There are plenty of things I love about Spring
– I love the ways trees that looked dead one week are suddenly back alive the next. I love the warmer weather and I especially love Easter.
I’m a simple person at heart and do my best fashion styling with jeans and cute tops, but at Easter, I get a new dress. Normally, I don’t do super-girly fashion, but the Easter dress
is the exception. I love to get a dress that makes me feel very elegant and stylish. I especially love the idea of looking like those beautiful women from the Fifties in their flowing skirts and pretty dresses. It’s like channeling another time and it’s actually pretty fun – especially if I can find a terrific hat and shoes to go with the whole look.
I love jelly beans. I also love those little chocolate eggs with peanut butter in the middle. Any and all Easter candy is okay with me – with the exception of the little marshmallow bunnies. I don’t really like those, but they do look cute in Easter
baskets and they are a fun little gift to give my friends for Easter.
I’ve always been under the impression that the best Easter baskets are the ones that have more than just candy. The best Easter
baskets also have personalized gifts – nothing big or fancy, but maybe an iTunes gift card or a new CD just to keep things interesting.
You can make Easter baskets for all of your friends easily enough with a few bags of candy, some of that lovely plastic grass and heavy paper. Make a paper basket out of the paper by cutting two strips and a circle, and using a bit of tape holds everything together. After you decorate the baskets with stickers and write your friends’ name on them, they makes a cute party favor or just something fun to hand out at school.
In my universe, Easter eggs are totally separate from Easter baskets. The basket is filled with yummy goodies which at some point are dumped onto the floor or into a bag, and then the empty basket is used to collect eggs. There are a few ways to do the eggs, and I’m a fan of them all.
The first way is to make hardboiled eggs and decorate the shells using those handy dye kits. This makes for an afternoon of fun, and then the Easter bunny hides the eggs just a few minutes before the big hunt. Once the eggs are found, you can count then up to see who “won” before putting all of the hardboiled eggs back into the refrigerator. It’s a healthier option for Easter.
Another classic version of the Easter egg hunt is to hide candy inside the eggs and then hide them in the yard. If you’re setting up an Easter egg hunt for younger siblings or the kids in your neighborhood, you might also consider getting a roll of quarters and hiding a quarter in each egg. This helps cut down on the sheer volume of candy consumed on this fun holiday
and makes searching for eggs that much more “rewarding.”