If there’s one thing we love in my family it’s the holidays; even more than the holidays? Planning ahead. (I kid you not when I say we were talking about next year’s Thanksgiving at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.)
The day Pottery Barn Kids dropped their Easter collection I received a text from my mom asking what basket I wanted for Henry since this will be his first Easter! She’s bought all of the grandkids their Easter baskets from PBkids for the past six years.
I’m so excited to celebrate each of the holidays with him the way my parents did with us when we were growing up. Easter meant Easter egg hunts, coloring eggs, traditional meal with ham and horseradish (which I now loooove), a lamb cake covered in coconut, Easter basket blessings, and of course, gathering with family… fingers crossed good weather! It’s such a fun, lovely holiday!
Anywho back to the basket! I immediately went to the PBkids website and settled on the large seagrass basket – I love the light natural color and thick weave. It took me a while to choose a liner because there are so many cute options. I love the gingham designs, but ultimately went with the plush white bunny style with his name monogrammed on the ear. It arrived a few weeks ago and I just can’t wait to give it to him.
This past weekend I went to the PBkids store in Lincoln Park to fill the basket with some festive goodies. I really wanted to a do a mix of practical, festive, creative, and learning. Henry’s obviously not eating candy or sweets yet so his basket won’t have any of the usual chocolates, candy eggs, or Peeps.
NON-CANDY ITEMS TO PUT IN AN EASTER BASKET:
– Easter or bunny-related books
– summer fun items (chalk, pale and shovel, beach ball, bubbles)
– festive stuffed animal
– learning and developmental toy or object
Fortunately they had a whole display right at the entrance. Here’s what I went with:
– egg chalk for us to play with outside this summer
– a sunshine hooded towel for the pool this summer
– a sippy cup for him to start using
– an assortment of Easter themed books
Does your family do Easter baskets? What do you put in them? Any traditions the kids can expect year after year?
This post was in partnership with PBkids but all of the opinions are my own.