Our favorite Easter recipes, crafts, easy spring desserts, free printables and edible craft ideas featured over the years on Living Locurto. 35 Best Easter Crafts and Recipes Easter is such a fun time for making crafts and baking sweet treats. Enjoy these simple to make Easter crafts, recipes, free printables and edible craft ideas featured […]
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Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags. Fun gift ideas for teenager girls and boys!
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Family Dollar DIY Easter Baskets for Teens
Need some fun new Easter basket ideas for teens? Then you’ll love what I found at Family Dollar for my teenagers! Join me as I walk you through what I found for $25 or less at Family Dollar. Don’t miss my new giant free printable Easter bunny tags to make your gift baskets extra fun!
Family Dollar is full of so many great products and deals, that it’s hard to decide what to choose. I really could spend hours in that store! On my last trip, I spent a lot of time shopping for things I thought teenagers would like and actually use. These Easter basket gift ideas for teen girls and boys will definitely save you time on your next shopping trip to Family Dollar.
Easter Baskets for Teens that they can actually use!
Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! I had so much fun finding affordable gifts my kids could actually use and love. Find more Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.
Smart Reusable Easter Basket Container
I like to choose Easter baskets that can be reused after giving. When I was little, my mom always found the most fun, unusual containers for gifts. I must have gotten that idea from her!
If you’ve never been to your local Family Dollar, then I highly recommend going there today! I found so many fun containers for $1-$3 each, that it was hard to choose which ones I would use for my teen’s Easter baskets.
These cute square caddy containers were only $1 each and come in various colors. New caddy’s are just what my kids need in their bathroom too!
What to put in an Easter Basket for Teens
First of all, think technology! My teens fight the most about who has taken who’s phone charger, so I immediately went to the front of Family Dollar to shop their tech products.
Wireless Phone Chargers
I found some great wireless chargers and know my daughter will love this unicorn charger!
Adorable Plush Food Pillows
Next I found the cutest super soft, sweet treat food plushies for only $3! How cute are these? They have donuts, hot dogs, pizza and french fry mini plushies. I wanted to get all of them!
More Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens
- Favorite Snacks – Teen boys (at least mine) are all about the food! So be sure to grab their favorite snacks along with the usual Easter candy.
- Bath & Beauty Products – Teen girls can never have enough nail polish, make-up or bath products. I really love the hair towel I found for my daughter and need to get one for myself too!
- Joke Items – I couldn’t pass-up the dollar whoopee cushion for my son!
- Pens & Journals – You can’t go wrong with scented pens, journals or cute stickers.
- Jewelry, Shoes and Hair Accessories – I saw a lot of cute flip flops and earrings on my last trip to Family Dollar too!
–> For more great Easter Basket ideas, check out Family Dollar’s weekly deals HERE.
Easter Basket Free Printable Tags
I designed some jumbo bunny tags for these Easter Baskets and think they turned out really cute! Download the tags below, then trim with scissors and tape to a colorful paper straw to insert into your gift basket.
Download the Jumbo Easter Gift Tags ©2019 LivingLocurto.com
Watch Me Make These Easter Baskets
I hope you found lots of fun gift ideas with these items from Family Dollar. Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! Find even more amazing Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.
Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or simple Easter treat!
Easy Flower Cupcakes
I turned simple chocolate cupcakes into the cutest Flower Cupcakes in minutes and you can too! These adorable marshmallow flower cupcakes are fast, easy and perfect for any spring occasion!
Because I always try to come up with new ideas for fun food I’ve seen around the internet, I think I nailed it with just a few key decorations I found at Oriental Trading. What makes my version of these flower cupcakes extra cute is how the cake is placed into real seed pots and covered with tiny lady bugs so it looks like you’ve just been potting them.
Edible Flower Treats Are Fun!
Speaking of edible flower treats, these cute cupcakes reminded me of some other flower desserts I have made in the past.
This cupcake flower bouquet is one of my favorite spring party ideas!
Want a healthier version? This Vegetable Flower Bouquet is so fun!
Now let’s make some fun flower cupcakes! Because these were so fun to make, I’ll be doing them all year round. Kids will like to make these sweet treats for sure!
How to Make Flower Cupcakes
You can make flower cupcakes with homemade cupcakes or store bought cupcakes. You’ll need:
- 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
- 36 Marshmallows
- Green Frosting
- Yellow and Pink Sugar Sprinkles
Click Here to find these adorable lady bug stickers, seed pots and directions for how to make my flower cupcakes on Oriental Trading’s Fun365 blog.
Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required!
Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries
Easter is coming soon and if you are planning to visit friends and family, I have the perfect bunny dessert for you to make! I love making Easter treats and made these Easy No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries a few years ago.
I had no idea they would be such a big hit. When I shared them on Instagram, people went crazy over them. I’m excited to share them on my website today!
I’m sure your family will love this adorable strawberry dessert. With strawberries, cheesecake filling and bunny graham crackers, you can have the cutest holiday dessert in no time! Add colorful Easter sprinkles over the top of your bunny cheesecake strawberries if you want a burst of color.
How to make Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries
All you need that is different than my other recipes are Annie’s Bunny Grahams snacks. Just one simple addition can make the ordinary stuffed cheesecake strawberry, a fantastic Easter dessert!
Hop on over to my Youtube Channel to see how to make these simple No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries!
Watch the video below on how to make this recipe below – just replace with the bunny grahams. Enjoy!
Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries
Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required!
- 1 lb. Strawberries
- 8 oz. Soft Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Honey Bunny Grahams
- Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife or strawberry corer tool to create a cup for the filling.
- Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
- In a bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
- Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the strawberries.
- Refrigerate the cheesecake stuffed strawberries until ready to serve. Make them 3-4 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
- Right before serving, garnish with a bunny graham. The grahams will get soggy if you add these too early. Sprinkle with Easter candy sprinkles for more color if desired.
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We love making treats for Easter! Scroll down to find several of our favorites from the past. All are no bake and super simple to whip up for your Easter celebrations. Click a photo to be taken to the blog post with the full recipe and free printables.
This make-ahead Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata is an easy breakfast or brunch recipe that will save you time in the kitchen. Your guests and family will love this gourmet version of a ham casserole!
Easy Overnight Breakfast Strata Recipe!
This delicious make-ahead Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata will save you time in the kitchen. When I have guests or hosting a brunch, I love any kind of overnight breakfast recipes!
With the coming of Easter, comes the promise of sunshine, warmth, flowers, growth, and renewal. It’s no wonder many people look forward to this joyous holiday and make plans to gather with family and friends. No need to fuss over a ham in the oven on Easter morning.
Make this delicious Swiss and ham overnight breakfast strata recipe the night before and pop it into the oven an hour before your gathering starts. Guests will love this gourmet version of a ham casserole and won’t miss the big Easter ham. Easy overnight breakfast recipes are life savers too!
Make your holiday simpler with these tips for a delicious Easter menu!
This simple Easter menu will come together with ease and will delight your guests. The make-ahead Swiss and ham strata will especially impress because the combination of ham, gourmet cheeses, bread, and spinach are irresistible. Add a couple of simple side dishes, such as a spring mix salad, and you’ll be free and clear of the kitchen. Don’t forget some fun decorations and enjoy the time spent with friends and family. Maybe you’ll even find a few hidden eggs of your own!
Easter Brunch Menu Ideas
If you happen to be the Easter brunch host or hostess this year, why not make things simpler and easier with a delicious Easter menu that will delight your guests? A few simple shortcuts will take you out of the kitchen and into the celebration.
- Orange juice or mimosas served in cheerful glassware.
- Spring salad mix tossed with a berry vinaigrette. Here are some of my favorite salad recipes.
- Assorted muffins and pastries. Check out this simple Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry recipe!
- Make-ahead Swiss and ham strata (recipe below).
- Keep it simple! Arrange your serving platters on a table or counter over a springtime tablecloth. Set out plenty of plates and silverware and the guests can serve themselves, buffet style. See some beautiful napkin folding tips and table decorations here.
- Don’t forget to decorate with cute Free Easter Printables!
Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata
This make-ahead Swiss and Ham Strata is an easy overnight breakfast strata recipe that will save you time in the kitchen. Your guests and family will love this gourmet version of a ham casserole!
- 2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 1 cup onion (chopped)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 ½ lbs ham (cut into 1 inch cubes)
- 10 oz frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 loaf French bread (cut into 1 inch cubes)
- 2 ½ cup skim milk
- 9 eggs
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the two cheeses and set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter and onions. Sauté until onions soften and become translucent.
- Add the cubed ham, frozen spinach, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and remove from heat.
- Grease a 3 quart baking dish with butter and spread one third of the bread on the bottom.
Add about a third of the ham mixture to the top of the bread cubes. Sprinkle a third of the cheese over the ham. Repeat the layers two more times.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour the egg mixture over the strata.
- At this point, you can cover the dish with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the strata, preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
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More quick breakfast recipes to try:
- Overnight Oats
- Breakfast Egg Rolls
- Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
- Overnight Monkey Bread
- Freezer Breakfast Quesadilla
Enjoy fun new Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and the cutest Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative just in time for Easter!
Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Giant Easter Basket
In partnership with Spin Master
For years, I’ve wanted to make a Giant Easter Basket out of a kid’s swimming pool and when I was asked to try the new Season 2 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, I thought they would be the perfect goodies to put inside of my giant Easter basket! With Easter right around the corner, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are the cutest things ever! What are they? Well, my daughter is obsessed with these adorable collectible magical creatures that come inside small, speckled eggs.
Not only do Hatchimals CollEGGtibles make for the perfect Easter Egg Hunt, they are a fantastic alternative to candy and the usual Easter basket trinkets. Your kids will love to care, nurture, and play with these cute tiny Hatchimals! They come in all kinds of packages, I especially love the cute egg cartons!
These tiny friends need love to hatch! Hold the egg in the palm of your hand, rub the heart and as it changes from purple to pink. That’s how you know it’s ready to hatch! Press down until egg cracks. Create a nest for your Hatchimals by peeling down the egg shell until you reach the wavy line.
Look at all of the fun things I got to put inside of my Giant Easter basket! There is even the most adorable play set in the shape of a large egg for your tiny creatures.
How to Make a Giant Easter Basket
This Giant Easter Basket couldn’t be easier! What a fun way to surprise your kids this year.
Get a plastic kiddie pool (less than $10) and a hula hoop. I held the hula hoop in place with a bag of rice as the weight. Then I filled the pool with pillows and a blanket.
Because my daughter has so many stuffed animals, I just took a bunch of Easter looking toys from her room and began to fill the pool. You could certainly buy new stuffed animals, but it’s just as fun for kids to find their toys having fun in the giant basket Easter morning! The main new gifts were the Hatchimals! I had so much fun making a giant Easter basket and know your kids would absolutely LOVE this.
Creative No Candy Easter Egg Hunt Idea
Even my 15 year old son loved hatching the Hatchimals ColleGGtibles. So if you are looking for an alternative to plastic eggs filled with candy, add some Hatchimals in the mix as bonus prizes to be found. Kids will go bananas trying to find them!
Now that you know what Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are, you’ll want to collect all 100+ of them! At least I know my daughter does. The aftermath of our hunt is pretty darn cute!
Be sure to check out the new Season 2 cute Hatchimals CollEGGtibles this Easter. They make adorable Easter baskets and fun Easter egg hunts for sure!
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Giant Easter Basket
The cutest Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative just in time for Easter! A DIY Giant Easter Basket made out of a kid’s swimming pool.
- 1 plastic kiddie pool
- 1 hula hoop
- 1 bag of rice
- 2-3 pillows
- 1 blanket
- 12 stuffed animals
- Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
- Put the hula hoop in the pool and use the bag of rice as a weight to hold the hula hoop in place.
- Fill the pool with a few pillows and cover with a large blanket.
- Add stuffed animals to fill the pool. (These can be new or what your child already has in their room)
- Add gifts such as Hatchimals CollEGGtibles which make adorable Easter eggs in place of candy!
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Oh yeah! Unicorn Crack is a simple and addicting white chocolate saltine toffee recipe! Topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles, this easy treat is perfect for Easter, a unicorn party or rainbow birthday celebration.
White Chocolate Unicorn Crack Recipe
Say hello to my new addiction… Unicorn Crack! This white chocolate saltine toffee recipe is what you get when you mix white chocolate, saltine crackers, brown sugar, butter and rainbow sprinkles. I seriously can’t stop eating this amazing dessert! With a middle school aged daughter, it’s all about unicorns around here. We’ve made Unicorn Fluffy Slime and even Unicorn Poop Desserts. This is a fun new addition to our unicorn family of food that I know you’re going to love!
If you are looking for a fabulous, super easy dessert recipe for Easter, a unicorn party, rainbow themed birthday or any kind of celebration, this is it. The colorful rainbow sprinkles are what makes this unicorn crack white chocolate saltine toffee recipe so much fun! Serve it up in adorable cups like these cute Alice in wonderland inspired party supplies from Oriental Trading Company and you’ll be the hostess with the mostess!
How to make White Chocolate Saltine Toffee Unicorn Crack
First you’ll need to find some great pastel cake sprinkles! I love to mix and match candy with sprinkles. Switch up the colors to match whatever kind of party you are hosting. This would be a fun dessert for a graduation party with school colors!
After you have decided on your colors of sprinkles you want, head on over to Oriental Trading Company’s Fun365.com website for step-by-step directions for my White Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Toffee recipe. I love partnering with them and always excited to share fun party ideas with you and the Oriental Trading gang!
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