Easter wouldn't be Easter without the Easter Bunny, and Easter wouldn't be Easter without an Easter Basket!! We love surprising our kids with Easter Baskets every single year, and even though my kids are now in their teens and tweens, they've proven that you can never be too old for an Easter Basket!
Many stores sell pre-assembled Easter baskets, but I think it's a lot more fun to assemble one yourself (and you can customize the basket to the recipient's age and interests). Creating your own Easter basket couldn't be simpler. Here are the four essential components of a great Easter basket:
1) BasketFind something to put your goodies into! It doesn't even have to be a basket -- you can use a pail, a box, a bowl, or a gift bag.
2) Basket linerThis is an optional step but it's oh-so-much-fun, and it really puts the spirit of Easter into your basket. You can use plastic Easter grass that is sold in stores at this time of the year, or use bits of crinkled paper grass. You can also use tissue paper.
3) CandyThis is the fun part! Kids love Easter candy, especially PEEPS marshmallow bunnies, chicks, and eggs! They have so many varieties and flavors these days, you could fill a hundred Easter baskets with PEEPS candy and not have a single basket with the same kind of candy! Don't forget jelly beans from Mike and Ike, as well as Hot Tamales from PEEPS & COMPANY® for the teens!
4) ToysToys can really set each Easter basket apart! You can tuck in different kinds of toys depending on the recipient's age and interests. It's always nice to include an Easter-themed toy such as a plush chick or lamb. PEEPS & COMPANY® has all kinds of non-candy Easter goodies such as ear buds, tshirts, plush toys, caps, sweatshirts and more! Check out their full line at PeepsandCompany.com.
Have fun creating your Easter baskets!!
Here are some of the items in my 2016 Easter Basket photos. They're all available on PeepsandCompany.com:
· 5-inch PEEPS® Plush: Spread the joy of PEEPS® when you give this plush PEEPS® chick as a gift to those of any age (assortment of colors).
· PEEPS® earbuds: If you need a sweet bit of time to yourself, let your favorite yellow PEEPS Chick take you away with your favorite music through these PEEPS earbuds. Get a dose of stress relief, in stereo, every time you put them on and crank up the tunes!
· PEEPS® luggage tag: From candy to cute accessory, these PEEPS® luggage tags add a pop of color and whimsy to your gear (assortment of colors).
· PEEPS® Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge: These three Chicks are orange delight flavored and dipped in orange fudge to enhance the flavor. Share them with your friends or keep them for yourself!
· PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks: The five and 15 count packages of the iconic PEEPS® Chicks are available in classic Easter colors including yellow, pink, blue, lavender, green, and orange Chicks! The 10 count package of Chicks is available in all of the classic Easter colors as well as white.
· PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies: The four count bunnies come in classic yellow, pink and blue colors. The 12 count bunnies come in classic colors as well as lavender, white, green and orange. The 16 count are packaged in classic colors plus lavender and green.
· PEEPS® Decorated Eggs: Nine white eggs iced with pastel colors in 3 unique designs, these eggs are great for recipes, crafts and immediate consumption.
· PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Ten delicious vanilla cake flavored marshmallow chicks sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti.
· PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Sweet and sour flavors collide to create a burst of watermelon in these ten green chicks with a blush pink center.
· PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Three delectable chocolate mousse-flavored Chicks dipped in either creamy milk or dark chocolate.
· PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks: Individually wrapped marshmallow chicks covered in either milk or dark chocolate.
· PEEPS® Rainbow Pop: Four chicks in colors yellow, green, pink and blue marshmallow on a stick- it’s like a colorful PEEPS® lollipop.
· MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats: Bring chewy, fruity goodness this Easter season with a 10 oz. gift bag of MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats flavors. Filled with grape, pineapple-banana, strawberry, lemon-lime, and cherry-flavored MIKE AND IKE® candies – and all made with real fruit juice – this gift will put a spring in anybody's step as the bright new season gets underway.
· MIKE AND IKE® Jellybeans: The Assorted Fruits MIKE AND IKE® JELLY BEANS are a fan favorite.
· HOT TAMALES® Jellybeans: Celebrate Easter with our cinnamon-flavored jelly beans (14 oz. package)
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Disclosure: The PEEPS & COMPANY® products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by PEEPS & COMPANY®. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.