Aloha Friday #45

By Shannon Gosney
In Aloha Friday
April 1, 2010

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday! Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life, I participate in Aloha Friday each Friday!

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

Do you get Easter baskets in your home?  If so, what goodies do you fill them with?

The boys will be getting Easter baskets.  I usually put a few little toys, stickers, coloring books, plastic eggs with goldfish, and some candy (chocolate included of course).

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

16 Responses to “Aloha Friday #45”

  1. We always got baskets for our daughters when they were younger. We filled them with eggs, candy, books and McDonalds’ gift cert. We do the same for the grandkids now!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Yes, we are traditional and stick with candy. My AF:

  3. Harriet says:

    My kids are a big too old for that now.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Never have done them since we are Jewish. Made one for a charity and it was a lot of fun.

  5. Sue says:

    This year, I got them some Reese’s & Hershey Kisses. My daughter just informed me this morning that she can’t live without some Peeps – so I guess I have to get some of those. & I got my son a book he wanted & my daughter wanted a Zhu Zhu pet. so I got her that too.

  6. Annie says:

    No we do not….we do easter egg hunts but not the baskets. I remember getting baskets as a little girl and how fun they were though, so maybe I should do them for my kids! LOL

    Happy Easter!!

  7. The Gosfam says:

    My girls are getting way too much candy this year–not sure what I was thinking. They also will get a book, and a small toy.

  8. Deborah says:

    We do for the kids. Small stuffed animals, books, bubbles, a small amount of chocolate doled out of course. Just fun things.

  9. The Worthys says:

    YES! The Easter Bunny Visit our House 🙂 But it is filled with all different kinds of candy and a few toys!

  10. Sarah says:

    @ Harriet – what? you’re never too old! 🙂 I’m 30 and my mom still makes a basket for me, one for my husband and mails one off to my brother!

    My daughter is getting the Target $1Spot Special – sidewalk chalk, board books, socks, playdough, bubble wand, watering can. We don’t give her much candy so she’ll get a few Hershey Kisses thrown in. I also bought some graham crackers and fruit snacks to fill in where candy might normally go. The whole thing probably cost me $10.

  11. Barbara M says:

    I quit having Easter goodies at home a couple of years ago.
    I’ve gained a bit of weight and do not need the calories.
    I used to have an Easter tradition where I made up a basket every year & gave it
    to someone special.
    I might start that again next year.
    Happy Easter!!

  12. My two year olds have gold fish. My husband is getting a chocolate bunny and chocolate carrots.

  13. kailani says:

    Yes, we make Easter baskets. We usually put books, toys, stickers, and lots of candy! Happy Easter!

  14. Cacai M. says:

    Am here for Aloha Friday!

    Nope, I don’t have any Easter basket ever since. I was just about 3 years here in US of A and Easter basket in the Phils is not well-known but I would love to make some in a year to come. I would also like to give my niece an Easter bunny basket tomorrow.. 🙂 Happy Easter!

    My Aloha Friday

  15. sal williams says:

    I buy novelty containers rather than baskets…this year’s looked like soccer balls. I fill them with all the candy I like because I will be cruising the baskets as often as I can get away with it. My favorites include:
    Containers of cotton candy (yum!)
    Peeps in chocolate mousse and regular bright yellow
    Jawbreaker eggs
    bubblegum eggs
    bunny lollipops -cherry flavor
    marshmallow/chocolate eggs
    Reese’s peanut butter eggs
    Cadbury maple/butter pecan/nougat/fruit eggs
    chocolate bunnies (one pair of ears mysteriously disappeared.)
    Bunny stamps
    bunny trucks
    bunny pencils
    jelly beans
    candy corn
    money….. so they can buy candy they like
    .I’m sure I forgot something on the list…I get all glassy-eyed when I hit the Easter candy aisle and I simply go buy-buy each time I salivate. Candy for two little apple eaters cost me almost $40 this year. I gave the kids almost all of it.

  16. we get a little bit of candy, coloring books a bigger item like a ds game or a board game. Pez, go sticks, piggy banks, playing cards, and crackers and cheese along with fruit snacks are alway nice fillers

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