Today we’ve got all the best tips and Easter basket basics from Kim at Kensington Way! How beautiful are all of these baskets? Who knew grass was key, and we absolutely love the ceramic crate idea! Welcome, Kim!
“My favorite family traditions have always been centered around holidays. For Easter, I loved dyeing eggs with my family, wearing a new dress to church on Easter Sunday and running around the yard looking for candy-filled eggs. Now that I am a mom, I am excited to continue these types of traditions with my own kids. Our son Benjamin is only 15 months old, so he won’t get much out of an Easter basket this year, but since these fun baskets are one of my favorite Easter traditions, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ideas and tips on how to assemble the perfect Easter basket.
Pick your container: While baskets are typically used, there are so many other great options to use as the container for your Easter treats. I love these ceramic cartons—they come in beautiful pastel colors and two different sizes so you can use the smaller size to do mini baskets, or use the larger one for a bigger basket. I also love small pails like this one—it’s another great option to make individual mini baskets instead of one big basket. Any type of bowl, basket, platter or box will work!
Create layers: The key to making an Easter basket look good and not just a mess of grass and candy is to create layers. Always start with a layer of “grass”—I prefer paper or straw grass, but plastic grass works well too. (You will need more grass than you think because everything else you put in the basket will weigh it down, so make sure you use a lot). Once you’ve put the grass in your container, add your larger items first: homemade sugar cookies, candy-filled eggs and small stuffed animals are bigger items I like to put in my Easter basket. Next, add your smaller items: jelly beans, chocolate eggs and bunnies and any other type of candy can be sprinkled throughout the rest of the basket. (You can see this past post on my blog for my homemade sugar cookie recipe—they are the best sugar cookies and are so easy to make!)
Personalize your basket: Depending on who your basket it for, it’s fun to add a small personal gift or handwritten note. Small stuffed animals or dolls, mini trucks and bubbles are fun for babies and younger children. Nail polish, stationary, lip gloss, books and movies are some fun ideas for kids who are a little older.
I hope this gives you some fun ideas to create the perfect Easter basket for your family and friends! Happy Easter!” WHERE TO SHOP:
Baskets and grass via Michael’s
Ceramic cartons via Anthropologie
Bunny via Nordstrom
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