I received some Annie’s treats, but had already planned this Easter basket post! I’ve woven in some of the details and can’t wait to see what you’re able to create!
When I rifled through my cabinets the other day, I found a recyclable bag tucked away filled with candy leftover from Christmas and Valentine’s Day. From school parties, family parties, and the like, the candy is overflowing. We’ve eaten it, used it in desserts and given it away, but frankly, I’m just a bit sick of it. Knowing that Easter is just around the corner, I’m set on NOT filling these baskets with ANY candy and turned to my Facebook page for some suggestions.
Here are some suggestions (thanks, Ashley, Jen, & Becky!):
Playdoh, Bubbles, Bubble Guns, T-shirts, Small cars/trucks, Sidewalk chalk, Jump Rope, Yogurt-Covered Raisins, Bouncy Balls, Kites*, Fruit Snacks, Yogurt Bites, Puffs (for baby), Pinwheels, Squirt Guns.
In our baskets (shh!), I plan to include a DVD for each (special choices that shall be explained later), usually a book or two, and NO CANDY! The boys enjoy hunting eggs more, so I think that’s the direction we’re headed. In lieu of candy for the eggs, you might consider putting a puzzle piece in each egg and as they find them, they can put the puzzle together!
Jen also suggested Cheddar Cheese Bunnies and I have the PERFECT way to present those in a fun and simple way!
To make the “carrots”, simply fill cone-shaped plastic treat bags with Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies and secure with an elastic band and green ribbon.
My boys LOVE these bunnies (and how great that they are the perfect shape for Easter!) The best part? They are baked with organic wheat flour and real aged cheddar, low saturated fat, 0g trans fat and NO cholesterol, no sugar added. If you’re like me, you probably already have a box in your kitchen to make into the perfect Easter basket carrots. You might also consider Annie’s Honey Bunny Grahams. They are SO delicious, especially when paired with this Funfetti Cake Batter Dip – your kids will go crazy for them!