Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3 Easter Baskets for under $50? Yes, you can!!

Disclosure: I received a gift card from Mesa Mall to help with the cost of the purchases I made.  This post does not necessarily represent Simon Property Group’s positions, strategies, opinions, or Easter candy preferences.   The opinions and candy preferences in the following post are all my own.

There are a lot of 'no's associated with Easter:

Is there a better Easter candy than Cadbury Mini Eggs? No.

Can you dye Easter eggs without that handy-dandy little wire egg dipper? You could, but you shouldn't.

Can anyone be sexier than Yul Brynner as Rameses in the Easter season classic, "The 10 Commandments?" NO way!

BUT,  for all the 'no's there is one big 'YES'...

 Yes, you can buy 3 Easter baskets with all the fixins' for under $50! I know it, because I did it!

Armed with my *Simon Malls Gift Card I went to Target for all the Easter essentials.

I filled the **basket with three kinds of candy: a chocolate bunny (which no proper basket can be without), favie fruity candy (because good moms have to try to represent the food groups), and Peeps-on-a-Steek.  (Gross! But the kids like them, so whatever).

Bubbles for the fun factor! Yes, my kids are 14, 14, and 12, but you never grow out of blowing bubbles and if you have, I'm really sad for you :(

And new t-shirts!! Bring on the short sleeves, Baby, it's Spring!!

Finally, bunny ears! Again, my kids are 14, 14, and 12, but I'll never get tired of dressing them up in bunny ears for Easter, and if they are tired of it, that's just too bad for them!!

**Disclaimer: I went slightly over budget, by a measly $3.97.  I spent $9 on brand new wire baskets. Did we need them? No, we have other baskets at home. Did Target have less expensive baskets? Yes, but I wanted these baskets that could be reused in the kid's rooms for storage. Do I regret it? NO and no and no!

Is there anything wrong with spending more than $50 on Easter baskets? No, but you don't have to.

Could you spend a little less and still make the kids happy? Maybe, but it's a gamble. And I don't believe in gambling.

Does the Easter Bunny love you no matter what you do? YES, yes he does!


  1. You are amazing as always, Miss Annie. Smoochies to you.

  2. So cute. Your kids are going to love them!

  3. Aack! it's almost Easter. And thank you for the ideas, I'd better get shopping.

  4. As I was walking through Wal-mart tonight, it hit me. I need to shop for Easter. Glad to see you are all ready.

  5. As you know, Cadbury Mini Eggs are the candy of choice in heaven.

  6. I can't buy Cadbury mini eggs because I will eat the entire bag. Call me a Cadbury hoarder! :) Love your post...you did good! I love being practical in the baskets I make, like t-shirts etc. Thing the kids can use are so much better than the $1 toys.

    Thanks for stopping by today! :)

  7. I love this post! And Yul Brenner. But I'm a freak of nature because I don't like Cadbury eggs! Today I saw an ad for WHITE CHOCOLATE M&M's and I very nearly swooned!

  8. Any kid would be happy to get such a nice Easter basket!

  9. I think it was very clever of you to buy baskets they can reuse as storage instead of having Easter baskets taking up space in a closet somewhere all year long just to used for one day a year.

  10. I love the idea of reusing the baskets. I did that until my boys turned them into weapons with which to whack one another over the head. By then I had a lot of kids, so we adopted a Family Basket, with all the goodies marked with names for individual gifts, and the basket would then become the shoe basket/the DVD basket/the blanket basket for the living room. (I now have a lot of big baskets in my living room.) your post has convinced me to go back to individual baskets this year!

    Also, could you please just post big hi-res pictures of Yul every once in a while? He makes me happy....

  11. Acacia, I love the idea of one big family basket.

    I'll have a Yul Brynner Day in your honor:)

  12. I wish Blogger had a Like button like Facebook so I could "like" all your comments. Consider yourselves liked.

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