In my house growing up, every holiday called for an A.M. surprise. I’d leave my shoes out on the eve of St. Nicholas’ Day & wake up to candy-filled kicks. On birthdays it was balloons & cake for breakfast, Valentine’s Day brought heart-shaped sweets & Easter required huge baskets bursting with pastel Peeps & $1 bills hidden in colorful eggs.
As an adult, the Easter bunny still drops by—though the contents of the basket have changed quite a bit since I no longer can consume candy like I used to. Read on for some out-of-the-basket (see what we did there?) ideas to pass along to Sir Hops-a-Lot. And yes, they all include something sweet.