I’m always interested to see what other parents do for their children on holidays like Easter, so today I’m sharing what’s in Emily’s Easter basket this year!
Do you go big with your kids Easter basket or keep it small? I tend to keep it on the small side. Not only did she just have a birthday, but she tends to get little toys and treats pretty often from my parents, who’s favorite activity is to spoil their oldest granddaughter.
I mostly went with non-candy treats since she’s only two, but had to add a few eggs with holiday colored Hershey kisses. While I don’t want to overload her with sugar, I have no problem with a small piece or two now and then. Everything in moderation, right? I found these cute Easter bunny eggs in the Target dollar spot. Aren’t they adorable?
Next up was a book, also found at Target. Emily loves books and we’ve been working on learning our colors, so I thought The Very Hungry Catapillar’s Easter Colors would be appropriate! I also added some fun for the outdoors in the form of a Bunny bubble wand (Target Dollar Spot) and some sidewalk chalk (Kroger). I liked this type of chalk because it has a wrapper around it to help cut down on the mess-factor.
The last item is a Minnie Mouse Cooking Set, also found at Target. Emily’s been helping a lot more in the kitchen lately and I thought it would be nice for her to have a few cooking utensils of her own! Her basket is simple, yet still fun! She already (accidentally) spotted it in our guest room and I had to tear her away… oops! I’m sure she will love finding this waiting for her on Easter morning!
Now, I couldn’t share Emily’s Easter basket without also including her Easter outfit! While I love those frilly little girl dresses, I can’t help but wonder where she would wear it after Easter’s over. This year, like last, I bought her a cute dress which could also be used to play in the rest of the season. It matches her navy blue Mary Jane’s, so shoes are one less thing for me to worry about!
I finished off her outfit with a necklace and bracelet, which she already had and a new fun spring hat! Her outfit is cute, yet still practical with pieces she will be able to wear for months to come!
If you’re looking for some other fun Easter ideas for your little ones, you should check out my friend Julie’s post on 12 Awesome Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas!
Happy Easter, friends!