Does any one have any ides on easter for older girls?

Liz - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 224 moms have responded )

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Does any one have any ides on what to get girls ages 7, 11,13 and 17 for easter? They have out grown the whole easter basket thing and i have no idea on what to do or what to get them....HELP!!!!!

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Crystal - posted on 03/30/2010

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I can tell you for sure kids will never out grow easter baskets!!!! they might not admit it but they love them! Now what you put in them might be what they out grow! but new DVD's or CD's are a great idea!! no one ever out grows candy! jewlery!! a new shirt, gift cards are great for some girls who are picky and don't like what Mom picks out!! or try putting it all in a new cute purse! but if you give a purse you must put a dollar in it or its bad luck!

good luck and I hope you guys have a great Easter!

Deana - posted on 03/30/2010

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Friends of mine used to host an adult easter party. They would start out with an Epper contest to see who had the strongest egg. And then there was an egg hunt. They hid little foil wrapped chocolate easter eggs all around their house. A couple of years they were numbered and if you got certain numbers they were worth points (positive or negative) or prizes. I have always thought that when my kids get bigger it might be a fun way to keep them challenged. Those little eggs can be hid in some pretty difficult to find areas! Good luck!

Kalle - posted on 03/30/2010

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I didn't realize Easter is a gift-giving holiday. We got chocolate when we were growing up and I always thought that was sufficient seeing as how it isn't Christmas or a birthday.

Brenda - posted on 03/26/2010

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Nomination Bracelets are good....you can then add a charm for special occasions.I think its a lovely keepsake of memories x

Marie - posted on 03/30/2010

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swim suits, towels and a basic beach bag...sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses.....that sort of thing....my girl loved that!

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Marilyn - posted on 03/30/2010

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we put candy in bowl, get them something that they like jewelery, a shirt, a game or something they really like. of course we all color eggs too. this year the boy got basketballs, and our daughter a shirt

Shawna - posted on 03/30/2010

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I have a 15 year old and instead of candy and such, I take her shopping for her new bathing suit and summer towel. On Easter morning, I put it in her basket along with other age appropriate items. She has her suit and towel for the summer and Easter is taken care of. She loves it and so do I! Good luck!

Helen - posted on 03/30/2010

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Money, Shopping and Lunch out will work. Especially for older girls. I loved that when i was all of the ages you have mentioned.

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As a kid and an adult, I always wanted those solid chocolate easter bunnies. I think in my almost 40 years, I have recieved 2... ;)

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We have 3 kids; one 23, one 18 and one 13. Our celebration has evolved as they've grown. Since Easter is the celebration of Jesus' Resurrection, we always start with sunrise services, so the true meaning isn't lost to the kids. Then, one of us takes all the kids out to pick out doughnuts while the other parent hides the plastic eggs all over the back yard. We stuff some with their favorite candy, and the rest with money! (We always did this the night before, until the morning our daughter had a plastic egg fall on her head, and we looked up to find a squirrel chomping away on chocolate! As they've gotten older, the ante has gone up--used to be that pennies were cheaper than chocolate! We have a "Golden Egg" that had $5 in it when they were little. Now it's $20! So they tear around out there in search of the eggs, and then come in and open small gifts in their baskets (after counting their money!) Then we go to a local amusement park, since it's still early and most folks don't get away from church until much later! We always beat the lines! My sister-in-law has married children who still come home to hunt eggs at their lake home in VA-she glues leaves on them and goes all out to hide them! They'll probably do untl their babies are old enough for eggs!

Karen - posted on 03/30/2010

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When my boys were that age I made Easter baskets for them I would buy their favorite candy and snacks and a CD or something I knew they wanted. I still buy them See's candy for Easter and they are 31 and 21!!!! :)

Sharon - posted on 03/30/2010

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First... the basket full of candy is always appreciated.



Second.... games. We used to give sports stuff, but the kids are full up on sports stuff and thanks to the end of their game seasons (soccer, football) they are stocked up on brand new equipment already. So I'm indulging with video games this year. Wish I could stuff the baskets with clothes and get away with it, lol.



My daughter loves pokemon, so do my boys come to think of it they'll likely get the new pokemon heartgold and pokemon soulsilver and some arts & crafts stuff. I got 4lbs of colored clay for my oldest, he really likes to work with that stuff. I got a paint by numbers dolphin kit for my younger son and my daughter gets disney princess colorwonder kit.



And candy. My kids aren't big candy fiends so most of this stuff will go into the common candy jar so I get to have some too, lol.



Even though they don't eat it all, they love to wake up to find the baskets I've made for them. Just a little "mom was thinking of you".. and we have a blast decorating easter eggs. This year we have the "shiny" kit and the glitter kit and a gazillion stickers. My oldest is 14, he likes to make the most intensely colored eggs and put designs on them with a crayon. Or make "egg" people using cut out shapes from sheets of foam lol.

Sharon - posted on 03/30/2010

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First... the basket full of candy is always appreciated.



Second.... games. We used to give sports stuff, but the kids are full up on sports stuff and thanks to the end of their game seasons (soccer, football) they are stocked up on brand new equipment already. So I'm indulging with video games this year. Wish I could stuff the baskets with clothes and get away with it, lol.



My daughter loves pokemon, so do my boys come to think of it they'll likely get the new pokemon heartgold and pokemon soulsilver and some arts & crafts stuff. I got 4lbs of colored clay for my oldest, he really likes to work with that stuff. I got a paint by numbers dolphin kit for my younger son and my daughter gets disney princess colorwonder kit.



And candy. My kids aren't big candy fiends so most of this stuff will go into the common candy jar so I get to have some too, lol.



Even though they don't eat it all, they love to wake up to find the baskets I've made for them. Just a little "mom was thinking of you".. and we have a blast decorating easter eggs. This year we have the "shiny" kit and the glitter kit and a gazillion stickers. My oldest is 14, he likes to make the most intensely colored eggs and put designs on them with a crayon. Or make "egg" people using cut out shapes from sheets of foam lol.

Lisa - posted on 03/30/2010

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maybe a scavenger hunt finding Easter themed items and they one who finds the most items gets a big Easter prize and the remainder get smaller prizes. Keep it cheap and fun...not about getting gifts.

Suzanne - posted on 03/30/2010

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Age appropriate crafts are nice, and maybe an addition to whatever collectibles that they are interested in.

Lisa - posted on 03/30/2010

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I just got some things at the Dollar Tree like; combs, lip gloss, room scent thing, puzzles, they also have hair things. Have fun with it, kind of like stocking stuffers:)

Vikki - posted on 03/30/2010

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When my kids reach that age and I do this with my nephews. I have them help make a basket for the house or themselves if they wish and I do Itune gift cards. I know it sounds kind of lame but they all seem to enjoy it . Now I do it with my friends kids who are not into the easter bunny.

Anne - posted on 03/30/2010

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For our grands, we have the Easter Egg hunt...the older the harder the eggs are hidden! Stuff plastic eggs with fun small things not only chocolate.



Another idea is to take them to a Thrift shop, let them buy a "Party" dress then have a tea party! Of course with Easter bonnets. There might even be pretty cups and saucers and fun things to buy and play with. My favorite shop has all of this. This would be more for the younger group though. AND they can invite their girlfriends.

Sheila - posted on 03/30/2010

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Do a treasure hunt for gift cards with clues an all. Just little gift cards to their favorite store or to a music site.

Katie - posted on 03/30/2010

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Since most of the time Spring vacation is around Easter, you might want to give them tickets to see a movie or a play, spa day treat (manicure and pedicure at a special salon) or if they play sports a new bat, gloves, tennis balls etc....

Ruth - posted on 03/30/2010

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a nice heart felt Easter card w/ a gift card inside to a favorite movie theater; video/game or clothing store

Kara - posted on 03/30/2010

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craft stuff, pampering stuff, accessories, flowers to plant or seeds to start in the house.

Jessica - posted on 03/30/2010

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When I was 10 my mother had 10 envalopes one by one I hunted and was given clues on each one of them, like a scavenger hunt. the last one was not my Easterbasket but an easter nest where I found a new outfit I was wanting so badly and an envalope telling me what value I had to my family, so as the second oldest I felt very special that day. There were very kind things siad in that letter that helped my curiosity of the whole "Easter Bunny" be reasured, excited, valued, I don't know if I am making sense, But 10 is a hard age because you are definently questioning your beleifs in the easter bunny and so when I was given something so special and time consuming from my mother I was really appreciative to her.

Barbara - posted on 03/30/2010

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Beach bags. You can get them at Wal-Mart & put anything from candy to makeup in them.

Val - posted on 03/30/2010

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well we put in folded up dollar bills or quarters in the hidden eggs for the Easter hunt. And candy everyone still loves.

Paula - posted on 03/30/2010

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I don't think they ever outgrow the Easter basket thing...my kids still get up and hunt for eggs (I put change and $1 bills in them) all over the yard. I make up baskets and put a cd, gift card, gas card, movie card, jewelry and the such with a little bit of their favorite candy. My kids are 16, 17, and 20 and they love it!

Orainnia - posted on 03/30/2010

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I have recently made themed baskets for a few young ladies at my church. These are great for all ages because you simply choose a theme or character and build your basket around that. For younger girls you could use Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Hannah Montana or even High School Musical. Target & the Dollar Tree will have pretty much everything you need to make a really cute basket. Everything from notepads, puzzles, ink pens, paddle balls, kaleidoscopes, lipgloss, chapstick, hair accessories to coloring books. For the older girls you could do Shopping Themed bag. Target has some really cute matching Pink, Black and White "I Love Shopping" gift bag and tissue paper sets with matcing notepads, ink pens, address books, mini clip boards and hair accessories. Add a new wallet, some lipgloss & sunglasses hide a Gift Card (or 2) or some cash in a plastic egg add a few peices of candy ( the good stuff) and Waa-Laa...an age appropriate Easter Basket! I hope this helps. Happy Easter!

Lynnne - posted on 03/30/2010

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giftcard, movies cds concert tixs, movie passes, coupoons for lunch with mom or with their friends. free pass tht you clean up their room..you can make up all kinds of coupons on the computer depends on your budget.

Winnetta - posted on 03/30/2010

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I make my Easter Baskets with items of choice. My daughter was 22 and still enjoyed the baskets. Now I have granddaughters, so "Mommie" doesn't get a basket anymore. For the ages 7 thruough17 try their favorite candy, inexpensive jewelry, cute summer outfits, a game or hobby of their interest. Also include a plastic egg that is "golden" (has money in it) or an egg with the clue to the "golden" egg hidden somewhere in the house or garden.

Debra - posted on 03/30/2010

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my kids are older and have kids, but they still like the egg hunt! they love the "goody bags" i make for them. I put for the men and women, bath and beauty items, things they can use, little hand towels, etc. Different "grown up" items. When my kids were in school, I would do stuff they could use for school, like cool pencils, little note pads. Girls love diaries! book marks are cool. Think of what they usually use, like make up if they do, things for their hair. Good luck and have fun!

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Great ideas! I have 2 12 yr. olds and they just recently accepted that the Easter Bunny is 'mom-and-dad'! I think I'm going to go w/the Gardening basket so we can all get out there and plant some spring flowers. I think they'll really like that. Plus some eggs scattered around w/coins, gum and some sugarfree candy.

Melissa - posted on 03/30/2010

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It's a little close but, how about making giant paper mache eggs out of a punching balloon. You know the ones with the handles. After the paper mache has dried, cut the balloon and pull it out of the egg leaving a hole large enough to get things in but still able to close it. Stuff it with fun things like t-shirts that make a statement, make-up for the oldest girl, lip glosses for the younger ones, books, perfume and everyone still enjoys a chocolate bunny :) Hope this helps, I just joined so a little late to respond.

Melissa - posted on 03/30/2010

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We have done books and/or a movie. My best friend did a new swimsuit for the upcoming season.

Andi - posted on 03/30/2010

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I have kids that are 5,15,and 18.The 5yr old is still young enough for easter hunts, but I wanted to spend the holiday with the older kids too.I decided on a BBQ at the lake for the whole family and then a hunt for the 5yr old when we get hm.BTW we're doing our Easter on Sat cause I have to wk Sun.We miss the crowds and the 5yr old doesnt know the differnce in the days

Sarah - posted on 03/30/2010

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Lotions and cologne are always good. I still get my adult children some jelly beans though and mix with a book from their favorite author. Also movie tickets, dvd, or cd"s are good choice.

Lauren - posted on 03/30/2010

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I like to load up their Easter Baskets with sun screen, beach stuff, flip-flops, towels, fun nail polish and swim gear.. goggles etc... It is nice and colorful... things we'll need for the summer anyway!

Lauren - posted on 03/30/2010

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I like to load up their Easter Baskets with sun screen, beach stuff, flip-flops, towels, fun nail polish and swim gear.. goggles etc... It is nice and colorful... things we'll need for the summer anyway!

Lauren - posted on 03/30/2010

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I like to load up their Easter Baskets with sun screen, beach stuff, flip-flops, towels, fun nail polish and swim gear.. goggles etc... It is nice and colorful... things we'll need for the summer anyway!

Angela - posted on 03/30/2010

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I am giving my older ones money to go shopping and some candy in a make up train case. You give the ones who do not wear make up theirs in a nice purse. Also I am giving my older girls make up, nail polish things like that.

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My daughter is 11. We got her a new bathing suit (that she tried on in the department store, but I told her we didn't have the money yet), and a gift card to Claire's. And of course, you're never too old for chocolate.

Pat - posted on 03/30/2010

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Read them the Story of Easter, from the Bible.Then they know what Easter really about, not gifts.

Tracey - posted on 03/30/2010

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mum started giving is underware and/or P.J's with a small choc bunny or egg at around that age and she still does

Felicia - posted on 03/29/2010

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wen i was 17 my mom ordered me a set of anklet from avon some lipgloss and got me a cpl stuffed animals and put them all in a plastic tote and gave them to me easter morning i had the fun of making the easter baskets for my nieces and nephew. but she got what i liked and gave it to me as an easter gift. you can try to get them a cpl things they like

Amanda - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have a daughter who is 9, and I had a blast buying stuff for her easter basket this year. I bought here 5 different colors of nail polish, all in spring like colors (most of them are glitter so they aren't really dark but she will love them). I also bought her a t-shirt and some fabric paint so she can design it herself and if I can find her some plain white cloth tennis shoes I will add those. I also included a chocolate rabbit, a bottle of bubbles (who doesn't love bubbles). But my favorite gift was a coupon that I made for her to turn in for one Mommy and Me day of her choice in activities. Hope this helps with some ideas....make it fun and tailor the baskets for each girl....they will enjoy whatever you put into them.

Nicole - posted on 03/29/2010

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At those ages it is still fun to get a basket, but maybe you can customize it to fit their own individual personalities. You can fill it with school supplies, dolls, lip gloss for the older ones. I wish someone would get me an easter basket, and Im 29 lol

Vicky - posted on 03/29/2010

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My girls would go for jewelry, nail polish, and gift cards. I still put little things in an Easter Basket for them at that age... the content just changed.

Rebecca - posted on 03/29/2010

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I got my nine year old a web-kinz. She really likes them and most of them are less than $15.

Darleza - posted on 03/29/2010

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easter cupcakes!!! they are the best, pretty and yummy too! checkout didiebakes.blogspot.com for reasonably priced cupcakes.

Thora - posted on 03/29/2010

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My boys are 30, 28, and 26, they still love the easter baskets. When they are home I prepare a small basket for each with their favorite items, also for the wives. As far as eggs go, If they planned to make time to color them when they were in high school, I would do it. The boys were disappointed when we didn't have the eggs, so after that the youngest made sure the eggs were done until he started college!

LINDA - posted on 03/29/2010

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We stopped doing Easter Baskets and did a treasure hunt. We made up one bag of treats/goodies for each of our 5 kids, my husband would make up 5-8 clues for each child, the kids would be corralled in one area and we would hide the clues. It took them anywhere between 10-20 minutes and they had a great time searching the house and the yard. Some of the clues were really challenging especially for the older ones. They still talk about it and they are in their 30's. Great fun

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Hi there,

I took my friend's 3 girls (one 8, one 11, and one 16) and 3 of their friends (one friend each) to a nail salon and they all got a manicure and funky polish with stickers etc put on. I dropped them off and gave them all a copy of a teen magazine and then sat on the bench OUTSIDE the nail shop. They giggled, laughed, and talked up a storm. The cool thing was that each age group was happy and they all felt really grown up but in a cute way and it was an amazing grily afternoon. Given their spreadin age I think your girls would likely enjoy it as well. I got a deal because of the six girls so all in all I only spent 100$ plus tip but it was worth every penny. I would have spent at least that much if not more when you consider chocolate, a piece of clothing or CD etc. This way each had a friend and all had a great time.

Hope this helps

Tania

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