Easter comes early this year, and if you’re like the moms here on the Girls Crochet Headbands team, you know it’s time to get hoppin’ in your role as Easter Bunny. This year we’re focused on giving our kiddos amazing Easter treats without the added sugar – that’s right – a no-candy Easter basket! Not only are these baskets full of fun items that won’t give your kiddo cavities, they’re also things they can enjoy for months to come instead of for just a few minutes. So before you hop through the candy aisle to fill their baskets this year, stop and take a look at our super-fun no-candy Easter basket ideas.
Goodies for Your Girly
Hmm…what might we suggest to put in a girly Easter basket? Ruffles, frill, and bling, of course! We made up a basket (pictured above) with a twirly tutu skirt and filled it with some of our favorite goodies. Perfect Easter basket fillers for your little darling include our adorable leg warmers, ruffle-y satin bloomers, and lace, shabby chic, and crochet headbands. Of course she’ll also need some pastel flower hair clips and hair bows to get her hair ready for spring. Here are the items we included in our basket:
Aqua Tutu, $4.49
Cream and Hot Pink Ballerina Leg Warmers, $2.99
Solid Pink Organza Leg Warmers, $2.99
Pink Ballerina Cotton Leg Warmers, $2.99
White with Pink Bow Satin Bloomers, $6.99
Black with Multi-Dot Satin Bloomers, $6.99
Pink Shabby Chic Headband, $3.99
Ivory Lace Headband, 65 cents
Pink Crochet Headband, 38 cents
Turquoise Crochet Headband, 38 cents
Hot Pink Gerber Daisy Flower Hair Clip, $1.95
Hot Pink & White Crystal Heart Star Flower Hair Clip, $2.98
Polka Dot Pigtail Perfect Bow Set, $1.50
We still had plenty of room at the bottom of our basket for some extra treats your girls is sure to love. Some suggestions: crayons or markers, small cans of play-doh, stickers, and small coloring or activity pads.
Of course, we can’t forget those little boys at Easter time! We’ve also got some great no-candy Easter basket ideas for the rambunctious little boy in your life. Some of the things you’ll find in our sons’ Easter baskets include: colored pencils or crayons, Silly Putty, Hot Wheels, trading cards, superhero undies, walkie talkies, sunglasses, word search pads and activity/coloring books, and his favorite action figures like Star Wars or Power Rangers.
How do you do Easter baskets in your house? Do you go all candy, partial candy, or none at all? We’d love to hear your best ideas for getting the perfect basket together! And we hope you’ll share pics of your little ones all dressed for Easter over on our Facebook page.