Making the World Cuter · Mar 20, 2015

Easter Baskets for Boys

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Easter is coming up QUICK guys! It’s on April 5th this year, and can I just tell you that I love this holiday?!? I know that is shocking, coming from me, the one who loves any reason to celebrate! You wanna know the absolute, number one reason that I love this holiday? The candy. Hands down, Easter has the BEST candy of any holiday, wouldn’t you agree? I am starting a new hashtag #HersheysEaster because Easter candy is my love language. Who’s with me? The other reason I adore this holiday? I get to make some fabulous gift baskets full of candy and fun for my little ones! I love giving gifts, and even more than what’s in them is how they are presented.

Easter baskets give such fun opportunities to create FABULOUS gift baskets! I do have to admit that creating Easter baskets for boys can be a little rough though…I have one daughter and three boys…and sometimes I create a little somethin’ somethin’ for my husband too, so that makes 4 boy Easter baskets to make.

Do you know what I’ve been doing to make it a little easier on me…and the wallet? I’ve been making one GIANT Easter basket for all three of my boys to share and then leaving their individual baskets out with just a chocolate rabbit for each of them, and a couple eggs. Then they have plenty of room to fill them up with all the eggs the bunny hides without having to dump all of their goodies on the floor before they go on the hunt.

At my house I buy all of the things for my kids and keep it in a safe spot, and then the Easter bunny comes on Easter eve, and hides it all. He doesn’t bring anything with him…probably because I have so many kids-he asks me to get it all for him. Sometimes he makes a scavenger hunt for them, sometimes he just hides their baskets somewhere in the house along with all the eggs, and sometimes it’s all out in the open except for the eggs. You just never can tell what will happen with that silly rabbit.

The first thing I start with when creating baskets is of course the candy! I was so excited to get a box full of yummy goodies from the #HersheysEaster lineup this year to feature! Here are a few of my favorites that I am including in this year’s basket: Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (lucky if these make it until Easter! I am addicted.), Cadbury Creme Egg Candies (Hershey has distributed classic Cadbury Creme Egg Candies in the U.S. for decades, did you know that?), Whoppers Robin Eggs (or as I called them as a kid, lipstick eggs), Hershey’s Chocolate Speedy Bunny and Hershey’s bunny cane (so cute!), Jolly Rancher Easter shaped lollipops and Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans (if you are going to eat jelly beans, these are the only ones to eat in my opinion).

To see more yumminess from Hershey, and lots of fun ways to celebrate, including recipes and other Easter basket ideas visit Celebrate with Hershey’s. Pretty much at any store nationwide that sells Easter candy you can find a wide variety of new and classic treats from Hershey, something for everyone in your family to enjoy! This year as you can see, I am going with outdoor toys for the theme of the boys’ basket. I am always on the lookout for something fabulous to put their fun toys and candy in and this year I found this huge, wonderful sand dump truck at Target. Other years I have used a toolbox, a fishing tackle box, buckets to hold their little cars, or a bucket for the video game characters that they are obsessed with. One year I found little camouflage baskets that I filled with army guys! There are just a few ideas for you. I would love to hear other boy ideas for baskets that are unusual and cute!
I grabbed a soft flying disk, some bubble wands, sidewalk chalk and a ball to play 4square with and I am ready to put it all together for the bunny to hide! A little tip from me? If you hate Easter grass like I do, use tissue paper, or packing paper to fill up the bottom of the basket…or in this case the truck, lots less mess, and gives you plenty of base to set your treasures on top of. You want your basket to look full and over the top, not sad.
Then it’s just a matter of arranging everything so it’s all visible.
I love that there is plenty of candy there to share between the 3 of them, and of course enough to share with mom and dad too! My daughter will be getting her own basket of girly things, she doesn’t have to share with the boys…but she also reads this blog, so I won’t be sharing hers! (Haha Bekah, you’ll just have to be surprised on Easter morning, and don’t show your brothers this or you’ll be in big trouble missy! Love ya!)
I think my boys are going to flip out when they find this Easter morning don’t you?

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