Frugal Easter Eggstravaganza

My childhood memories of Easter, aka Resurrection Sunday, mostly consist of candy and getting all dressed up for church. It was an event. Fun? Yes. Meaningful? Not really.

I was well into adulthood before I truly grasped what the glory of Easter is all about. Now as a parent myself, I struggle with balancing the over-commercialized candy fest and meaningful traditions.

My favorite season is Spring and all that comes with it.  Including Easter. A reason to celebrate our Savior’s Resurrection without the pressure of gifts.

Easter baskets, egg hunts, chocolate, jelly beans, bunnies and an elaborate feast. They may or may not be part of your family’s Easter activities.

How can we make Easter memorable and meaningful without breaking the bank?

I want to hear your ideas! Bloggers are welcome to join my Frugal Easter Eggstravaganza all week long.

But wait, there’s more! One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a $50.00 Visa Gift Card to make your Easter a little easier on the budget.


  • Please link directly to your post, not your homepage.
  • Link back to the Frugal Easter Eggstravaganza in your post.
  • Share family friendly ideas, crafts, recipes, decorations, traditions, etc.
  • Feel free to grab the clickable button above for your post.
  • Visit other bloggers’ links and spread a little comment love!

This contest is for my fellow bloggers. Comments  are most welcome, but will not be counted as entries.

*Updated: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to entry #23, selected at random. Susan of Organic Deals and Coupons.

Mr. Linky will close on Saturday, March  27th at 10pm CST. The winner of the $50 Gift Card will be randomly selected and contacted via email.

Let’s hear your best ideas, bloggers! I am really looking forward to seeing your creativity.


The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. What a fun party! I can’t wait to see all the ideas!
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Ice Box Dessert ~ Spring Dessert =-.

  2. Oh dear, can you delete #9? I clicked submit too fast :)
    Can’t wait to read all the ideas!
    .-= Angela @ Homegrown Mom´s last blog ..She Speaks =-.

  3. What a neat idea! I’m going to enjoy reading everybody’s posts.
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..Resurrection Cookies =-.

  4. One of the traditions i’ve done with my kids is jello eggs. They love them every year. And also we color eggs, but i use onion peel to color the eggs instead of the dies, they are too messy, but not the onion peel.

  5. Alyssa Francis says:

    No problem, Angela, I deleted it. Thanks so much for participating! :)

  6. Alyssa Francis says:

    I love this idea! How do you use onion peels to dye eggs? I have never heard of this technique.

  7. You boil eggs the normal way, the only thing you add onion peel at the same time you add the eggs (the peel does not have to be washed or anything and it does not have to be pretty), like a cup or more. I never measure i just peel as much as i have. And just boil the eggs normally. When they are done i put them on a paper towel to dry and that is it. Very easy and the dye does not come on your hands. The color will be a brownish color.

  8. One thing we do is the Easter Bunny DOESN”T come on Easter. It usually comes after Easter. A few years ago the Easter Bunny wrote a letter to our girls and said he knew how busy their dad was (he is a pastor) and how he wanted them to celebrate the Risen Lord. The girls have never questioned while the EB doesn’t come on Easter.

  9. One thing that I forgot to say is since the EB comes after Easter, I usually go shopping first thing in the morning after Easter. I have also used Valentine candy for their easter baskets. I am constantly looking for bargins all year long. I usually have a hard time deciding what to give from my stash.

  10. Susan (Organic Deals & Coupons) says:

    Thanks Alyssa! I hope I did that right :)
    .-= Susan (Organic Deals & Coupons)´s last blog ..Going Organic For Easter! =-.

  11. What a great idea! I’m glad I found this post so that I can link up my ideas.:) It will be fun to check out what everyone else is doing.:)

  12. Thank you for putting this together! My children are still young and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to share so we can begin so special new traditions.

  13. Thanks for such a great idea!

  14. I have learned so much this week from everyone’s post. I am so blessed to be able to see others tradition t be able to create new ones for out home.


  15. I’ve found so many wonderful ideas here. Thanks.

    I’m in charge of the annual Easter Egg Hunts for both sides of the family. Last year I found lots of Halloween candy for pennies on clearance at Target. I stuffed those plastic eggs with tiny bags of M&Ms, Skittles, Starburst and the like. The first Egg Hunt was last weekend. The kids loved getting “regular” candy, and it was much neater than having jelly beans or foil-wrapped eggs spill all over the place.

  16. A lady at our church wrote a Family Lenten Devotional guide that is like the Jesse Tree for Christmas. We begin at the start of Lent Season. Each day we read from her devotional, read a passage of Scripture, sing a hymn, read a prayer and put an ornament on a vine wreath (or wooden cross). It begins with the birth of Christ and ends at his resurrection for 40 days. 40 ladies in our church each chose 1 ornament to make 40 of and we gathered together and swapped so we all had the entire set.

  17. One of our favorite Easter Activities is to make chocolates together. We make rocky road by mixing jelly candies, marshmallows and melted dark chocolate. When it sets we cut it into squares and package it in cello bags tied with a ribbon. We then have a lovely homemade treat to give to family and friends at Easter. We also love making our own Easter board games. We made an Easter Tic Tac Toe with bunnies and eggs instead of O’s and X’s. Kids Easter Activities


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