Wouldn’t you know, holidays still happen in the middle of a pandemic! With Easter just around the corner, the Easter bunny may have some difficulty gathering items for baskets this year, so here are some fun options that are a. available, b. offer either curbside/porch pickup or porch delivery, and c. are sure to bring a smile to your kids’ faces!
Love of Character is a favorite local shop that has gone above and beyond during this time to put together packages of happy. They offer so many different arts and crafts kits like this animal sticker one or these DIY fairy wands. They also have a great selection of puzzles, toys, games, and stuffed animals found under their toys and games tab. You can grab decor and party supplies (because who says your Easter lunch can’t still be pretty?!) under the Easter tab. Best of all, you’re supporting a local business and you can either get free delivery within 10 miles (or for a small fee if you’re outside of that,) have it shipped, or arrange a scheduled pickup from the back door of their College Hill location.
Imagine That Toys is another incredible local shop that has added a virtual album to their Facebook page with their inventory, has a full website, and is offering curbside pickup. They’re also offering Facetime calls if you’d like to chat with one of them and see what all is available that your child is interested in! I’m eyeing some Lego kits and a pack of Kwik Stix for my kids.
If you’re a girl mom, Julie Devore.Statement Pieces is another local small business and she has designed the cutest children’s line of earrings! She offers them on either a post or magnets for little ladies without pierced ears. You can choose the pairs you’d like on her Facebook page and arrange porch pickup to grab them – And you might as well grab a pair for your own Easter basket while you’re at it! Sally Cavanaugh, a Matilda Jane trunk keeper, also has some sweet items on hand! If you like to include a swimsuit or beach towel in your kids’ baskets, Matilda Jane has the cutest designs! You can contact her through her Facebook page or call/text her at 316-207-1386 for porch pickup or delivery.
Every Easter basket needs some yummy treats, and Nifty Nut House is offering curbside carryout. You can find their hours and details for placing your order on their Facebook page. If popcorn is more your (or your kids’) thing, The Popcorner East and West are both offering curbside pickup, too!
We’re all looking for activities to keep our kids busy, and Evans Ceramic Supply has put together paint your own pottery kits that will also last for years to come. Let the kids paint them or make it a family activity, and then next year when you get out your Easter decor, you can talk about how different things are from this year!
Another way to entertain the kids and to enjoy a yummy treat are the cookie decorating kits from Connie’s Cookies (egg or circle shaped cookies) or Drury Lane Bakery and Cafe (unicorns and mermaids or trains and planes!) Both places are also offering take and bake cookie dough. Connie’s Cookies has a drive thru and Drury Lane is doing call ahead with curbside pickup.
Pigtails & Crewcuts East is offering Easter Basket delivery this year! Baskets are pre-order only, and will be dropped off on your porch on April 6 & 7. Click here for more details!
I always try to support local (and especially right now,) but have grabbed a few items from chains like Target and Michael’s too since they’re offering curbside carryout. Target has these awesome bubble guns for $3 and chalk stencils for all of the driveway masterpieces in your future, and you can grab some plastic eggs if you seem to have misplaced yours from last year. Michael’s has dot markers – bonus points that you can use them with schooling activities from Pinterest – and all kinds of activity kits!
We may not have any kid-free errand running time, open stores, or even Amazon prime shipping for Easter basket goodies this year, but we will still find a way to make a holiday magical in the midst of crazy – we’re moms, we’ve got this.