(Closed) Easter traditions…

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine was always exactly what your aunts/cousins described, the Easter bunny hid both eggs and our baskets (well, not my parent’s, but the kid’s baskets) in the house.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We had a couple bigger candies/small presents (skipping ropes, a book, that kind of thing) in a basket or a pile on the table, and the Easter Bunny hid eggs all over the place. My daughter usually has a small bunch of goodies, and then the Bunny hides her eggs. I actually am now doubting that we have a basket in the house… oops

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our “Easter Bunny” always hid our baskets around the house.  I also loved coloring eggs!  I ate a LOT of chocolate on Easter.  And of course, we always went to Church, then had a big brunch either at home or out somewhere nice.  We did egg hunts sometimes but that was more of a special thing if we were with some other cousins or kids I think.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My parents would hide the real hardboiled eggs (that we had dyed the night before) all over the living room or if it was not snowy outside (Minnesota), outside one year.  My dad was a master of hiding things in plain sight.  The rule was that it had to be visible from some angle.  Then when I was nearly done they would bring out my basket from wherever they had stashed it (presumably to keep it from distracting me from the egg search) and it would have some cadbury eggs, Peeps, a big Russel Stover chocolate bunny etc.  My mom wasn’t into junk or plastic stuff so I don’t remember toys or much of that nasty plastic easter grass.  They used the same multicolored wood basket every year.  I miss those days!

I’m trying to recreate a little of it for my SO this year because his mom never did the Easter Egg hunt thing- so we’re dyeing eggs tomorrow and I’ll hide them on Sunday before he gets home from work at 4 :/  It won’t be an easter morning but it’ll be something.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Every year the Easter Bunny got us a new bathing suit & some candy :].  The basket was always left right outside our bedroom doors!  We did Easter egg hunts at my grandparents’ house, but the adults hid them in the yard while us kids waited in the garage & then they’d open the garage & let us kids run out like wild banshees haha.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s what happened with us! It was AWESOME. LOVED IT. We always knew which basket was ours, and it was fun for my brothers and I to hunt for where our basket could be first thing in the morning. Added to the excitement! Plus, mom didn’t have to buy a new one every year. She just wrapped it with new cellophane 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We always had a basket on the dining room table with small gifts and candies in it (ex, jump rope, chocolate bunny, sidewalk chalk, etc).

Then the Easter bunny hid plastics eggs all over the downstairs of the house for us to collect in our baskets.  These eggs contained small chocolate candies like mini reeces, spare change, and jelly beans.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My parents always hid eggs throughout the house. Some had candy, some had a couple of quarters, and what not. It was fun, but I usually got more eggs than my brother, so I would say if and when there are more than 2 kids, I would give each a color.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My tradition is making an Easter basket for my thirty-something husband. He insists upon it.

My Easter basket was never hidden when I was growing up, my parents would just place it on the table or whatever after I went to bed. And I never believed in the Easter Bunny, always knew it was my folks. Can’t really remember egg hunts; those must have stopped when I was still pretty young.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Our Easter traditions were pretty traditional. The night before Easter, we would always dye eggs together, then I would leave my basket full of the eggs in some place that the “Easter Bunny” would find. Overnight, the Easter Bunny would take all the eggs and hide them around the yard for me to find, and fill my basket up with Easter presents. Then when I woke up, I would take the basket and run around the yard and find all the easter eggs. It was a BLAST! We still do this with my niece and it is so much fun. Easter was my favorite holiday growing up!

I had the same basket every year, and my par…ahem…the “Easter Bunny” never hid the basket, he would just fill it up with gifts and candy and leave it where I put it the night before, but he’d take the eggs out and hide them.

 

SO has 2 older brothers who are both married, and his parents STILL make all 6 of us a basket each year with our favorite candy. It’s awesome.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

When we were young, we found our baskets by following a trail of chocolate eggs starting from our rooms.  There were usually a few of those eggs hidden randomly as well.  When we got older, there were small piles of treats with clues leading to the next until we got to the big set of treats (I think the baskets were a little worn out).

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