When I was growing up, each child had her own Easter basket filled with candy, and we hunted for dyed, hard-boiled eggs. My children (with their local cousins) hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy (20 each) and share a family basket.
The contents of the family basket vary each year. Once everyone received a picture/story book. I usually include candy that's not wrapped or doesn't fit in a plastic egg--jelly beans, malted milk eggs, Peeps, etc.
Last year I set up a mini-hunt for a big gift: each child received a plastic egg with a clue that let to another egg. Inside each of those was a piece of the map that led to the treasure: a Wii. It had not been apparent that we would ever get one, so the surprise/delight factor was quite high. ;-)
This year's basket was more low key, with a few sweets and smaller gifts: a dvd of the gospel of Mark, and two games. Just like last week, I spent too much time decorating cookies, but it was fun.And then there was the less elaborate creation for Mr. "No-thanks-I'd-rather-have-mine-without-icing":Sometimes less is more, you know?