Last Minute Easter Deals and Activities!

I love Holidays, and Easter is no exception. I usually have all of my shopping and planning done months in advance, but this year I’ve been slacking and am finding myself running around last minute to get stuff. A few years ago the adorable Easter Baskets  I created were a big hit!

The only place with enough time left to get in those Last Minute Easter Deals! I LOVE the basket stuffier ideas that Amazon has, from pre-made baskets, to Easter Sunday attire, I’ve rounded out the favorites for you below! Check them out;

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You may want to check them out and go for something easy and crafty this year, there is still time. There are some “Out of the basket” ideas you may find inspirational as well, and some easy-to-throw together recipes to enjoy in the upcoming festive weeks.

Have a ‘Hoppy’ Easter!!!

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Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny at iPlay America

Sonny the Bunny Hops Back to iPlay America for 6th Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure this April

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Freehold, NJ., March 12, 2019 – With springtime just around the corner, Sonny the Bunny is preparing for his sixth annual Colossal Carrot Adventure at iPlay America. Sonny is hopping back to iPlay America for another day of fun-filled adventures for the whole family on Saturday, April 13. The day even includes a VIB (Very Important Bunny) breakfast buffet, offering delicious springtime dishes and for a chance to meet the day’s guest of honor.

The day will start out with the VIB breakfast where families can enjoy a spring-themed breakfast buffet, while hanging out with Sonny the Bunny. Special guest, Miss Sheri, will be performing during the meal, giving families the opportunity to dance and sing along. Families will also have the chance to have a professional photo taken with Sonny the Bunny, available for free digital download. Also available for purchase are special treats that Sonny the Bunny will hand out during the event.

After breakfast, guests can venture into the Colossal Carrot Adventure, hop around the bunny trail and go on an egg hunt in search for treats and prizes. This is also a chance for guests to find and win this year’s raffle prizes. Grand prizes include a Kid’s Birthday Party and a piece of diamond jewelry. The Colossal Carrot Adventure is a free event, but registration is required.

Adult tickets for Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny are available for $24.95 and include breakfast buffet, and a $5 game card. Child tickets are available for $14.95 and include breakfast buffet, a photo with Sonny the Bunny, a souvenir Easter bucket and a $5 game card. Toddlers under 2 years old are FREE, but seats must be reserved. VIB add-ons are available for purchase. For $10, Sonny the Bunny will present a cuddly pink or blue teddy bear to your child. For $15, you can give your child a light up souvenir cup filled with their favorite candy. Purchasing add-on items does not include admission to the VIB breakfast. For more ticket information, please visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/breakfast-sonny-bunny/.

“We are thrilled to bring back Sonny the Bunny for the popular VIB breakfast and Colossal Carrot Adventure this spring,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “We love providing our guests with fun events that the whole family can enjoy. Sonny the Bunny has been a big hit over the past few years, so we are excited to see our guests enjoy another great day celebrating at iPlay America this Spring.”

About iPlay America

iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun! It’s all indoor, family-friendly themed environment provides guests nearly four acres of outstanding rides, games, and attractions making it the perfect destination for FUN year round! The Event Center @IPA is home to concerts, corporate events, expos, galas, trade shows, company outings, sporting events, social gatherings, and every kind of party. iPlay America offers guests a mouth-watering selection of Boardwalk style fare, classic American cuisine at Game Time Bar & Grill, and an impressive event catering menu. ALWAYS free to enter, iPlay America’s guests can enjoy exciting attractions like 2-level Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Kart Track, Spinning Coaster and the Sky Trails® High Ropes Course (the largest indoor ropes course in New Jersey). iPlay America is a 2017 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service. For FUN, fine food, and events of any size, the award winning iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun. iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey.

Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny

Venue: Game Time Bar and Grill

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Door Time: 8:30AM

Start Time: 9:00AM

Some Bunny loves you Cake

This adorable cake is so easy to make to bring to a friend’s home, have a fun bake night with the kids, or just for yourself (No one is judging! Hehe). No matter what, it’s sure to say “Some bunny loves you”!

Just follow these simple steps below. You can use any cake or icing. The fur on this bunny is made by using coconut but you can omit it if you’re not a fan and it’ll still be just as adorable!

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You can display it just as above by simply adding some paper bunny ears or you can dress it up a bit more fancy with some scenery.

The photos above are courtesy of Bob’s Red Mill organic products. If you’d like to make your own cake batter and icing, you can check out their recipe below!

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Candy Easter Baskets Tutorial

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These Candy Easter baskets are a cute addition to any Easter decor, or they can be the main basket if you add additional boxes of candy to make it larger.
I went to the dollar store to pick up the boxes of movie theater boxes candy, they were each $1 and the laffy taffy ropes, which I used 2 of each basket, were only 25 cents each. I chose Sweet Tarts, Mike & Ike, Jolly Rancher gummies (this box is a tad bit bigger), and Nerds. The cost totalled just under $5 to make each of the baskets and with 4 boxes, the measurements of the inside is about 6×4″.

The process of making the basket is simple. Here are the steps broken down.

1. Grab any card board box that you have, just writing doesn’t matter. Line up the candy boxes in the form in which you plan on creating the base of the basket. Trace the boxes.

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2. Using a utility knife or box cutter to get straight, un-freyed lines, cut out the markings you just made. It doesn’t need to be perfectly even as the cardboard base will be under the candy boxes.
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3. If you don’t want the inside bottom of the basket to have the cardboard color, or if you used cardboard with writing on it like I did, you can trace a piece of paper around it and then staple it in each corner.
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4. Carefully place the boxes on the base where they will be going, and then one by one, while still in formation, hot glue each box down to the base, and then to each other’s sides.
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5. The last step is to add the Laffy Taffy ropes. I used 2 ropes to make it more sturdy. Because I used 2 ropes, I thought it would be neat to overlap them. It was a little difficult, but I did it! The best way to get these to stay put is to glue tge end flaps first to the boxes, and then glue the center top to adhere the 2 ropes together.
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Wala! You made a Candy Easter Basket!

Now fill it with some colorful fake grass and shone more goodies!

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These can be made to fit any taste! Think of all of the possibilities… Chocolate theme with junior mints, Charleston chews and snow caps…. yea, you get the idea!

They would make a great gift for a teacher or friend.

Please leave your feedback below if you have anything to add our if you’ve gotten to make this basket!