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Themed Easter Baskets

There is no law that says an Easter basket must be filled with just a variety of candy. Two years ago I decided to get creative and fill each basket based on a theme. It was so much fun, and the kids really had a ball Easter morning.

First, you need to make a list of the things your child likes. My oldest daughter loves horses, fashion, hats, and writing. My youngest loves ducks, Barney, and music. Second, you need to survey the stores near you to see which of the items on your list has the most supplies. Make that the theme of your Easter basket.

For my oldest daughter I chose to combine fashion and hats because they sort of go together. I found a Kermit the Frog hat at Wal-Mart, fashion design notebooks at the Dollar Store, as well as some colored pencils for sketching. When I chose candy to add to the basket, I selected it based on the colors in the Kermit the Frog hat. My youngest daughter was a bit easier. I used the duck theme and got her rubber ducks for the bathtub, a plush duck for cuddling, a storybook about ducks, and various candies that were either yellow, or inside a yellow wrapping.

I don’t like to spend to much money on Easter so I shop the cheapest stores first. Typically, I like the Dollar Store, Family Dollar, Five Below, Ross, and Wal-Mart. Between those stores I can usually find what I am looking for, although I may make a quick stop in Michael’s if I have a coupon.

So this Easter feel free to get creative with your Easter baskets, and don’t forget to decorate the outside of your basket to match your theme.