Flip If you want to save money, raise great kids, improve your marriage, or enjoy a cleaner home, then join more than 15, others and receive helpful tips straight to your inbox. As a thank you for joining you'll receive several FREE household printables and other great perks too! The great thing about holidays is that they allow for some great family traditions , and Easter is full of great traditions. As a young family we are still developing and fine tuning and experimenting with different family Easter traditions both religious and secular.
As a child, I greatly enjoyed Easter! Our family had only one, giant Easter basket, as opposed to one for each family member. The large basket was filled with fake grass and with candies, jelly beans, and large chocolate bunnies. You better believe we fought for the best candies and who would get the large bunnies as a large family. I was blissfully unaware for years that we did things differently in our home.
Though, one year there was a solo stuffed bunny in the basket that my sister and I fought over, and I won though younger , and I prized that little white bunny which I named Katie for years and years, collecting several other stuffed bunnies to create a stuffed bunny family, and even made up a story about Katie and her bunny family and wrote it in a blank hardcover book for school.
That one gift had quite an impact on my young self, huh? Plus, our one Easter basket had to be found on Easter morning! The Easter Bunny would leave a trail of clues, often near an Easter egg that we had dyed and dyed with simple food coloring and vinegar — none of those kit things — and drawn on with wax crayons. The clues would somehow hint at another room in the house or outside the house where the next clue would be found. It was super fun to figure out the little riddles and clues and find the Easter basket together on Easter morning with my family.
It was also fun to age up and be the one who set up the Easter basket scavenger hunt, posing as the Easter bunny. We would then get dressed and ready for church, often sporting new Easter dresses. And the best Easter tradition we had was making an Easter Bunny cake every year with two round cake pans. It is a tradition most of my siblings have continued in their own families, mine included!
My husband and I made our first Easter bunny cake together right after we started dating eight years ago. They had a blast helping decorate our cake last year, dying eggs, and eating candy from their baskets.