Easter is less than a month away, which means it’s time to start thinking about the type of Easter baskets you’ll be making for your family members this year.
I love that this year Easter is on April 1, April Fools’ Day, so you can really have a lot of fun with your Easter baskets.
If you’d like to have military-themed Easter basket, here are 7 creative ideas to inspire you.
Oh the Places Your Military Family Will Go
Dr. Seuss’s birthday was on March 2 and I enjoyed all the fun activities that went with it during National Reading Week. When thinking about fun military-themed Easter baskets, my mind wandered back to Dr. Seuss and one book in particular, “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” Military families are always off to great places. This would be such a great theme for your Easter baskets.
You don’t have to use Dr. Seuss of course, but the idea of making a basket with places your family has been or where you are going next would be fun.
If your family recently moved or will be PCSing this summer, an “Oh The Places You’ll Go” Easter basket would be a great way to mark that occasion.
At some point most kids want to play soldier, and if their parent is in the Army it’s even more likely.
Both of my parents were in the Army. I remember my brother dressing up as a soldier and playing with little green plastic army men. That seems to be a timeless kid thing to do.
The Dollar Tree has made it easy to fill Easter baskets with an Army theme without spending much money. They have the little plastic army men, soldier hats, coloring books, camouflage tape and more.
If you don’t want to curate one yourself, Walmart and Amazon both have Army-themed Easter baskets you can purchase.
I love anchors on almost anything. Anchor-themed Easter baskets would be cute for a baby, fun for a teenager or even great for an adult. You’ll find anchors on anything from clothes, jewelry and craft items to games and more.
You can buy anchor-shaped candy or buy an anchor chocolate mold and make your own chocolates.
A plane-themed Easter basket would be a great way to tell your family that they are going to see a military air show this year.
The Thunderbirds, the Air Force Demonstration Squadron, and the Navy’s Blue Angels put on wonderful shows. Check their performance schedule to see if an air show is coming to your military base.
If you are an Air Force family or your children love planes, aircraft-themed Easter baskets would be fun.
Made in America
There are so many things made in America now and military families take great pride in purchasing locally-made or veteran-made items. Made in America-themed Easter baskets would not only be fun, but would also support small businesses.
Who needs a super hero when you have mom and dad? My son didn’t know what a super hero was when he was 2 or 3 and someone asked. He simply said my daddy. Heroes come in all forms. I liked my son’s answer and I love a book we have, “Daddy is My Hero.”
It may be daddy who is the hero in your family or it may be mommy, but it’s probably both.
Hero Easter baskets could include a book about heroes, a Daddy Doll, photos of family members and more.
Easter Package for the Deployed
Making Easter baskets for deployed service members can be a lot of fun. You can decorate the inside of the box and include family-inspired items such as pictures, keepsakes, letters from family members, items for places you’ve been or that you want to go to when he or she returns.
There are so many possibilities for military-themed Easter baskets. Have you made one before or are you planning on making one this year?