Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Ingredients for A Perfect Easter Basket

My Mom-umm I mean the Easter Bunny always brought us the most wonderful Easter baskets on Easter morning. Even as an adult, I still look forward to the Easter Bunny coming to visit me! Growing up, many of my friends did not receive Easter baskets. Instead they received Easter gifts like new toys, bikes, or even new Spring outfits. The thought of an Easter gift is nice, but I would never trade an Easter gift for the wonderful tradition of my Easter basket!

What makes up the perfect Easter basket? Funny you should ask! I outlined the makings of a perfect Easter basket for Michael just last night. I am not sure the Easter Bunny was as kind to him as a child as he was to me! :)

*Of course you have to have a basket. My Mom let us pick out a basket when we were little, and we used that same basket year after year. We would always set it out the night before for the Easter Bunny to leave goodies in!

*You have to have that ugly green grass that gets everywhere and constantly falls out of your basket during an egg hunt!


*An Easter related stuffed animal is a must-a cute bunny, lamb, or chick-maybe even as Easter pig!


*You also need a chocolate bunny!



*At least two Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs. My personal favorite!

*Don't forget the Cadbury Creme Eggs! A minimum of two is required!


*Add Robin's Eggs to your list!



*You also have to have Peeps whether you like them or not!



*A random assortment of jelly beans.



*Finish your basket off with a few of your recipients favorite things like a lip gloss, pencils, and erasers or toy cars and Spiderman stickers or airplane bottle of liquor (for the adults only).

*You can also add a Happy Easter note signed by the Easter Bunny (complete with paw print). My mother was excellent at drawing the Easter Bunny's paw print-I mean capturing the Easter Bunny's paw print as he hopped away!

Just in case I don't get to blog before Easter, I hope all of you have a very Happy Easter! I also hope that the Easter Bunny is extra good to you!

24 comments:

Brenda Heisler said...

Sweet and I mean sweet.

Cute way you set this up for Easter. Love Easter candy.

Happy Easter to you and those you hold dear.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i loved this post, so cute! and i LOVE every single candy you listed (yes all of them=))!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

You just described my childhood Easter basket perfectly (minus the toy cars, spiderman stickers & alcohol of course!). :)

Dugout Daisy said...

This post has me ansy with excitement! Easter needs to be here already!!!
:D

Casey said...

I think our mom's think alike!

Easter morning I woke to something very similar to what you are describing - def wouldn't trade it for a toy ... thats christmas. Easter is about the basket and the bunny!! ;)

Needs Help said...

an easter basket isn't an easter basket without peeps :) cute post!

Life at the White House said...

I love the Easter bunny. :) And I really, really love CADBURRY EGGS!

Happy Easter!

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness. I love the peanut butter Reese's eggs (had one today at the office), Whoppers Robins Eggs are the best and should be made year round, and I'm a complete sucker for the black jelly beans!!! HAPPY EASTER TO YOU!!! XOXO

Amanda said...

Our moms must have talked all the time. We always had the same thing in them. I loved mine and looked forward to them. I am so excited about the boys, well I mean Trey's. Noah has no idea what is even going on, but the Easter Bunny is bringing him one. Hope that you have a wonderful Easter.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Aw, I miss Easter baskets! My mom stopped them a while back, but still put candy "nests" around the house until the dog started eating them. We all still look when we go home!

capperson said...

Reeses eggs are my absolute fav. also and I love the little story about the paw print!! Adorable!!
I hope you have a good Easter also!!

jlc said...

Yay Peeps!!! Not gonna lie but the very first thing that drew me to your blog was how the photo in your left column reminded me of them!!

Haha! You will make one FANTASTIC mom one day with all those goodies in one basket!!!!

Jennifer said...

How fun! I love Easter!

We used to get baskets, too. Very similar to yours!

Amanda (A Business Belle) said...

I am obsessed with PEEPS!!!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

My almost 23 year old and almos 19 year old are still visited by the Easter Bunny too. They were also visited at the ages of 20 and 18 by the Tooth Fairy when they had their wisdom teeth out. AND they definitely believe in Santa Claus. The rule in our house is that when you stop believing, they stop coming. I think my kids are going to believe FOREVER!

Ms. Attitude said...

This is exactly what an Easter basket should look like. I can't wait to get the one my Grandma gives me every year. My mom is one of those that gives the Easter gift. Best of both worlds!

SassyEngineer said...

I agree that you need a basket! This was exactly what ours was like (minus the peeps, I have an aversion to marshmallows unless they are in hot cocoa or rice krispie treats!)

Southern Bride To Be said...

We always got stuff for Easter too...I loved Easter baskets! They are so fun. :)

Emmaroo03 said...

I miss easter baskets! For me it's all about the Cadberry eggs! Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my bday- I'm still brainstorming fun ideas, any suggestions?

Lindsey said...

Great post!

pocket full of pink said...

I loveee that you told your husband about the perfect Easter basket, I kindly told my husband too! My Easter baskets growing up were just like yours! So fun - hope you enjoy yours this year!!

Brittney said...

I tagged you!

Jules said...

This really is the makings of a perfect Easter basket. I could live with just Cadbury Creme Eggs and Peeps!

Shoshanah said...

I'd be more than ok with a whole basket full of just Cadbury creme & caramel eggs.