Happy Saturday, Mamas!
We’re excited today to share with you a couple of Easter basket filler ideas for your littles, using products we found at the parks last week! The majority of these items are between $5-10, and most were found in the checkout area of the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney. YES, that means, you do NOT need to brave the park crowds (or have a ticket/pass!) to find these items. So, if you’re looking to add a little magic to your baskets this year…keep reading!
The Easter-edition Mickey and Minnie plushes shown below are the most expensive items in the baskets. They are $16.95 each, but AP discounts do apply. So fun and festive – especially for collectors!
We found the fillable plastic eggs shown below at the 99-cent store (the “official” purple/turquoise 99-cent store). Aren’t they so cute?! Loving those “Minnie”-inspired dots! They are a great size – perfect to fill with candy or small toys and buttons. And YES, our littles already misplaced the eggs from the Egg-Stravaganza Hunt in the parks, or else we would’ve included them. Oh well…kids, you know!
The plastic “Chip” cup (from Beauty and the Beast) shown above was $9.99 before our AP discount. The small Mickey & Minnie and Dumbo buttons were found directly in the assorted button box/bin in front of the register at World of Disney (however, you can find them in most every shop in either park!). They were 3 for $6 – or $2.49 a piece.
Excuse the rusty table frame in the photo above, but SNAP BRACELETS are a thing again, people! Yes, the snap bracelets from your childhood (if you were an early 90’s kid)! This Mickey Mouse emoji bracelet shown above is $6.99 before AP discount and also comes in pink or light blue. It was found near the register at the World of Disney store and AP discounts apply.
We shared this Postcard Coloring Book on our Instagram story the other day, but we wanted to talk about it again because its just so dang adorable. The book was actually found in the Disneyland Hotel lobby shop, and it features sturdy tear-out postcards with your favorite characters IN Disneyland and California Adventure! See a few of our faves from the book below! $10 before AP discount.
We added a “Mickey & Friends” coloring book (shown in the back below) that was around $10, before AP discount. It also features characters in Disneyland and DCA and its printed on good quality thick paper – super fun!
As you can see above, we added on of the Take Along Treat Packs from the parks ($12.95 before AP discount) – it features cute little Mickey-shaped snacks: pretzels, cheese crackers, and gummies. Total life-saved when you’re in a bind and didn’t bring snacks from home! The giant Mickey Mouse lollipop was $4.49 and we like this yellow/white lemon flavor because it doesn’t stain like the brighter colors do!
HOW ADORABLE are these Mice Dice!? They were $4.95 before AP discount and they were hanging right near the register at World of Disney. Not the best for little babes (choking hazard), but if your older kiddos are into playing boardgames – these are such a great find!
We included one of the fun park hand sanitizers (the Small World trash can one – also how amazing is it that Disney was able to market their trash cans as “must have” merch?! Haha!) – around $10 before AP discount. The large lollipops were each around $3 and the Toy Story Pin Wheel (with candy pearl filled stick) was $7.49 before AP discount.
You might also have noticed in the close up photos that we included some of the park “freebies” in the plastic eggs! Free stickers, Food & Wine festival AP buttons, and so on. Can’t go wrong with free! We even included quarters in a few of the eggs for the kids to add to their piggy banks – hopefully teaching them to save a buck here and there!
Most importantly, each year, we also include one of our favorite real-story-of-Easter books – you can see it peeking out behind each basket (Disney is amazing, but it ain’t everythang, right?). Follow the link to check it out!
We’re so excited to celebrate next week! What do you put in your kids’ Easter baskets? Share your ideas in the comments below – we love to hear new ideas!
Have a great weekend, friends!