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Tips for a Cheap Easter Holiday

Updated on March 1, 2011
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Easter is right around the corner! Are you ready?

While it’s fun to celebrate the arrival of Spring, you need to be prepared if you want to have a memorable holiday that doesn’t break your budget. Luckily, having a cheap Easter holiday isn't as difficult as you might expect.

Cheap Easter Decorations

Obviously, one simple way to save money on your Easter celebration is to recycle plastic eggs from year to year. You seriously don't need to buy this stuff on a regular basis! If you have more plastic Easter eggs than you need for your Easter egg hunt, stick some of them in a pretty glass bowl for an instant table centerpiece. You can also try hot gluing the eggs to a Styrofoam wreath to decorate your door.

If you enjoy dyeing Easter eggs for your holiday decorating, you don’t need to purchase an egg dying kit. Use 20 drops of food coloring in the color of your choice, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and 1/2 cup room temperature water to dye your eggs. If desired, draw designs on the eggs with white crayon before dyeing.

Cheap Easter Basket Ideas

As for the Easter basket itself, pick up unique wicker baskets at your local thrift store in styles that fit into your current home décor. The basket I'm planning to use for this year is going to double as toy storage in the porch after Easter. For a cheap Easter holiday, use shredded colored paper instead of purchased Easter grass to line your baskets.

To fill your basket, pick up seasonal merchandise at your local dollar store. Bubbles, chalk, jump ropes, and kites are all cheap and easy to find at any decent sized dollar store. Crayons, coloring books, Play-Doh, and watercolor paints are also good buys that provide hours of entertainment for very little cost. If your basket still looks sparse, fill it up with items your child is going to need anyway. Bubble bath, a fun new toothbrush, a water bottle, or a new lunchbox are just a few ideas to consider.

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