How does your family celebrate?
We tell the kids that the Easter Chicken will only lay pretty eggs if the children clean the house the night before.
APRIL FOOLS! (Although we totally should have went with that version and you can feel free to steal it.)
In our house, the Easter Bunny hides the easter baskets. And he (she? it?) always includes a book, some chocolate, and a surprise.
E.B. hid three baskets last night.
Babystar is only two years old so hers was kind of easy to find: under the train table.
Princess Buttercup and Magic Boy (he’s a magician) are legal adults so E.B. could try a bit harder.
Princess Buttercup (age 18) insisted on having a giant stuffed chick so her basket and chickie were hidden in the only place it would fit: the corner cupboard.
E.B. tried hard to trick College Boy but he found it anyway.
Babystar found her basket first. AND she found it all by herself! E.B. is gonna step up her hiding game next year. Tbh I should have known. Babystar LOVES hide and seek.
And now it’s time for the break down.
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- Book: Frida Kahlo by Isabel Sanchez Vegara $8.09 (The Easter Bunny shops at Barnes & Nobles but it’s available on Amazon, along with tons of other great titles in the Little People, Big Dreams series.
- Tiny chocolate bunny $0.59
- pastel Goldfish crackers $0.99
- Skittles with bunny ears $0.80
- egg full of M&M’s $0.80
- Cheez-it crackers $1
- Trolls bubble wands $1
- three easter-themed coloring books $3
- easter sticker book $1
- twenty mystery Trolls (though we have already opened a few and one is COOPER!!) that were on clearance last month $17.80
Easter basket total: $35.07
RAISING BABYSTAR: $26,854.80
The Easter Bunny gets all the credit for hiding baskets on Easter morning, yet he (or she) always takes the money out of my bank account. So rude. Who keeps giving that rabbit my pin number?
There was BARELY any chocolate in that basket. Well, maybe a little more than that. Babystar ate all of it (except the bigger chocolate bunny which I hid and I hope she forgot about but she’s very smart about her chocolate so maybe not). She was like Cookie Monster, but with chocolate. Like Winnie the Pooh with his honey, but chocolate. Like Voldemort likes killing muggles, but with chocolate.
- chocolate, about $4 worth, including a few small individually wrapped bunnies and kisses and a $1 Russel Stover bunny and a “carrot” full of m&m’s
- Crayola egg crayons $10.59
- Crayola 64 box of crayons $2.99
- Crayola paint pens (BOGO but I put one directly into the craft closet) $4.99
- stuffed yellow crayon $10.55
- Re-play ‘big girl cups’ (7) $17.50
- three pairs of sunglasses (two are hearts because I lost her faves which were $5.99 but I never listed them here whoops I’m doing it now) $16.97
- flowers for planting in a cute egg carton $3
- fairy doll $14.99
- light up wand and ball (I bought these long ago and gave her one already) $3
- Dr. Suess ABC board book $3.34
- Oliver Jeffers ABC board book $6.85
- easter socks $2.50
- Goodnight Moon board book $4.99
- cloth basket $3
- fake grass $1
I also was going to add the Re-play forks and spoons to her basket but they wouldn’t fit. So they are just in the kitchen drawer. $12.
We bought $3 worth of plastic eggs for an egg hunt. And then bought stickers and small rubber stamps to fill them for $38.12. This baby is expensive. I should have just bought more chocolate.
And of course there was the requisite easter balloon ($3.50) which popped in the parking lot so we had to go in and get another ($3.50).
Oh, and she fell in love with a stuffed bunny while we were at the bookstore. It didn’t go in her easter basket but I’ll talk about it here. She was obsessed. Still is, in fact. She slept with the bunny last night and she NEVER sleeps with stuffed animals. ($12.99)
And we are dying eggs tonight, with my 3.5 yo niece, to spread out the Easter celebrations. I bought four dozen eggs on sale for $2. (Please don’t make me think about the living conditions of those poor chickens with eggs that
cheep cheap. I had to make an easter pun to stop thinking about it. Poor, poor chickens.) We also bought giant marshmallows to color. ($3.29 x2) I also bought a $2 Paas tie-dye egg coloring kit. And some canned whipped topping ($5) and neon food coloring ($5.49 RIP-OFF) to try a method that the teens and I did successfully with shaving cream when I was pregnant but we are concerned the Littles might lick their fingers. I already have a large amount of vinegar. We are ready! BRB gonna go dye some eggs, y’all.
RAISING BABYSTAR: $16,211.37
Happy Easter, everyone!
Does the Easter Bunny visit your house? Does he hide the baskets or leave them out or something else? Does he hide eggs? Does he color them or hide ones you previously colored? Is he a she? What are your family’s Easter Bunny-related traditions?
Growing up, the Easter Bunny left baskets, but hid them. I think we will continue that tradition. But I’m not sure. This year, the Easter Bunny hid Babystar’s basket in her Little Tykes garden. (Bunny must have known that she still sucks at hide and seek.)
- basket $1.00
- Pat the Bunny book $3.99
- Are You My Mommy? book $6.99
- Happybaby Teethers $3.99
- Pouch fruit $2.50
- Socks (inside eggs) $5.99
- Plastic eggs $1.00
- Bunny ears $1.99
RAISING BABYSTAR: $6,385.15