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Easter Baskets Filled With Fun

This post brought to you by The Hershey Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Penelope’s Oasis.

Easter time for young children tends to center around baby bunnies and candy, and it’s no surprise that candy is the number one item purchased during the Easter season. What else do you fill their Easter baskets with, or hide in colorful plastic eggs around the lawn for the annual Easter egg-hunt?

So what does it take to make an epic Easter basket? I wanted to create something unique that I haven’t seen before, yet still colorful, and fun. It needed to have WOW! factor, so my children would be excited when they saw it, and not just eat all the candy and toss the rest aside.

The Hershey Company has a wide variety of treats to fill up every Easter basket we create with joy, and that became the centerpiece around which we created our epic Easter basket plan.

I have two children, and I wanted to include them in creating the Easter basket. I couldn’t think of anything that was amazing to put in a basket, because they have too many toys, and more toys to become bored of after ten minutes wasn’t epic.

So I decided to create an Easter Land with bunnies and baskets and candy, where my children could have fun playing while I was putting it all together.

This is Speedy Bunny…

speedy bunny

Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Speedy Bunny is a sporty dude who lives in a blue Easter basket with his friends, Lamb and Chick. The white Lamb loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs in milk chocoate, and the yellow Chick loves them in white chocolate.

When Speedy Bunny is in the mood to go for a run, he heads out past Carrot Fields, where carrots filled with Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates line the road, and Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs Candy Carrots are growing aplenty for the little field bunnies to enjoy (my sons felt they needed green leaves so created their own to top the Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs Candy Carrots).

speedy bunny races past carrot fields-2

Mini bunny baskets lay about in Carrot Field, each with a Cadbury Creme Egg Candy…yep, it’s that time of year again, that perennial favorite is back!

speedy bunny races past carrot fields-4

Speedy Bunny keeps racing until he arrives at the house of his friend, Princess Bunny, Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Princess who is perfect for the Easter baskets of all the princesses you know. She’s a fancy chocolate bunny, so of course her pretty, scallop trimmed Easter basket home is decorated with crystal-beveled Easter eggs filled with Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, as well as Jolly Rancher Easter Shaped Lollipops. Speedy Bunny knows that a princess deserves the best, so he comes bearing a lollipop as he calls her down from her basket terrace.

speedy bunny visits princess bunny

And this is our Easter town…a basket for each child, filled with treats, and lots more treats along the way, in a creative little playtown for our kids to have the characters and candies interact and play together…before they are all gobbled down. It’s time to take the traditional Easter basket to a new level! How do you like our Easter basket town?

bunny town 1

Hershey Easter offerings are now available at retailers nationwide already, and with a wide variety of new and classic treats from Hershey, you’re sure to fill this year’s Easter basket with sweet treats the whole family will enjoy…so tell me what would be in your epic Easter basket? Celebrate with Hershey’s!

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  • Penny Struebig

    How cute! Easter morning is going to be a fun time at your house!

  • Angelic Sinova

    How cute! I’m 22 and I STILL get excited Easter morning to see what the Easter bunny has brought. I guess any excuse for chocolates and baskets of snacks is great in my book <3

  • Lizzie

    What a fun way to add some character to your Easter baskets. Hershey’s treats are always welcome!

  • Joseph

    Wow! I can’t believe Easter is just around the corner. I use to love dressing up in new clothes on Easter and getting fun Easter baskets from my parents.

  • Tammilee Tips

    I can not believe it is Easter time already!! This is such fun Easter candy you picked up!

  • Myrabev

    awww this is so cute, I can not believe next week friday is easter how crazy is that. I am looking forward to relaxing and maybe a candy basket or two

  • Esther

    i keep forgetting that jolly ranchers are part of the hershey’s company! 🙂 these look like great baskets any kid would enjoy.

  • Shaney Vijendranath

    These look so adorable! You just reminded me to create a basket for my daughter. I haven’t done it before but really want to this year.

  • Lauren

    What a cute little easter basket! I love the items you picked!

  • Those Easter basket ideas look amazing. My daughter would be thrilled with a basket like this one

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These are so amazing ideas and they look so yummy too. I love the carrot field. Thanks for sharing.

  • CourtneyLynne

    omg these are some cute ideas!!! Since my princess is 2 we are doing candy less baskets for as many years as we can lol…. Won’t be long though before she discovers candy and starts asking for yummy Hershey’s chocolate;-)

  • Franc Ramon

    Now this is an easter basket that kids would love. These hersheys chocolates are really delicious.

  • AJ

    Easter is so fun. I can’t believe it’s that time of year already!

  • Rupert

    Whenever I see Easter Baskets, I always see chocolates!

    Anyway, thank you for sharing this awesome and yummy idea. I might try this one!

  • XmasDolly

    What would Easter be without Hersey? Those are the cutest baskets too everything is made out of plastic these days, but I love the colors at Easter time. Cute pics thanks for sharing.