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10 creative ideas for Easter baskets

Family | Holidays
By Gatherings Gal April 17, 2014

Easter if just a few days away! Think beyond the chocolate bunnies, and get creative with your Easter baskets this year. We’ve put together a list of 10 creative basket ideas that go way beyond chocolate Easter eggs.

  1. Activity basket – sidewalk chalk, silly putty, Play-Doh, bubbles, coloring book and crayons.
  2. Game basket – simple games like a ball and jacks, Rubik’s cube, crossword puzzle.
  3. Toddler basket – Easter pacifiers, sippy cups, plush bunny, cars, board books.
  4. Healthy living basket – granola bars, jump rope, heart rate monitor, reusable water bottle.
  5. Spring basket – garden seeds, butterfly net, flower pot, mini shovel, gardening gloves.
  6. Little baker basket – colorful measuring spoons, cake mix and cupcake liners, sprinkles.
  7. Silver screen basket – movie tickets, popcorn, candy, DVDs.
  8. Artistic basket – watercolor set, calligraphy pen set, journal, bead bracelet kit.
  9. Spa basket – facial masks, body scrubs, loofah, lotion.
  10. Foodie basket – restaurant gift cards, recipes, spices, olive oil, kitchen hand towels.

Sound off: What was the best item you ever received in an Easter basket?

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St. Patrick’s Day Sweets

By Gatherings Gal March 13, 2014

Summon the taste o’ the Irish with these delicious St. Patrick’s Day sweets. These desserts are so good you’ll want to dance a jig!

St. Patrick’s Day Macaroons

Macaroons are a light, baked confection that are light as air and are often described as meringue-like cookies. This recipe features green food coloring so that you can channel the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

Lucky Leprechaun Fluff

There are only four ingredients in this recipe and let me tell you – they pack a lot of flavor. The pistachio flavor coupled with the pineapple chunks and Cool-Whip are to-die-for. Your little leprechauns will love it!

Chocolate Mint Dessert Brownies

These Chocolate Mint Brownies consist of a dense and fudgy brownie that is topped with a mint-flavored butter frosting and a layer of chocolate. Mmmmhhh!

Sound off: Does your family have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions? 


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