My brother and I when growing up always set our empty Easter baskets out on the night before Easter. Then during the night the "Easter Bunny" would fill our baskets with all sorts of Easter candy and then hide them somewhere in the house. On Easter morning it would almost be like Christmas to my brother and I as we got up at the crack of dawn and joyfully hunted throughout the house for our now filled hidden baskets. I carry on this same tradition with my children.
Now I just took it for granted that every household with kids did this tradition. But throughout the years I've had alot of people give me crazy looks when I told them my Easter basket was hidden and I had to try and find it (even my wife and her family went "Huh???"). I've even had comments said to me like "Were your parents sadistic or something ?". Many have told me that they have never, nor have ever heard of anyone hiding baskets and thought the idea was ridiculous.
So I am just wondering how many people out there had their baskets hidden or if they just set them out empty and then awake the next morning seeing the baskets in the exact same spot, but now filled with candy.
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We had empty baskets, but always had eggs, both plastic and filled, and real and colored, hidden around the house to find. I continued this tradition with my children. Sadly, this is the first year both children could not be home for easter (at ages 21 and 19) and we did not have an Egg Hunt.
By the way, we always CAREFULLY charted the real eggs - you didn't want to find one of those suckers in August. We found many a plastic egg six months later.
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The Easter Basket wasn't hidden, but the eggs were. My parents started with real eggs to and moved to plastic eggs filled with candy. I think this had to do with the year I found all but one of the eggs, and it turning up about six months later.
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We always had the baskets and eggs both hidden, and it is a tradition my wife and I have carried on with our children. This year, my 8 year old beat my 13 year old in the Easter Egg hunt, much to the older boy's consternation.
On a happy note, they did find all the eggs, which they did not do last year, until we found where the Easter Bunny (forgetful Dad!) had hid it in a hiking boot found before a Boy Scout hike a month later!
Easter, like most of the holidays, would be spent with my immediate family in the morning/noon, but the day was spent with the extended family. The baskets would be hidden by my parents, and then when we went to see the family there would be eggs hidden for a hunt.
There are people who don't hide these things??
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I hadn't thought of an answer to this thread yet, but you hit the nail on the head for me. Cartoons like Voltron, Thundercats, Swat Cats, the Centurions, Transformers, and that one with the football team who became the Nights of the Round Table.