I admit it…I hate Easter grass.  You know, the pink, blue, green and yellow shredded plastic piles added to Easter baskets for filler and cushion.  I have refused to buy it for decades.   The thought of it wrapped around the inside my vacuum cleaner, causing it to grind to a stop, makes me cringe. When I start one of these rants, most people just nod and smile like I am a little crazy or their eyes start darting around looking for a means to escape.  Actually, I have the same feeling regarding the silver icicles that hang on Christmas trees.  Trimming the Christmas tree sounds so romantic, until you are still finding pieces of tinsel in March……just in time for Easter grass to take over!  It is like a conspiracy.

Still, I wanted to do something Easter basket like for my granddaughters.  They are not allowed to eat a lot of candy, unlike my childhood where we gorged on Easter basket candy for days.  Hmmm.  After giving it some thought, I came up with a simple and acceptable solution. easter2

I found some Easter themed gift bags and decided to fill them with cute socks (always needed), small cans of Play Dough (they love it), and plastic Easter eggs filled with colorful gold fish (yummy).  Not a chocolate egg or bunny in sight.  They turned out nice and I am sure they will be well received.easter3easter4

Have a Happy Easter sans the grass!




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