Family Easter Celebrations in Boston

Easter Baskets Without the Candy

Easter mornings are often filled with Easter baskets overflowing with candy. We love a chocolate bunny but kids on early morning sugar highs can lead to a long, tiring day! We’ve created a list of alternative basket fillers for this year’s baskets, with ideas for all ages.

Easter Basket Ideas that skip the candy:

  • Bubbles
  • Deck of cards
  • Fun face mask
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Matchbox cars
  • Crayons/markers or colored pencils or fancy pens
  • Play-Doh
  • Tickets good for a future visit to a play, movie or sporting event
  • Magazines
  • Craft kit
  • Stuffed animal
  • Puzzle
  • Lego set
  • Video game
  • Jewelry
  • Slime
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach/pool toy
  • Clothes
  • Gift card
  • Money: can easily be stuffed into plastic eggs and placed in Easter baskets
  • Bath toy
  • Book
  • Painting set
  • Stickers
  • Travel-sized games
  • Water balloons
  • Nail polish
  • Barbie
  • Silly putty
  • Jump rope
  • Football, frisbee or soccer ball

Themed Easter Baskets:

We love the idea of a themed Easter basket, too – based on the hobbies of each of your loved ones:

  • Sports
  • Princess
  • Movie Night
  • Spring Activities
  • Crafts
  • Rainbows and Unicorns
  • Super Heroes
  • Nature
  • Baking

Healthy and Fun Easter Homemade Snacks for Kids

Looking for some healthier sweet ideas, check out these recipes:

Let the Simplified team know if we can help organize any aspects of your upcoming Easter celebrations!

  • Easter baskets: We love to shop for and assemble Easter baskets for the little ones in your life. We’ll even make ones for the adults too.
  • Egg decoration: Let us find the best Easter egg dyes and decorations for you and your family. We’ll also pick up the pre-cooked eggs if you don’t have time to boil them.
  • Easter festivities: Hosting or going to an Easter meal or party? We can help arrange a caterer, shop for the meal, buy decorations and even pick out the perfect hostess gift.
  • Brunch, lunch or dinner: Want to eat out or order a meal to-go? We’ll call in the order or make the restaurant reservations for you.
  • Egg hunts: Not sure where any local eggs hunts will be hosted? We’ll find them for you.

Need help making Easter this year a success? Ask how our Holiday Planning services can help.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2021 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.