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LP&Bs MOMe 3 kids; Tempe, Arizona 3312 posts
31st Mar '13

I went over board, and my kids are each getting baskets from both sets of grandparents. I didn't mean to though. I usually do not go all out for Easter, I have no idea how it happened. haha,.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
31st Mar '13

After reading all of this, I'm starting to realize that my definition of "going all out" seems to be different then most. So I will amend my response to say, no, we don't go all out. :D lol

♥garrett&adalyn 2 kids; Texas 10762 posts
31st Mar '13

We didn't get anything.. but SOs parents made a surprise visit and got DS an Easter basket and some candy. I think that's plenty.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5761 posts
status 31st Mar '13

I got candy for dh and old cartoons on DVD from his childhood. We got dd books, bubbles, and I think finding nemo. I don't give her candy so I figured I had to make it up somehow. I got candy and Mulan. I don't do the fake egg thing. I do have a dozen dyed hard boiled eggs to have an egg hunt with though.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
31st Mar '13

I got Dd a pre packaged dress-up basket, it has jewelry, nail polish, a purse and some lip gloss with a few pieces of candy, and then a kite and bubbles. So I would say no, I didn't. Lol
My mom got her a bathing suit, flip flops, a dress, and some candies.

Mommy to Tristan & Aria Due April 15 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Dundee, Kentucky 619 posts
31st Mar '13

my son is almost 11 months and I just got a couple little candies (aside from the chocolate bunny cuz we all know its for me hehe) and some hot wheels and a stuffed animal. I figure he can taste a few of the candies and since he wont really remember its no big deal to me. Oh and he got 8 dr Seuss books too. He loves books :)

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" Eh, we do a bit for Easter. We bought ... [snip!] ... maybe a piece a day or every other day and it seriously lasts until Halloween."</blockquote> It doesn't go bad o_0"


Candy actually stays good like 10-12 months if you store it in a cool/dry place or freeze it.

jo-jo 2 kids; Australia 2181 posts
31st Mar '13

My boys got 1 Chocolate Easter rabbit each and dh and I his 20 medium sized Cadbury choc eggs.
They then had an Easter egg hunt at my parents house after lunch. We hid 80 Eggs then we share them out evenly between all the kids. My parents dont buy them chocolate they always buy them winter pyjamas.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
31st Mar '13

We got:



Pool goggles (he outgrew his from last year), a soccer ball (his popped in a freak accident 3 weeks ago, 3 matchbox cars, 2 boxes angry bird fruit snacks, a choc bunny.




Also hiding about 50 eggs. Half real and half plastic. Plastic ones have ONE starburst or small tootsie roll in each.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16806 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Mama to A ♥:" A lot of people go crazy, but we don't. My mom never did either. Just a little candy, maybe some outside ... [snip!] ... normally. lol She won't remember it, but a lot of people thought I was crazy for not really wanting to give her a basket. :)"


Yeah last year I didn't get him one at all and people thought I should have. I did buy him a few things that he needed. I bought him an easter outfit (that he wore), another outfit, snacks and a sippy cup. But I didn't really buy a basket, I just kinda used it. Lol. He was only around 8ish months last year too.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16806 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting PurpleDurple:" No I didn't go all out. I've seen people who have and thought is it Christmas :? I go her a coloring ... [snip!] ... bunny. Princess shoes, 2 pairs of sandals and 2 shirts both 2 for 6 at the children's place. Oh and a Dora pack pack."


Yeah I have seen a few people that have bought like 3-4 items that had to have been like $20 each and I'm like :shock:. I just don't think it's one of those holidays to go all out on, a few little things is good.

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7158 posts
31st Mar '13

I probably go kind of big for Easter, but I don't spend too much. I get a lot of stuff at the Dollar Tree, and then got him a few more expensive items (such as a race track, a set of cars, and Rise of the Guardians on DVD). I also get him and my two nieces each a little basket full of little goodies, and then hide those during their Easter egg hunt. Easter was my favorite holiday as a child, so I get overly excited about it and bake a ton of desserts and stuff.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
31st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mom2William&Michael:</b>" Candy actually stays good like 10-12 months if you store it in a cool/dry place or freeze it."</blockquote>



Yup! I filled our eggs with leftover Halloween candy in hoarded for this reason :)

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" I see a lot of pics tonight of parents posting what the easter bunny got their kids and it's A LOT. Some ... [snip!] ... spending a fortune on stuff to go in an easter basket. Is it just me or do a lot of people give their kids huge easter baskets?"


I would love to spoil my kids, but due to financial reasons we cant and they don't even notice and they are happy with what they get. I don't think parents should kill themselves financially to buy a huge basket for Easter, I mean this is probably just me and I'm sure other christian moms, but I think people forget what that day really stands for and go overboard with candy. Not my family, we remind our kids what its about not the candy or Easter bunny. I actually bought all their candy at the dollar tree (where everything is a dollar) lol.

PurpleDurple 1 child; 41119 posts
31st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:</b>" Yeah I have seen a few people that have bought like 3-4 items that had to have been like $20 each and ... [snip!] ... $20 each and I'm like :shock:. I just don't think it's one of those holidays to go all out on, a few little things is good."</blockquote>




Everything I got was 18$ paid with a with a gift card, the shirts and shoes I brought with a gift card to. So I didn't pay for anything :P