What are Your Easter Traditions?

While at Blissdom, I got to meet the Easter Bunny! He was hanging out at the Hershey’s booth. The lovely people at Hershey’s spoiled us with some yummy treats. Each day they had a new treat…I was told that Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs would be making an appearance at some point so I made sure to keep checking back. They are my absolute favorite!

 

I had so much fun creating my very own Easter basket full of my favorite treats. Hershey’s let us create a basket…mine came in the mail today. YUM! I filled it with my favorites:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg
  • Reese’s Mini Reester Bunnies Chocolates
  • Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans
  • Mini Cadbury Crème Eggs
  • Kit Kat Miniatures Wafer Bars

I don’t like to give my kids a ton of Easter candy but every year I buy those mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. They usually sell out fast. This year, I’ve already bought 3 packs just to make sure I got my hands on some! ;) I also like to get them small little gifts too. They start out with an Easter Basket to gather everything but end up having to have a grocery bag to put it all in.

What do you like to put in your Easter Baskets?

Once we have everything separated per child, we each take a part of the yard to hide everything. With my 4 kids, my nieces, nephew and a few cousins, it’s a good thing my parents have a big front and back yard!

Easter has always been a big gathering for us. A lot of extended family comes together. My mom makes a wonderful meal and the kids go on the hunt for everything the bunny left behind. It’s a wonderful day and I look forward to it every year.

Of coarse the bunny is not the main focus of Easter. We make sure that our kids understand why we celebrate Easter and what that means to our family. My grandmother is now 97 years old and we’re thankful for every Easter we have with her. It’s always been a tradition that she says the dinner prayer in German.

Komm, Herr Jesu, sei unser Gast
Und segne, was Du uns bescheret hast
Gott, der Vater, Gott Sohn, Gott Heiliger Geist.

Amen

Translation:
Come Lord Jesus and be our guest
and let these gifts to us be blessed
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost.

Amen

What does Easter mean to your family and how do you celebrate? Do you have any special traditions?

Stop by the HERSHEY’S Bunny Trail often for new videos, tips, memories and stories leading into Easter on April 8.

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  1. Marie Channing says:

    When my Children were little i used to tell them they will see the easter bunny was in there room leaving them goodies we sprinkled powder on floor and when they were sleeping i would go in there room and make footprints in the powder …it worked every year ..well for a while it did …was fun they loved yelling out he was here he was here

    • Dawn says:

      I have never tried the powder footprints. I love it!! I wonder if I could still get by with that with my kids…they’re getting a little older.

      • Marie Channing says:

        well depends how old they are i believe i got away with it up to 5yrs old …..let me know if u do and how it went ..:-)

  2. Becca says:

    We celebrate easter together with the whole family as yearly family reunion. This is only the time that we all have free and have long vacation every year.

  3. Tiffany Padgett says:

    Big dinner at my grandmothers, and easter egg hunts for all the kids!

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