I love celebrating holidays – especially now that we have kids. It makes it so much more fun to see their eyes light up on the morning of a special holiday.
What I don’t love, however, is all the money we spend to try to make them happy. I would prefer the focus be on the actual REASON for the holiday.
For Easter we were typically spending more than $50 per child not including a new outfit for church! Now that we have three kids to buy for, well, I was not about to spend $150 to fill their Easter baskets. No way! It’s just not necessary.
I decided to head to Dollar General to see if I could fill the boys’ baskets for under $20.
I didn’t want to fill them up with candy – yes, a little of that would be included – but I wanted to find other fun things too!
Wire basket – $1.50 each
Easter grass – $1.50 (1 bag split)
Toothbrush – $5.00 each
Chocolate bunnies – $.50 each
Pez dispenser – $1.00 each
Kite – $1.00 each
Playpacks with crayons – $2.00 each
Sports eggs with candy – $3.50 (1 bag split)
Grand total for each Easter basket – $13.00
Not too shabby, eh? I plan on making little tags with their names. I also bought a pink wire basket for Sawyer but I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to put in it! She is 14-months-old and would probably be happy just to play with the fake grass! But I’ll figure something out I’m sure.
I know our boys will be so happy with these baskets and bonus that they didn’t cost us an arm and a leg!
I found all of this at Dollar General but my guess is Dollar Store, Dollar Tree and Big Lots would have similar options.