The Friday Five: 5 ways the bunny and I are keeping Easter simple

trying to keep Easter simple this year |

Easter is around the corner and, as you know, I’m trying to simplify things, including taking the holidays down a notch.

Note, this post originally appeared in 2013. I realized as I sat down to write this week’s Friday Five that, after the crazy month of March we just had, I find myself in the same spot: looking to keep this Easter simple, sane, and meaningful. So, I’m reposting this oldie but goodie, which was a nice reminder from Kara of 2013 to Kara of 2015, and I’m going to settle in for a nice weekend with my family. I wish you and yours a wonderful weekend, too!

Easter is going to look a little different at our house this year as I make good on my promise to simplify things for my family.

So, for today’s Friday Five I bring you …

5 Simple and Sweet Easter Ideas

1. A Family Easter Basket – this year, instead of individual baskets, the bunny and I have decided to take a simpler path and have one family Easter basket for all to share.  The kids will have smaller baskets for hunting eggs, but instead of 4 baskets of presents, we’re keeping things simple with one larger basket with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, art supplies, and a few sweet treats for all to share.

Note: in 2014 we dropped filling baskets all together and just hid about 3 dozen eggs for the kids and it was totally fine with everyone. The kids each have an empty basket they use to hunt for eggs, but this year I can’t even find those so we may totally skip the baskets, even for egg hunting. 

And, you know what? It’s still going to be Easer.

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