Why should kids have all the fun? This Easter, surprise your nearest and dearest with a sophisticated twist on the traditional Easter basket. For a grown-up twist, swap out those plastic eggs and cellophane grass in favor of a few handcrafted marshmallows, a rainbow of macarons, and an elegant bottle of bubbly. Watch the video to learn how to dress up a basket of your own.
Why should kids have all the fun? This Sunday, offer your loved ones a creative, up-to-the-moment take on the classic children's Easter basket — only this time, make sure it has a grown-up twist. From champagne flutes and bubbly to handmade marshmallows and beyond, this assortment will take your handmade Easter basket to a sophisticated level. Click through for more ideas, then be sure to watch our how-to video for even more tips.
Happy Easter! Did someone in your family or circle of friends receive a cute basket from the Easter Bunny today? If so, I bet all of you eco-savvy Casa readers aren't going to just throw that basket out. Instead, think about how you could reuse it!
For this latest How Would You post, I'd like you to think outside the home-decorating box and find some creative ways to repurpose a woven Easter basket. How would you use it in your home? In what room? For what purpose? Would you use it for holding bath products? For craft projects? For jewelry? Add anything to it? Repaint or refinish? Leave a comment below and let me know how you'd fit a woven Easter basket in your home.
You've seen the Easter Candy breakdown. You cast your vote for your favorite Easter Candy over on YumSugar...and now you're thinking maybe I should make a healthy Easter Basket. Well you know I am going to second that option. I am going to go so far as to give you some suggestions.
- Carrots - The Easter Bunny likes to share
- Fresh fruit
- Homemade cookies that are filled with healthy ingredients like oats, raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, and dark chocolate chips
- Bars of Dark chocolate
- Dark chocolate covered peanuts, pretzels, or raisins
- Mini banana bread muffins
- An exercise DVD
- A scented candle
- Hand soap shaped like bird's eggs (my girls love these)
- A jar of all fruit jam
- Granola bars
- A potted plant
- Small picture frames
- Herbal teas and a mug
- A CD of relaxing music
- Silly Putty - it comes in its own egg
- For kids: a coloring book, colored pencils, puzzles, small toys, stuffed bunnies, stickers, play-doh, magnets, disposable cameras, packets of seeds and gardening tools, plastic eggs filled with coins, beads, and books about Easter.
Fit's Tips: I don't believe in denying yourself anything, especially during special family and holiday times. Make sure you do enjoy yourself (and the treats), and try the things you love, just don't go overboard and eat the ENTIRE 12 inch chocolate bunny in one sitting.