Sometimes, I’m that mom who waits until the last minute to get everything organized for a holiday or celebration. This year is no different with the exception that I also decided to blog about it.
Truth be told, I kind of forgot that Easter was approaching. Well, not really. I knew it was coming up. But I sort of kinda of forgot that in preparation of Jesus’ weekend, I also needed to go out and find all the proper fillings for a certain seven year old’s Easter basket. Thank you, Cooper, for casually mentioning the other night in passing that you were excited to hunt for eggs this weekend.
So yesterday I made my weekly Target run and found all the Easter essentials. With Coop being a little older, I try and find items that I know he’ll actually like + use. I avoided anything overly-Eastery – meaning no Easter themed books this year, and I also tried to stay away from excessive sugar. That’s right – in the Funderburk household, we’re all about sugar free Easter baskets. Ish. I may have thrown in a couple of his faves. Everything in moderation, right?!
Easter Baskets for the Baseball Lover
Instead of purchasing chocolate covered everything, we’re opting instead this year to fill his eggs with a little bit of money, a few pieces of candy, and I even found a larger egg that will house baseball cards (not pictured but you can snag one from Party City).
Since Coop is absolutely obsessed with all-things-Baseball, I tried to find the essentials that I knew he’d love in his baseball-themed Easter Basket, with a couple treats and other goodies along the way.
Party City had a ton of Cubs gear; a bucket serving for his basket this year (I truthfully wish it were a little bigger, but given that I waited until the last minute to shop, I’m just thankful I found something local). They also had super cute little chocolate balls wrapped in baseball paper. I chose 7, since that’s his number, and Cubs pencils; since we’re trying to teach him to use a pencil every night on his homework instead of a red pen.
After that I was on a roll; I had planned on going to BAM and trying to find a book about the Cubs, and then I was going to get online and order a W flag. But.. I decided to not put the pressure on myself for creating the perfect basket, and instead, focus on the things that I knew Coop would love. So I grabbed a few of his favorite snacks, a track jacket in his favorite color, a new water bottle because he just broke his main one this week, the Sandlot 2 (I’m sure it won’t live up the standards of the first, but it was only $5, so..), and a few books – because this child inherited his love of reading from his mama.[show_shopthepost_widget id=”3552042″]
I’m curious to know what goodies you like to fill your kids’ Easter Baskets with! Drop some of your favorite items below so I can start a collection of ideas for next year and hopefully get an earlier start! 😉
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