Fun & Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Tween Girls

Fun & Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Tween Girls

Tween girls can be hard-to-please and if you need help filling Easter baskets this year, we have lots of great ideas they will love. My tween loves arts, crafts, games and other fun activities. I like to fill her basket with a few non-candy items for her to enjoy. We have filled this list with lots of great Easter basket ideas for tweens at all price points.

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Cool Easter Basket Ideas for Tween Boys

EasterCool & Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Tween Boys

Cool Easter Basket Ideas for Tween Boys

While your tweens might not still believe in the Easter bunny, you still might want to treat them to a few things for Easter, especially if they have siblings that still believe. We have found lots of great non-candy options to fill those baskets. We have a variety of items, in all price ranges, to fill those baskets. You won’t want to miss our cool Easter basket ideas for tween boys.

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Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Arts and Crafts

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Arts and Crafts
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Arts and Crafts

One of my favorite things to do is to stuff arts and crafts supplies in my kids’ Easter baskets. In my mind, I am restocking to keep my kids busy in the coming months. I find that when I buy high-quality arts and craft supplies they last longer. If you need Easter basket ideas for kids, check out all of the neat things we have found to help you build your Easter baskets.

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Refreshing New Simply Juice Drinks Plus Giveaway

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We  recently were asked to try out  Simply Juice Drinks which is a new line from makers of Simply Orange and Simply Lemonade. This premium line of refreshing juice drinks is available in three delicious flavors: Fruit Punch, Tropical and Mixed Berry.

 

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I found them at Target next to other Simply Beverages in the refrigerated section. All three great-tasting flavors are available in a 59-fl. oz. multi-serve bottle, with Fruit Punch and tropical also offered in a convenient, grab-and-go, 11.5-fl. oz. single-serve bottle.

My girls were begging to try them and I have to admit they looked pretty tasty to me too.  I love that Simply Juice Drinks are made with simple, all-natural ingredients, including real fruit juice and there are no added preservatives, colors or artificial flavors. That makes it easier for me to enjoy them and feel good about giving this drink to my kids.

 

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These drinks are a refreshing mid afternoon treat and helped me forget about winter for a bit. If you close your eyes while drinking them you can almost imagine you are in a warm tropical locale. I think these juice drinks would make a great mixer for an adult only drink. I love a great rum punch and with these juice drinks it would be very simple to make. You can learn more and get further Simply Juice Drink themed inspirations by liking the Simply Orange Juice Facebook page

Now on to the fun part! Simply Beverages is providing one Everyday Savvy reader with a ‘Simply Great Taste’ prize pack which  is filled with premium items that complement the Simply Juice Drink serving experience, and they include:

  • 5 Simply Juice Drink coupons
  • 1 Glass juice carafe
  • 1 set of Essential Highball Glassware
  • $50 AmEx gift card

 

This prize was provided by Simply Beverages, but Simply Beverages is not an administrator or connected in any other way with this contest.

Enter below to win!  Good luck!

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Disclosure: Thanks to my friends at Simply Beverages for hooking me up with some free product to try and other free items to help them promote this product launch.

Unique Ideas for Easter Baskets for Toddlers

Fun & Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers
Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

If you are looking for really fun and unique Easter basket ideas for toddlers, check out all of the fun things we have found for their baskets. At our house, we stuff our kids’ baskets a few small toys and just a tiny bit of candy. I like to find fun things to keep my kids busy for the Spring and Summer months.

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Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Girls

If you plan to build your own Easter basket this year and need some fun ideas for girls, we have found some great non-candy items. At our house, I like to do just a tiny bit of candy and a few small other things. Sometimes I like to include a book, some small toys and other years, I add art supplies or fun things for the upcoming Summer. I like to choose practical items or things that will last my kids a while. Check out all of our great ideas.

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Fun & Unique Ideas for Easter Baskets for Boys

 

Fun & Unique Easter Basket Ideas for Boys
Easter Baskets for Boys

 

If you are filling easter baskets for boys this year, we have some great ideas of non-candy items you can put in your baskets this year. At our house, we put just a small amount of candy in the kids’ baskets and we like to add a few small toys or books to fill the baskets. They already get so much candy at local Easter egg hunts that we like to limit the sweets, plus I like to restock things like art supplies, reading materials or outdoor toys. We found lots of fun things in all price ranges to help you shop for Easter this year.

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Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Outdoor Toys

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Outdoor Games and Toys

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Outdoor Toys

Get ready for Spring with some really fun outdoor toys in your kids’ baskets this year. I love tucking a really fun outdoor toy in my kids’ Easter basket and they are just thrilled on Easter morning. It gets them excited about playing outside and I can hide the fact that I didn’t stuff their Easter baskets with tons of candy. We have found so many neat options for kids of all ages. Check out our huge list of great ideas.

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Small Changes For a More Heart Healthy Lifestyle Plus Address Your Heart with Campbell’s Pinterest Sweepstakes

campbell's address your heart pinterest contest

 

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, and with risk factors steadily on the rise, it has never been more important for women to maintain a healthy lifestyle? One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to be more healthy.I have been doing this by closely watching what I eat and making sure I get more exercise.

 
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My Fitbit Charge HR has really been motivating to me. I can easily see what my heart rate is when I walk on the treadmill and make sure that I am in a nice fat burning mode. I also can check my steps and realize how inactive I am when I spend a major part of my day working on the computer.  If I am low on steps, my girls and I will have a little dance/walking party before dinner. These small steps help me make heart-healthy lifestyle choices every day. I feel healthier and I have even lost 20 pounds!

I am proud to partner with Campbell Soup Company which launched the Address Your Heart with Campbell’s Pinterest sweepstakes to encourage small steps towards making heart-healthy lifestyle choices every day. The Address Your Heart with Campbell’s Pinterest sweepstakes provides you with the chance to win a variety of daily prizes – from heart-healthy products to bakeware and kitchen utensils – throughout February which is American Heart Month. Campbell is giving away daily prizes totaling more than $100 each, including a grand prize trip for two to the luxurious Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ!

You can enter for a chance to win by visiting  www.addressyourheart.com, simply completing the entry form and clicking “submit”. You can then also click “follow” on Pinterest to follow @CampbellsKitchen and pin your favorite recipes with inspiration from the Campbell’s Address Your Heart Pinterest board.

Campbell’s  long-standing partnership with the American Heart Association encourages women to incorporate delicious and easy-to-make Campbell’s heart-healthy products and recipes into their daily lives.  They even have a whole section of easy recipes that are heart healthy. Plus many of them have prep time of 15 minutes or less!I love that! Healthy and quick is perfect for the on the go mom.

When you are at the grocery store, be sure to look for Campbell’s products featuring the American Heart Association heart check mark. Certified Campbell’s products include Healthy Request® soups, V8 beverages, Prego pasta sauces and Pepperidge Farm whole-grain breads.

Be sure to come back next week when I will highlight one of my families favorite heart healthy recipes adapted from one found on the Campbell’s Kitchen website.  In the meantime, be sure to enter this great Address Your Heart with Campbell’s Pinterest sweepstakes and start making heart healthy  choices for you and your family.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company.

Small Indulgences Gift Bag – Perfect Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift!

You don't have to spend a ton of money to make your sweetie happy this Valentine's day. One of my favorite frugal gift ideas is a small indulgences gift bag. The secret to this bag is to spend some real time thinking about what you Valentine loves and filling the bag with all her favorites. This works for all the women in your life from age 2 to 100. Most women just want to feel appreciated and special on Valentine's day.

Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your sweetie happy this Valentine’s day. One of my favorite frugal gift ideas is a small indulgences gift bag. The secret to this bag is to spend some real time thinking about what you Valentine loves and filling the bag with all her favorites. This works for all the women in your life from age 2 to 100. Most women just want to feel appreciated and special on Valentine’s day.

One item that would be perfect in the bag is Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips. It is a sheer rose-tinted lip moisturizer that deeply moisturizes dry lips to instantly leave them soft and beautiful. Perfect if there is going to be any kissing this Valentine’s day. It has a yummy rose/vanilla/red berry scent too!

It is just $2.29 at food, drug, and mass retailers, nationwide. You can find where it is sold near you here. It is super cute and would easily fit in a purse or backpack. Made with 100% pure, triple purified Vaseline® Jelly, these formulas instantly soften lips, while providing an occlusive layer that locks in moisture – so lips feel better over time. Perfect to keep your lips from getting chapped in the cold winter!

Vaseline Lip Therapy perfect for chapped lips

 

If you want to go a little more special, Vaseline is spreading the love by creating limited-edition jars adorned with fine European crystals and a heart on the lid. These are super cute. Both my girls are fighting for this one but I am keeping it all for myself!  It is available at Kitson and ShopKitson.com for $45.

 

bling vaseline lip therapy

I would then add some candy or maybe petit fours, some bubble bath, their favorite magazine or book and your small indulgences bag is ready to go. You could even purchase a subscription to their favorite magazine too! If she is crafty, you could add some fun washi tape and stickers. This bag can easily be taylored for kids to teens as well. Add a cute stuffed animal, fun erasers etc.

 

 

petit fours lip therapy packaging

You can even put the Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips right in with the petit fours. How cute is that?!

If you have kids, offer to watch them while she takes and bath and reads her new magazine. If you want to really take it up a notch you could even clean the house while she is relaxing. You will be a Valentine hero without spending big bucks!

Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Host a Fantastic and Frugal Valentine’s Day Party for Children

5 Easy and Frugal Tips to Host a Fantastic Valentine's Day Party for Kids.  Includes links to some great printables.

 

Easy Budget Friendly Tips for Hosting a Valentine’s Day Party for Children

 

Hosting a Valentine’s Day party for children can be a load of fun and accomplished inexpensively with a little preparation and planning.  Jennifer Carver, of Spaceships and Laser Beams, is here sharing her tips for hosting a budget friendly celebration your children will love (we think you’ll love her money saving ideas for invitations, decorations, treats and activities too!)!

 

Tip #1:  Handcraft your invitations.  Instead of buying expensive store bought, boxed invitations, create your own!  Using basic craft materials and hand cut paper hearts, add all of the essential party details including date, time, and location and whether guests should bring Valentines to pass out or a treat to share.  Another fun idea is to inflate heart shaped balloons with helium and tie the party details to the balloon with pink or red twine.  Hand deliver the invitations for extra excitement (and to save money on postage and envelopes). Not crafty? There are lots of free Valentine’s printables boys and girls will love.

No Spread Sugar Cookies and Perfect Icing

Tip #2:  Invite guests to bring a Valentine’s Day treat to add to your dessert spread.  Whether you are going all out on a full dessert table or just setting up a small display of tried and true favorites, inviting guests to RSVP with a treat they’d like to bring will help you provide a sweet variety, save on out-of-pocket costs and reduce your party prep time.  Plus, most guests will bring something that they personally like, which means satisfaction guaranteed!  Win-win!  One great activity and treat is to decorate heart shaped cookies. Here is a can’t miss no spread sugar cookie recipe and tips for cookie decorating with kids. 

 

Tip #3:  Choose no fuss decorations from your party and entertaining stash and purchase remaining items at after-Christmas clearance sales or dollar stores.  With many holidays throughout the year that traditionally incorporate red and white (4th of July and Christmas quickly come to mind), chances are you already have a few décor staples on hand that you can reuse and repurpose.  Gather up linens (tablecloths, runners and napkins), serving trays, platters and cake stands and leftover tableware such as paper plates, napkins, cups and utensils.  All of these items will make perfect additions to your décor!

 

If you plan ahead you can take advantage of after-Christmas sales to bulk up your décor and party essentials.  Many basic red and white items can be found for practically nothing!  Even solid color holiday wrapping paper or something with stripes and dots could be used for a table runner, for making disposable place mats, to line trays or spruce up water bottles.  Plain packaging items on clearance can be used to create party favors or to package sugar cookies if your party includes a sugar cookie decorating station.

 

Additional items can be purchased from dollar stores.  Many dollar stores sell cute red and pink plastic heart embellished glasses, red and pink plates, cutlery and even small heart confetti.  Add heart shaped helium balloons, some DIY tissue tassel garland, a love banner cut from cardstock and you are set!

 

Tip #4:  Plan a few simple games and crafts geared towards Valentine’s Day.  Keep costs down by focusing on the sharing of Valentines.  Guests can be invited to bring Valentines premade, or you can provide simple card making materials at the party.  Valentine mail bags or boxes can also be made as a simple craft.  Other party games can include classic party games twisted to match the party theme.  “Cupid Says” or “Pin the Arrow on Cupid” are easy adaptations of crowd favorites.

 

EverydaySavvy DIY Valentine EOS Lip Balm Card with a Free Printable

 

Tip #5: Hand Out Simple Favors –  These cute Magical Pony Valentine favors are super cute and so inexpensive. This EOS Valentine card  (pictured above) would make a great favor too!

 

These five budget friendly tips will help you host a Valentine’s Day party the kids will be smiling about for a long time! Plus they are so easy that you can throw together in no time at all!

 

 


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