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How to make your Easter hippity hoppin'

By NICOLE JOHNSON
Published April 1, 2007


The chocolate bunny may rule the Easter basket. But when it comes to the cuddle-factor, nothing beats the real thing. Instead of filling your kiddies' baskets with sugary sweets, consider a new addition to the family. Contact the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to learn about proper care and to help determine if your family should adopt a bunny. Call (813) 876-7138. Pictured: rabbit courtesy of Pet Supermarket, $24.99

Easter. It comes to greet us when there's only a tickle of spring in the air and blossoms are on the verge or freshly bloomed. It's a time of possibilities. The holiday also marks the time for honored family traditions, celebrating and gift-giving. With a sunny outlook forecast for this year's holiday on April 8, it's never been a better time to put a bit of a twist on some favorite Easter pastimes.

There's something about spring that brings out a woman's girlie side. And Easter baskets need not be just for kids. Your girlie-girls will thank you for a handmade basket full of diva stuff. Suggestion: a flowered basket filled with an emery board, pumice stone, back massager and night mask.

Ditch the tried-and-true floral bouquet and surprise family and friends with an Edible Arrangement. The tasty displays come in a variety of fruits - all available chocolate dipped. Let's face it, they're a lot more fun to look at and taste better than daisies. Visit edible arrangements.com to order online or find a location in the Tampa Bay area. Pictured: Hearts and Berries bouquet, $58.