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Old 01-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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What to fill in Easter Basket while in Disney?!

DH & I are taking our two children to Disney World, arriving on Easter. We are driving in and will be at the hotel early on Easter. One of us is going to run up to the room and set up the baskets on each of the beds, as the Easter Bunny knows we will be in DW.

What are some good basket fillers/ideas? I don't want to bring too much "junk" type stuff down with us as this is vacation & I'm sure they'll have enough to entertain them. This is what I bought so far for each of them:

Mickey/Minnie Coloring books & Crayons
Disney themed stickers, mini chalkboards
A Disney Cars word search puzzle for my oldest
Minnie mouse hair brush and mirror for youngest

Closer to the date, will buy jelly beans. And maybe a choc. bunny for each.

Am I missing anything else fun to include in their baskets? We want to limit the amount of candy.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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You could throw in an autograph book/pen for each of them. You could maybe include a Disney gift card or even Disney dollars to spend on the trip. Another great idea is a personalized t-shirt with their favorite character on it....just roll it up and stuff it in the basket. I would mainly just put stuff in that the kids will need at the parks or at least just stuff that they can use. You could even throw in some Disney themed bubble bath, a new toothbrush, etc. These things will get used and they are stuff that you would normally pack anyway.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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I am with you about not wanting junk all over my house. so I tend to make the Easter basket about summer stuff or practical stuff (with a fun twist) I'd likely need to buy anyway!
* toothbrush for each -- you can get a Cars one for your DS and princess for DD.
* fun Disney band-aids -- Tinker Bell, Princess, Muppets, Cars, Toy Story, Phineas & Ferb, Mickey. You can also throw in a "boo boo" buddy, the packs you can freeze and reuse for minor bumps and scrapes.
* socks
* flip-flops or summer shoes
* sunglasses and hats
* t-shirts
* swim suits
* pool stuff -- think pool toys they might like, googles, puddle jumpers, beach towels with their names embroidered on them (got those at and they were great), etc.
* new summer pjs -- shorts and t-shirt or nightgowns
* fruit gummies -- those come in Disney ones too and make for an easy portable snack/treat while in the parks. Personally I prefer Annie's Bunny fruit snacks for taste but to each their own! Along those lines, why not pick up some snack packs of Annie's Cheddar Bunnies? Goes with the Easter theme and makes for easy portable snacks in the parks.
* fruit! it's edible, portable and takes up space in the basket.

All of that can be as much or little Disney theme as you like!

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Old 01-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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If you have a bi-lo near you look for Mickey/Minnie and Donald/Daisy Pez sets. They are out for Valentine's right now, but you could take them out of the package. Also Dollar tree has lots of Disney books right and other Disney things. I second the Disney money to spend! How about some Disney sunglasses for the park?


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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I would fill it with all the stuff you would pack for the trip in Disney themed in the basket. New Pj's, sun glasses, sun screen, tooth brushes and paste, those dehydrated wash clothes, body wash or shampoo. Some disney fruit snacks and make a new water bottle and you are set.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your suggestions!! I agree to pack it with items that we will use down in Disney. I did forget to mention I bought them toothbrushes to include in the baskets.. also, I got them Disney puzzles but I'm thinking that is a waste, as they prob. will not want to do puzzles while in Disney. And I don't want to worry about losing pieces to it, etc. That is getting returned.

I do like the idea of new sunglasses, new summer PJs, flip flops and shirts...All disney themed of course!!

I might go with the autograph books too, but I'm not sure about them yet. I might do what I did last year- have all the Characters sign a photo frame border and then put a pic of the kids in it. )

Keep the ideas coming if you can!! I like the fact that I can include in the basket all items that will be useful to us for the trip!

PS- Where can I purchase Disney Dollars from?
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I am driving down on Good Friday and don't want to have to deal with baskets. My kids decided they should just ask the bunny for disney gift cards so they can buy something at disney. Works for me! They are excited because I told them they can spend it on anything they want, if they get them...haha. So now I just have to get them to the mall to tell the Easter bunny what they want.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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I agree with pp about sunglasses! Also, not sure of their ages, but maybe a pin for their lanyard. Chapstick, Pez. Autograph book would be fun, too!
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