Here comes Peter Cotton Tail ... hopping down the bunny trail! Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on its way...
Are you ready for Easter? Do you have your baskets ready? I love creating trinket and treat-filled baskets for my son. I pick things up weeks in advance during my weekly trips to Wal-mart and Target. Usually by the time the actual holiday rolls around, I’ve stashed things in every corner of the house and then forgotten where I’ve put them! But for me, that’s part of the fun. I love pulling everything out and putting it all together, knowing how excited he’ll be the next morning when he sees it.
This year his Easter basket will be filled with a yo-yo, Frisbee, new crayons and markers, rubber flip-flops for the pool, books, seed packets for him to plant in our garden, and of course —some of his favorite candy.
Even though I keep Wells’ basket pretty traditional, I like to think outside the box (or basket for that matter) when it comes to Easter goodies for my friends and neighbors. Lucky for me, I work at Willow House — the Zoe Organizing buckets are the perfect containers for handing out Easter cheer. I’ve filled these with everything from baked goods for the neighbors to toys and baby supplies for a new mom, to spring bulbs for the minister’s wife at church. Their bright colors are perfect for the season and what’s even better is that when you buy the set of three, you can split them up and have three different gifts.
If you attended our Leadership conference last year, you saw where Kay and Susan thought outside the basket and used the buckets as Easter baskets at the kids’ table. They used oversized pixie sticks (which can be found at any party store) as the handles and then filled them with toys and goodies. What kid wouldn’t be excited to come to an Easter brunch and find that waiting for them? This year, I’ll be stealing some styling tips from Melanie Grant and using my large Zoe bucket as the centerpiece at my Easter dinner. I’ll fill it with eggs that Wells and I dye and use flowering branches from around my yard for a makeshift handle. My guests will be so impressed!
So think outside the basket this year and find fun ways to show the love to your friends and family while celebrating Easter.
P.S. I think the baskets in the Wireweave Basket Trio would also make super-cute Easter Baskets!