Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easter Gift Ideas -- Shop Oriental Trading for All Your Easter Party, Decorations, Craft and Toy Needs (Review)

I have to say that besides Christmas, my next favorite holiday is Easter.  Ever since I was a child, I used to love decorating Easter eggs with my Mom, and then visit my Nana, where we would make Italian cookies.  My favorite was the Easter basket cookies she would help us make.  We would take the eggs we had decorated with my Mom and add to the cookie basket.  Ahh, the memories of Easter. And, now that I have little ones of my own, I love taking them to local egg hunts and seeing their reactions to the Easter Bunny.  While Savannah was afraid of Santa this past Christmas, I was surprised to see her walk up to the Easter Bunny last weekend and give him a hug.  She thought that he was "Harry the Bunny" from one of her favorite BabyTV show's -- so, maybe that helped to ease her fears of costume characters.  Either way, we got some great photos that we will treasure for years to come. :-)

In addition to attending local egg hunts this year, I am also coordinating an egg hunt at our house for the Mommy and Me group that I run, as well as have family and friends with little ones over to take part in the fun. This was the first year I really needed to stock up on plastic Easter eggs, as the girls were too young in years past to do a hunt or care about eggs.  But, this year, Savannah is learning colors, counting, and loves to sort.  So, I knew that she would get a kick out of a backyard full of bright, colorful eggs, as would the other children.  Having said this, I also didn't want to break the bank when it came to buying supplies for the egg hunt, as I was covering it out of pocket.  Where would you turn to find party supplies at a reasonable price, without skimping on the overall quality?  For me, I have always loved Oriental Trading.  I used them for my bachelorette party, my baby shower, and various backyard BBQ and Hawaiian luau parties through the years.  I am always impressed with the quality of each product, and love I am not breaking the bank.

So, for my upcoming Easter egg hunt, I turned to Oriental Trading Co., and found some amazing products that will surely make my egg hunt a success. And, thanks to the folks at Oriental Trading Co. they kindly offered to send me the following items in exchange for a review.  

Easter Animal Cookies
Easter Treasure Chest Toy Assortment
Jumbo Toy-Filled Pastel Eggs
Chocolate Bunny Suckers
Easter Boxes With Mini Popcorn Bags
Chocolate Easter Bunny Rubber Duckies
Easter Egg-Shaped Swirl Pops
Child's Easter Egg Costume

Can you believe that all of this was only $61.25.  Not bad, huh? :-)

Within a few days of ordering, I had received my samples in the mail.  I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, as I was opening the box, and going through the different products.  I especially loved the Easter Treasure Chest Toy Assortment toy chest, as it was filled to the brim with goodies, children of all ages would enjoy.  

My thought for the toy chest was to have children compete in different Easter themed activities, and once done, get to choose prizes from the toy chest.  Savannah saw me putting together the toy chest, which I have to say was a breeze to do, and wanted to try out each and every toy. She loved the bunny nose whistle the most.  But, I told her she would have to wait until our egg hunt, to get more prizes. :-)

Now, what Easter party would not be complete without goodies for the kids?  I ended up picking up the following treats.

The Easter Boxes With Mini Popcorn Bags, along with the Chocolate Bunny Suckers and Easter Egg-Shaped Swirl Pops will be included in loot bags I am making up, in which each child will receive one of the cute Chocolate Easter Bunny Rubber Duckies,  the box of animals cookies will be a fun treat to hand out while the kids are watching Easter movies. 

I snuck a box of the Easter Animal Cookies for the girls and I to try, and have to say that they are really good.   

Each box holds sprinkle cookies in fun animal shapes.  Some may be shy about ordering food and candy from Oriental Trading Co. , and other party supply stores, but I have to say, that I am never disappointed with the products.  They never come damaged, and always taste great.  And, the same held true for the cookies.  While the girls loved the designs on each cookie, they couldn't reaching in the box to have another.  

While I don't have an Easter bunny coming to the egg hunt, I have another fun costumed character -- get ready....the Easter Egg himself.  When I saw the Child's Easter Egg Costume on the Oriental Trading Co. website, I knew I just had to get it.  

I had no idea at the time who would wear this child's size costume, but I knew it would make for great photo ops with the kids, and put a smile on everyone's face, as they are greeted by the striped Easter Egg. Since receiving, both Savannah and my 8 yr. old nephew have tried on the costume.  Savannah really wanted to wear the costume, but as you can tell by the photo below, she has a few more years before she grows into the costume and can be the Easter Egg for Easter (or even Halloween).  

So, my nephew will assume the roll as the honorary Easter Egg, and is very excited about it.  I can't wait to see how this turns out, and for all the photos. :-)

Are you planning an Easter egg hunt or party at your house?  Or, will your child be having a party at school or as party of an organized group like Girls Scouts or Boy Scouts?  If so, and you need to stock up on plastic eggs (both filled and empty), or other fun Easter themed supplies, make Oriental Trading Co. your one stop shop for all this Easter this year.  

We are set on our plastic eggs thanks to Oriental Trading Co., And, I don't have to worry about filling each one, as they are already done for me, as I chose the Jumbo Toy-Filled Pastel Eggs. :-)  And, make sure you bookmark their website, as they continue to offer a wonderful assortment of holiday and seasonal items year round.  I will be shopping their online store in the coming months for Savannah's 3rd birthday party, as they offer complete party supplies, including tableware, decorations and goodie bag supplies.  And, for our annual 4th of July Cookout, I love stocking up on outdoor decorations, grass skirts and other novelty items for guests to enjoy.  And, like I said, you get a lot for your money, which I love.  Once you shop Oriental Trading Co., you will not want to look elsewhere for party supplies, kid crafts and other holiday themed items. 

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Click here to head on over to the Oriental Trading website and browse their amazing selection of Easter products, in addition to party supplies, crafts and more at reasonable prices -- http://www.orientaltrading.com/holidays/easter-a1-550675-6-0.fltr.

And, for today only, use promo code "WCE3882" at checkout to receive FREE SHIPPING on your order -- no minimum.  This code expires tonight, 3/12/13 -- so act fast and place your Easter party supply and decorations order now. :-)

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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