Post # 1
My daughter is 2 1/2 and I want to start some good holiday traditions since she is starting to understand things more and more.. Well we went last night to a family gathering for easter egg coloring and a couple of my aunts/cousins etc said that the “Easter Bunny” hides easter eggs throughot the house for when their kids wake up…And they hide the baskets. The same baskets get reused every year!
I have never heard of these things, the “Easter Bunny” just always left our baskets next to our beds… And we only did easter egg hunts at our family gatherings with all fo the other kids, and our parents hid them, not the “Easter Bunny”…
What do you ladies do? Do you have any other fun Easter traditions?
Post # 3
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 # 4
I guess my Easter bunny was just lazy! haha
Post # 5
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
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
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
- 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 # 9
kittyface I was kind of thinking the same things to put in hers… small gifts and very little candy. It’s okay, I havent even gotten a baskey or anything to go in it yet! Im a total slacker LOL
cbee I always ate so much chocolate I would get sick, I cant even look at those chocolate bunny things anymore without feeling ill! I think I will be leaving those out haha the egg hunts with my cousins were always a favorite part of the day for me 🙂
Post # 10
stephanie091512 that sounds a lot like our Easters when I was little! LOL
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
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
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).