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,.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
<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 :)
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.
<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