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My kids are 13 and nearly 17 (OMG, that kills me to see it in writing!)...so no egg hunts anymore! I will probably just give them some candy. I still have their baskets that I have been reusing every year since they were little (yeah for me!) - so I might use them at least one more year.
It's not a big deal for us, no church, no parade, no special dinner.
I still have their baskets that I have been reusing every year since they were little (yeah for me!)
And yeah for me too, lol! My kids are still using their baskets from their 1st Easter. I'm still holding onto 26ds and 23dd's for when they have their own families.
Guess it runs in the family. When I was a kid, we always had the same basket. In fact, I still use mine to put candy in for dh & me! Complete w/my 5-6yo handwriting of my name, to distinguish it from my sister's whose basket was almost identical to mine!
We do Easter baskets for DSD (13) and DSS (19). DSS will be sent off with his at the end of the week when he heads back to college from his spring break and DSD will find hers Easter morning. We usually dye eggs at some point, and put out an egg tree decorated with blown eggs. We also have a candy-filled egg hunt DH's parents' house on Easter.
As the skids started getting older I struggled with what to put in them besides candy. When they were small it was easy to tuck in a stuffed animal, sidewalk chalk, etc to make them look full, but cut down on candy. What we decided to do a few years ago was just to get them a new Easter book. So,now they get a book (DSD is getting a novel and DSS is getting a cook book for college kids to help when he moves into an apartment next yr).
I also just have to brag that I got all of the candy for their baskets and the egg hunt using free CVS gift cards. I had 2 prescriptions to fill when I got my wisdom teeth out, used two coupons each for a free $25 giftcard with each new prescription, so I got $50 in giftcards for $20 in copays (that were then refunded through our FSA). The giftcards covered all of the candy plus a pack of much-needed sonicare toothbruch replacement heads and several other items.
I still have my 41 year old basket from my childhood, too! It used to be green and yellow and my mother would always sing the "a-tisket, a-tasket, a green and yellow basket" song each year. It's long since faded to no color at all, but I still think of it as green and yellow. And I still use it for MY Easter candy each year.
Naturally, the kids also use their same baskets each year too.
I still have my 41 year old basket from my childhood, too!
My basket turns 50 this year, LOL!!
Cute story about singing *a tisket, a tasket*! Made me smile as I haven't thought of that song in years! :-)
DS still has his basket too from his 1st Easter.
We do it all. The big Easter dinner at my parents with extended family, church, Easter dresses that I bought for $7.00 on clearance last year after Easter!