Easter is a big celebration in many Black Households. We love any reasons to be able to get together for nicely cooked meals and the extra time allowed from many work schedules. With family and friends gathering, it is a great opportunity to share some new Black Owned Brands with them. You can get started with our list of Black Owned Brands for Easter right here and then search through the rest of our directory for great unique new businesses. Let us know if you’ve tried any of these brands (and leave a review on their page) and also comment with any ideas we might have overlooked.
Cocoa Puzzles is a great idea for an Easter Basket or gift for the kids. These inspiring puzzles are for children ages 6 and up and are great for helping develop motor skills and problem solving abilities. The designs are fun and all offer up aspirational goals for children.
Upbounders (formerly Little Likes Kids) has great learning toys for your young children. From matching card games to puzzles, you can fill a nice basket with something other than Peeps. Order online or check out one of their partners which includes Nordstrom.
Harper Iman Dolls are super cute linen dolls for your children. These super special dolls need to be pre-ordered however so if you want one, you have to look way ahead and place an order on their website now. There is another option though. Harper Iman sells a version of some of their dolls in Target so keep your eyes out. Check online and be diligent at your local store to snag one.
A great gift idea that the kids will be able to use immediately is one of the plates from Colorfull Plates. Get the kids of the family fun plates of their own that have inspiring images on them. So get this table ware so maybe the kids will eat more than just snacks and candy.
If you want to get some assistance with your side dishes (and maybe the main as well), Big L’s Blends is here to help you. The Yam spice speaks for itself. Try the Honey mustard or Lemon pepper in some greens or green beans. Bring some chicken to the party with helpful Adobo and cajun seasonings as well. Grab some hot sauce and fry mix, and be ready to call an audible and still have dinner be a success.
Get your cornbread fix from Cotton’s Creations. This Black woman owned brand of cornbread is going to bring some extra pizzazz to dinner. Featuring Honey and Pecans, the mix is also Vegan. Of course, you can always add your own twist to it to make it your own.
Supplement your dinner with this Black Owned Biscuit brand that you can find nationwide at Wal-mart. Mama’s Biscuit has the perfect biscuits to accompany your dinner. If you want something that is a touch of sweet, you can opt for one of their sweet varieties. Choose from Blueberry lemon, Smores, Confetti Cake and more. You also might catch these at Trader Joes but when in doubt, order online.
Dinner isn’t done until you have some dessert and we have some great options for you to put together a dessert table that rocks. You start with this Mary Alice Cake Mix, the premium black owned cake mix. You can order online or, in Georgia, check Food Lion stores for this brand. Use this as the base for a number of cakes and let your creativity run.
Now, if you want to dress up your Mary Alice Cake mix, PK Cake Mix has flavor elixirs that you can use to add flavor to your cakes or other creations. Use these to make your own flavored icing or bake some cookies or any other great dessert idea that you might have.
Finish topping off your dessert creations with Yum Crumbs. This delicious topping is perfect for cakes, pies, cookies, puddings and many other great desserts. Save some for brunch or breakfast and add to pancakes and cinnamon rolls.
If all of that baking above overwhelms you, we always suggest making a purchase. From Pies, to cookies and cakes in jars, you can find all kinds of great desserts in our directory when you search here. One way to make it easy is to order the great pies from Justice of the Pies through Goldbelly. They have food shipping down to a science and you can get a deal if you time it right. Treat yourself and your loved ones with one of these gourmet pies and enjoy the compliments as if you made it yourself.
If you prefer cake, but not one wants to actually spend the time in the kitchen, you can order these cupcakes in a jar from Twist Cupcakery. This Dayton, Ohio based bakery has great options for you if you’re in the area. For those of who aren’t we can get a taste with these jars. If you can’t make it home and want to have a contribution, gift these to the rest of your family and make sure they feel your presence at dinner. Conversely, you can send them to your friends or family just because.