Gotta love this time of year y’all, we are feeling so blessed! The flowers bloom and the sun shines a little bit brighter for a little bit longer. With Easter just around the corner, it’s the season of new beginnings, new hopes, and new joys! We are dreaming of the day were we can share all our favorite goodies in our homemade Easter baskets! But what’s in them you ask? Below are our Easter basket essentials!
Let’s get to it.
Something to read:
Giving an Easter basket is a great opportunity to give the gift of books and reading! We just love loading baskets with a good read or passing on our favorite books. It can be anywhere from a well-known book of stories to a book about silly tales! Here are some ideas…
- A novel or a new book series
- Crossword puzzles or other puzzle books
- Coloring books (don’t forget the colored pencils!)
- Coffee table cook or cookbook (Can we recommend our friend, Christy Jordan’s cookbook, “Sweetness”? So many great recipes in here y’all).
Something to watch:
Give the gift of entertainment this Easter! Some tips are…
- DVD or Blu- Ray of the latest release
- Tickets to go see a movie at a theater or drive in
- Tickets to a show and support a local theater
Something to play with:
Let us not forget the toys y’all. Always remember to put a small toy of some kind in an Easter Basket. We like to stick to the classics!
- Pool floats
- Toy trucks or figurines
- Sidewalk chalk
- Bubbles (kids loooove bubbles!)
Candies, cookies! The list can go on and on Sweeties! Easter baskets are ideal for loading up on the sweet treats. You can even take this opportunity to home bake that new recipe you have been wanting to try! Some classics to keep in mind:
- Chocolate bunnies
- Marshmallow chicks or ducks
- Gummy bears (or anything gummy!)
- Coconut eggs
- Homemade cookies & brownies
- Add a cute and unique item to your basket. One of a kind treasures will help make the basket stand up from all of the rests! Here are some of our favorites...
Dying Easter Eggs with Tea!
Of course, no Easter Basket is complete without some dyed Easter eggs tucked in. Try a new spin on the tradition and dye eggs using tea. Yes tea y’all! You can make vibrant, colorful eggs & they can be eaten as a snack later too! BONUS! Ahhh, the smell of vinegar takes us back to the good ‘ol days, dying eggs with the family! Dying Easter eggs is a wonderful way to bring the family to the table and bring out everyone’s inner artist!
What you will need:
- Hard-boiled eggs.
- Paper towel or newspaper.
- Bowl or cup deep enough to totally submerge an egg.
- Tongs, egg dipper, or spoon.
- White vinegar.
- Tea bags of your choice (flavor teas work best!)
- Bring water to a boil, fill and steep 4 to 5 tea bags per 8oz of water.
- After tea has steeped for 10-15 minutes, pull the tea bags out, and add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to each bowl or cup.
- Submerge eggs.
- Leave eggs submerged for 4 hours. If you prefer a darker color, leave them in for a few more hours. Keep checkin' on them!
- Remove the eggs, set to dry, and enjoy!
We are loving what the folks over at Say Yes used tea to dye their Easter eggs! Check it out here.
Sweet Tip! Give this a try with our Southern Breeze Peach, Lemon, and Raspberry flavors and see how bright you can make your eggs!
Something to sip on:
Lastly y’all, some sweet tea to sip on. With all the indulging in Easter goodies, we don’t wanna have to worry about more calories or sugar! Get the complete lineup of our zero calorie sweet tea flavors here so you can indulge elsewhere this Easter!
There you have it y’all, our Easter basket essentials. Easy right? What are some of your Easter basket favorites? Tell us in the comments below! Happy Easter, Sweeties!