Sunday, April 08, 2007

More Easter treats

Andrew picked fresh lettuce from his little garden and made this rabbity plate.
I can't imagine who buys those plastic-wrapped baskets. Each of ours cost about $2, with half that going to Beatrix Potter chocolate bunnies from Dollar Tree. The rest are recycled eggs from other egg hunts and yard sale goodies.
To decrease the candy intake, I filled eggs with LEGO specialty pieces and mini-figs. The LEGOs were free with my Thriftsmart Reward money (spend $10, get a $10 credit). Let me just say, you cannot imagine the excitement we had.
The baby's basket held this yard-sale bunny-in-the-box and a copy of And It Was So: Words From The Scriptures by Tasha Tudor. I think one sheet of tissue paper is easier to deal with than shreds or plastic grass.


Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith-
Happy Easter to you, too!
You have some good ideas for the Easter baskets. As I was finishing baskets last night I thought, "I am NEVER going to use this stupid plastic grass again!!" It just gets everywhere! I like the idea of the tissue paper. And i like the idea, too, of some garage sale/thrift store items. I spent more than I meant to on baskets this year, and you've got a better idea as usual!


Christi said...

I love the idea of Legos in the eggs! Have to remember that for next year.

Glad you had a nice Easter!

Mama Squirrel said...

That's a lovely book for the baby--I have a thrift-shop copy of that one too (but I think yours looks like it's in a bit better shape--mine's pretty ragged).

All the baskets look lovely.

Julian said...

very good ideas on the baskets. I also do that. This year we just bought each of the kids a few gifts. But for the little ones here, that is a great idea. Too much candy is not good!:) glad you had a wonderful resurrection day. Your blog is encouraging!
Christina Gomez, Tx.

Candy said...

I LOVE how you made the Easter basket!