If you’re planning to get together with friends and family for an Easter egg hunt this year, you might want a head start on the planning by assembling eggs getting Easter baskets into place.
In our minds, the perfect Easter basket comes full of vivid colors, playful sweets and fun gifts for kids to share. Follow these steps to create a festive, personal basket ideal for Easter egg hunts or even a seasonal centerpiece.
Choose Your Basket
Select a wide basket—we love classic walnut or bright white wicker—with plenty of room for finds from the egg hunt. Add a liner, and personalize it with a child’s name to make it even more special and to avoid any quarrels after the hunt is over
Lay a Foundation
Place shredded Easter 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 ‘Er Up
Choose candy 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.
Add Something Lasting
Tell us: What are your favorite things to include in an Easter basket?