Holiday’s usually give me a little anxiety. The sugar consumption that goes along with the holiday’s make me nervous. If you are able to host your own Easter Egg hunt and can have control over the things inside, here is a great list of non-candy ideas to get you going.
nuts (be careful of allergies though, if other kids will be there)
yogurt covered rasins
baby carrots (Easter Bunny food!)
toys or hair bows, jewerly
Hot Wheel Cars
painted stones or cystals
marbles or bouncy balls
For Penelope’s Easter Basket. I always go with toys or non food things. This year, she is getting some new pool toys, a beach towel, a swimsuit and some art supplies. Every year I give her a swimsuit and towel, it’s one of our Easter traditions. My best friend’s mother did that for her growing up and I loved the idea. For us in Florida, Easter is the beginning of pool season. Sorry, don’t hate me. :)
I liked this mom’s ideas too, she put some garden seeds, a fruit leather, a new toothbrush and toothpaste.
I think rounding out both the eggs and the basket with some good quality candy and chocolate is a good idea too. I think a little sweets on holiday’s is fine. I don’t want to totally deprive Penelope of sweet things. So I am going to add some of candy from from companies that use real sugar, no food dyes and are fair trade, like this one:
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