This post brought to you by The Hershey Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Making The World Cuter. Creating fun and unique Easter Baskets for boys has been such a fun thing to do over the years for my three little guys, and this one is one of my favorites!
Can I just tell you that I love Easter?!? I know that is shocking, coming from me, the one who loves any reason to celebrate! You wanna know the absolute, number one reason that I love this holiday? The candy. Hands down, Easter has the BEST candy of any holiday, wouldn’t you agree? Easter candy is my love language. Who’s with me? The other reason I adore this holiday? I get to make some fabulous gift baskets full of candy and fun for my little ones! I love giving gifts, and even more than what’s in them, is how they are presented.
Do you know what I’ve done in the past to make it a little easier on me…and the wallet? Make one GIANT Easter surprise for all three of my boys to share.
My kids all have their own Easter Buckets with their own color eggs to find in the morning, but I like to have something big and exciting like this, for them to find as well!
The first thing I start with when creating baskets is of course the candy! I was so excited to get a box full of yummy goodies from Hershey.
Pretty much at any store nationwide that sells Easter candy you can find a wide variety of new and classic treats from Hershey, something for everyone in your family to enjoy! Pictured: Jolly Rancher Lollipops, Reese’s Eggs, Robin’s Eggs, Hershey Kisses, Hershey’s Chocolate Rabbit, Cadbury Creme Egg and Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans.
Easter Baskets for Boys
First the container! I am going with outdoor toys for the theme of the boys’ basket. I am always on the lookout for something fabulous to put their fun toys and candy in and I found this huge, wonderful sand dump truck at Target. (Here is a similar dump truck that also comes in pink and purple.)
Other ideas I have used:
- A toolbox
- A fishing tackle box
- Buckets to hold their little cars
- Bucket for the video game characters that they are obsessed with
- One year I found little camouflage baskets that I filled with army guys!
There are just a few ideas for you. I would love to hear other boy ideas for baskets that are unusual and cute!
I grabbed a soft flying disk, some bubble wands, sidewalk chalk and a ball to play 4square with and I am ready to put it all together for the bunny to hide!
A little tip from me? If you hate Easter grass like I do, use tissue paper, or packing paper to fill up the bottom of the basket…or in this case the truck, lots less mess, and gives you plenty of base to set your treasures on top of. You want your basket to look full and over the top, not sad.
Then it’s just a matter of arranging everything so it’s all visible.
I love that there is plenty of candy there to share between the 3 of them, and of course enough to share with mom and dad too! 🙂 My daughter gets her own basket of girly things, she doesn’t have to share with the boys.
Easter baskets for boys don’t have to be tricky, just remember that it doesn’t have to be pastel to be Easter!