Many of you may already know this but some of you may not. I do not keep the website going all by myself. I have an awesome group of talented moms who love to share their passions with with you. Some are awesome deal finders some love to cook awesome recipes, some have a passion for organics and some are just plain crafty! Without this talented group of women this website would not be possible. I love that their passion is to help our readers save time and money as well as share fun projects. This is what I truly call a ministry and the reason why I started this site so many years ago.
From time to time I like to surprise these ladies with something fun so I decided to come up with a fun Easter basket filling party. I invited all the moms to my house and asked them to bring their kid’s Easter Baskets. I filled my dining room with all kinds of snacks and toys from several of our sponsors that were so kind enough to send items to reward these ladies for their generosity in their time for others. A special thank you to the sponsors that also sent items to Princess lacey who lives all the way in OHIO who couldn’t celebrate with us in person. We had variety of products from organic candy, snacks, nut free snacks and toys. If you are looking for some Easter Ideas to fill your child’s Easter basket check out all of these suggestions below and if you have never had a HALO OMG they are delicious! This was my first time to try them.
Wonderful Halos are California-grown mandarins that are easy to eat and peel. The palm-sized fruit are sweet and seedless filled with nothing but pure goodness for both kids and adults. In season November through April. Perfect for Easter Ideas.
- Mandarins such as Wonderful Halos are delicious, healthy snacks that are roughly 50 calories.
- Wonderful Halos are fat-free, cholesterol-free, sodium free and packed with Vitamin C.
“My favorite item was the Halo clementines – they are delicious,healthy and are only 40 calories each!” ~ Queen Mum
LEVEL Life’s Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Turtle Bars – These sweet snacks are a) decadent, b) delicious and c) formulated with 80- and 60-percent less sugar than traditional candy, so people of any age won’t suffer from those elusive sugar rushes—or crashes. They also contain a great source of protein and fiber, which makes people feel full longer (no more grabbing that 10th piece of candy!).
You can serve the Peanut Butter Cups on a nest, make bunnies using the Peanut Turtle Bars, or toss them into their kids’ Easter baskets.
SoapBox Soaps – is an all-natural soap company with a social mission at its core. For every item they sell, SoapBox donates a bar of soap, a month’s supply of water, or a year’s supply of vitamins to a child in need around the world! What better gift to find in your Easter basket this year than an amazing smelling bar of SoapBox’s soap, while also helping someone in need receive one as well!
“This was my favorite item. ” ~Princess Lacey
“I like the lavender soap and have been using it. The whole bathroom smells like it but it’s not too strong after using, which is nice. ” ~Princess Hannah
Goldfish Cracker Carrot Bags –
Fill up a pastry bag with Cheddar Goldfish crackers and tie with a green ribbon. These Easter carrots are one of the easiest treats to make and your little bunny will be grinning from ear to ear. Click here for more ideas.
Milano Cookie Bunny Ear Pudding Cup – Top off your favorite pudding cup with two Spring Milano cookies to create a pudding bunny treat complete with edible ears! Place a few jelly beans as eyes and a nose, add some licorice whiskers, and you have a delicious and festive pudding snack to share with the whole family!
Chocolatey Chip Easter Bread Shapes – With the help of Easter-themed cookie cutters, give the gift of chocolatey and delicious Swirl Bread to all of your Easter Sunday guests!*
Sunridge Farms – Looking for a healthier option for your Easter basket this year? Check out these delicious options from Sunridge Farms.
- Organic Jolly Beans: These tiny organic jelly beans are 100% vegetarian, gelatin-free and certified organic. Kids will love the succulent fruit flavors, and you’ll also love that they’re made with organic ingredients.
- Organic Sunny Bears: A better-for-you cousin of the gummy bear, SunRidge Farms’ Sunny Bears are 100% vegetarian, gelatin-free, and free of artificial flavors and colors. Sunny Bears come in bright, fruit-forward flavors – a sure crowd pleaser this Easter.
- All Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops: All natural chocolate candies that are free of both food dye and titanium dioxide. Green as can be, these delicious chocolate candies are colored with vegetable juice, and made with premium milk chocolate, real vanilla and pure cane sugar. Rainbow Drops are non-GMO, free of preservatives, hydrogenated oils, artificial ingredients and artificial colorings. They also happen to come in Easter-appropriate pastel hues.
- Greek Yogurt Raisins: Plump organic raisins dipped in fresh, creamy and delicious organic vanilla Greek yogurt coating. Made with 100% USDA Certified Organic ingredients, these are perfect as quick energy snacks to get ready for the Easter egg hunt.
“I like the Organic Sunny Bears, they were so good I can’t believe they are Organic” ~Princess Hannah
barkThins – Give yourself and the Easter bunny a break by filling the basket with a sweet alternative that the kids will love – barkTHINS. Packed with today’s on-trend, premium ingredients such as nuts, seeds, quinoa, and dried fruits all blended with thin slivers of fair trade certified dark chocolate – there’s no doubt that the whole family will want to keep a bag for themselves after the first bite! This irresistibly delicious snacking chocolate is also Non-GMO project verified and contains no artificial colors or flavors. The best part – barkTHINS are designed as bite sized, can be broken into pieces to share and you can choose to eat as much as you want, when you want!
Minis for The Mini – Swap out those traditional chocolate bunnies with Chuao Chocolatier’s Miniature Bars. With a variety of fun flavors such as Maple Bacon, Pop Corn Pop and Potato Chip, these small delights will be perfect Easter basket updates.
18 Rabbits – 18 Rabbits is a family of organic, artisan granola and granola bars that are made from scratch and offer delicious taste and unique flavor combinations. All 18 Rabbits granola and granola bars are crafted from premium, responsibly sourced ingredients, including certified organic whole grains, nuts, seeds and fruits. 18 Rabbits granola and granola bars are USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Kosher. They have no fillers, additives, refined sugars, soy or wheat. All 18 Rabbits Jr. Bars are nut-free, making them school-friendly and ideal for allergy free environments. The brand recently launch a NEW product line, Jr. Organic Granola Cereal, in two flavors: Caramel Apple and Chocolate Banana. Aiming to revolutionize the breakfast aisle, this new granola cereal is made from organic, non-GMO ingredients and is currently made exclusively for Target.
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups – Justin’s makes all-natural, high-quality nut butters and peanut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition. Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of health enthusiast Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle and was the first nut butter brand to market nut butters in single-serve squeeze packs. Justin’s peanut butter cups are USDA-certified organic and are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa, while the nut butters offer six to seven grams of protein, are enriched with vitamin E and serve as a good source of fiber. Every product is sourced as locally and sustainably as possible, as Justin’s emphasizes taking care of the community, helping fuel hunger relief efforts and Pine Ridge Reservation through local nonprofit Conscious Alliance
Chuao Chocolatier – Chuao (chew-wow) Chocolatier is a pioneering brand that is arousing consumers’ senses with today’s most innovative flavor combinations, including milk and dark chocolate paired with potato chips, bacon, honeycomb, chilies, popping candy, panko breadcrumbs, olive oil and more. The brand’s all-natural, handcrafted and ethically sourced line of chocolate bars, bonbons, drinking chocolates and specialty items are crafted from a proprietary blend of premium chocolate and fresh, natural ingredients. All of Chuao’s delicious creations are developed at the masterful hand of Venezuelan Chef Michael Antonorsi, Master Chocolatier.
“I LOVE the mini chuao chocolate bar. It was SOOOO good!” ~Princess Leah
” The Chuao bars are the best! Especially the sweet and salty one. I am eating one RIGHT NOW! ” ~ Princess Hannah
Ciao Bella Gelato – Established in 1983, Ciao Bella Gelato began creating authentic gelato and sorbetto in a small gelateria in New York City’s Little Italy, a neighborhood rooted in flavor and an unwavering love for delicious food. Committed to hand selecting the finest quality ingredients and crafting them into today’s best flavor interpretations, Ciao Bella’s premium products are driven by the creative vision and artistry of our chef, and are inspired by Mediterranean culture and cuisine. Ingredients are sourced responsibly from quality partners in all parts of the globe, and include non-GMO verified fruit, hormone-free dairy and fair trade cocoa.
Gimbal’s Fine Candies – With Easter just around the corner, there is no better time to celebrate a beautiful spring day with this fun Gardening Gift Basket while enjoying a delicious selection of Gimbal’s candies with your loved ones. Included are 48 bags of Gimbal’s delicious Gourmet Jelly Bean and Sour Gourmet Jelly Bean assortments. Each and every bean bursts with incredible flavor from the chewy centers through the delicate shells.
Made with real fruit juice, these Gimbal’s candies are also free of major food allergens including gluten, dairy, and eggs. These ingredients are not allowed in any of Gimbal’s facilities, so as to avoid any risk of cross contamination.
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Peeps Bubbles – The new PEEPS® Bubble Chicks ($3.99) are ideal for Spring time play and look just like your favorite PEEPS candy – the Easter Bunny can’t even tell the difference! Each package includes 3 bottles of bubbles that are shaped just like a PEEPS chick. Twist off the top to reveal a bubble wand and solution inside.
Jelly Belly Bubbles – The Jelly Belly Squeeze n’ Blow Pop-Up Bubbles ($2.99) smell just like your favorite jelly beans – Berry Blue, Top Banana, Grape Jelly & Very Cherry. Pop Up bubbles are easy to use and perfect for small hands – just squeeze the bottle and the wand pops up loaded with bubbles. Release the bottle and the wand drops down to re-dip. So fun and easy, kids don’t have to worry about digging around for the bubble wand or get covered in bubble solution.
TrendiYArt – TRENDIY is a global online do-it-yourself fashion label. Created for fashion-loving teen girls who are looking for quirky-cool pieces at affordable prices. We offer a variety of fun, playful, original, design it yourself jewellery & accessories that you can mix and match with anything in your wardrobe for varying occasions. Educational, the various projects of this original line are more than just activity kits; they are a full-on experience of fashion and current trends. You decide what styles you like!
Brush Buddies – Brush Buddies started with one goal in mind, to develop quality products that make brushing fun! Over the years we have successfully accomplished that goal by creating a line of great oral care products that families and dentists across the world have come to know and love.
Each of our Brush Buddies products are unique, and innovative including powered toothbrushes, manual toothbrushes, licensed and private label products. In addition to oral care, we also offer personal care and first aid products.
Studies have shown that people on average brush their teeth for less than a minute, when dentists recommend you brush your teeth for 2 minutes. We recognized this was a huge problem, and found that we could increase brushing time if we make brushing fun.
Geek & Co. 3D Sidewalk Chalk – Mold your own colorful sidewalk chalk. Draw pictures on the sidewalk or pavement with the chalk, and use the 3D glasses to make the images pop off the ground. Learn about the science of plaster and the 3D illusion. Great for Easter Baskets. Get yours here.
Nanoblocks – Nanoblock is a mico-sized building block system with its smallest piece being a mere 4mmX4mmX5mm. Challenging and fun for all the construction enthusiasts in the family, nanoblock lets you build in greater detail than ever before. These are perfect Easter basket fillers for older kids. I love that they spark imagination and creativity!
“My favorite is the nano blocks I absolutely can not wait to see my sons face when he sees them!!!” ~Princess Chan