Does any one have any ides on easter for older girls?
Michelle - posted on 04/06/2010
I hang stockings, gave Easter Baskets etc for my children until they left my home. I agree with the suggestions above you are never to old for the Holiday treats but the theme of the gifts change with the age. Whatever the interest is good for gifts, I once included camping items in a basket for a daughter going to summer camp. She was surprised and happy. Candy can be changed for whatever the favorite food item is for the age or gift certificates for favorite hang outs.
Maureen - posted on 04/05/2010
Obviously this response comes after Easter, but I would suggest you continue with the Easter Basket, but include movie tickets, i-tune cards for music, video games, dvd movies, etc. I was receiving Easter Baskets until the time I left home at 25 years old and will do the same for my children. I can't imagine girls at that age have grown out of the basket that may come with some candy, but other fun items. Hope you were able to come up with something creative.
I agree with the others. You are never too old for an Easter Basket. When I lived closer to my parents, even though I have kids, I still got a basket at her house. Its just that the items change and unfortunately become more expensive. Candy is always good but I always round out with a T-Shirt, gift card or movie. Like the others my daughter who is the youngest is definately the easiest to buy for but my son appreciates those game shop gift cards for sure. IF all else fails, a little cash hidden in the eggs is always a winner.
Paulette - posted on 03/31/2010
Easter Egg hunt with money for prizes. A certain color egg wins a prize. The dress up part becomes more important than the candy. A treasure hunt would be fun too instead of easter egg hunt. Write down clues to find prizes or candy one clue leads to the next until the final place is found.
Kim - posted on 03/31/2010
Does anyone really ever out grow Easter baskets?? We still do them for our kids, they're 15, 12, 7 & 6 -- we even hide them! The older kids get things like iTunes gift cards, McDonalds, chocolates, dollar bills. Good luck with the baskets this year!
Stella - posted on 03/31/2010
My daughter & neice are also older(11 & 13) & I was thinking the same thing. I love all the ideas plus I was going to buy them a bead for their Pandora braclet. Thats another neat idea...they are a charm bracelet that you can add special beads to that mean something to the person wearing it. They make different kinds so take a look. Happy Easter!!!!
Colleen - posted on 03/30/2010
I HAVE AN 11 YEAR OLD WHO'S GOING ON 17, and she still loves getting an Easter basket but it's not full of candy and toys. I get her a type of basket she can use in her room for something. I fill it with a new outfit, new beach towel, razors (to shave legs), new kind of shampoo / conditioner, and some candy etc. All things she uses now that she's older. I also make it a little fun for her, I send her on a hunt for it. I give her a clue and she has to figure it out and it will bring her to the next clue and so on. I do about 5 clues, the 5th clue is one for where the basket is HIDDEN. Yes I hide her basket and in a different spot every year. She loves it!
Carrie - posted on 03/29/2010
My children swim on a team during the summer and the Easter bunny gets them new swim gear for the season. ie... swimsuit, goggles, flipfops, towels, water bottles. This way I don't have to have a bunch of candy and they love it.
Melissa - posted on 03/27/2010
Hi Liz, no one outgrows easter baskets, just the goods inside it. They have all kinds of baskets now...choose one based on the personality of the girl. You can go to Michaels or Joanns and they usually have some pretty good baskets... so does Walmart. Then, instead of loading them down with sugary treats, switch it out.. and it doesn't have to be expensive. I don't put candy in my kids' baskets.. I use fresh fruit. Intermixed with the fresh fruit, I'll put in nail polish or lip balms, cute items of jewelry (they have cute earings at Charlotte Russ and Target - and cute necklaces and bracelets at Walmart and Target). If your girls are shoppers, gift certificates work.
A cute idea if you have a shoe lover. Get them a new pair of shoes, and use the shoes as the "basket" and put whatever else you got them inside the shoe. If you get a closed toe shoe, it works easiest. However, depending on what else you get them, you can still do it with an open toed shoe with some creativity.
I agree wth Darcy...girls are easy.
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