Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby's First Easter Basket

Of course I am SO excited to be filling Harper's first Easter basket... I live for this stuff! Although our little sweat pea can't enjoy pastel colored peanut M&Ms quite yet (mommy can!) I still want to give her a basket full of goodies to remember her first Easter. I thought I'd share the contents with you in case anyone is looking for any last minute basket fillers for your little chickies :)



 The Velveteen Rabbit & The Tales of Peter Rabbit (classic bunny books!)
My First Easter Bib (found at Target)

We got her an adorable Easter Basket from Pottery Barn, with a pink & white striped liner that has her name on it. And before I fill it with all of her goodies, I have to put her inside of it for some pictures! I'm sure she will just love it & be extremely cooperative....
I can't wait to start lots of family traditions this year for all of the Holidays... these are the things that I have looked forward to my whole life. I saw on pinterest the other day the idea to put glow sticks inside plastic eggs for a glow in the dark Easter Egg hunt... genius!! I'd love to hear any fun Easter traditions or fun things you all do with your little ones!

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable! One tradition that my mom started with me was every Easter I would receive a small little bunny in my basket. Small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. My favorite was a little white bunny with a pink tulle ballerina tutu. I still have every bunny and hope to give them to my little munchkin coming in June.

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  2. My Grama used to attach a thing of yarn to our baskets, weave it all around the house/yard, then hide the basket. We would get the end of the string and then have to go on an obstacle course hunt by following the yarn until we got to the basket at the end. Harper is definitely still too small but it'll be fun for the future!

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  3. Oh how cute! I can't wait to make my little princess her first Easter basket. I look forward to seeing everyone's traditions. Happy Easter to Baby Harper! ;)

    Marissa
    The Simple Swan
    A fashion, beauty, and maternity blog

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  4. I love how you are so obsessed with holidays! I love easter especially the candy! Can't wait to see Harper in her easter outfit!

    gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  5. Our little one recieved the Jellycat bunny for her first Easter. Four years later it is "the bunny" a well loved, very aged, version of its former self. Great Pick!

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  6. ADORABLE ideas!! Definitely plan to do this next year for my little guy! :)

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  7. My family always made bunny footprints outside the front door. Cut out a footprint from a paper plant and dust a mixture of flour and glitter. It's one of the most memorable things from my childhood! That and reindeer poop in the yard Christmas morning (prunes in the grass)

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  8. That is the same basket I got for my little man last year! A tip my mom taught me: get the recycled paper Easter "grass" and then store it in a ziploc so you don't have to by more each year :)

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  9. when I was little, the easter bunny used to leave a basket at the end of my bed with eggs.. there were "powder" footprints throughout the house out to the front door so you could tell the easter bunny had hopped his way through the house. I have a 2 and half year old and a one and half year old and I will start this tradition. We'll also dangle a carrot from the bedroom door so the easter bunny can take a bite and he knows which room he has been to!

    last year I took photos of them in ears eating chocolate.. this year is going to be one big mess but looking forward to it. Happy Easter to your beautiful family from us in Australia xx

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  10. Very cute! We plant jellybeans in the backyard and magically on Easter morning huge lollipops have sprouted there. Very cute and fun. Everyone loves it!

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  11. Everything is so cute-- Loved the Velveteen Rabit as a kid :)

    Hubby and I were JUST talking about how we didn't know what to even do for Easter this year... how sad! We are newlyweds, with no kiddos yet, and our families don't have any plans. I was like, " I NEED TO START TRADITIONS!!!" ;)

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  12. You must add good night moon, and pat the bunny to your list. Both are quintessential chidlren's books. Take it from this children's librarian!

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  13. What a sweet first Easter Basket! The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorites. In fact, son eldest son is reading it in our home school for a book review!

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  14. Pat the Bunny would be another cute Easter book since it's a touch & feel. Maybe next year when she can actually enjoy it :)

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  15. hi i've been following your site for awhile. what a cute set. love the bunny and the wooden teethers!
    an idea..why not change your due date banner to a 1st bday banner?

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  16. adorable!! I can't wait to celebrate holidays with my baby!!

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  17. Growing up got our basket for our first Easter and that was always our basket and the Easter bunny would hide our basket anywhere in the house and we had to find it.. Also for me my mom got my a new decorative egg every year and tied it to the handle of my basket

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  18. LOVE this!! I didn't know what to for Olivia's first easter so we are doing books, headbands, hair clips and cute shoes :)

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  19. Love this! I've become obsessed with picking out easter basket items for my 1 year old. You should def check out the "The Easter Egg" by Jan Brett, beautiful illustrations! And since your little one will be one next year here is what else i put in her basket...sidewalk chalk (egg shaped), letter magnets for the fridge, goldfish carton, Lift the Flap bible, and Piggy Paint (baby safe nail polish for $8).

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  20. My mom made bunny prints throughout the house wherever there was an egg. You use a cotton ball with baby powder and it looks like the bunny has left his tail marks all over! My 7 year old loves it and my 2 1/2 year old will love it this year for sure! I am also going to have my 7 year old go on a scavenger hunt for her basket...follow clues to different eggs around the house. Now tha she can read it will be lots of fun! Love your posts and seeing all the fun things you have!

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  21. My baby girl was given that bunny in dark brown last Easter, and it is her hands-down favorite toy. She keeps it in her crib and needs it to fall asleep. Even though Bunny is washed frequently, he has held up to her toddler antics (she's 14 months old), and we have high hopes that it will last for many more! I hope your little one loves her bunny as much as ours does! Those Jellycats are made to last!

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  22. I love reading through all of these traditions. At the same time, I was hoping to see more with ties to the real meaning behind this holiday. I want my daughter to grow up knowing the significance of this day. Anyone have some ideas for those types of traditions? I would love to hear those. :)

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  23. I really wish that I'd seen your blog while I was pregnant with my daughter who is now almost 7 months old. You have so many great ideas and can't wait to continue reading everything!

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