Easter Basket Tips + Tricks With Limited Options

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Easter Basket

Easter is in a few days and we are still under the stay at home order.  However, I’ve put together a few tips and tricks to filling that Easter Basket!

Easter Basket Tips + Tricks

  1. Spring Cleaning – Clean, Organize & Identify What You Already Have
    1. Easter Basket, pails, buckets, pots, etc. – a container to hold everything
    2. Spring and Easter books – it’s amazing how many seasonal items people get (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween) and we tend to forget about them as the year goes by
    3. Leftover stickers, valentine’s day treats, party favors, etc. – these will be good Easter egg fillers
    4. Old Stuffed Animal (if applicable)
    5. Unopened Gifts (if applicable)
    6. Tissue Paper & Paper Shred – will be the filler for your basket
  2. Think of a Theme – They Sometimes Help You Put Everything Together & See What You Still Need
    1. Safari Theme
    2. Sports Theme
    3. Superhero
    4. Princess
    5. Summertime
  3. Forecast the Near Future and What Your Child Needs – This Will Help You Shop Smarter for your Easter Basket
    1. Sporting items: new baseball glove, soccer ball for the park, baseballs
    2. Dance items: new ballet slippers, a new tutu
    3. Swim Items: goggles, beach towels, water guns, pool rings
    4. Spring clothes: new shirts and shorts
    5. Spring accessories: sunglasses, hats
    6. Rain gear: umbrellas, raincoat
    7. School supplies: with kids being home now, they may need new items like a cool mouse or mousepad, etc.
    8. Beauty supplies (Tweens): nail polish, hair brush, hair ties
  4. Fill Up w/Food and Not Just Candy – Add these items to your next Instacart Order
    1. Favorite candies
    2. Raisins, dried fruit
    3. Crackers
    4. Popcorn
    5. Granola Bars
    6. Fruit snacks
  5. Shop Online (like now):
    1. Online Retailers like Amazon
    2. Brick and Mortar Retailers with shipping/curbside/drive-up pick-up like Target, Walmart, Nordstrom and Michaels
    3. Local mom and pop vendors in your community – most communities have their own Facebook group pages and it’s amazing what people sell. In our community, I found a lady making Easter cookie kits and another lady making personalized Easter eggs and someone was even selling custom crayons. All of these local vendors were offering porch pick-up or no contact delivery.

Last but not least, don’t forget the plastic eggs. Many stores still have them so order soon! Good luck on your Easter Basket creation.

Easter Basket

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Born and raised in Orange County from immigrant parents, Allison Melanio is an Xennial (mix of Gen X and Millennial) mom of three young children – Maddox (6), Macy (4) and Margaux (4 months). Her husband and two kids currently reside in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. Allison’s background includes an Entertainment PR Internship at Nickelodeon in NYC, a Journalism degree from CSULB and 11 years doing corporate communications and events at Altec, a software company in Laguna Hills, CA. Allison ended 2019 by resigning from her position at Altec and now works part time at Canon Medical Systems, USA as a Multimedia Specialist so she can devote more time to her young children. A typical Monday to Friday week for Allison includes two to three work days, a day to take the kids to Pretend City, Disneyland or the Park and a day to volunteer in her son’s PreK class and then them to ballet and karate. Allison loves making lists, exploring new places, planning (vacations, parties, and events) and making the most out of every day!