Easter baskets can be tons of fun, both for you to make and for the kiddies to enjoy. Whether you are celebrating with your single child or a house full of kids, it's easy to put together some treats in a colorful basket, and doing it doesn't have to cost a fortune. There are tons of toys and gifts under $5 to add to your Easter basket that the kids will be totally obsessed with.
To be honest, the secret to pulling off a successful Easter basket is volume — the more the merrier. But each item doesn't have to cost you more than a few cents. There are a myriad of things you can fill your Easter basket with. If you've got a bunch of baskets to put together, grab a pack of a favorite seasonal treat, like Springtime Oreos, and put a few of in colorful plastic bags tied with ribbon. Head over to the dollar store and see what treasures you can find. And don't forget the Peeps!
Hop on over (forgive the Easter pun) to Oriental Trading's website, where you can buy fun little Easter basket supplies in bulk, including the baskets themselves and the requisite fake grass. You could buy a whole bunch of these, get some big bags of candy from the supermarket and then get together with other parents in your neighborhood. Throw together some cool pastel colored drinks (I see you, green apple martini & rosy pink Cosmo) and have a pre-Easter, adults-only, basket-making bash. Hey, you should be enjoying the holiday, too, right?
Your kids will be so happy to get a little swag on Easter morning, you really can't go wrong.