Shopping Smart for Easter
When we think of Easter, all we could think of are colorful Easter bunny eggs, scrumptious Easter Sunday feast, peeps, baked ham, chocolate eggs, Cadbury Creme egg and lots more sweet goodness! Families come together to celebrate this significant day. Preparing for this joyous holiday can be a big production. Here are some tips and tools that may help you save time and money!
1) Easter Egg Decorating Kit
For many families, Easter Sunday and the approach of spring have been celebrated with the decorating of dyed eggs. Making your own dye can be messy, especially for newbies. This decorating kit from Williams-Sonoma makes Easter egg coloring fun and easy cleanup! It comes with prepared Easter egg dye and also many Easter egg decorating ideas and instructions.
2) Easter Sunday feasts isn’t complete without Easter baked ham, Easter cakes and Easter cookies.
Easter Ham – No time to slow cook a honey baked ham on Easter Sunday? Simply marinate cooked ham in 1/2 bottle of Coke or Pepsi overnight. The sweetness of the soda will create a sweet and tangy taste.
Easter Cookies – Cookie Craft is a gem! It’s a must-have book for all aspiring cookie decorator and it’s filled with ideas and detailed instructions for all types of cookies for all occasions. Watch the video below where the authors share some money-saving tips on cookie decoration.
3) Frugal Easter Baskets and Filling For Kids
Kids look forward to their goodies in Easter baskets but it’s also easy to go over budget just to make them happy. Here are a few tips to keep cost low.
Budget Ideas for Basket:
- Be creative and reuse colorful sand pails used for family beach outings. Add some Easter decoration and you’ll get yourself an Easter basket.
- Purchase wicker baskets. This hardy material allows the baskets to be reused many years to come. Wicker baskets can also be used as ideal storage boxes for small items.
- Lunch paper bags can be decorated with bunnies, flowers and eggs to make it into Easter baskets.
Budget Ideas for Easter Filling:
- Fill with homemade candies, treats, cookies and rice crispy treats.
- Plastic eggs can be reuse every year. Fill it will chocolates or jelly beans.
- Buy goodies from grocery stores as early as possible, e.g. candy sale after the New Year celebration. Getting them early also gives you more time to prepare for the feast.
Have more Easter tips to share? We love to hear more! Share your smart tips in the comment section. Have a great Easter!
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