Monday, April 6, 2020

Easter Baskets for Our Little Bunnies

With Easter a week away I've been getting things together for little miss Peyton's Easter basket. With how the past couple of weeks have been with COVID-19 I know others along with myself have been trying to figure out how to adjust, and how to approach the upcoming holiday.


I still have few little items to snag, but I am here to share what I have gathered so far! I am so excited to share Easter with Peyton this year, she truly is at such a fun age right now! Even though Easter this yer may be a little different than usual, it's still about so much more than the Easter baskets and eggs and the Easter Bunny! We can still celebrate The Good News that "HE IS RISEN!" and share what this holiday is truly about. That's what I intend to do with my daughter, along with all the other fun things like Easter egg hunts (even if its small and in our backyard) and dying eggs, watch Easter movies, eating Easter Brunch and treats, and enjoying every second of this bright and happy Holiday!


Any who, let's talk Easter Baskets!

This is my Easter Basket so far and even though we're a week away, I'm not too worried about being able to squeeze a few more little things I know she'll love in this basket!


The obvious item you need to have an Easter Basket is the BASKET!

There are so many different "baskets" out there now so be creative and choose one based off the size you're looking for. The bigger the basket the more fillers and I feel they can grow with the child, since items tend to get bigger through the years. The smaller the basket the more limited you'll be with what you can fit in there! Here's a few different variations on what you can select for basket.
Theres wicker baskets you can get embroidered,  some will do a tote or storage basket, or fabric bins!

Coil Rope Toy Storage Basket Pink - Pillowfort™ - image 1 of 7



First thing I want to talk about here, when it comes to filling your basket, is this adorable Minnie Plush of Minnie Mouse dressed as a bunny! Every year the Disney Store releases embroidered and limited edition plushes during Easter time, and they're so reasonably priced! It's a great way to add something adorable and custom to a basket for your little one! This year they had a Minnie, Mickey, Stitch, and Angel plush dressed as cute Easter characters. Their foot has the year embroidered (2020), along with the Disney Store. I snagged this cutie for $11! I say throw some sort of stuffed animal or plush in that baskets it's something they can cuddle and hold onto. You can always put it away in an Easer bin to and bring it out every year to enjoy. My parents actually got her another Minnie Plush fir Easter this year in the mail and I think it's the cutest thing!


Disney Store Minnie Mouse Easter Medium Soft Toy - shopDisney UK





Books! Fill those bad boys with books. It is the perfect little filler and gives them something they can hold onto for years! I love this book, The Story of Easter, it also is something I have in her basket. I love that we can grow and read it for years to come. There are so many fun books, like Happy Easter Mouse, that it's always so hard to choose just one! But then again, there's nothing wrong with lots of books.

 



Next on the list is this swimsuit from Target. A swimsuit is a great addition to an Easter basket. I love adding a clothing element to a basket whether it be a cute PJ set, a dress, a graphic, tee or swimsuit!
Sometimes I'll even add a cute pair of shoes to their basket for spring or summer  That is the one thing I'm missing but since her feet are growing so much right now I really want to wait to try some on, so I'm skipping that this year until I can head to the store with her! I do have some new socks in her basket this year, so I call that a win.



Simple Joys by Carter's Baby, Little Kid, and Toddler Girls' 6-Piece Snug Fit Cotton Pajama SetOutee Toddler Kids Rain Boots Rubber Cute Printed with Easy-On HandlesCherokee Little Girls' 12 Pack Shorty Socks


Along the lines of having a clothing item in your basket are Sunglasses! You CANNOT go wrong with a cute pair of sunnies for your kiddo. It just screams Spring and Summer! It's the perfect little filler.


Kids Polarized Sunglasses TPEE Rubber Flexible Shades for Girls Boys Age 3-10 (Pink Frame/Grey Lens)Sunglasses for Kids Round Flower Cute Glasses UV 400 Protection Children Girl Boy Gifts




I also love throwing in some sort of toy or item that entertains. I don't think it needs to be anything over the top, it can be a bath toy, an outdoor toy, or a fun learning toy. This year I have a little Minnie Duplo Lego Figurine. It's a super simple gift that I know she will love and keep her intrigued and having fun. Some other ideas could be a chalk set for outside, crayons, a car or train toy, a gardening set, or a teether for little ones.









Food/Candy. Of course it's not an Easter Basket without having some sort of treat involved! Yes, candy is great and if you're a family that really only does candy during holidays than have at it. I on the other hand love to add other elements of snacks or treats. Little Goldfish packs are great, they even make some adorable fruit snacks, little fruit bars, and cookies. There are so many options out there depending on your little ones tastes. Of course adding classic chocolate bunnies or Jelly Beans can be an essential too! I know I'll be throwing in a fruit bar, yogurt bites, and a fruit pouch (she loooves her fruit pouches!)


Some other cute ideas that work for all ages or interests are a toothbrush (thats a great go to, and one of the items in miss P's basket), bath bombs or bath time fun, fun hat, sew Sippy Cup/Cup (this may be an addition!),  hair accessories (this is definitely an AWESOME go to), nail polish, or blanket.



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A great place to shop for little fillers is the Target Dollar Spot!

Even though we may not have the chance to browse in store this year, Target online has a great way of filtering those options! You can go to their Easter filler page and filter by price Low to High and scroll through endless options of fillers for your little one's basket!

There are so many variations on Easter Baskets, I think the biggest thing is to have fun with it. If you have fun, your kiddos will see the joy in their basket. Putting together the baskets with the ideas above will give it a nice variety and balance of items for them to find! Enjoy, whether your basket is big or small, and embrace the opportunity we have to spend this year at home close with family!

Until Our Next Adventure,

Victoria



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