As the Easter theme spreads across your store shelves, it is only natural to start thinking of how you will celebrate Easter, who you will celebrate with, and how you will make this year memorable for your kids. Hershey’s has always epitomized Easter when I was growing up. My mom would take us to the local drugstore to pick out our baskets, grass, and items to fill our baskets with. She didn’t hold us back when it came to the Easter goodies, like Cadbury eggs, solid milk chocolate bunnies, and the like. My favorite was actually the hollow bunnies because they were easier to eat in sections, and I remember making a hole in the back of the bunny to fill the inside part with small chocolate eggs. AH, the joys of childhood I get to share with my kids!
Easter has evolved a bit for me since having kids. We celebrate Easter with my niece and nephews and put on an Easter egg hunt for the kids. They get a visit from the Easter bunny and receive baskets full of fun goodies, like new shoes, bubbles, and a Hershey’s chocolate bunny. A few days before Easter, we get the preschoolers together to dye Easter eggs in vibrant colors, and it’s always a fun way to start the festivities of Easter. Being Greek Orthodox, Easter is our biggest holiday and starts days before Easter Sunday. We also don’t always celebrate Easter the same day as Catholic Easter, sometimes having up to 4 weeks between us! As our kids grow a year older each Easter, the holiday takes on a new meaning, new traditions, and new memories.
My girls’ Easter baskets are almost complete. I just have to put them together. This year I decided to do something a little different while also maintaining some of the tradition. I got each of my girls a large plastic gardening pot for the back yard. I will use them as a basket and fill them with swim wear, shoes, clothes, gardening tools, and of course, Hershey’s candy! How fun it will be to watch them open their gifts this Easter!
Hop on over to Celebrate with Hershey’s to browse through all their amazing Easter ideas. My favorite is the coconut bunny cake. It looks super easy to make, and I think the kids would get a real kick out of it. Oh, and it has chocolate and coconut, so it MUST be delicious!
To celebrate the upcoming holiday, Hershey’s is giving one lucky reader an assortment of Hershey’s Easter Candy! Just fill out the form below!