Easter is only two weeks away–

so I wanted to share some of my favorite finds with you with plenty of time to ensure they arrive on time!


Hattie's Basket

Each year when I brainstorm Hattie's basket, I try and think of things she needs, we use regularly, or I was planning to buy her anyway. For some of you, this mindset might be boring, but I cannot handle the clutter and junk that holidays often bring!

I always love a good themed basket, too! Think:

  • Rain boots, a jacket, and an umbrella
  • If you're planning a trip to the beach grab a new swimsuit, sunnies, and a cute towel!
  • Older babies might love a basket filled with musical instruments.
  • Maybe your little one plays sports and you can include a new ball, glove, or water bottle.
  • You could fill it with art or gardening supplies.
  • Outdoor summer activities like sidewalk chalk and bubbles that you know you'll end up buying anyway!

So, here's what's in Hattie's basket this year:

Honorable mentions we own and love:

The Easter Story:

KC Local:


Basket ideas

Toddlers | Pre-K (2+)

Older Kiddos (6+)

Egg Stuffers that aren't candy

  • Money. Hattie loves quarters to feed the goats at the zoo!
  • Mini boxes of yogurt-covered raisins
  • Fruit snacks
  • Mini Play-Doh
  • Stickers or temporary tattoos
  • Nail polish, lip gloss, hair clips/ties, jewelry
  • Hot wheels, legos, mini action figures
  • I read about a mom who put one puzzle piece in each egg! I wouldn't put this past me. Last year, I completely forgot about egg stuffers so we scraped up a few quarters and stickers and filled the rest with Goldfish. I definitely felt like #1 mom, but guess what-- Hattie was thrilled!

tip: don't forget to count how many eggs you hide that way you know how many the kids still have left to find!

easter basket ideas for babies by Kansas City newborn photographer Meredith Maag photography

Hattie's First Easter | 2022

easter basket ideas for toddlers by Kansas City newborn photographer Meredith Maag photography
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Easter 2022

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