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Quick Easter Dinner For One

Quick Easter Dinner For OneDue to COVID-19 and being quarantined, Easter for everyone was different this year.Well, I told myself I would not get upset and would try to make a similar but somewhat traditional dinner for one. I bought a ham steak, a baking sweet potato, fresh asparagus and pineapple chunks.

 

Felt Carrot Pencil Gift Pocket - closeup of pocket end of carrot with pencils

Felt Carrot Pencil Gift PocketHere is another fun use for the felt carrot pocket that I recently made. A felt carrot pocket full of green pencils is a great, non-sugary gift to give this Easter.

 

Easter Chocolate Dipped Peeps

Easter Chocolate Dipped PeepsI took Marshmallow Peeps, melted a bag of chocolate chip in a double boiler then dipped the lower half of each Peep in the chocolate and arranged them on a tray! My grandchildren will love them. Now this was easy and fun.

 

Christmas Clearance for Easter

Christmas Clearance for EasterWith the stores trying to rid themselves of Christmas inventory, you can score some pretty amazing deals that aren't just bound by a December holiday. Small toys are perfect for Easter baskets, and red and white themed chocolates are perfect for Valentine's Day!

 

Easy Easter/Spring Centerpiece

Easy Easter/Spring CenterpieceI wanted to create a nice centerpiece for spring. I stopped in Walmart and found these lovely little pots of tulips, narcissus, and hyacinths for only 98 cents each. I chose one of each, plunked them into a pretty Easter basket I had and voila, a lovely spring centerpiece!

 

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Buy Egg Dye Kit with Plastic CupsI know that it costs a bit more than the .99 cent egg dye, but trust me the cups themselves last a long time. We bought the egg dyeing kit that came with the egg cups five years ago, and they are still in perfect condition.

 

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Use Kool-Aid to Dye Easter EggsInstead of using expensive Easter egg dye kits use packets of Kool-Aid instead. It's much less expensive and you don't have to end up with all of the doo dads included in each dye kit package that you'll probably not use.

 

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Easter Ideas for Teens and AdultsOur kids were too old for baskets and egg hunts. However, we went to doing a basket per person. I thought it might be fun for the adults that were in their 80s, 70s, on down to get an Easter basket too.

 

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Dyeing Eggs with Everyday IngredientsI've seen a really good list of, every day ingredient, egg dyes and how to make them. Be forewarned, they take a day to soak in the color, and be sure to wash the eggs before you dye them. I tried three colors this year: yellow made from turmeric, pink made from beets, and green made from spinach.

 

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Decorated Leafy Easter EggsMake unique Easter eggs for easter or just for fun!

 

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Cadbury Egg Carton GiftI don't know about you, but I love Cadbury Eggs. I thought a fun way to give them as a gift would be to put them in an egg carton.

 

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Use a Whisk to Colour Easter EggsThis is a good idea if you do not want to stain your hands with food colouring. Put your egg inside the whisk and dip it into a cup, then take it out when your ready. It's also easier for younger ones to handle.

 

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Warning: Easter Lilies Are Toxic To CatsEaster is nearly here and I wanted to remind cat owners that Easter lilies and many other types of lilies are very poisonous to cats. Three or four petals can cause irreversible kidney damage.

 

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How to Make Your Own Easter Egg DyeYou don't need to purchase those boxes of Easter egg tablets to dye your Easter eggs and this is such a fun way for children to learn color wheel basics.

 

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Hide Your Child's Easter BasketWe use to hide our children's Easter Baskets and they would have to hunt for them. Being 5 children, if they found someone else's, they were not allowed to say that. They had to leave it where it was.

 

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Easter Centerpiece

Rubber Duck Easter CenterpieceEaster decoration center piece for my table.

 

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Colorful Deviled Eggs For EasterOne of my favorite recipes to make on Easter is Deviled Easter Eggs. You boil your eggs and peel them. Make up your egg colors like you are dying eggs and dip your boiled, peeled eggs in the dye.

 

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Homemade Recycled Easter BasketFor a quick, easy, and cheap Easter basket, rinse and clean an empty liter soda bottle, cut a 1 inch "ring" at the top of the body of the bottle (after the spout), and cut in half. Trim the rest of the body of the bottle to the height of the "basket" you'd like.

 

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Rice Krispy EggsOn Easter, I take a plastic eggs, spray with oil, then fill with Rice Krispy treats. When set, I unmold them. Some of them, I fill by putting a hole with my thumb in the middle, filling with candy, then finishing with the other side. Kids love them.

 

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Uses for Plastic Easter EggsReuse plastic Easter eggs by keeping change in them for parking meters. They can be used to store small wrapped pieces of gum, small toys, and crayons for unexpected waiting.

 

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Rice Krispy Treat NestsEveryone loves Rice Krispy treats. Our theme this month was birds. So for our dessert hour, I made Rice Krispy treats and put them into a cupcake pan, forming them to look like birds nests.

 

Dye Easter Eggs Outside

Dye Easter Eggs OutsideThis is making the best of a messy situation, Easter Egg Dye mess. We put old T-shirts on the girls and took the whole mess outside on the patio cement. It washed away by the next day. The air dried the eggs quickly.

 

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Ann's Easter BasketOur two older grandchildren are too old for Easter baskets, but they have a little three year old brother just getting into the fun so this year I made this basket for him to find and then to share which he loves to do with his sister and brother.

 

Craft sticks spelling Happy Easter.

Spell "Easter" With Craft Stick LettersEasy wooden "Happy Easter" letters for a window sill, garden, or to string on or as a banner!

 

Outdoor Easter Egg HuntFor our Easter Egg Hunt last year, we hid them outside even though it was a bit on the cold side. Our 5 year old grandson Mason didn't care. We hid them first and then he hid them as he loves to have us find them.

 

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Colored Peeled Eggs for EasterOnce your Easter eggs are peeled you lose that pretty color, why not color the eggs after they are peeled and take that color to the dinner table for all to enjoy. I use food coloring so I know it is safe to consume.

 

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Avoiding Quarrels on Easter MorningWe color and hide Easter eggs every year for our 4 children to find Easter morning. Early on when we only had 2, we found one always found more then the other and a lovely morning quickly turned into a fight!

 

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Easter Baskets for All AgesOlder children that have outgrown your typical Easter basket still love getting a basket, so I put new summer outfits, passes to a movie, gift certificates or cards to fast food places, and favorite candy bars, cookies or even gum.

 

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Indoor Jelly Bean Hunt for EasterMy children enjoy easter egg hunts, but when it was too cold outside to have it, I would take jellybeans, and hide them inside instead of using the colored eggs.

 

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Summer Themed Easter BasketsI have four children and Easter baskets can get messy, expensive, and just full of junk, so every year I give them everything they will need (and ask for anyway ) for a fun summer. The basket is always a big sand pail.

 

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Easter Jelly Bean PrayerThis is an inexpensive Easter greeting, treat or egg hunt idea that keeps the true meaning of Easter while incorporating the fun/bunny aspect.

 

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Making a Paper Easter BasketTo make an Easter basket, you can use either construction paper or an old shoebox with a lid. If you use construction paper, you will need scissors, stapler, pencil, ruler and markers or crayons or whatever else you want to use for embellishment.

 

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Flea Market Easter Egg HuntGo on an Easter egg hunt at the flea market. I did this one year for my Easter display. I looked at every booth for any kind of Easter egg (ceramic, glass, porcelain, etc.).

 

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Split Easter Basket Purchases Between FamiliesWhen creating your Easter Baskets, get together with friends/neighbors or relatives who have children in the same age range and share multi packages of trinkets/toys or candies. Then your baskets will have more variety and save you a lot of $$$.

 

Saving on Easter Baskets

Saving Money on Easter BasketsInexpensive ways to create, put together or purchase easter baskets and their filler as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Rice Krispy Treat Easter BasketsFor many years I have been making Easter baskets for my children and, now grandchildren from Rice Krispy Treats. I use a few more marshmallows than usual and tint them green. I then turn whatever size bowl I want to use upside down. This will be the size of the basket.

 

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Use Dental Floss to Hang Plastic Easter EggsWe like to hang up plastic Easter eggs on our trees outside. We found the best string to use was dental floss.

 

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Celebrate Easter All Year Long (Joke)Several years ago, our pastor commented on the notable amount of parishioners celebrating Easter at our church that Sunday.

 

Easter Egg Wreath with Flowers

Ribbon Ties Easter WreathEasy way to decorate your grapevine wreaths for Easter are just to run a ribbon through it's vines and then just use plastic eggs and sandwich the ribbon between the egg and close.

 

Which Came First?This Sunday, homes will once again be filled with Easter dresses, Easter baskets, painted eggs, stuffed chicks and bunnies, and candy as we celebrate "Ishtar". If you"re like me, you always wondered what any of this had to do with Jesus rising three days after His death. I learned recently that the answer really is "absolutely nothing."

 

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Candy SharingIf you only have a few Easter baskets to make you either end up with a lot of leftover candy or your baskets don't have a good variety. To fix this, ask a friend if they are interested in "candy sharing."

 

Cheetos Carrots

Cheetos CarrotsJellybeans are expensive when you only need one color, except black. And the kids already get enough candy at parties. So I made 25 carrots out of clear party bags (taped at the bottom corners) filled with Cheetos and tied with green Christmas ribbon (the kind already curled for gift bows).

 

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Summer Hat for Easter BasketHere's an Easter tip. When my children were babies, instead of Easter baskets, we picked out a cute summer hat and used it as a basket instead. We put little things in it a baby could use, like a small bottle of juice, a teething toy, a small book, etc.

 

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Recycling an Old Grapevine Wreath for EasterI recycled an old grapevine wreath. I took off all of the old flowers and decorations and put on some new fresh plastic spring flowers and hot glued one dozen plastic Easter eggs around through the flowers and on the wreath. I looks wonderful on my front door.

 

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Shop Today For Easter Items On SaleToday all the Easter candy, toys and decorations go on sale. Many stores mark them down 50% or more to clear them out quickly.

 

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Pompoms Instead of Easter GrassTo avoid the mess and the waste of Easter grass, use cheerleader pom-poms in the Easter Basket instead. There's no mess and they serve as an extra surprise!

 

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Have Kids Make Egg SaladIf you use hard boiled eggs, try this after you have your egg hunt. Let the kids in on more fun rather than letting the eggs go bad. Let them turn their treasures into delicious egg salads.

 

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Equitable Easter Egg HuntTo avoid jealousy and hard feelings at an Easter Egg Hunt for your kids or grandkids, use all the same color eggs for each person. Example: blue for Joey, pink for Amy, yellow, green and purple for other kids, etc.

 

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Shop Thrift Stores For Easter DecorationsThe thrift shops come to the rescue for Easter, too! I got a lovely wicker bunny basket and filled it with multicolored plastic eggs to put at the front door.

 

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Easter Bunny from a WashclothThis is a fairly easy craft to do this weekend, just in time for Easter. My niece showed me the one she had made and it was darling! A washcloth bunny.

 

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Feathers for Easter CenterpiecesUse colored feathers for your Easter centerpieces. Feathers and eggs go great with Easter. Check out the wreath I made.

 

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Hiding the Easter GoodiesEaster is coming up and that means the 'pastels' and other good candy is out on the shelf. Here's a way to hide a secret stash; put some of your Easter favorites into a brown paper bag and stick it in the freezer labeled "Fish".

 

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Easter Basket ItemsWhen making Easter baskets, keep in mind such things as colorful pencils, fancy erasers, sugar free candies, cute little stuffed animals, flavored lip balm or gloss, crayons, colored pencils, modeling clay or Play-dough (or make your own).

 

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Samples for Easter BasketsLittle kids like little things-so use your samples and hotel size toiletries that you don't want as Easter basket fillers. Just make sure the kids are old enough to know what they are.

 

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Easy Easter DessertMake any kind of cupcakes and frost as desired. Put some coconut in a baggie with a few drops of green food coloring, zip the bag and squish it around until the coconut turns green.

 

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Easter Bunny PoemPeople buy cute cuddly baby rabbits on impulse for children at Easter. They don't realize that a bunny is not a low-maintaince pet and they don't stay cuddly babies.

 

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Coloring Fresh FlowersAt Easter when cutting fresh white flowers from the garden, I put food coloring in the vase of water. I get beautiful pastel flowers. Kids also enjoy doing this.

 

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Save Trinkets for Easter EggsAll year, I secretly save up little trinkets from the dime machine, or the quarter machine, and store them away for Easter.

 

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Frugal Easter GameThroughout the year when I cook eggs, I just take off the tip of the egg, pour the egg out, clean it and dry it and store the shell until Easter. When Easter rolls around, I get all the empty eggs out.

 

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Styrofoam Easter Egg CraftThis is a quick and easy craft. Using Styrofoam eggs, put a heavy duty tooth pick, or a wood skewer, (helps in holding) stick it in the bottom of the egg.

 

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Buy Chocolate the Day After EasterThe day after Easter is a good day to buy discounted Easter chocolate and candy for future baking projects. Just store the candy in the freezer if you don't plan on using it in the near future.

 

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Frugal Easter BasketsMake your own Easter baskets. Use baskets from around the house or reuse strawberry baskets. You can use fresh grass from outside as basket filler!

 

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