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I decided pretty early on that traditional Easter baskets weren’t the way I wanted to go. I’d love to say it was coming from a “minimalist” perspective or that I was trying to save the environment, but really it came down to a storage issue. If it was something we could reuse, then I wouldn’t have to worry about storing one.more.thing.
The first year I did it I got some confused looks from my three.
It’s almost as if they were saying, “What the heck, that’s no Easter basket, lady!”
These days they’ve become accustomed to the non-traditional style Easter baskets.
After years of watching me in the kitchen, I noticed my three wanting to help out more and more. I’d have them do little things like help with adding ingredients and mixing in ingredients as toddlers, and then they started reading recipe steps as they became readers. I figured I’d hone in on this budding passion, and go for a cooking/baking/chef Easter basket theme.
I was in luck the year I planned this because there just so happened to be a local cooking store that was going out of business. I got some great closing deals on some of the items, but I probably got the majority of items on Amazon. To be completely honest, I decided on the bundt pans because I got a great “going out of business” deal, so feel free to use mixing bowls or something else you might think you’d get more use out of. I have seen some cute, colorful bundt pans on Amazon if you do decide to go that route.
Some of the other favorite items I used to fill the bundt:
- Eco-friendly reusable napkins
- Kid sized oven mitts
- Laminated kid sized aprons
- Cooking utensils
- Fun cookie cutters
- Stainless steel kids utensils
- Kids cook book
My kids were so surprised, and absolutely loved all the goodies. Soon, I’m betting they’ll be writing their own recipes!
Take a look at some of my other Easter basket ideas here.