So when exactly are you too old to have an Easter Basket? According to Better Homes and Gardens, you can make baskets for any age. I am not sure you actually ever outgrow it, at least I know I haven't. Some say that Easter baskets and the Easter bunny are for kids but I say not true. I haven't actually done the Easter Egg Hunt in years but there is something about that basket of goodies I can't give up.

Growing up my sister and I had the same basket year after year. My Mom would bring them down from the attic the week before Easter and fumigate them for bugs. Of course, the irony is that is by the day after Easter they were usually full of bugs. All that real sugar candy in the 1970s really brought out the ants.

My Childhood basket is gone, basically, it decayed probably from all the sugar and plastic grass that was stuffed in it year after year. As I have aged I have forgone the basket for an Easter bowl which has worked out well over the past few years. Currently, as I am writing this my Easter Bowl is holding my Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate caramel and sea salt mini bunnies which magically appeared today after my Husband also known as the resident Easter Bunny returned from the grocery store.

I have to admit that this year I feel I have gone a bit overboard on the Easter candy. I feel like I have been noshing on it since Valentine's Day. Once we get through the weekend I will most likely take it to work and leave it in a bowl in my office for my co-workers to eat.

Too much candy or not, I wouldn't trade my Easter Bowl for anything. It is a nice reminder of a great time of year that I always enjoyed with my family, Easter outfits and all.

The Grown Up Easter Basket

Imagine all the fun of an Easter egg hunt just like when you were a kid but instead of tracking down candy and hard boiled eggs you hunt for stuff you want as a grown up. Here are some of my ideas for a grown up Easter egg hunt.

Popular Easter Candy

From Halloween to Easter some of our favorite candy brands get reworked for each of the holidays. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and finally Easter. From September to April we can eat candy to our hearts content. But have you ever realized that after Easter there are no more candy focused holidays until Halloween comes around again.