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Easter 2017

Happy Easter! This year it was low key because I'm still trying to figure out how to care for three kids and run a household. It's getting a little easier day by day! 

Instead of going anywhere we just got some cupcakes and balloons and had a little party. My birthday falls close to Easter so we had a small celebration for that as well earlier in the month. Valentino now thinks that whenever we have cake it means that it's someone's birthday, so for Easter we had to put candles on the cupcakes and sing happy birthday to everyone. They are so silly. 

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toddler birthday cake party

easter bunny balloons toddlers

I put together some Easter eggs for the kids's school and for themselves. I LOVE this stuff! It makes me feel like I'm 5 again. I also love dressing up my kids in suits and pretty bows! In a perfect world I would make them all wear suits and pretty dresses just for dinner time every night. 

stuffed Easter eggs for class school

stuffing easter eggs

toddlers in matching suits

newborn photography 2 month old

newborn hair bows photography girl

We saw a real bunny in our yard during Easter weekend! The kids love bunnies, and Valentino has eventaully figured out that Sir Edward is not a bunny and is, in fact, a dog!  Btw fun fact- bunny in Persian is called a "khargoosh" which literally translates to "donkey ears" Sir Edward totally has donkey ears.

Non candy Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

Making Easter baskets for the kids is as fun for me as it is for them opening it. When I'm putting gifts together and wrapping up presents I am in my element. Because our kids are toddlers, we didn't want any candy in their Easter baskets. I don't think I will ever put candy in their Easter baskets. I'm that mom who hands out toothbrushes for Halloween and considers fruit a dessert. The kiddos may hate me as they get older, but at least they won't get cavities :)  

As Easter was fast approaching I was thinking about how to make their Easter baskets and searching the web for ideas. I really couldn't find a single basket to give me inspiration. I looked through stores and couldn't stand those ready made Easter baskets in filled with candy, wrapped in plastic and look cheap... or the overpriced customized pottery barn baskets. What to do!  

So last minute I went to some stores to collect some Easter goodies. 

Some basket stuffers I got:

  • Toddler friendly board books
  • Bunny ears
  • Stickers
  • Peppa Pig little figurines
  • Stuffed animal bunnies
  • Plastic eggs

Other toddler friendly and non candy Easter basket stuffer ideas:

  • Crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Paint
  • Craft supplies
  • Puzzles
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Legos
  • Coloring books
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Fun rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Bath toys
  • Mini cars 
  • Little play figurines
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Hats
  • Clothes
  • Barbies or Superheroes
  • Pinwheels
  • Slinky
  • Yoyo
  • Shoes
  • Bubbles
  • Fun bandaids
  • Play dough
  • Silly putty
  • Eggs stuffed with small toys
  • Eggs stuffed with Cheerios
  • Frizbee
  • Pajamas
  • Jump rope
  • Fun socks
  • Stuffed animals
  • Board games

non candy easter basket ideas toddlers

non candy easter basket ideas for toddlers 

non candy easter basket ideas

Instead of filling the plastic eggs with candy, I cut up some stickers and stuffed the eggs with fake grass and stickers. If sugar weren't the devil I would have filled them instead with jelly beans, m&ms and those pretty mini chocolate eggs. Then I would have stolen them from the kids and ate them all whilst hiding in the closet. Sigh. 

stuffed easter egg ideas non candy

All in all these baskets pretty much cost me nothing. I purchased everything from Giant and Walmart, and they still turned out looking fabulous! 

To prettify the baskets I wrapped them up in mesh. It is just all about the presentation to me. I have buckets and buckets filled with mesh, wired ribbons, tulle, wrapping paper, tissue paper and all types of gift wrapping necessities. Slightly obsessed. Just slightly. 

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easter basket and cupcakes ideas

pretty easter baskets ideas

pretty easter basket ideas

Another fun idea that can work instead of making an Easter basket is to put together an Easter box. Just prettify the box with mesh or tulle, add some colorful ribbons and you're good to go. 

easter basket mesh presents wrapping

How cute are these Easter boxes??!! 

easter basket ideas

easter box basket how to

easter box basket

Easter Fun

Happy Easter everyone! This year we celebrated Easter with a family brunch at Flemings, opening Easter baskets and a visit from out of town friends! 

easter brunch flemings tysons va

Why is that toddlers never look at the camera when you want them to? Staring at the bread basket instead.

matching toddler suits easter brothers

Dressed in their Easter best. They are so handsome they melt my heart. If only I could capture a smile.....

There we go! Just waiting patiently for his steak.

So the Easter bunny paid us a visit. They had a great time opening their Easter baskets. 

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boy toddler easter basket ideas no sugar

toddler boy easter basket ideas no sugar

So much fun stuff they don't even know what to do with themselves!! 

toddler boy easter basket ideas no sugar

Valentino collected some Easter eggs at his school egg hunt. He was super excited to open them and collect a bunch of little surprises.

easter eggs in easter basket stuffed eggs toddler ideas

easter eggs stuffed basket toddler ideas

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!! 

I am a big fan of anything holiday...so even though I'm not religious, I jump at any opportunity to celebrate something. 

This year the Easter Bunny (more like grandma) came and left some goodies for the babies:

easter decor

easter basket baby boy

easter basket decor

So we took the kids to have some Easter photos taken. How cute are they?

Easter baby photos siblings

This one looks like he just graduated. He is ready for Harvard:

easter baby pic

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend 

xoxo