For Easter my first thought was to send boxes of goodies rather than an actual large basket to save on shipping expenses. Then I saw this adorable post and knew I simply MUST send an egg full of goodies! Sadly, I searched high and low at the Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Walmart, Target, Joann’s, and Michaels and could not find the giant eggs I really wanted. =( But, I was very thankful to find some nice sized stuffable eggs that would work, so long as I didn’t try to send too many things.
Once I found my egg I began my hunt to find small Easter theme goodies to stuff in the egg. I found these super cute Bunny Lip Pops at Michael’s while waiting in the checkout lane. (They were $2 at Michael’s, and my frugal size was bummed when I found them 10 minutes later for $1 at the Dollar Tree!) Since it took up so much room in the egg it would be the main treat.
To better fit inside the egg I took it out of the package. The actual sucker part is wrapped, so I was happy about that…no worries about Easter grass and stuff sticking to the sucker inside the egg!
While at the Dollar Tree I grabbed some coordinating pink colored plastic grass, a box of single drink packets and little capsules that you put in water and watch foam shapes “grow”. (I put 4 of the capsules in a tiny Ziplock bag.)
I also found a little “egg carton” of multi-colored bubble gum eggs, Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, little chocolate and caramel bunnies, and of course Hershey’s milk chocolate eggs. Everything got stuffed into the egg, and I sealed it with some colorful Duct tape I found at the Dollar General.
I thought about adding a cute vinyl decal to the clear top, but I haven’t added that yet. Not sure I will. I think the whole thing was about 5oz, and postage for a First Class Package is $2.94. However, after my St. Patrick’s Day shipping experience I’m thinking I will probably ship it in a box, just to be safe.
I hope my 10 year old niece enjoys it!
P.S. Of course after I already had my egg ready to ship I ran to a Wal-Mart another town over and found this awesomely large plastic egg in the Easter section! Seems like a popular item as it was the only one left. Next year I will for sure be on the hunt for these earlier. (See what I did there?!)
And, while at Walgreen’s I found another fun option, a “bubble kit”, which appeared to be very similar to the unstuffed eggs I got at Michaels.