We all know that around this time of year, well if I am brutally honest just after Christmas, Easter is on everyone’s mind what with the shops getting stocked full of eggs that sadly go out of day before the actual Easter day, and while now that my two are a little older I am more comfortable with them having chocolate and sweets, but this year I thought it would be a fantastic little idea, that I have seen many other wonderful bloggers do as well, is create a basket full of things that are Easter related.
One slight issue, which you will see as you read along is that I picked up the baskets before I picked up anything else so it explains why not everything fits perfectly inside it.. my bad!
Yes I did get chocolate, and quite a bit which I am surprised by, I am usually extremely strict with what chocolate my children have and now with the added worries of choking on a mini egg I now want to be even more careful of what ones I get, but on a bright Monday morning I popped along to the most fanciest store in our town, Poundland, and got some treats, a ‘small’ collection of chocolate eggs that if you don’t wish to just hand them over are perfect for Easter egg hunts and some little models made out of chocolate that rattle, so I expect more chocolate is hidden inside, as well as some drawing pads, coloring books and some wonderful paint your own eggs to decorate with, which I feel saves me the trouble of blowing the contents out of an egg as well as some crayons, you can never go wrong with some cheap crayons!
I then thought it would be perfect if I also get some stupid headbands and while I was looking for those found these adorable little dancing puppets of a bunny and chick, I remember having a soldier version of these as a child and had loads of fun with them.
Up next I headed along to Tesco for the main event eggies, they have a good sale on at the moment with these smaller, children sized eggs and they are £1 each, which I think is perfect seeing as everything else I got came from Poundland! I also being the sneaky chocolate thief that I am grabbed myself a white chocolate egg to enjoy that evening, I like being an adult and not having to wait to eat Easter Eggs.
Once I got home it was time to assemble everything, this is when I realized that I didn’t have the right sized baskets for all the goodies I got for the children to enjoy, but after a little thinking I figured that it didn’t matter in the long run as everything will be ripped out of there once they see it all.
and here we have the final product..
.. I know it isn’t exactly the most ‘instagramable’ photo of them all and I didn’t do myself proud with what image I had in my head but I feel like Kai and Amelia will love them none the less, and Robin herself didnt get an egg as she is still a little young to have them just yet, she picked up herself (and didn’t let go) this cute little cat toy she found in Primark, so I guess that’s her Easter egg.
Are you making anything similar for Easter this year? If Kai and Amelia love it then I am excited to do it all over again next year, hopefully with a bit more creativity and a much larger basket!
Happy Easter and Zombie Jesus Day.