2012 Easter Gifts and Activities Guide from Big Fat Balloons

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Big Fat Balloons, the online balloons, teddy bears and gifts store, has put together a list of Easter gifts and activities that will keep both children and parents happy throughout the holidays. As an alternative to at least some of the chocolate eggs this year, they suggest buying children something to get them out of the house (weather permitting) and having fun.

Easter Gifts and Easter Activities Ideas

Easter Gifts and Easter Activities Ideas

Everyone loves chocolate eggs at Easter and we’re not suggesting, but by asking for alternative Easter gifts, you can keep the chocolate down to manageable levels. Remember to have gifts they can play with outdoors and indoors too!

Big Fat Balloons, the online balloons, teddy bears and gifts store, has put together a list of Easter gifts and Easter activities that will keep both children and parents happy throughout the holidays.

As an alternative to at least some of the chocolate eggs this year, Big Fat Balloons suggest buying children Easter gifts to play and have fun with. Outdoor games such as skipping ropes, Frisbees and cricket sets can be relatively cheap and encourage children to become more active. These games can also be enjoyed by all the family.

Cuddly bunnies and other Easter soft toys can last a lot longer than chocolate ones. They will provide plenty of play opportunities and won’t melt in the sun either. Books, board games or DVDs will entertain all ages on rainy days.

Sophie Baxter, managing director Big Fat Balloons, said: “Everyone loves chocolate eggs at Easter and we’re not suggesting that you replace them entirely. But by asking for alternative Easter gifts, you can keep the chocolate down to manageable levels. Remember to have gifts they can play with outdoors and indoors, so you're not stuck for Easter activities if the weather is poor.”

Anyone planning to spend quality family time together might want to consider some of Big Fat Balloons other suggestions.

Traditional games, such as egg hunts, can be made easier and more enjoyable and fun for younger children by signposting the trail with balloons.

An egg and spoon race is another traditional Easter activity that’s great fun for children and adults alike. And if space is an issue, Big Fat Balloons suggests setting a series of tasks for party guests to complete. Standing on one leg, hopping, jumping, or creating obstacles to climb over, while balancing an egg on a spoon, often result in the children beating the adults.

For more creative Easter activities, egg, bonnet or basket decorating competitions are great fun for children. An Easter egg decorating kit will make things easier.

Sophie Baxter explains: "Sometimes a few silly but fun party games is all you need to bring all the family together. "Sweet suckers" is popular is our household. Give everyone a straw, a cup and a pile of sweets each (Smarties work well). They then have one minute to transfer as many sweets into the cup using only the straw and suction power – no hands allowed. It’s not as easy as it looks!"

Yet chocoholics needn’t miss out on the fun completely. If there’s no time for creating home-made truffles to hand out to party guests, then Magic Choc modelling chocolate play-dough is a must. It can be shaped and moulded just like modelling dough, but the best bit is, it’s possible to eat the creation.

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