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How To Build a Candy-Free Easter Basket: 15 Simple Ideas

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15 simple ideas to build a candy-free Easter basket.

Candy Free Easter Ideas #easter #candyfree

Growing up, candy played a major role in our Easter holiday. We woke up to a basket filled with candy in our rooms, then giddily proceeded to hunt for candy-filled plastic nests around the house. By mid-morning we all happily crashed from a sugar high. I have very fond memories of my childhood Easters, but these days I'm looking to update the tradition. I want to celebrate as a family with all the fun and excitement of the holiday, but with a little less emphasis on candy.

This year my daughter will wake up to a small basket of (non-candy) goodies in her room, and we'll have an egg scavenger hunt around the house with a fun prize at the end (details on how to create your own scavenger hunt below). Then we'll host family and friends for a fabulous brunch. There will still be candy; I just can't interfere with papa and his love for sweets, but it will be a smaller part of the celebration overall. I hope you'll be inspired by some of these ideas and incorporate some new traditions into your family holiday this year.

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Here are 15 candy-free Easter ideas to inspire your own holiday. I've provided links for your information, but most of these items can be found in a variety of locations.

1. Stuffed bunny

2. Sunglasses

3. Water bottle

4. Spring cookie cutters

5. Notepad

6. Colorful straws

7. Pinwheel

8. Sidewalk chalk

9. Lip balm

10. Bubbles

11. Fancy eggs

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12. Hot wheels

13. Books

14. Coins

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15. Easter egg scavenger hunt. Place paper clues in each egg and then hide the eggs. Place a prize at the end of the hunt. For example, the prize might be movie tickets, or a special experience coupon for going to the zoo, out to lunch with mom and dad, or breakfast in bed.

What are your favorite no candy Easter ideas? Be sure to let me know in the comments or on social media, and then share this post to inspire your friends and family.