An Easter Basket for Baby

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 21, 2011

Looks like I’m ahead of the game for once. That’s right, folks – no procrastinating going on here! Timmy’s Easter basket is all put together. Three days before Easter, I might add. Woot!

If you’re anything like me, you are just putting Easter baskets together for your kiddos. If you do that sort of thing, that is. Honestly? This basket – see it over there – is the very first one I’ve ever put together for any one of my kiddos. Shhh.

I think it’s sorta cute, if I do say so myself, and I put it all together for about $20 at Walmart! They really do have some great stuff for the stuffing of those baskets. Here’s a cost breakdown for this one::

· Easter Basket and Grass $3.33
· Plastic Little People Easter Egg $5.00
· Plush Puppy, er… Bunny $3.00
· Rubber Duckie $1.00
· The Story of Easter board book $6.27

Now, if you noticed there wasn’t any candy in that basket, do not be alarmed – I’m not sick! Remember, the basket is for Timmy. BUT, my older kiddos and I have been noshing on plenty of Easter candy, thanks to our friends at Wonka! Here are some of the goodies we’ve had a chance to try and would totally recommend::

· DoubleYummy Gummies
· Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall Eggs
· Wonka Exceptionals Scrumptious Chocolate Eggs
· SweeTARTS Jelly Beans
· And, of course, all of our favorites like SweeTARTS, Gobstoppers, Spree and Bottlecaps in little packets perfect for filling plastic eggs.

Walmart is a great place to purchase Wonka’s sweet treats. But, then again, you already knew that, right?

Find great ideas for your Easter celebration in stores and at

I have been compensated by Walmart for my time and efforts to create this post. I did also receive samples of the Wonka goodies mentioned above, from my friends at Nestle. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Searching for WONKA’s Golden Ticket Couldn’t be Sweeter

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 1, 2010

We are big fans of Willy Wonka candies around here…. While Ray and some of our kiddos enjoy the chocolate (especially if it’s dark), our other kiddos and I like the gummies. Mmm.

We just received our second box of sweet treats from Wonka’s new Exceptionals candies, and boy – are they yummy! We’ve been opening each bar with eager anticipation as we hope for a Golden Ticket to signify that we’ve won a trip around the world or any one of the other fabulous prizes. It’s like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all over again.

willy wonka exceptionals

Guess what? I get to share the sweet love!

Enter to win one of two prize packs, each including 5 of each of the new WONKA Exceptionals chocolate bars and  one of each of the new WONKA Exceptionals premium sugar products. That’s 21 candy products in each prize pack!

Here’s how to enter:

Just leave a comment here on this post, before 9pm on July 16th, telling me about your favorite candy and why it is our favorite. Are you a dark chocolate lover, like my hubby, or do you prefer to nosh on sweet and sour gummies, like me?

Two winners will be chosen, at random, and notified by email on or around July 16th.

Benefited giveaway


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