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Can you guys believe it is March already? In our home we’re preparing for warmer weather, shorts (of course) and above all Easter! However, in our home Easter is not just a day – it’s a month long celebration. Having two kids who get tons of joy out of the season, I tend to start our celebrations at the beginning of March and carry them over until Easter day arrives. This year things are a little different for us though. The kid’s Spring Break just so happens to fall on the Easter holiday so we’ll be heading out of town. Knowing that I wasn’t willing to give up my Easter celebrations due to travel, I decided to really embrace Easter early this year and make our entire month memorable.
With the idea in mind of giving my boys what they REALLY want all month long, I sat down and put my thinking cap on. I knew that both of my boys would be thrilled by different things. Since my little guy is easy I started with him. Easter eggs are a HUGE deal in his mind so I decided I needed the perfect pail for him to carry all his sweet filled treats inside. Wanting something different and out of the box, I decided that this year we would make our very own personalized Easter pail!
I just so happened to have a silver pail at home that wasn’t getting much action and as I looked at it, I knew it could be transformed into the perfect way to transport our many eggs for all of our celebrations!
Yes, it was plain. And a little boring. But with a little creativity I knew I could bring it to life! To start I fired up my Silhouette and cut out a bunny, his name, a carrot and dots in different colors of vinyl.
It was honestly my first experience cutting vinyl but it was oh so easy! And if you don’t have a Silhouette, simply look for stickers that meet your needs! Once my vinyl shapes were cut, all that I had to do was peel them off the page.
Then I added my bunny to the front of my pail, put my little guy’s name across the front of it and add dots in a random pattern. Within minutes I had an adorable personalized pail that was perfect for storing all of our treats!
Once my pail was complete, it was time for the really important part….the treats inside! Knowing that my little bunny LOVES his NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs, I headed to Walmart to pick up a few bags.
These egg shaped milk chocolates are pretty much every bunny’s favorite treat to find inside their Easter Eggs so I picked up a few bags to ensure that we could enjoy them on multiple occasions. After all, we had many days to celebrate before Easter actually arrived. While in the seasonal candy aisle, I also grabbed a some NERDS® Bumpy Jelly Beans and NESTLÉ® Golden Eggs to round out our celebrations. Then I headed home to complete my Easter basket.
My idea was that we would have daily hunts with our neighborhood friends where there would be one or two eggs that had NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs inside. Doing it this way I could ensure that all the kids would have fun daily but not overload on the candy! So I grabbed my eggs, filled a few with NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs and then piled them all into my customized pail.
Once the eggs were ready, we invited our friends over and were off for the first of many hunts! As the kids ran around the yard and squealed with delight, I couldn’t help but grin with the knowledge that we could do this daily and make our Easter celebration much more than a one time thing! At a time in his life when every moment is memorable, this was the perfect way to make our Easter month extra special!
Once all the eggs had been discovered, each child had the job of going through them one by one to see which eggs had a special treat inside. For me, watching their little faces light up when they finally found that NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEgg inside was just the most amazing feeling and one that I won’t forget anytime soon!
And the best part is that I know I’ll get to experience this time and time again over the next month as we recreate our hunt with friends and family in multiple celebrations, each of which will end with a delicious treat that’s big on BUTTERFINGER® flavor!
With my little guy in Easter heaven, it was now time to move onto my older son. I’ll be honest and say he’s in that stage where Easter Egg hunts are so not cool. Any of you moms who have tweens totally know what I’m talking about. So while he’s all about eating that NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs and other sweet treats with his brother after the hunt is over, I knew without a doubt that a different type of pail was the key to his Easter fun!
Being a tween boy who loves food more than just about anything in the world, his Easter celebration needed to consist of something he could quickly and easily cook to satisfy his ever present appetite. And since I knew I would be out with the little ones hunting for eggs, I had picked up new STOUFFER’S® Pepperoni Pizza Mac Cups while I was shopping for Easter pail stuffers at Walmart so that the older kids in our neighborhood could have their own celebration.
Located with the frozen single serving meals, this was the ultimate quick and easy meal for my always hungry tween (and his friends too). With three new varieties including Pepperoni Pizza, Chili Cheese and Buffalo-style, these two packs of delicious mac and cheese made with bold flavors and 100% real cheddar cheese sauce were the perfect quick meal for all our Easter month celebrations!
And while they may not have fit in a egg, they were a tasty way for my older son to enjoy his favorite flavors when we were short on time due to a variety of Easter activities! All he had to do was heat them up for a few minutes and ta-da! Perfection was served!
In fact, as I came in from our very first Easter Egg hunt, I was not at all surprised to see him sitting at the table enjoying his Easter surprise with a big smile on his face!
So while their Easter asks may have been very different this year, it was easy to ensure that whether we celebrate Easter once or every day for the entire month, we’ll have plenty of delicious NESTLÉ® items to make them memorable!
If you’re ready to get your Easter celebrations started, take my advice and start at Walmart! No matter whether you’re looking to surprise big kids, little kids or the kid you’re married to, it’s easy to find something special for every bunny with the help of NESTLÉ® and STOUFFER’S®. And the truth of the matter is, whether it’s a delicious NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs nestled in a searched for egg or a warm and welcoming two pack of STOUFFER’S® Pepperoni Pizza Mac Cups, Easter love can easily be shown with favorite foods!
So don’t want! Start you Easter celebrations today! And don’t forget to make a month’s worth of amazing Easter memories with those you love most!
Tell me, how will you make the Easter season memorable?