Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Recently, I’ve been getting quite a few hits from people searching for something besides candy to give their kids for Easter. I struggle with this every year. Some people think it’s unfair and untraditional that I don’t want to fill the eggs and baskets with candy but I feel like they get enough candy from birthday parties and, well, just about everywhere else. I have no trouble finding stuff for the baskets — you can see what the Easter Bunny brought last year — since I can easily include books, activities, sidewalk chalk, etc. My problem is with the eggs. So, here are some of the things that Peter Cottontail will be stuffing eggs with this year:

Easter Bunnies

Steiff bunnies that I picked up in Home Goods around Christmas time. That store can be so hit or miss but I’m sure they have Easter stuff there now, in fact, I should go over there and see.

Easter Bracelet

This Easter bracelet is from WrenPlum on etsy. It is gorgeous, so much so that I considered keeping it for myself.

Easter Pendant

Katie is obsessed with jewelries and especially necklaces. She’s insisted on wearing junky ones so we’ve started to try and get her nicer ones — not expensive — but nicer. I’ll add a plain cord or silver chain before dropping it in the egg. This also is a beautiful item, this time from OliviaMoon on etsy.

Easter Beads

Continuing with the theme Katie loves to make jewelries too so these beads are for that. I’m thinking I can split them among a few eggs. They are from Buttons and Pearls on etsy.

So, that’s what we’ve got so far. Did you notice there is pretty much nothing for the boy? Hopefully that will be remedied before you know who comes hopping down the bunny trail.

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6 Responses to “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”


  1. 1 martha March 14, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    such great ideas. Those steiff bunnies are gorgeous, and they’ll last forever. The kids can give them to their kids someday for easter.

  2. 2 Laurie March 15, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Great post! I don’t like to do candy either. Last year each girl had an “Easter tree” and we decorated it with plastic eggs filled with goodies: money, jewelry, stickers, etc.

    The bunnies are so adorable! I will get the wool stuff to you soon in case you want to use it for Easter.

  3. 3 Jennifer March 15, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Very cute things for the eggs, darling beads. For a boy maybe:
    http://www.littlekidsinc.com/products/98009_98014.asp
    I have even found that the mini wedding bubbles fit inside the jumbo eggs.

    http://www.crayolastore.com/product_detail.asp?T1=CRA+51%2D4106&SKW=DRAWCHALK&menu=&subcat=&hdr=

    Do you have cascarrones where you live? They are dyed, blown out eggs filled with confetti. We let our son hunt for those outside, he has a great time breaking them open. I will send you some if you would like.

  4. 4 Sarah March 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

    My bunnies and lambs should be up on Monday, so you could always do one of those for the boy! Also, maybe some little wooden cars or animals or something. Playmobile stuff would be cute too!

    I love all the things you have so far!

  5. 5 amandajean March 15, 2007 at 11:29 am

    those little beads are so cute! good luck on your hunt for boy treasures!

  6. 6 Sarah March 15, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Eh, I never give Jack candy either. I do give him one of those packets of animal crackers, but, he is still pretty young and doesn’t realize other kids get candy! This year he is getting a pirate themed basket, since he is in love with the Backyardigans pirate episode. Arrggh matey!

    The Steiff bears are GORGEOUS and I am surprised you found them in Home Goods of all places!


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