Easter falls on Sunday, April 20, 2014, this year, so we’re less than 2 weeks away. If you’re planning an Easter party or celebration, it just makes cents sense to try to save money in any way that you can. Easter should be a joyous and carefree time, so we’re sharing some fun and frugal tips to save on this special holiday.
3 Ways to Make Your Easter Party Memorable and Money-Saving
- Make cooking a family affair. Instead of placing the financial and time burdens of cooking all on one person, share the duty instead by turning your Easter feast into a potluck. Not only will it save money for everyone involved as they share the expense, it’s enjoyable to sample all of the dishes that everyone brings. I still remember some of my favorite dishes being desserts brought to Easter dinner by my family members.
- Reuse, reuse, reuse. One of the best ways to save is to use something that you already have. So instead of buying disposable plates or new Easter baskets, look around your home to see what you already have. Other Easter items that can be reused: plastic fillable eggs, Easter basket grass/shredded paper, and decorations. If you must purchase items this Easter, make sure to buy products that can be reused in the future. Thrift stores and garage sales can be excellent places to buy gently used Easter supplies and decorations. I used to buy Easter baskets or buckets sturdy enough to be reused year after year, and I would save the eggs and grass to be used again. If you must buy fresh flowers for Easter dinner, buy potted plants that can be transplanted into your garden later or kept as indoor plants.
- Make your own Easter baskets. And speaking of using Easter items again, when you already have the supplies, it’s easy to make your own Easter baskets instead of purchasing prepackaged ones. In addition to saving you money, doing this can also make the kids happy by allowing you to truly customize the basket to their preferences. You may be able to save money by buying candy in bulk bags instead of prepackaged. Ensure the basket looks neat and presentable by using heated shrink wrap or colorful cellophane bags to pull it all together. Tie the basket with a cheerful bow as a festive final touch. After the festivities are over, don’t forget to save reusable items for next year.
These are just a few of the ways that you can save on Easter celebrations. By being creative, you can keep your holiday budget in check while still enjoying the day to the utmost with family and friends.
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Making hard-boiled eggs for Easter? Make them the easy way using the Egg Genie. This ingenious cooking tool holds up to 7 eggs and cooks them according to your preference (hard, medium, or soft-boiled) in a hurry. Egg Genie is perfect for saving precious time when you’re making deviled eggs or egg salad. Skip the boiling and worries about accidentally cracking your eggs when you cook all of your Easter eggs with Egg Genie. This is a great investment that can be used over and over again at Easter and all year long.
Few things remind us of Easter more than jelly beans. But if you want to take your love of jelly beans to the next level, Jelly Belly will not disappoint. Jelly Belly specializes in gourmet jelly beans available in a dizzying assortment of flavors. If you have unique tastes, you may appreciate Jelly Belly’s buttered popcorn or chocolate pudding flavors. Jelly Belly also features other sweet confections besides jelly beans, including chocolate and gummies.
Give them an Easter that they’ll always remember — make it truly memorable with personalized candy from My M&Ms. Custom M&Ms are ideal for any holiday, notable occasion, or anytime you want to make someone feel truly special. You choose the colors and design the candies with the text, art, and/or photo that you desire. Imagine the delight when your kids open those baskets or eggs filled with colorful and customized M&Ms.
We’re making it simple to celebrate Easter without spending a fortune. Spread the wealth by sharing these helpful tips with your family and friends.
Here’s to a blessed and happy Easter for you and yours!