Easter Essentials for our Busy Household

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With warmer weather of spring approaching, not only thoughts of Easter arise but also an increase in my kids sports schedules. With three active kids, all seasons seem to be hectic. However, Springtime seems to be a time of a lot more carpooling and hungry kids around the house, and not just my own. During holiday time, we like to decorate at least 3 weeks ahead of time and thanks to retailers this is an easy task especially since we like to make edible holiday decorations.   We thought we might share some of our Easter Essentials we will have around the house that should keep us geared up for the warmer days of spring and ramped up sports schedules. 

Easter-essentials-from Walmart


First we wanted to share some of the edible arrangement ideas we have around the house. These serve two purposes, it brightens the house and makes us think of the warmer temperatures and the Easter season but also if someone is craving something sweet they can easily grab a quick treat. I usually buy a few extra bags of NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs  so I can easily refill the vases. 


To make these easy Easter Vases, simply fill the bottom of a glass vase, with NERDS® Bumpy Jelly Beans and then top off with NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs, the perfect egg shaped milk chocolates. These are perfect for filling Easter Eggs too.


I found some festive Easter Picks at Walmart as well and just plopped those in between the candy. Super easy and super inexpensive. 

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I also thought it would be fun to make some NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs Fudge. I initially thought the chocolate eggs would show up a little better but they seemed to melt into the fudge but did take on the same flavors. I happened to find the NESTLÉ® Fudge kits on clearance at my store so I picked one up and just added half the fudge to the pan, then the Chocolate eggs than the rest of the fudge. Allow it to cool slightly then add more chopped NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs and spring sprinkles. 


To display these fun fudge treats, I layered more NERDS® Bumpy Jelly Beans on a platter and then laid the pieces of fudge on top. Perfect for unexpected guests all spring or for Easter Brunch.


Walmart has a great selection of Easter Candy at great prices. Also look out for  SWEETART® Jelly Beans, NESTLÉ® NestEggs, NESTLÉ® Golden Eggs which are delicious additions to your Easter egg hunt and basket. Enjoy some of your favorite brands like NERDS® Bumpy Jelly Beans, and NESTLÉ® Assorted Minis. I wish I found the BUTTERFINGER® minis to add to the fudge but my Walmart did not have this assortment. 

As my kids get older, they seem to have an increasingly bigger appetite and I just can’t  keep up with homemade foods. While shopping for our Easter Essentials at Walmart I saw STOUFFER’S® Pepperoni Pizza Mac Cups, 2 pk. I am not going to lie to you and tell you I only feed my kids homemade items, sometimes when they appetites exceed my ability to have foods that will satisfy their hunger, I often scour the frozen section and grab a few convenience foods.


There are new ways to enjoy the convenience and comfort of STOUFFER’S® Mac & Cheese whenever you please! STOUFFER’S® Mac Cups are now available in three, NEW! Varieties: Pepperoni Pizza, Chili Cheese and Buffalo-style! All varieties are made with a 100% real cheddar cheese sauce and come in packs of 2. 


Kids that are old enough to use the microwave can fill their bellies in just a few minutes without bothering Mom or Dad.



This should keep them fueled up for all their spring activities. 


How do you stock your house with Easter Essentials? 

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  1. We seem to have all different types of sweets and candy here in the UK to what you all have in the US but I’m pretty sure I could improvise with something we do have here and try that beautiful looking fudge idea!

  2. Easter is my favorite holiday. I love your ideas and I agree — it is such a relief to find tasty, healthy easy meals for those kiddos! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!

  3. We’re totally obsessed with Reese’s eggs. Can’t wait for Easter – love your ideas. Always so cute.

  4. Oh my it is time to start thinking about Easter…..I love Butterfingers! Thanks for the push to get ready for Easter

  5. I love your candy decor! Such a fun idea..

  6. Walmart really does have some great prices going on their Easter candy. They’ve got a nice selection too!

  7. That looks like a great list of essentials. I will have to look into getting those mac and cheese cups.

  8. I know my kids will LOVE those macaroni cups! And I have to admit, I steal all the reece eggs.

  9. Those Stouffer’s cups are perfect. I like to keep them around for my son to snack on.

  10. That sounds like a delicious Easter treat. Nesteggs were always a popular item in our household too!

  11. Yumm! That looks really good.

  12. My house is always stocked with Easter candies and hard boiled eggs during The Easter month. We love deviled eggs on a whim so hard boiled eggs are a necessity. I usually host Easter so I try to find different kid friendly desserts.

  13. These recipes look so good. I would love to try the NestEggs fudge.

  14. Those Stouffers cups look so good! And I always love Easter candy!!

  15. The bars looks awesome. I will have to try the mac cups. Yumm.

  16. Those Microwavable Kids Friendly foods are a life saver. Kids get to pick what they want to eat and it teaches them a sense of responsibility. These are all great treats especially the Chocolate 🙂

  17. WOW those Butterfinger fudge bars look so good. Plus yummy lunch options that are quick.

  18. The fudge looks awesome and those little glittery carrots on sticks stole my heart! Love them

  19. Your Easter fudge looks so good. I never would of thought to place chocolate eggs into fudge

  20. I am hosting Easter this year and I need to make some fun desserts. Or maybe I can rope someone else into doing it LOL.