Easter Baskets

Now my girls are older, I thought that this year they would not want an Easter egg hunt. How wrong I was! After I had hidden the eggs, they had fun looking for the stash. Me? I had fun arranging their findings afterwards in the baskets they have used for ten egg hunts:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
This year’s Easter Baskets. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I arranged their collection so that they could enjoy the sight of their chocolate while they are eating it. A few years ago, my husband and I decided to spend the money on buying the better quality chocolate even though it means the children have less chocolate to hunt. The result? The girls get a Lindt bunny, carrot, chicken and ladybug with a few little eggs thrown in. Thought that this year I would buy an Aero egg and a KitKat bar for them to try in addition to the solid bunny.

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Close-up of Easter chocolate. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

To continue the tradition I started so many years ago, the girls found a little something else to put in their basket. My one daughter loves Pikachu so when I saw the small stuffy, I knew I had to get it for her. Unfortunately there were no other Pokemon available in the store, so I matched the adorable pokemon with a Hello Kitty stuffed toy.

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Pickachu and Easter chocolate. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

My girls have their baskets on display on their dresser and are slowly eating their chocolate. I guess I will not have to organise dessert for a while 🙂

Do you still arrange Easter egg hunts?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by Jake’s prompt this week: Easter)

 

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44 thoughts on “Easter Baskets

          1. From cheap to expensive: Leonidas (not bad), Neuhaus (yum!), Marcolini (heaven!). You can also check out local chocolateries and some bakers sell them as well. And then there are also supermarkets 🙂

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  1. You know dear Colline, this is not in my culture but I love this time of year and my childhood years passed in Germany, so, memories coming up… still I love to have these kind of baskets… Thank you, love, nia

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    1. I like what you say Nia. You don’t have to follow a certain culture to enjoy what these baskets look like. Glad they could bring back some beautiful memories for you 🙂

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  2. Oh, they love the hunts. We paid for a commercial one, but it was a swizz. They just handed them out. Still, we did our own thing in the garden. They really had lit-up faces.

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  3. So good to continue this custom. I encouraged one of my daughters in law to start this with her 2 1/2 year old. We always did this with our children as they were growing up and they loved it.

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    1. It is something that they always remember. When they were younger they would squeal in delight when they found something. I also bought those plastic eggs and would put stickers inside, or erasers. They enjoyed those too.

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  4. I love chocolate myself, but the little ones seem to get too much cheap chocolate every Easter … too many people buying them eggs and they get them at pre-school too … I have little rabbit of good chocolate put away for a treat when she has forgotten the Easter binge 🙂 When the other grandchildren were small we had some wonderful egg hunts!

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  5. Mom always put some sort of gift in our baskets, too, Colline. Nothing major but just a little something that she though we’d like. Today, my dog is on a constant hunt, looking for something to grab and play with. 🙂

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  6. Colline, the Easter Bunny will always come to visit. You may decide that it is time to stop him from visiting, but your kids will not! Even at the age of 24 and21! We were reminded this year that we shouldn’t forget! And we didn’t. Some traditions are just too special. And it actually doesn’t natter what brand the chocolate, it is the thought! But I agree, Marcolini is well just wonderful…I however world rather eat that myself than leave it for the kids to sample.

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    1. I love that it has become a tradition. I am wondering whether the girls will want to continue it with me until they have their own children. Now what fun that would be ! 🙂

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  7. Looks like your girls are going to enjoy Easter egg hunts for many years, my grandson loved it, I thought up an idea to help him learn as he hunted as he is only two, I took pictures of various garden ornaments and printed them out, he got to identify the picture to locate the eggs.
    Cheers
    Ian

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