Easter is almost here and just like every other holiday you celebrate, it can end up costing more than you planned for. There are ways to stay within your budget when planning for Easter. From the Easter bonnet to the Easter basket, I have got you covered. Here are my top 5 tips to save money on Easter.
Top Tips to Save Money on Easter:
1. With everyone wanting to look their best, Easter outfits can be quite pricey. Especially when you have more than one child. The bill for those adorable little Easter dresses, suits and shoes is not so adorable! Save a bundle by shopping for your family’s Easter outfits at a thrift shop or consignment shop. You will often find new or gently used high quality, name brand clothing for just a fraction of the retail price. Also, if you are ordering online do not forget about using cash back websites like ebates.
2. Another place that you can save money on Easter is on Easter baskets. Baskets that you buy in the store that are already put together and wrapped are usually overpriced. Visit your local dollar store instead. Find a nice basket or even a plastic bin that you can decorate. To fill the basket look for Easter themed items and small toys, trinkets, candy, etc. By making your own Easter baskets you not only save money, you also get to customize the Easter basket and make it more personal. Here is a list of 60 NON-Candy Easter Basket items for boys!
3. If you normally go out to brunch, lunch or dinner on Easter, save money by hosting a potluck or picnic lunch instead. Invite friends and family and have each guest bring a dish for everyone to share. This means you get to save a few dollars on going out to eat and you also will not be stuck in the kitchen all day cooking.
4. Everywhere you look, you are going to see Easter goodies for sale. Cookies, candies and cakes in pretty pastel colors, decorated with cute bunnies will be everywhere, just calling your name! Do not give in to the temptation of buying them. Instead, go home and find some recipes online or through friends and family. You can make your own homemade Easter candies and desserts that taste better and cost less than the store bought version. You can even check out my Easter Pinerest board for some inspiration.
Holidays can get expensive but there are still ways to save money. Use my top 5 tips to save money on Easter and you will still have a few dollars left in your purse on Monday morning. Do you have any top tips to save money on Easter this year?