Saturday, April 12, 2014

America does Easter right

America does Easter right if by right I mean hijacking a religious holiday and making it a consumerist Easter Extravaganza then they do it very right. (Maybe it should be Easter Eggstravaganza!)

Sweet plush decorations

Rosie's favorite Easter Hello Kitty

Festive Door hangars

Ceramic bunny decorations

Easter Egg door wreaths

Sponge Bob Easter bucket - Lizzie's favorite

Baskets galore

Baskets and buckets to suit every taste

Pre-made basket

More pre-made baskets

Plastic egg decorations

Plastic egg decorations
More themed baskets and buckets

That's a big bunny
Dark and white chocolate bunnies, and check it out, they are solid chocolate!

Lindt bunnies are everywhere
Rosie wants this chocolate bunny

Lizzie was this one pound gummy bunny. Stomachache guaranteed.
One of the many kinds of Oreos

Marshmallow eggs, probably gross but the packaging idea is cool

Peeps - it's a marshmallow chick covered in colored sugar - definitely gross but we always bought a pack for my grandmother along with a bag of jellybeans.

And if your basket isn't full yet...
My girls have already asked if the Easter Bunny will visit them at their grandparents. I guess I have some shopping to do! Wow, my first Easter at home in about 15 years.

Check out what some other blogger friends have to say about Easter.


Kelley @ Never a Dull Day in Poland said...

Thanks for making me homesick!! Oh, and don't forget to add your post to the Linky too!

Lois Britton said...

Sometimes I want Poland to be more commercial, better signage, better customer service, more museums with gift shops, etc.

You've convinced me that commercial can be overdone! Good timing on your visit, my little Easter bunny! ;-)

Stardust said...

Chris, any plans for NYC?

Chris said...

Kelley, I am here experiencing it and it still makes me homesick. We went to our first group Easter egg hunt yesterday. There were 30 eggs per child - it was crazy!

Lois - Thanks for linking my post up for me Lois. The timing of our trip was out of our control but it worked out very well. I am in love with all the baskets and the decorations, but given the opportunity to buy something, I didn't. It's just too much.

Star - Except for the airport, no NYC trip :( I always keep you in mind though.

Joy said...

WOW! I would say after living abroad for nearly 4 years, I definitely do NOT miss all the commercialism for all the holidays. In fact, we started visiting our families in October and November to celebrate Christmas together when it's not as hectic in the U.S. Thanksgiving is probably the biggest American holiday I miss and was happy to celebrate that with our families last year. :-) Enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

I love those chocolate covered marshmallow eggs.?And they're in an egg carton, how cool is that:)

Wojtek said...

Wesołych Świąt

Chris said...

Thanks for the Easter wishes. It was a great day - a lot of pork products and a lot of chocolate - oh and a lot of family.