I'm not sure how much we spent this year as we were able to afford to spend a little more than usual. I'd say I usually spend around $10-15--this year may have been around $20 because I got them each a couple of small toys too.
Normally, we don't spend much on Easter. It's typically a family day spent together. We usually rent a movie to watch as a family and have a nice meal. We do an egg hunt and I buy some candy/small toys for their baskets and for in their plastic eggs for the hunt.
This year, we're doing a treasure hunt. Gabe is making a map. I have a wooden treasure box and will be using that in place of the usual basket I usually do up. We're doing two special "golden eggs" for the hunt too.
Instead of renting a movie, I did splurge and buy Brother Bear on dvd for us all to watch instead, so that made the cost of goodies a little higher than usual. I also bought dye for the eggs. (no dye here in the house) We didn't dye eggs last year, but are going to this year. I bought much less candy because the kids aren't crazy about candies and I don't want it in the house left for me to gobble up. lol
I'd say I spent about $40 for all of us, but much less if just counting candy alone. Not including the meal too. We're not doing the typical ham either. lol None of us are fond of ham.
I splurged this year. I found big sand pails and shovels for $.99 so each will get that instead of a basket, filled with a summer outfit and new socks and underwear , a plastic character cup, a little soft chennille rabbit (.99 each), a $5 Barbie for Giselle, 3 matchbox for Jimmy, Tyler is getting art supplies, Yami, a baby doll, I bought Cat in the Hat DVD for all to share, DH gets the new Matrix DVD and $1.75 in chocolates. I have egg dye and I bought lights and giant plastic eggs for the porch tree last year for almost nothing, and the food I'm making to take to moms, a giant long process to make, but only about $5 in cost. Total cost is about $75, but all useful stuff, most of it I would have bought anyway.
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