Cynthia, my family never participated in the "Easter bunny" stuff, as I did not want the children to think that their mother and father lied to them. When I was growing up, my mother was deeply ensconced in the "Santa Claus is real", the "Tooth Fairy is real", and the "Easter bunny" is real, mindset - which made me wonder if Jesus was real.
I decided I wanted my children to know that their parents told them the truth. So many who knew of our beliefs, warned me that I was taking all of the fun out of those things for my children. That was not the case. My children had lots of fun, but they were taught the truth.
It has always been my conviction that Easter is actually a greater reason for Christians to celebrate, than Christmas. Jesus' birth was very important, but the resurrection was paramount to Him fulfilling His claim of being God's only begotten son. Had he not been crucified, and risen from the dead, the prophecies would not have been fulfilled, nor would His mission have been accomplished.
Our traditions were basically to acknowledge the truth, so we weren't big on having ham or turkey or anything special for Easter. We felt it was more important that our offspring realized that Easter was a very holy celebration, and the fulcrum of what Christianity is all about.