“Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping Down The Bunny Trail Hippityy Hoppity Easters On Its Way!!!”
I love Easter, even though it does not get as much attention as Christmas, it is still a wonderful Holiday! Just like Christmas, as well as any other holiday, Easter can also be done on a budget! Here are some great tips and ideas to celebrate Easter, and make it one to remember!
Baskets, and candy and grass oh my!!!
Ahhh those notorious baskets filled with ….GRASS!!! I’m getting anxiety just thinking about the mess. Instead of buying a pre-made basket, make your own and skip the green stuff! Instead, add things your kids may need or activities they can do (i.e. socks, crayons, chalk, coloring books, straws, cards, books, underwear (yes, I have been known to give my daughter undies for Easter, and she loved them 😉 ). All these things are inexpensive yet get the kids excited, of course, I always pick out one or two candies to stick in there too. Just get creative! Instead of a basket, use a pail that they can use in the summer, a new backpack or a pot that they can plant flowers in for the spring…anything they can use again is a win!!
Need some ideas? I found so many other great inexpensive options here 🙂
There are so many Easter egg hunt events put on around this time of year …but they usually cost money. Why pay money when you can do your own? Invite friends to partake and everyone bring eggs, whether real or plastic, it doesn’t matter! Fill with stickers, erasers, random coins, and even the occasional candy. No need for it to get pricey because we all know the best part is finding them 🙂 One idea I came across was putting separate puzzle pieces in all the eggs and then once they found the eggs they have to put the puzzle together!
Want to try something new with the Easter egg hunts? How about bunny footprints, an Easter egg scavenger hunt or an Easter egg decoder? All sound like fun right?!? Check out these ideas and more at http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/954159/easter-egg-hunt-ideas-you-havent-thought-about.
Did you know you may already have the ingredients you need to dye your eggs without having to buy a kit from the store? Things like crayons(pictured above), food coloring, or Kool aid (pictured below) and even veggies!!? I found this great website that gives you all sorts of ideas to dye eggs with things you may already have in your home. They also have awesome ideas if you want to step the egg dyeing up a notch…glitter, character themed eggs, or confetti filled eggs.
I love decorating for Easter but I don’t like to spend money on things that won’t be up long. So this year I was racking my brain, trying to come up with some easy, yet inexpensive Easter décor. I usually pick a favorite Easter candy such as jelly beans and put them in a class jar as a centerpiece . However, this year I’m cutting back on sweets and don’t trust myself with an open container of sugary deliciousness, so I found some other great ideas. that I cannot wait to try!! Such as this cute bunny bottom garland:
Or the paint swatch egg garland:
Beautiful vases made from egg shells:
And how about these little Easter candy jars made out of baby food jars?
I mean really?!? How much cuter and simpler can it get!!! Check out Country Living for the “how to’s” on these crafts and so many more 🙂
Oh I could go on and on about all the delicious dinners and desserts one could make for Easter…so I did! I wrote its own article. Check it out at Military Wives Saving!
There are so many other games and ideas to have a grand ole time on Easter besides the traditional Easter egg hunt, and who said only kids can have fun?!?
How about creating a Jelly Bean Cocktail ?
Relive your childhood and host an Easter egg hunt for adults, have everyone bring a dozen plastic eggs and fill them with things adults would enjoy and then hide them in hard spots 🙂
These are sure to get everyone in the spirit!
So there we have it folks, Hope you have a hopping Easter!!! Until next time 😉
What are some of your favorite things to do for Easter? Please comment and share!