At our house growing up the Easter bunny hid our baskets. We got candy and some sort of small gift in them. The Easter bunny did not hide eggs. We always dyed hard-boiled eggs ahead of time, and then my parents hid them while we waited. I really didn’t realize until this year that the reason most people don’t hide real eggs is that they have to hide them ahead of time. (Obviously I’m VERY observant.) We’re keeping up this tradition with our kids, except we didn’t hide the baskets this year for a whole bunch of reasons. We also (as I’ve mentioned before) just do candy and a book for each kid, no other toys.
Here’s the thing I didn’t realize before this year: hiding REAL eggs makes it WAY easier to keep the candy and gifts to a minimum. There’s no worrying about how much candy they’re getting from eggs, or what to fill the eggs with if you don’t want to do so much candy. It’s just eggs! The kids are very patient while we hide them, and they don’t care that the Easter bunny didn’t bring them.
Kalena with her basket. I forgot to take photos of all the baskets done up, so this is all you get.
So now some questions for you: Growing up, did the Easter bunny hide baskets, or eggs, or both? Did you hide real eggs or plastic eggs? If you hid plastic eggs, what was in them? And what are you doing with your kids?