Last year I totally dropped the ball on Easter. With the pandemic being on the rise and not being sure what our holiday plans would look like, Easter just snuck up on me. But this year, I was set on not missing anything and of course I lost track of time, but I did get the basket together.
I was excited to start doing Easter baskets this year, especially because Hazel is a little bit older and will actually be excited about some of the goodies. I figured I would do the baskets like we did in my family growing up, but as I started thinking about it, I could not remember any of my Easter baskets as a kid, so I set to Pinterest. That was a mistake as some people apparently spend hundreds of dollars on their kids’ Easter baskets. That just isn’t something I could do this year, so I just started with the few ideas I had and went from there. And I didn’t get everything I planned on, but she will enjoy it just the same.
Goodies in the Basket
- Stuffed Narwhal
- Sidewalk Chalk – Sticks
- Sidewalk Chalk – Eggs
- Ring Toss Game
- Board Book
Not sure why I decided to get two things of sidewalk chalk, but it will be Hazel’s first experience with chalk, so I am really looking forward to a family day of decorating our path up to the front door and seeing if Hazel enjoys it or not. I also think the simple ring toss game will get a lot of use and be a fun way to develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
I had hoped to put some spring pajamas and bubbles in the basket as well, but ended up not wanting to wait till Easter to give Hazel some new pjs and couldn’t find any bubbles I liked.
How Much Did I Spend?
Because of how overwhelmed I was with the budgets on some of the Easter basket inspiration I found online, I wanted to be completely transparent with how much I spent on Hazel’s basket. I didn’t set a specific budget, but I wanted to keep it close to $30.
- Stuffed Narwhal – $12 (on clearance at Target)
- Sidewalk Chalk – Sticks – $1 (dollar section at Target)
- Sidewalk Chalk – Eggs – $1 (dollar section at Target)
- Ring Toss Game – $5 (dollar section at Target)
- Board Book – $5 (Marshall’s)
I spent $24 on the goodies in the basket and $10 on the actual basket, so $34 in all.
All in all, I had a lot of fun putting together Hazel’s Easter basket and am happy with how it turned out. I am looking forward to watching her “unbox” it this weekend.