Favorites for Easter

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With spring comes all of the excitement of Easter. From brunch ideas to baskets and what to wear, check out some of our favorites as you enjoy this special day.

Easter, Easter Baskets

Easter Basket Ideas:

Looking for an Easter basket that is already done for you? We love the Double-Bunny Easter Basket that is perfect for two kids. Avaiable on GourmetGiftBasket.com, these baskets contain a bunny and there are plenty of snacks and other treats for the two of them to share. Snacks include a Chocolate Bunny, Peeps, M&Ms, Twizzlers, Laffy Taffy, Confetti Popcorn, Jawbreakers, Smarties and more. This basket also includes a Glow-In-The-Dark Frisbee, and other toys including, a Scratch-a-Sketch and a Fuzzy Face Pocket Travel Game.

We love the cute and classic baskets from Pottery Barn Kids. This includes basics like the Natural Sabrina Easter Basket to personalized options like the Blue Fairy Tulle Liners. You can also find your Easter Bunny online with our favorite being the ones from the Bunny Plush Collection.

Lands' End also has a great collection of baskets with some of our favorites being the Embroidered Easter Tote and the classic Easter Basket Tote that you can personalize.

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Easter Food Ideas:

Looking for some delicious Easter Brunch Ideas? We love the delicious ideas for McCormick where we discovered recipes such as the Cheesy Bacon and Egg Casserole, the Overnight French Toast, and the tasty Mini Ham & Egg Quiche.

Pillsbury also has some great ideas for brunch with some of our favorites being the Classic Monkey Bread, a recipe that is made with biscuits as it oozes with warm caramel and cinnamon and their Bunny Cookies where you can transform balls of Pillsbury® Create 'n Bake® cookie dough into tasty treats.

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Easter Candy and Snack Ideas:

The prize for Easter is chocolate and we have so many favorites this year. Starting with the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY, we are so excited to announce that not only is this little bunny delicious but he is also the only bunny that gives back, raising funds and awareness for Autism Speaks through a 10-cent donation for each bunny sold through April 20, 2014, up to $100,000. Some other favorites from Lindt include the delicious Lindt Carrot Boxes where each box includes favorites from this year’s Easter collection – Milk chocolate mini hollow figures, hazelnut crisp Bugs & Bees, hazelnut crisp Chocolate Carrots and LINDOR Milk Chocolate eggs and the LINDOR Milk Chocolate Mini Egg Bag where you and your kids can enjoy this delicious chocolate truffle.

For a healthier snack option, we love the NEW limited edition Easter Welch’s Fruit Snacks. This includes a collection of mixed fruits in a variety of various Easter-themed shapes including chicks, eggs, flowers and bunnies. Easter Welch’s Fruit Snacks are available now until Easter in select stores nationally for $4.99.

We also love the classic chocolates from Hershey's with some of our favorites being the Reese's Milk Chocolate Covered Egg, Cadbury Mini Eggs and much more!

Another healthy favorite is the selection of organic baby and toddler food items from Happy Family. Some of our favorites are the Happy Tot Best Friends toddler cookies where your toddler can enjoy a sweet assortment with the flavors Chocolate Pumpkin and Honey Buckwheat. We love how they are gluten-free and made with whole grains. Another favorite is the Happy Tot Greek Yogurt where your toddler enjoy enjoy a dose of protein and healthy fruits and veggies to help your tot grow big and strong.

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Non-Candy Easter Basket Goodies:

Sure, Easter is known for the colorful baskets filled with chocolates (don't worry we have that part covered as well), but there are also so many fun ways to enhance a basket with activities and small toys. Our favorite is the collection of cute personalized items from I See Me. This includes a Easter Coloring bookEaster/Spring themed placemat, and sticker sheets. I personalized these items for my girls and they loved seeing their names on the coloring books, placemats, and stickers that also brought with it hours of fun.

Another non-candy favorite is the cute Dreaming Bunny personalized plate from Dylbug. This bright green plate is a great way to celebrate Easter with a sweet little bunny on a BPA-free and dishwasher-safe plate.

We also love the cute personalized books from Put Me In The Story with the Easter releases, I’ll Never Let You Go >by Marianne Richmond and family favorite If I Could Keep You Little. Each Marianne Richmond title highlights the important relationship between parent and child in unique ways with beautiful pastel watercolor illustrations.

We also love adding toys to our Easter basket and some of our favorites are the Playmobil Eggs with such varieties as the Robo Gang Spy with Glider, Biker with Motorcycle, Flower Fairy with Enchanted Tree and the Native American Girl with Forest Animals where your kids can open them to reveal a hidden toy. For little kids we love the Go! Go! Smart Wheels® from VTech where they can learn about different letters and vehicle names through pretend play. A new ATV, convertible, and bulldozer, airplane and dump truck join a line-up that includes a car, van, truck, ambulance, fire truck, police car, tow truck, helicopter, cement mixer, tractor and two race cars. Older kids will love a new game from InnoTab® Software with some of our favorites being Doc McStuffinsSofia the First and Monsters University.

We also recommend the collection of toys from Hasbro with our Easter pick being a talking Furby Boom as your kids can learn to talk and interact with it.

Another fun toy to add to your basket is the new Calliou Talking Doll. As the first licensed toy of the Caillou brand, the Talking Doll features bright new school gear including a removable backpack and hat. The doll allows a whole new level of interaction between kids and Caillou, offering ten educational interactions meant to spark children’s creativity, including two quick and easy French words to learn and say. Imports Dragon joined the ranks of Caillou licensees in 2009, since then additional licensed merchandise for the brand include the award winning bath time series, play sets and figures..

We also like to include vitamins, and one of my favorites is the NatureSmart line of Disney and Marvel vitamins. We love the Finding Nemo, a line of a re-formulated Omega-3 fatty acids vitamin gummies, offering 142 mg—more than 40% more than other brand on the market.

Finally, we always make sure to include a new toothbrush in our baskets as a way to remind our kiddos how important it is to brush. Our new favorite is the subscription service from GoodMouth where you can get a new BPA-free toothbrush delievered to your house every 1, 2 or 3 months.

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Crafty Easter:

For a DIY Easter, we love the collection of ideas from Celebrate with Hershey's where you can discover fun projects to enhance your kids' Easter basket like the cool Basketball Basket and the fun Flowerpot Basket. They also have fun decor ideas like the Bunny and Chick Candy Holder and the Road Rally Easter Egg Hunt.

We also love getting crafty with Glue Dots, a fun and easy-to-use adhesive where you can create crafts, construct school projects, hang posters and display kids’ artwork around the house. For Easter, we love their Pinterest board where you can discover crafting ideas like the fun Happy Easter Topper.

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Easter Fashions: 

There are so many cute Easter fashions out there. We love the collection of cute and colorful finds for girls from The Children's Place with our favorite being the 3D Flower Tutu Dress and the Belted Lace Dress. You can also discover fun and vibrant matching accessories and shoes to easily complete the look. For girls, we also love the assortment of clothes from Catimini, the luxury Paris-based children's apparel and accessories brand. Each piece is made with amazing design and detail, these are the outfits you'll always remember and keep for a lifetime. For girls, we love the SPIRIT COUTURE BUBBLE DRESS and the SPIRIT ETHNIQUE WHITE FLORAL DRESS.

As for the boys, we love the cool blue chambray suit and the patchwork blazer from Chasing Fireflies. We also love Appaman's Fine Tailoring Collection with their fun Mini Mod Suits, perfect for Easter brunch that we loved paired with a striped tie.

For accessories, we love the cute hair ties from Emi-Jay, especially the Plaids & Florals line. Not only do they feature cute designs they won't pull or tug at your daughter's hair. Another accessories favorite is Adelaide NYC with their beautiful assortment of hair accessories & charm bracelets that add the finishing touches to any little one's outfit. For Easter, we love their cute Charm Bracelets and Headbands.

As for shoes, we suggest Umi Shoes, a brand that gives kids the comfort they need while exploring without sacrificing style. Some of our favorites for Easter include the Adeline B for girls and the Hectorr for boys. We also love CHOOZE shoes with their cute collection of patterns and prints that are purposefully mismatched and incredibly unique. Their comfort and style make them the perfect shoes to wear while sprinting from egg to egg. For Easter, we love the Baby WeeCHOOZE - Spring Garden and the Boys Slip-On - Scout in Clue.

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