The perfect Easter basket should be full of bright colors, playful sweets and fun gifts for kids to share. Follow these simple steps to create a festive, personal basket ideal for hunting eggs — or even using as a seasonal centerpiece.
Choose Your Basket
Select a wide basket with plenty of room for finds from the egg hunt. Personalize it with the child’s name to make it even more special — and to avoid any quarrels after the hunt is over.
Lay a Foundation
Place shredded paper or plastic “grass” in the bottom of the basket as a nest for eggs and candy. Choose a bright color that follows the theme of your celebration. If you don’t have any on hand, try using real hay or raffia ribbon instead for a natural effect.
Keep It Fresh
For an elegant touch, nestle fresh flowers around the sides of the basket, ushering in the bright spring season. White petals complement baskets of any color, and a ribbon tied around the handle completes the delicate look.
Fill It Up!
Choose candies in a consistent color family to make the baskets look cohesive; orange, green and yellow are perfect for Easter. Pile small candies in individual printed “cups” to keep them from spilling, and nestle each type of candy in the grass.