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#1 Old 04-02-2015, 03:49 PM
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Smile Easter Questions for Vegan Parents...

Hi there,

As it is now officially Easter (well it is in New Zealand anyway), i had a few curiosities that I am seeking answers to

This is questions for Vegan parents of young children that they are raising Vegan. So, let's say your child is still believing in Santa, Fairies, The Sandman, and the EASTER BUNNY. When it comes round to Easter perhaps you do not want to give them dairy as it is against your Veganism. However you do not want to reveal that there is no easter bunny by not having any chocolate eggs hidden around…?

So what do YOU do?

I would love to hear from you

Many thanks, Elle
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#2 Old 04-02-2015, 03:56 PM
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I'm not a parent, but I found this website...


By the way, people who aren't parents can easily still help you and give you ideas when it comes to food products.

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Get dark chocolate eggs?
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and these-

I love Trader Joes dark chocolate chips, they've vegan and very good chocolate

Do you have a farm sanctuary near enough for a visit? That's a great day!
My sons are grown and sadly weren't raised veg'n. They wish that they had been!

Check out Sour Patch jellybeans. I can't find the info on the web for ingredients, but pretty sure they're vegan.

One funny story- when my son was about 4 or 5 I heard him respond to a question of where the Easter bunny came from. He relayed the joke of the Bunny being the one to move the stone from Jesus' tomb!
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Oh and look at the "similair threads" on the right side of this page
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In my family, the eggs that were hidden were plastic and filled with goodies of various sorts--small toys, coins, or candy. You could easily put vegan candies in them.

Or, sometimes, the Easter Bunny somehow magically hid the eggs that we had dyed the day before. As a kid, I didn't question this. So, if you all paint wooden or ceramic eggs, it is just as sensible that the Easter Bunny would hide those.
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I priced buying vegan chocolates and they were out of my price range (I have several LOs).

I bought a candy mold and am melting vegan chocolate chips and pouring into the molds. I am then wrapping them in decorative wrap and plcing in their baskets. That's how I handle the chocolate. There are many vgean options on the non-chocolate candy side, so I bought those. We include a few inexpensive items in the baskets such as sidewalk chalks, bubbles and such.

As far as dying eggs, we are actually painting little, decorative wooden birdhouses this year, and we are attending the UU's annual Easter Egg hunt, where they hide 3,000 plastic eggs and at the end you turn in your eggs (they are recycled and used again next year) and get a little gift bag. However, we could just as easily decided to use plastic eggs and recycle at home to incorporate the egg hunt as well.
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My son isn't vegan, but he's allergic to dairy and eggs, so milk chocolate and real eggs aren't part of our celebration. Every year, we have plastic eggs filled with things like safe fruity candy, Enjoy Life chocolate, fruit snacks, stickers, little toys, puzzle pieces, coins, etc. It varies each year. This year the Easter Bunny will also be putting some treasure hunt clues inside the eggs that will lead to a small present.
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Originally Posted by scwendy View Post

we are attending the UU's annual Easter Egg hunt, where they hide 3,000 plastic eggs and at the end you turn in your eggs (they are recycled and used again next year) and get a little gift bag.

I love this!

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