It’s almost Easter – are you ready? Dinners, decorations, Easter baskets, and family gatherings make the holiday memorable but require a lot of planning. Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather bloggers to share their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you!
Ok, so here we are at another high candy holiday. The upside to Easter is that rather than getting tons of candy from anonymous households, Easter baskets tend to come from close relatives like Grandma and Grandpa. Is it possible to let your child indulge in sweet treats, keep their allergies in check AND create a nontoxic basket? It sure is!
Step 1: Reuse a basket or buy a woven one.
Let’s start off right and just get rid of the plastic. Sure, you won’t have a bright green basket, but you can have a lovely natural look and feel that your kids will love, once you decorate! I used basic paper glue for mine and a ribbon – easy as pie! Or go to town with bows, flowers and more.
Step 2: Fill it with recyclable materials
If you have a paper shredder, try old wrapping paper that’s not themed for Christmas, or grocery bags if they can be safely shredded as well or buy recycled paper grass. I use biodegradable moss found at my local craft store for a few dollars. Just stay away from plastic grass!
Step 3: Buy wooden toys to fill it.
Wooden toys are safe because they don’t contain plastic and, of course, they are biodegradable! These are perfect for younger children. You can buy anything from building blocks to dolls to food toys and keep sustainability top of mind.
Step 5: Fill it with healthy treats.
You don’t need to resort to fruit – unless your child really enjoys that! Go to your nearest health food store and ask for advice on chocolate, gummies, and lollipops that are free of dairy and glutens, low in sugar or made without GMOs. Or, if your child has a lot of allergies, make your own with cocoa butter or organic cacao or carob, using natural sweeteners.
Step 5: Add craft toys.
When I think of Easter baskets, I think of crafts so add crayons, markers, and art supplies – making sure you don’t include clays made with glutens. Sidewalk chalk is wonderful for an Easter basket, the kids will play with it for hours. Keep it eco-friendly by avoiding products in plastic packaging.
Step 6: Add a plant.
Easter is the first holiday of spring and the theme of new life is perfect for Christian families. Teach your child to appreciate nature by adding a seedling that your family can raise together. Size it for your home or apartment – big enough for an indoor planter or outdoor garden. Nurture it together to give your children something fun to enjoy together and as a reminder of this holiday.
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