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Thrifty Easter

Thrifty Easter

 

Easter is a wonderful time of year to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately the costs of celebrating this holiday can really add up, causing us undue stress and worry during an otherwise happy time. Fortunately, there are ways to be Thrifty at Easter time! From Easter Dinner, to the baskets, to dress and decorations; we have some Simplee Thrifty tips to help you stay within budget this Easter, and keep financial stress at bay.

 

Easter Dinner

Easter dinner can be expensive and you may cringe at the thought of going to the store to buy your groceries for the occasion. However, with a little preparation and planning, you can prepare a wonderful Easter meal without stressing about the high expense. Before you head to the store to buy Easter dinner, take inventory of your pantry to see what you already have on hand. You may be surprised to find you already have everything you need to make a dessert or a nice dinner side.

Research all sales and collect coupons before you go to the store. This time of year, hams are usually on sale at most supermarkets. Some markets may even have programs where they will give you a free ham if you spend a certain amount of money. Also, be sure to look through your Sunday paper and available printable coupons to see if any match what you need to buy.  Make a list before you head to the store and be careful to stick to it.

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If you are having a large gathering, ask your friends and family to bring a side dish, dessert, or drink to the occasion. Try to find out in advance what everyone is planning to bring, you can cross these items off your grocery list and save a lot of money. Finally, be sure to utilize any left overs you have from dinner. If you have left over ham, use it for sandwiches for work that week, or find a nice ham recipe to make out of it for a week night dinner. If you have left over sides, serve them alongside your dinners for the next few days.

We also have a Print this Meal Planning & Shopping list set printable that you can grab! This will help you save money, time and stress! Plan Ahead!! Plus, check out our recipe section for great meals on a budget. Here are some Dyed Easter Eggs we just prepared, they were cheap, easy, and fun!!

Dyed Cracked Easter Eggs

Easter Baskets

First you should never pay full price for Easter candy (or any holiday). You might not always be able to grab some for free, but pretty close. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check our website daily so you don’t miss out on saving money.

You can always find great candy for Easter baskets at the dollar store. If you would like to put a toy in your child’s basket, look for sales and toy coupons before you go to the store. Stores generally have sales on toys around Easter and many toy coupons become available, use coupons along with sale prices to score terrific deals.

Use the same Easter basket every year. Not only will it save money, but the basket will gain sentimental value. Also, re-use Easter grass every year instead of throwing it away. If your children are still very young, get into the habit of just giving them Easter candy and 1 or 2 small gifts in their baskets. If you treat Easter gift-giving the same way you treat Christmas, your children will grow to expect that every year. If something should ever happen where you can’t afford it, they will be disappointed and you will feel bad.

Easter Décor

Very nice Easter décor can be found in most thrift shops at all times of the year. Stock up and when Easter comes around, your home will be beautiful. The dollar store is also a fantastic place to get festive Easter Décor. The day after Easter is a great time to go to the larger stores and buy décor ½ off or more to get great decorations for next year!! We also deals online where you can score great savings as well!

Easter Clothes

Thrift Stores are wonderful to find dress clothes for children. Children always grow out of the clothes, so there are always like-new donations at the thrift store. April is also the time when spring clothes have been in the stores just long enough that they will begin to go on sale. If shopping new, try to hit a sale and then find a coupon code or printable coupon for your store of choice. To make your money go even further, buy clothes that can be utilized all season long, instead of just Easter Day! Again, you should never pay full price! If you can’t find a deal contact us and we will do our best!

Easter for the Kids

They are lots of ways to save on fun things for the kids. Check out these Glow in the Dark Putty Easter Eggs we mentioned. Grab some FREE Easter coloring sheets over at Crayola.com. Research your local area for FREE kid friendly events like these we have mentioned.

Easter is a festive and joyous time to spend with friends and family.  Feel even more joy when you celebrate in a thrifty kind of way!!  Happy Easter!

What thrifty tips do you have to save money on Easter? Please share with us! 

 

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