Happy Wednesday friends! Is everyone having a good week? I hope wherever you are that the sun has been out and shining down on you. We are on our "spring break" so this week has been SO nice to take it easy, tackle tasks around the house, and get some content together!
Easter is this Sunday and I know Easter might look a little different for everyone this year. I have been so so excited for Easter this year because we have Andrew with us. We are going to try our best to make this Easter special even if we can't go anywhere. Growing up I will never forget everything my Mom did to make Easter so special and I cannot wait to begin some traditions and make it special for Andrew as well. Here are 10 fun and simple things you can do at home with your family this Easter!
1. Easter Brunch
I love the idea of a brunch on Easter morning. If you have kids, you can wake up, make a yummy breakfast, and allow the kids to open up their Easter baskets! Brunch doesn't have to be fancy it can consist of easy items you have in your kitchen! I'm thinking pancakes, fruit, eggs, bacon, and juice. YUM!
2. Watch Service Online
One thing that will be particularly hard for me this Easter is not being able to go to our Church for Easter. However, I am grateful to our church and many all around the Country for working hard to record their services and stream them online for us at home! Gather the family together, get comfy on the couch or bed and watch Easter service. Put the phones away and worship and pray together. Talk with your family about the meaning of Easter. If you need a service to watch here is a link to our Church, Purcellville Baptist.
3. Family Photos
It is always so special to get dressed up on Easter in fun spring outfits to celebrate. Let's keep doing this! Get your family dressed up, set up self timer on your phone and snap some family pics. Take photos throughout the day to capture new memories. You will be able to look back on this and be so thankful that you did! I already can't wait to put Andrew in his little Easter outfit!
4. Easter Lunch or Dinner
Depending on where you are, it might be hard to come by what you typically cook for Easter lunch or dinner. No worries! You can make any meal into an Easter meal. This year I am not going out to any stores, we have just been doing delivery and weren't able to get everything I would usually make. I remembered that Cracker Barrel does meals for holidays and I ordered one! I am super excited for a yummy Cracker Barrel meal for Easter this year. One of the best parts is that they deliver AND I do not have to cook! It might become a new family tradition around here!!
5. Picnic Dinner
If the weather is nice, how fun would it be to have a family picnic dinner or lunch!?! You don't have to go anywhere, you could do this on your deck, patio, backyard, or front yard! Grab a blanket and throw it down, use paper plates and just enjoy the fresh air. This sounds so fun to me! I think it is going to rain on Easter here, but maybe one day this week we can try for a picnic dinner.
These next five ideas would be so fun to do with kids. You can also do them if you do not have kids! When Andrew is older I plan on doing these types of activities on Easter because they are similar to what we did growing up! I love keeping traditions alive while also creating your own.
6. Make Easter Cards
Grab any supplies you have around the house; markers, paper, scissors, glue, and crayons. Have each family member make a card for all the members of the family. In the card write or draw what you love about the person. This would be a great thing to share and read aloud as a family. I really think it would help lift spirits if anyone needed that! And how special is it to reflect on what we are grateful for. I love this activity because it doesn't require anything but thought.
7. Easter Egg Hunt
Of course you have to have an Easter Egg Hunt! These are the best! I haven't done one in ages, obviously because I am old! This year though I decided to get plastic eggs, fill them with jelly beans, and hide around the house. I will have Tyler carry Andrew around the house and find them. I am so excited for this! Parents where are your favorite places to hide eggs?! ALSO- if you do not have kids you can totally do a grown up version of this. You can stuff the plastic eggs with other items like cash, or gifts, or I have even seen airplane bottles used for this! haha!
8. Decorate a Cake
There is something special about holidays and baking. Am I right?! I love baking something sweet around the holidays! Decorating a cake could be such a fun and easy activity for the family and then you can enjoy it after! I will never forget growing up the Easter Bunny cake my mom used to make. It was the cutest thing ever and I remember she would work so hard on it! I have found a similar recipe you can use here. You can also just use any type of cake mix you have in the pantry. The main thing is you need to round cake pans. One pan will be for the bunny head and the other pan you will cut in half for the bunny ears.
9. Easter Bunny Popcorn
I am so excited to make this! This is super easy to do and hopefully you might already have all these items in your pantry! You will need popcorn (kettle or regular- up to you!), melting chocolate, and sprinkles. For this you will first pop your popcorn. Then, melt your chocolates. I am going to use white chocolate melts. Pour the popcorn on a piece of wax paper and drizzle melted chocolate on top! Then, add sprinkles to make it fun! So tasty and SO easy! Oooh if you have M&M's or pretzels you could also add to it for extra crunch.
10. Family Movie Time
Grab the popcorn you just made and find a movie for the family to watch. What a special way to end a special and family oriented day. Who else loves movies to end the weekend?!?! If you need a good movie for the family, Onward was just shared on Disney+ and it is so so good. Tear jerker for sure.
I hope you enjoy these ideas! What family traditions do you and your family have for Easter?! I would love to hear.
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