5 Tips for Building an Easter Basket for Grown-Ups

published Apr 15, 2017
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Kids get to have all the fun when it comes to Easter. (How come no one makes over-the-top frilly dresses for adults? And why doesn’t anyone leave a basket of candy for 30-somethings?) This year, though, we’ve figured out how the adults can get a piece of the action.

Here’s what you need to do in order to put together an awesome Easter basket for grown-ups. Make one for your SO, your bestie, or even yourself.

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1. Get a cute basket.

Why would you spend your hard-earned money on an Easter-specific basket that you can only pull out once a year? You know the kind we speak of: baskets with little bunny ears and a pastel egg pattern all over. Pick up one of these baskets and you can fill it with candy for the holiday — and then get more use out of it during the rest of the year.

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2. Fill it with good-quality candy.

It’s a basket full of candy supposedly left by a giant bunny — it’s hard to go wrong here, people. You can scoop up sugary sweets at the drug store and create a totally satisfying basket, or you can go all out with artisanal and homemade treats that are sure to please the biggest kids you know: your friends and grown-up family members!

3. Think beyond plastic grass.

Sure, sticking some plastic grass into an Easter basket is easy, but where’s the fun in that? Get a little more creative this year and go with one of these filler alternatives that are guaranteed to make a colorful and festive bed for gummy candy, chocolate bunnies, and candy-filled eggs.

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4. Add a non-edible item.

Throw in a cute pair of socks, a great book, nail polish, or even a gift card. Not every item in the Easter basket needs to be a total sugar bomb. You can also add a mini bottle of wine or booze.

Any of these will do:

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5. Step up your egg-decorating game.

We know: You want to have something to put on Instagram, but you don’t have an entire day to devote to the decorating process. Fear not — we have a handful of good ideas that’ll make you look like a creative genius and won’t take a ton of time.