Dear Diary, This morning, my sister asked me if I was making my daughter an Easter basket. When I said no, she was surprised, since I am a huge holiday fan and normally go above and beyond to celebrate. We plan to go to church and dinner at my parents, but I didn’t plan to purchase candy. Not because I’m anti-Easter baskets rather I’m anti-buying my 20-month-old lots of sweet treats that I’ll end up eating. Instead, I’m giving her a Hello Kitty doll dressed up as a bunny and several pairs of shoes–she has a shoe addiction at an early age. As a child–heck even as an adult, I look forward to celebrating Resurrection Sunday, eating Cadbury Cream Eggs and I asked DFTM mommies if they planned to buy a basket. I wanted to share their answers, which may spark creativity or start a tradition in your home. Candy Christel Deen-Doucette: My kids got so much from preschool I still have Valentines Day candy. I got them a medium egg each with a couple goodies in it. Dad got a basket with one type of candy. The rest were water guns for the boys and Hello Kitty dolls for my daughter. Ayanna Jackson: My mom and I would always dye easter eggs and make a basket with candy. As I got older she always got me a new pair of pajamas in my favorite color purple! Mostly Gifts Mandy Gonzalez: I get them a new swimsuits, flip flops and something small but personal. My daughter loves duct tape. She’s pretty amazing with it–makes wallets, bows, doll dresses, etc. I don’t do a lot of candy just a small chocolate bunny and their favorite candy bar. Chelle Kelley: We do very minimal candy and mainly stick to a couple books, one movie, one game or toy, maybe some smaller toys like match box cars or tub toys for the baby. Michelle Rodden: I always got a swim suit new towel and summer outfit in my basket. We didn’t really do candy. Ebony Scott: Yes, I will make an Easter basket, but there won’t be any candy since my guy is only 7-months-old. Egg Hunts Tamika Dixon: I’m scattering Easter eggs in the backyard and encouraging my nearly two-year-old to collect them. Religious Observance Christel Deen-Doucette: I love that my daughter knows the true meaning of Easter. She goes to a Christian private school, and they did a coloring book about the meaning of Easter not bunnies or eggs. I still get them a little something however. Nikki Evans: What does an Easter basket symbolize anyway? My children will only see them in stores. Hey DFTM Fam–What are you putting in your little one’s basket this Sunday? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.