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What Do You Do for Your Tweens/teens for Easter After the Easter Bunny

Now that my 11 year old (girl) just figured it out there isn't an easter bunny, and my other child is a 15 year old (boy), I am wondering what other moms do to keep the day fun? Do you still do the baskets?

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Thanks for all the great ideas! I really like the scavenger hunt and will definately do something to keep tradition alive :)

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We do baskets and hide eggs.
Easter is not extravagant, maybe a video game, a book and a t shirt.
When everyone gets together at mom's she always has this egg game.

collect full eggshells by blowing them, you'll need quite a few dozen, depending on how many people
make one end's' hole a lot bigger than the other, about a thumbnail's width
wash eggs
fill with confetti and tape over larger hole
THen have the "Smash"
Everyone, adults included gets one egg to start, the others are in a basket
Now everyone runs around the yard and smashes eggs with confetti onto the others.
It takes a lot of eggs, mom buys bags of confetti from MIcheal's, or you can collect the tiny paper circles for paper hole punches.

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we still do baskets! :) did up until ...well...until the next generation came along actually lol. we made the easter egg hunt at grandma's house harder, and the adults got into it too, some eggs had money instead of candy....we always do SOMEthing, regardless of how old the "kids" are. still fun!!

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My mom did. My own kids are 10 and 3, and the older one doesn't believe any more.
My mom did stuff that we liked or needed. Candy, hairbrushes, clips, earings, gift cards, etc.
They get expensive don't they??

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I still gave mine a basket with some useful goodies in it. It turned into grooming products or a vid game along with some of their favorite candy bars, a new bible or other Christian based book, etc...

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One thing that we've done is a scavanger hunt for our kids. I remember when our kids were 15, 17, and 19 - I did clues all over our area - even at the coffee shop they all like (made arrangements ahead of time and left an egg there with enough money for the older 2 to buy a coffee). Also left one at "water and ice" so the younger could get a drink she liked. I taped clues to "for sale" sign in the neighborhood, under the hood of the car, etc. The final clue was in an egg in the skimmer of a neighbor's pool. The kids were gone on the scavanger hunt about 1 1/2 hours and came home with the final clue to find their Easter baskets in the house. They said, "you did this so we'd spend more time together, didn't you?" Actually, that was not my primary objective, but became the great blessing of the entire activity. They had fun spending time together trying to figure out where the next clue was. It's a great memory!

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We do baskets and hide eggs.
Easter is not extravagant, maybe a video game, a book and a t shirt.
When everyone gets together at mom's she always has this egg game.

collect full eggshells by blowing them, you'll need quite a few dozen, depending on how many people
make one end's' hole a lot bigger than the other, about a thumbnail's width
wash eggs
fill with confetti and tape over larger hole
THen have the "Smash"
Everyone, adults included gets one egg to start, the others are in a basket
Now everyone runs around the yard and smashes eggs with confetti onto the others.
It takes a lot of eggs, mom buys bags of confetti from MIcheal's, or you can collect the tiny paper circles for paper hole punches.

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I'm 28 and still get a basket! It's not about the gifts but the tradition! Something my mom always does is include something for the beach, since it's usually the turn of the season; a bathing suit, flip flops, etc.. I make baskets for my husband and 15 month old also keeping up the bathing suit tradition. We do very little candy. I like the idea of no candy at all for the little ones!

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My daughter, now 16, and I have always made Easter candy together. We give candy to our friends and family and I even have some family beg me to mail them some because it's so yummy! It is a tradition we treasure.

As for Easter Bunny, my daughter loves good chocolate so I always get a Godiva or other good quality solid milk chocolate bunny.

Last year I went to Sub-Lime chocolates and they had small chocolate baskets and a chocolate chick hatching from a white chocolate egg. THey had ducks too. SO CUTE....daughter would not eat it... it is on display in her room.LOL

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we still do baskets! :) did up until ...well...until the next generation came along actually lol. we made the easter egg hunt at grandma's house harder, and the adults got into it too, some eggs had money instead of candy....we always do SOMEthing, regardless of how old the "kids" are. still fun!!

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My mom did. My own kids are 10 and 3, and the older one doesn't believe any more.
My mom did stuff that we liked or needed. Candy, hairbrushes, clips, earings, gift cards, etc.
They get expensive don't they??

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My daughter is 21 and I do a basket and a stocking for her and her fiance. I go to the dollar store, and get a few of their favorite sweets and a few silly things. One year, I did a basket for them and their roommates, and included a small bottle of bubbles in each one. They LOVED the bubbles - spent hours blowing bubbles for the dogs and cats to chase.
My daughter really likes keeping her nails done, so sometimes I'll put a bottle of nail polish or a pack of emery boards in hers.
Her fiance loves flavored coffee, so sometimes I'll put a sample size pack of it in his.

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We gave baskets every year, the contents just changed as they got older. They don't need to be expensive, just thoughtful. Older kids like traditions, too, even if they don't express that. Keep your holiday traditions going si it's not just about getting things.

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still give baskets to my own sons....age 14 & 23.

& my Mom makes a family basket of candy for all to enjoy thruout the day.... which my sis & I split for our own homes. Works great!

& a JFF note: the entire family remembers the year that my DH removed all of the candy & $$ from the hidden Easter eggs.....& stuck IOUs in the eggs! The kids (all much older & "knew" the truth) were horrified.....it's a fav family story!

I still did baskets for my girls but didn't put as much candy in it...made it more things they needed or wanted..hair accessories,make up, when they were still your daughters age I included things like stickers, crossword puzzle books, really anything that will fit into the basket that you think they would like.
My two daughters who are now Mom's themselves don't do any candy at holidays which makes me be very creative...so I will be interested to see what other folks have to say on this subject

I do pretty much the same thing, I put some type of container together with candy,something that goes with their hobbies, mine are 27, 24, 21 and my daughter inlaw is 27 and my other sons girl friend is 20 and they will all get something with candy in it.J.

I do baskets and my babies are 13 and 22. Usually there is a nice piece of jewelry in there for them besides the candy.

I finally stopped with the baskets when they were like 15, but we've still done Easter egg hunts. I think I didn't do an egg hunt last year for the first time ever, when they were 16, 18 and 21.

Think my kids are a little spoiled?

Ok, my mom still does santa and easter bunny things for me and my brother and our families - lol! I love doing it too. My boys are teens and they still get goodie baskets. Usually candy or gum they like, maybe a small gift card to subway or movies, maybe a small gift like a wallet. Their grandparents on the other side of the family had sort of a modified egg hunt. They bought a golden egg for each grandchild and put $20 and a gold dollar coin in each one and let them go out in the yard and find their one egg. It was fun for them!

i still do baskets and my babies are 24 and 20!
:) khairete
S.

We just do a little candy no basket but we still do an egg hunt and the kids still love it. Do it at night and the kids have flashlights and must find the eggs. It is so much fun, kids love it from the youngest to the oldest. You can even get glow in the dark eggs or paint them with glow in the dark paint or not. We fill a few with change and a few with several dollars and then the rest with candy and small stuff. Adults can participate also, but we tend to put out or lawn chairs and watch the fun. Have a great Easter celebration!

My children sort of lost interest in Easter-Bunny stuff (but not in Easter) as they got older. However, I would have enjoyed it if my husband had continued his FIL's tradition: after my sister and I grew too old for Easter eggs, he would bring us corsages for Easter Sunday. I always, always thought that was great. It wouldn't work for boys, though. :^)

Ha! My mom did not give us a basket the year we figured it out. We were bummed.. She said, "well if you get Easter Baskets, then I want one too!" So the following year, we all got baskets! we hid eggs for our mom and she hid eggs for us.

Plastic eggs, with makeup, money, panty hose, socks, bath soaps. Small Godiva chocolate Bunny for our mom. It was a blast. We actually hid her eggs in the house.

Of course we always make casscarones.. confetti eggs.. that was and still is a tradition..

I do some candy, and then a gift card ($10), plus some little fun nail polish and the like for the girls, and usually a game for my son. But the Easter Bunny still comes for the ones that are little :) And my oldest is in college -- he still gets a basket!

still fill the baskets.. but with diff. things. a little candy, my son needs a new memory card, movie tickets, even tickets for rides for the boardwalk.. i still do an easter egg hunt.. my son is 15 .. daughter is 12.. but i still do it..its just fun...

I baked a lot (a LOT!!) of egg shaped sugar cookies, just plain and undecorated. I let my kids each invite a friend or two, and one year it was a bunch of cousins who were visiting, for a cookie decorating party.

We spread out a huge disposable table cloth on the floor, and I provided lots of decorating supplies: cans of frosting, tubes of colored frosting gels, jelly beans, sprinkles, plastic knives and toothpicks (basically everything the craft store had in the Easter decorating aisle). The kids just decorated to their hearts' content. Some cookies were a blobby mess and some were so creative and fun. I was surprised how much they all enjoyed it.

Then we packed them up on paper plates and wrapped them in cellophane. We brought the cookies to the nursing home where their grandfather was and delivered them to the nurses' station. Some went to a local firehouse. A couple of plates went to a church family who had recently had a loss. And some plates went to elderly friends and family members. (I admit, I saved the youngest kids' blobby messes for the grandmother who was warned in advance and made the little kids feel so special as she looked at her cookie with half a pound of frosting globbed on top of it. She raved as though it was a Faberge egg!)

The kids had a great time showing off their creations and seeing the smiles on the faces of people who got the delicious treats.

We all came back to the house after our deliveries and I served ham sandwiches and gave the kids a new movie that they could watch with their friends.

My girls are 14 and 15. The last 2 years we haven't done anything because we were traveling. However, prior to that, I still hid the plastic eggs filled with small treasurers (hair accessories, coins, candy, cool erarsers, magnets for school lockers). They still enjoyed searching for the eggs, the only difference, we weren't out at 5:00 am trying to hide them.

I do still do baskets (my son is 19 and my daughter is 4). Even before my daughter was born, I still did a basket for my son but it wasn't about the Easter Bunny anymore. I would put some treats (candy he liked) and some other gift(s) like a t-shirt he wanted, a gift card for McDonalds, Wawa, or the movies, other other things he might like.

My mom did Easter baskets and stockings for me until I graduated college...I LOVED it! She would get my favorite candies and treats, maybe some socks, Bath and Body Works stuff, stuff like that. It wasn't a ton of stuff, but I always looked forward to it. Kids just like to get stuff and even though the magic of the bunny has gone, it will provide good memories for you to keep some traditions alive!

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