Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Easter Basket Swap


Easter Sweetness
Originally uploaded by paulaniz67


It is hard to look back on our Easter celebrations as children and not think of the joy and excitement we felt when we got our Easter baskets. Candy, treats, Easter eggs and, of course, chocolate bunnies!  Let’s bring back the giddy joy we felt as kids, and spoil each other with our very own Easter Baskets, stuffed to the brim with Easter sweetness.

 
Join Alli and I in our first ever swap!  We've been talking about hosting one together for a year or so now, but hadn't come up with any fabulous idea's until Alli hit on this Easter Basket fun.   Read on to find out how to join in and what the fun will entail ~

First, sign up by sending the following details to us at easterbasketswap@yahoo.com
 Name:
Mailing Address:
Blog Address or Website:
Favorite Easter treat: (Chocolate, jelly beans, peeps, etc...)-

Preferences: Colors, themes, Religious preferences, d├ęcor style, favorite Easter traditions, etc…

 Then, just sit back and wait for your partner information to arrive. I know, that part is really hard to wait for. You're excited and you want to get started on your basket. Fill your empty time with cruising around the internet looking for fantastic Easter projects and simply getting inspiration from other fabulous bloggers out there!

Once your partner information arrives, get to know her and start filling an Easter Basket with goodies that will make your partner giggle with glee…



  Alli and I came up with a bit of criteria for your baskets but not so much that it will stifle your creativity.  We want you to have fun with this!

What’s in the basket?
1. One Easter decoration - what kind of decoration is up to you and your partners likes.  Be creative. 
2. One Easter Card - paper crafts are so much fun!

3. Chocolate/ or other candy - yummy!
4. Easter character; i.e. Bunny, Chick, Egg, Cross, Lillies, etc… - something that signifies Easter to your partner (and is adorable!)

5. Other goodies your partner will enjoy…stuff that basket full.  The idea is to pamper your partner!


Criteria:

1.  At least one of the items in the basket must be handmade.

2.  We ask that a minimum of $20 (not including shipping) be spent on the basket and goodies.

(There is no limit as to what all is put in the basket, just as long as the minimum is met.)

Have fun with the basket’s presentation! For example – Easter grass, ribbons, raffia. Get creative! Your basket could be the handmade item.  So many possiblities - just remember to go with what your partner will enjoy!

Remember, it’s all about pampering your partner!


Important Dates

Sign up by: March 1st
Partners will be sent out by: March 10th

Swap needs to be sent out NO LATER than: April 4th
  (We want everyone to be able to enjoy their baskets before it's time to put those Easter decorations away!)


Most Importantly

Be creative! Have fun! Pamper your partner!



Check back in often to On a Rainy Night or Perhaps Today for Easter Basket and fun project ideass, as well as leave lots of comments as to your progress.  Remember to watch for what your partner likes too!

We sure hope you'll join us  - hop to it! Send that email!








4 comments:

Alli said...

OH my goodness I can't wait! :)

Stacey's Treasures said...

This sounds like fun!

Paige said...

Count me in!

Love Bears All Things said...

Question: Does the handmade item have to be made by us?
I'm excited.
Mama Bear