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What’s in your Basket?

It’s just about that time of year again. Get the kids ready, because the Easter Bunny is coming soon. You wake up Easter morning and just can’t wait to see the surprises in your basket. You run to the living room or kitchen or wherever the baskets are left, find your basket, and started digging through it. The items in your basket tend to vary depending on your age. So what’s in your basket?

Easter-BasketYoung children: Ranges from candy, like peeps, Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, Reese’s Snickers, Twix, giant chocolate bunnies, and more candy to fun toys, like chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, and other games to play outside.

Teens and young adults: They get pretty much just the candy and maybe whatever you gave up for lent. When I was younger and I gave up soda, I would get a 2-liter of my favorite soda by my basket.

Adults: Still get candy, because I mean, who doesn’t like candy? They also may get some alcoholic beverages such as little bottled shots of, say, liquor or vodka, or cans of beer or hard lemonade. They could even get a shot glass or two thrown in there. alcohol easter basket

Parents: Don’t always get Easter baskets, but they totally should. They could also get candy and maybe some jewelry or their favorite CD, or a bottle of wine and/or some cans of beer for when the kids are gone at sleepovers.

In my family, where there are five kids total, we always got our own baskets. The boys would get blue or green baskets and the girls would get pink or purple. Some families get one big basket for the whole family to share. We always get candy/chocolate, no matter how old we are, which I love.

Easter is great, and I look forward to it. It’s another time for the family to all be together and it’s fun getting Easter baskets. What’s usually in your basket?