Easter Baskets and Great Ideas for Your Easter Party

The Easter season is a time of great celebration and excitement for children and adults alike.  Easter is of course many things to many people.  For devout Christians, Easter marks the holiest day of the calendar, a time to reflect on the sacrifice, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  For children, of course, Easter represents a time to Easter baskets filled with get candy, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and other treats, all faithfully delivered by the Easter Bunny.

Easter is also a great time for parties, and spring has traditionally been the perfect time to celebrate new life and new opportunities.  More and more people are taking the opportunity to create fun and memorable Easter parties for their family and friends.

For a great table decoration, try transforming a plain white sheet into a great Easter tablecloth by sponge painting Easter eggs, bunnies and other fun shapes onto the sheet.  Use bright primary colors like blues, reds and yellows for a great result.  If you do your sponge painting using textile paints, the tablecloth will be able to stand up to washing and be used the next year.  When creating your tablecloth be sure to allow 24 hours for the paint to set.

You can create a great Easter napkin ring by threading a fine gauge elastic thread with jelly beans.  After the beans are strung, tie off the ends in the form of a circle and slide this great napkin ring over your rolled napkins.

When it comes to food for the Easter party, try creating cakes, cookies and pies in bright spring colors.  You may want to serve lemon meringue pie, strawberry custards and key lime pie at your celebration.  Not only are these deserts delicious but they are very festive and attractive as well.  The menu options for an Easter party are virtually endless, but many hosts like to keep the fare light.  Tableware, plates and napkins in bright pastel shades complete the look.

Easter Crafts
Of course no Easter celebration is complete without some Easter decorations, and kids love to make their own Easter crafts for the table and the room.  Let the kids use construction paper and patterns to create Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter Bunnies and other festive decorations.

We have all made our own Easter bonnets, and little girls continue to enjoy this time honored tradition.  To make your own Easter bonnet, cut a large foot long circle out of heavy poster board.  Use a compass to ensure a good circle.  After the circle is cut out attach a satin ribbon to the center of the circle, leaving a tail to tie the bonnet.  The finished bonnet can be enhanced with all manner of festive decorations, including paint, glitter, ribbons and lace.

For a  more adult Easter party, many hosts like to host a plant exchange.  The Easter season is a big one for gardeners, and an Easter party provides a great opportunity for guests to exchange cuttings and garden tips.  As everyone to bring plants from their garden to exchange, and provide each guest with a set of labels and some plastic nursery containers.

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Sending Easter baskets by mail is easy, fun and affordable. Shop online for children and adult Easter baskets and gift ideas. Buy the best Easter candy, bunnies and Easter baskets for delivery to grandchildren, kids, family and friends. Whatever your Easter celebration may hold, we hope you enjoy the beauty of Easter and find very special Easter gift baskets to share with friends and family while you're at it.

Easter Baskets and Candies of the 1950's and 60's

If you have a sweet tooth and grew up in the 1950ís and 60ís, Easter was a wonderful time of year. Easter baskets were used to collect the eggs you found out on the hunt, but they were also used to hold all your sweet Easter goodies. Some of the most popular Easter treats were: Reeseís Peanut Butter Eggs, Robinís Eggs, Peeps, Cadbury CrËme Eggs, and jelly beans.

And, of course, who could forget the chocolate Easter Bunny? During the Easter season, school-aged children would swarm the five-and-dime stores of the day, F.W. Woolworthís and S.S. Kresgeís (the predecessor to K-mart). Inside the variety stores, there were rows upon rows of chocolate bunnies in colorful pastel cardboard boxes with cellophane windows. Bunnies, as small as two inches tall, were made of solid chocolate, but the giant foot-tall variety of chocolate bunnies were hollow with sugar candy eyes.

If you lived in a typical household back then, Mom or Grandma made a big production of designing special Easter baskets for each child. Easter baskets were lined with green or clear cellophane straw and filled with the particular candy favorites of each recipient. Frequently, there were plastic break-apart eggs filled with nickels, dimes and pennies. (That was a fortune to a child back in those days!) When you came home from church, dressed in your Sunday best, your Easter basket, filled with all the delicious Easter candy and plush bunnies, would be waiting for you on the dining room table.

Easter is every bit as exciting today, for kids of all ages, as it was back then. Send one of our delightful Easter baskets to that special grandchild, best friend or good neighbor.

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