Thursday, March 21, 2019

Easy & Affordable #Easter Basket Ideas + My Fav Easter Books

Easter will be here before you know it and chances are if you're like me you like to plan ahead ;) I'm going to share with ya'll some super easy and affordable Easter basket idea's and tips on how to get the best bang for your buck.

I have 3 children and I try to set a budget so that I don't overspend. I like to have 1 'WOW' item such as a new dvd or video game (depending on the age of your little one) and then a few small items plus some candy. I try to limit candy and just do a few chocolate eggs, jelly beans or LifeSaver gummies.



Ideas:


  • Movies
  • Books
  • Video Game
  • Barbie doll
  • Lego's
  • Play Doh
  • Squishies
  • Hot Wheels
  • Stuffed animals
  • Beanie Boo's
  • Bubbles
  • Chalk
  • Hula Hoop
  • Rock Tumbler
  • Art Set
  • Magazine
  • Watch
  • gift card to ChickFilA (or whatever their favorite fast food place is)
  • new swimsuit
  • beach towel
  • nail polish
  • spring socks
  • spring pj's
  • Slime kit

Check your local churches for Easter Egg Hunt's and sign your kids up! My kids love to go to Easter Egg Hunts this time of year. Also, don't forget to purchase a kit to dye your own Easter eggs at home. I love these Eggmoji eggs!

Some of my favorite Easter books include:
Pete The Cat: Big Easter Adventure
How To Catch the Easter Bunny
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
Happy Easter Mouse! (board book)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit  (board book)
Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs? (board book)
The Berenstain Bears: Easter Sunday
Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter
Minnie Easter Bonnet Parade
The Night Before Easter


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Thursday, March 7, 2019

How To Create A Budget Friendly St Patrick's Day For Your Kids #StPatricksDay

St. Patrick's Day is going to be here before you know!! My kids are really into the whole Leprechaun visit and they love pinching people who aren't wearing green. I am going to share with you some really budget friendly ways to make St. Patrick's Day special for your little one's!


First off, you just need a few things from the store. Pick up some green food coloring, Lucky Charms cereal, and some yellow cake mix and icing of your choice. Add the green food coloring to the yellow cake mix and bake following instructions on the box. The cake (or cupcakes) will be green and super festive! Add a few Lucky Charms to the top of the cake after you ice it. You could serve the cake for dessert on St. Patrick's Day or even for a snack after school.

It's fun to decorate the kitchen table the morning of St. Patrick's Day with some festive beads to go along with the theme. Most of the items I use to decorate the kitchen table I already had lying around the house. Hobby Lobby also has a lot of great St. Patrick's Day decorations. Start the day out with  really easy and fun St. Patrick's Day breakfast: green pancakes!! What kid doesn't love pancakes?! Dye the mix green and use a shamrock mold to shape the pancakes if you have a shamrock cookie cutter. If not, just making the green pancakes will do! A fun touch is green sprinkles and whipped cream. Don't forget to add green food coloring to the milk!!
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When your little's are home from school you could serve them some super cute green snacks (check out my Pinterest board for lots of fun ideas)  I personally love the green popcorn idea!

                                                    Homemade St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids, Green Popcorn, DIY St Patricks Day Treats:

Make the day fun and creative with surprises around every corner. You could even leave a few gold coins under your child's pillow the night before or in their backpacks.




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