I know Easter is still a good three weeks away, and that we haven’t yet celebrated St. Patty’s day, but it’s never too soon to start planning! Growing up, all holidays were a fairly big deal in our home. As children, we were always excited for “holidays”. Now, I put holidays in quotations because this included anything from Valentine’s day to Christmas and in between. My mother always did such a wonderful job at making each one unique and involving us as children. We would bake together, decorate the house, shop for new outfits and so much more. I am a self-proclaimed “choco-holic” so Easter was always one of my favourite holidays growing up (Cadbury cream eggs? I’d wait all year for them!).
Some of my fondest memories as a child involve a holiday. This is all thanks to my parents and the effort they put in to make each one extra special for my siblings and I. One of my favourite easter memories, that to this day still stands out, are the footprints (melted chocolate) that the “easter bunny” left all over our house. As a new parent myself, and someone who hates messes, the trouble they must have gone through to form chocolate footprints all over their spotless floors, and then clean them all up – now that’s true love!
The lovely memories I hold near and dear to my heart, are what have contributed to the excitement I have for my newborn son to experience each holiday for the first time. He’s only five and a half months old, but I want to make sure we document all of his “firsts” and that he knows how special a time each one was. With easter quickly approaching, I’m particularly excited for his basket. I purchased this exact one from Pottery Barn Kids (below) and can’t wait to fill it with goodies!
(Note that Pottery Barn Kids Canada will no longer add a monogram to items)
The following guide includes some of my favourite goodies to include in your newborns easter basket – many of which I will be adding to my sons. Be sure to select each link to view the product and where it can be purchased.
 An Easter Book “If I were a bunny” (great for 3+ months)
 Rattle Set “My First Easter” (Something to keep them busy on the day of)
 Bunny Ears (Super fun for photos with family throughout the day!)
 An Easter Outfit (growing up we always dressed up for the occasion!)
 Plush Stuffed Bunny (Something your little one will have forever)
 Bib “My First Easter 2018” (Great for photos and to add to your childs keepsake box)
 Hooded Bunny Towel (Perfect for any upcoming vacations!)
 Bubbles (Any dollar store will also have a large selection)
 Bunny Socks (Final touch to your easter outfit or any outfit for that matter!)
 Bunny Teether (All natural maple wood teether)