Every year, I fill my kids’ Easter basket with the same things. Crafts, candy, and snacks. Then I thought…what would I want in my Easter basket? This year, surprise your partner or friends with a surprise left by somebunny special (you!). Here are a few adult Easter ideas that will put a hop in their step.
Good things come in small packages! I am a fan of splits of sparkling wine or champagne- it is the perfect amount to treat yourself without overindulging. The problem is, high-quality ones cost as much as an entire bottle!
I found Weed Cellars Prosecco, a 92 point semi-dry Italian Prosecco that has hints of honeydew melon and peach. This pairs well with yogurt parfaits, oysters, biscotti….all my favorite brunch items! Best part- it retails for $3.99, so you can keep a few on hand without having to wait for a special occasion to crack one open. If you are hosting an Easter brunch, grab a few full-size bottles- they retail for $12.99. Oh, and did I mention that they also have an Italian sparkling rosé with tastes of strawberry, raspberry, and grapefruit? It pairs well with sponge & mousse cakes, smoked salmon, crab cakes, calamari, and charcuterie. I would build a menu just around that! This one also comes in at under $13 for a full-size bottle.
Good-For-You Easter Basket Sweets
I wish I could say that I sat down at a table and took my time to cook and leisurely enjoy every meal and snack. The fact of the matter is that I am always on the go- running the kids to activities, hopping from meeting to meeting, or carving out time to catch up with friends. Lack of sleep and a lot of stress have affected my immune system in the past year, and I am always on the lookout for ways to give it a boost.
I have been eating CORE bars for a couple of months now, and they have become my favorite healthy snack on the go. The fact that they are refrigerated blows my mind- it means they actually contain REAL ingredients instead of being filled with preservatives! All bars in their line contain prebiotic fiber and probiotics, which support your core and your gut…which is where 70% of your immunity lives. Ummm…and they taste amazing. I am not a fan of many other brands of bars out there (most taste like cardboard IMHO), but I could eat the Dark Chocolate Cherry Core Bar every day. Even though I adore Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs, I would prefer these in my adult Easter basket.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
How fun would an adult Easter Egg hunt be?? Can you imagine your best friends lining up with Easter baskets over the crook of their arm, ready to plow over anyone who gets in their way? I would fill giant eggs with mini bottles of Weed Cellars Prosecco, airplane bottles of liquor, travel-size makeup items, scratch-off tickets, scented votive candles, and Camo Easter Eggs from Man Crates that come pre-filled with jerky!
Fabulous Adult Easter Feast
There are so many foods that I don’t serve because my kids refuse to eat them. NOW is the time to bring out all of your favorites that you can share with friends!
Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches (because I know you have one million hard-boiled eggs that your kids dyed and you don’t know what to do with)
Smoked Salmon Bar- complete with bagels (head to Once Upon a Bagel on the North Shore!), smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, thinly sliced cucumbers, and pickled red onions
Ham and Pineapple Skewers– big chunks of smoked ham paired with juicy pineapple, lightly grilled to bring out the sweetness of the fruit
Prosecco Floats- Prosecco or Rosé topped with a melon ball-sized scoop of sherbet or fruit gelato (Black Dog Gelato is featuring “Peepish” gelato this month- a fruit gelato with mini marshmallows and pastel sprinkles!)
Cheers to hosting an Easter that appeals to all ages, because we all need a little sweetness in our lives right about now!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own, as always. Gracias!