I am wondering how you guys play Easter Bunny? What do you put in their baskets? What candy is a must? Do they like the Peeps? (They’re so cute but nobody really wants to eat them at our house! Check out this blog with creative Peeps.) Do you do the Cadbury eggs? What about jellybeans? How big are the chocolate bunnies you buy?
Do you hide actual hard boiled eggs around the house to hunt? We always did that as children, and I can remember my mom leaving them in the center of the kitchen table for days and we would all be EATING them! Can you imagine?
Michael put his foot down about hiding real eggs. He’s too afraid we’ll forget one and it will stink up the house. If it were up to him we wouldn’t even dye the eggs. He hates any process that is messy like that. (Don’t even get him started on the cellophane grass in the Easter baskets. Holy cow does he hate that stuff!)
We usually hide plastic eggs filled with candy. We have to hide the eggs in the basement though because otherwise the dog would eat them up. I’ll hide the plastic eggs with the kids in the yard for weeks and weeks after Easter.
This year our Easter Bunny has been a little more affected by the economy. He usually leaves in their baskets of candy several small presents, like books, Barbie dolls and little cars. Last year Lilina even got a lawn mower that blew bubbles to push around the yard.
This year he has bought them some nice candy (like the cute Lindt chocolate carrots and little duckies) and Barbie dolls for the girls. But he’s still thinking of something cute for Walshie.
My mom was always awesome at choosing little Easter treats. I can remember several adorable charm bracelets when I was little with itty bitty bunnies and little duckies. She also always found pretty picture eggs with a scene inside.
So what does the Easter Bunny bring to your house? What are your traditions?