Oh Easter! If you know us at all you know we love any holiday that gives us a chance to surprise and delight our kids with stories of magic and imagination.
So, of course, a giant bunny who loves everyone and wants to give treats to all the kids in the world while he (or she) magically hops all over the world in one night leaving perfect baskets in every home and pooping jelly beans is right up our alley!
Each year we send each other snap shots of what we find for our baskets and trade ideas for amazing goodies. Yes, our kids are beyond lucky and spoiled.... We love to see their eyes light up and the joy the magic of this day brings...
Not every child is so fortunate. So please in the spirit of Easter, consider donating to this amazing organization. Operation Easter Basket puts together Easter Baskets for disadvantaged youth ages birth - 16 in the Southern California area. Last year they gave out a little over 2,400 baskets! Run by Long Beach, California's one-man-super hero Justin Rudd this is an amazing local organization to contribute to.
That magic we love to see light up our own kids, should belong to every child.
Now as far as tradition goes, do you have any Easter Traditions that you love? For some reason the Easter Bunny always leaves our baskets right by the front door... Maybe because he doesn't have a lot of time... Bunny's got shizz to do. (It also helps with little eyes trying to peek!)
This year my family is leaving town on Easter morning... Crack of dawn style, so I wanted to not only get the baskets done early so I can pack and prep for trip... I wanted to include items that would keep the boys busy on the plane.
We also tend to favor small gifts and books over an abundance of candy. Although, a basket with out a chocolate bunny is just not a real easter basket.
Say hello to the Farm Sanctuary chocolate bunny in a box! (Also comes with chocolate vegan cream eggs... Say WHAT?!?!) Order yours here.
This year we were super excited about these little Easter Crackers from Meri-Meri. Not only are they adorable, but each one has a fun surprise for the kids to find inside.
We are also ALWAYS excited for any chance to give our kids books. This year The Day The Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers topped our list.
Art is king at our house, so these travel colored pencil cases were a perfect score for a family about to get on an airplane.
Mix that with a coloring book featuring each kids current obsession and we are golden!
We have both been searching high and low for a great easter egg, thats not really an egg, but also not crumby plastic. Well, behold how Target just seems to answer all our dreams again.
These Spritz wooden eggs are not only beautiful and fun for the kids to color, they will last forever.
If we needed more proof that we share a brain, Erin sent me pictures of her girls basket prep... And yep...
Market Baskets... Check.
Art Suppies... Check.
Stuffed Animals... Check.
Most importantly, do NOT forget the chocolate that you can steal from the Easter Basket... That is one of the best parts of any holiday. You better not touch their chocolate bunny, so make sure you fill at least one giant golden egg with the good stuff.
Happy Easter Basket Shopping to you from the TWH girls.