How to Make The Perfect Easter Basket for an Older Child
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As many of you know we only have one child, who has now flown the coop. However, she is a big kid at heart and being an only child she is spoiled so each year we continue with the Easter Basket tradition. While we don’t always hide eggs for her to find, sometimes we do a few hard to find ones with cash in them. I’m not talking hundreds of dollars, some have ones, fives, tens and a twenty. But there is a caveat, if she doesn’t find them on Easter we get to keep the contents inside. There have been a few that have been really hard to find, so the “Easter Bunny” made back a few dollars. But it is always fun watching her search common places before really digging in and looking hard. She also has to clean up her mess that she makes in the mean time while hunting so it’s almost like a win win.
But believe it or not we aren’t that strict and we still do an Easter Basket for her and now her boyfriend. (They are always together so I feel bad leaving him out). So we end up doing two, but with firm budgets in place for all of the goodies that go into them. Last year we capped it at $40 and were able to put lots of fun things in their “baskets” and so we are thinking about the same thing for this year. But this year we are going with a theme and we are on the fence as to which to go with…A Cardinals Baseball Hat themed basket or a Tackling Box themed basket. They both love either theme and would be perfect for them both, so I will have to see which I end up with at a later time.
For now, we will be heading out to our local K-Mart to do some shopping for this year’s baskets. Why K-Mart? Because they have a wide selection of goodies to put into the Easter baskets but they are also a great place to pick up groceries and save money at the same time. Bonus for me and you and I will buy a couple of these special items to add to the baskets, because who can turn down such a great deal??
Easter 6-pack candy or Lindt Gold Bunny for .50 on Sale (We always have a bunny in our baskets, and be sure to pick it up by 4/8!) Another Easter basket staple for us is Easter Packaged Chocolates for $1.50 on sale, from 4/9-4/15! But be sure to pick up other goodies while you are there because you can earn 25% in points with $10+ of Smart Sense Food & Drug Products at Kmart, talk about a great way to save, be sure to take advantage of the additional savings by 5/1!
While I would love to include a picture for you all to see, that won’t be possible until after Easter because I would hate to ruin the surprise for them
Attention Kmart shoppers, Bluelight Specials are back! If you missed the deal while you were in the store, don’t worry. You can find Bluelight Specials online and get notified when the next one happens with the Kmart app, too!