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15/03/2014 at 12:44
Do you give your kids chocolate? Toys? Clothes? Gifts?
How about other kids in your family circle?
My sister and I used to get a nice new outfit from our parents at Easter, but no chocolate. I give Harry cash but when he was little it was always a load of spring/summer toys. His birthday is Nov, closely followed by Xmas so it was a good excuse to get the sandpit/scooter/whatever as a gift.
Just curious as to what others do.
15/03/2014 at 13:09
we do an Easter egg hunt with the little individually wrapped eggs, and they normally have one egg each that has the bars with it.
I also buy the Easter craft sets from hobbycraft to do over the holidays.
Me and my sisters agreed we wouldn't do eggs for each others children this years as we were just swapping eggs around seemed a bit pointless!
15/03/2014 at 13:13
When me and my sister were little we always got a new outfit to wear for Good Friday and loads and loads of Easter Eggs and chocolate from family and friends. I do the same for my two but this year we are at a wedding on the Saturday after Good Friday so their outfits for that will be their Easter outfits. They also get Easter Eggs.
I buy Easter Eggs for my BIL's kids and for my sisters 2 girls I buy an Easter Egg and a small gift, either something to wear or a small toy. Her oldest is 8 so last year I gave her an Easter Egg and a fiver, she does the same for my two.
My two get Easter Eggs plus money from both sets of Grandparents and Easter eggs off other friends and family, we end up with loads. I'm not really a chocolatey person but I do love an Easter Egg so I never complain when we have loads.
Oh and I buy a gift for the elderly man who lives a few doors down as he always buys the kids eggs and gives them money at Easter.
Oh yeah, we also do an Easter hunt with little individually wrapped eggs.
15/03/2014 at 13:27
As a kid, we'd get chocolate/eggs. As we were from a large family, we'd end up with over 20 eggs.
My 2 get eggs/sweets, and a DVD. Never done a new outfit.
15/03/2014 at 13:35
I got my nephew a Thomas the tank breakfast set and egg, a small chocolate bunny, a book and dinosaurs. We didn't really get much other than an egg growing up so I'm not sure if that's enough. My baby nephew has an outfit as he's only a few months old.
15/03/2014 at 16:12
We always got lots of eggs as children. We buy eggs for our nephews and nieces, and SiL foes an Easter egg hunt with her three. My mum still buys me an egg.
15/03/2014 at 18:13
We used to get eggs from aunts, grandparents etc. When we were older mum would offer us the choice of a new video/cd/top instead of chocolate. As we had so much chocolate from family we'd usually go for the present.
15/03/2014 at 21:37
17/03/2014 at 10:18
I buy easter eggs for my brothers kids and they usually buy one for my two. I find it easier to buy and Easter egg than a gift as they are all such different ages, and its a nice treat for them (they don't get that many eggs from others).
H's Sister then usually does an Easter egg hunt and gives the girls gifts (She always goes a bit overboard for me - but that's a whole different thread!!) and I usually get her two an Easter egg each.
I'll probably buy my two something as a present, but they don't usually know its an Easter gift as we're not really religious so I just use it as an excuse to treat them :)
We will probably go to a few Easter egg hunts and then use the chocolate to make krispie cakes for months afterwards.
17/03/2014 at 10:57
My son likes to use his eggs up with porridge or ready brek in the mornings, reckons it's the best chocolate to use for that! :)
25/03/2014 at 20:40
My parents used to hide mine and my brother's easter baskets, and my mom would create clever clues to make it a scavenger hunt. Usually about 10 clues and it would make us go through the whole house and even have to go outside! So much fun. When my children get old enough I will definitely continue the tradition. The baskets usually contained some of our favorite candy/chocolate, usually always had a package of peeps, and then some type of activity like a coloring book, string to make bracelets, and when we got older, books or movies that we wanted. My parents never went overboard though..we never expected anything crazy but somehow they always managed to add a cute surprise in!
26/03/2014 at 14:13
Just seen the comment about using the eggs for breakfast - I LIKE that idea so may have to give it a go :)
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