Candyless Easter Baskets may seem a little out of the ordinary, but it’s something I’ve done since my oldest child was just a year old. Since she wouldn’t be eating candy at that age, I thought it would be such a waste (and detrimental to my own waistline) if I stuffed her basket with candy. Instead I got her some summer fun essentials and small outdoor toys to fill her basket. Not much has changed since then, as each year my girls have received a basket full of summer fun goodies.
Two years ago I had this awesome idea to make flower-pot Easter baskets, and while I think that basket was my best one yet, the more recent years haven’t been lacking in any way. Last year my girls each received a basket with new swimsuits, summer shoes, bubbles, outdoor chalk, and other toys. This year’s baskets are very similar, except we’ve added a new member to our family!
I purchased canvas-lined baskets from Rite Aid, which were 50% off. They aren’t Easter themed, but the kids don’t pay much mind to the basket anyway, especially if it is wrapped with brightly colored cellophane. This year the kids each got new swimsuits from Platypus Australia, along with new shoes and toys for my son, a new Wii U game- Animal Cross amiibo Festival bundle, and jewelry for my oldest, and a collection of crafts and Shopkins for my middle daughter.