Pastels are in full bloom with Easter coming up this weekend. Many enjoy the craft aspect that this holiday brings – decorating eggs, creating the perfect Easter basket, enjoying sweet treats, hunting for eggs, Sunday brunch with family and friends… the list goes on. If you’re still trying to iron out your plans for the weekend, I’ve found some great last minute deals and projects that will be sure to delight.

This year Easter just squeezes itself into National Craft Month (March) and Michaels happens to have all of your DIY needs. Take a peek at their website and you’ll discover an extensive project section filled with Easter ideas (Easter projects) and all of the supplies that are needed to complete it – a total one stop shop. For all your last minute needs, Joann Fabric and Craft stores have a Pre-Easter sale running now through Saturday, March 30. Shop in stores or online and save up to 50% on a wide variety of Easter goods, in particular decor, floral arrangements and crafting kits.

For little bunnies expecting baskets, head to Target, Walmart and Kmart for all your filler items. Start off with a personalized basket from Walmart. It’s a great way for children to easily identify their basket and it adds a special touch. Now on to items to fill the baskets with. Kmart offers a wide range of childen’s gifts on sale, no matter the budget. With finds in the “Under $50, Under $20 and Under $10” categories you’ll be sure to find just the right combination of items for each basket. What basket is complete without Easter sweets? This week Target is having a sweet sale with candy and plastic eggs to fill starting as low as 89 cents. On top of that, Target has DVD basket fillers starting at $4. Basket, candy, gifts… check, check and check!

Now that decor and baskets are complete, it’s time to move on to the items on the brunch menu. For those hosting family and friends, or are looking to bring something to a planned event, Walmart can save you bunches on brunch by boasting a menu that can feed six people for under $20 – that is sure to make for a happy wallet. All of your essentials from ham to baking goods are on sale now through Tuesday, April 2.

Good luck to those hosting and be wonderful guests to those who are attending an event. Now get hopping and start shopping!

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easter basket for egg hunt

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