill the pool with play balls instead of water and viola, indoor activity!)
Something to read
We're a house full of bookworms and love adding to our collection of books. Since the library is currently closed, Easter baskets are a great excuse for snagging a few new bedtime stories. I love board books for my kids too because they hold up so well and we can bring them along to church or the park or wherever we are headed. Post-quarantine of course!
This year's Easter basket also included these activity books. I'm always, ALWAYS searching for ways to keep my big girls entertained (quietly!) at church, and they LOVE the Madeline series.
Something to wear
Summer is coming and eventually (hopefully soon!) we'll be able to go to the beach, the park, the pool and to play with friends. I love including flip flops and new swimsuits in my girls' Easter baskets. While we're sheltering in place they'll love running through the sprinklers in them.
If it's not warm where you live yet or you're looking for something more practical for this moment in time, pajamas or play clothes are another last minute Easter basket idea. Ani and Lyla would also really love these glitter spiral hair ties or this fun headband.
Something to play
We recently gave our playhouse a chic makeover and this super cute lemonade set or this cookware set would make the perfect additions. These headphones are inexpensive and come in lots of fun colors if your kids like audiobooks or podcasts like my girls do!
Something to eat
More Easter basket stuffers
We put together a little list of fun things to fill your kid's baskets, other than just candy! All of these still ship in time for Easter Sunday or are available for online ordering and in store pickup. 🙂