easter : the (almost) no chocolate basket review

posted on: Thursday, April 4, 2013


We had a really low-key Easter this year. In fact I managed to spend the whole day in either my swimsuit or my pjs. For a few triumphant hours at the end of the day I was in my swimsuit and pjs. Uh huh.

But I digress. The kiddos, who are actually quite fond of dressing-up, wore pink and blue.


We started the day with the traditional egg hunt and I was so pleased that the teenager was home for this. I kept taking pictures of him (not posted, but you can see him a bit in these family photos) because he will be 16 this year and who knows if he'll partake ever again?  It was the lady's first able-bodied hunt (last year she was only a few months old) which was very cute.

The Easter Bunny left her colourful cookie cutter Easter shapes to collect instead of chocolate. I thought I'd wait until maybe next year, maybe longer, before introducing chocolate.


I found sweet wire baskets at my local supermarket and popped pretty painted eggs from The Tree of Life in them. The littles also received personalised drink bottles and name and number puzzles c/o Stuck On You. As you can see this lady really loves her water bottle.


It's been fun having non-chocolately things, it's kind of stretched the festivities out. The kiddo has been playing with the puzzles and the lady has been trotting around the house with the baskets, putting the eggs in and out.


I'm planning to save the baskets for future Easters, kind of like their Christmas stockings; a symbol of celebratory family times that can be used again and again, a little thing that the kiddos can get excited about because they haven't seen them since the year before.

But as for the no-chocolate thing? Well, the lady must have missed that memo because yesterday I turned around to find her nonchalantly walking through the house eating her brother's giant chocolate egg.

9 comments:

  1. Lovely ideas for Easter baskets Bron! Those colourful eggs look wonderful. Xx Katrina

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    1. thanks katrina, I do love random finds that work well together, and the eggs an be keepsakes or decorations next easter :)

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  2. Love all the new traditions. We make our own up all the time! It's easier and cheaper and they don't know any better. In fact I heard the teens bragging to a mate about our little egg hunt on Tuesday. It never gets old.

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    1. that's awesome! I know the teenager still likes being involved now, but I feel like that could abruptly stop at any time. boo.

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  3. I love the baskets...and the fact they they were filled with non chocolate goodies!
    We tried to do non chocolate here too but just like your lady baby, my little man missed the memo and ate his way through a few chocolate eggs that were left within his reach.
    Note to self, his reach is all of a sudden includes the kitchen bench!

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    1. I know, right!? I could not believe it when I turned around to see her walking along just eating an egg. all, 'no big deal, nothing to see here mum.' the foil wrapper was scrunched up in her other hand and she'd taken one giant bite. shockingly she was not impressed with the grapes I gave her instead ;)

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  4. Those baskets are gorgeous Bron! I want to live near your local supermarket! I love your idea of bringing them out each year like Christmas stockings... will have to remember that for next Easter. We tried to limit chocolate here too... a few small ones and a copy of Peter Rabbit each for my girls (last year it was 'Home For A Bunny' - the Little Golden Book I adored as a child. I caught Sophie nibbling the top of a chocolate bunny I thought was out of her reach the other day too :)

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  5. Cute. I like the idea of saving the baskets. Nice idea. And yes, hold off on the chocolate as long as possible. My son is a chocaholic!! LOL!

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  6. it is very nice idea very creative indeed.

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