It’s time to embrace the egg-citement of Easter and make this Easter egg-stra special for your friends and family.
Easter has always symbolised renewal, rejuvenation and hope, so hop to it this Easter and share the unique spirit of the occasion with our fun ideas of a special holiday.
For many Australians, Easter is an important religious festival, and plenty of us will welcome in Easter Sunday at a local church service. But regardless of whether Easter is part of your faith it’s a celebration that offers wonderful opportunities to bring loved ones together.
Show some kindness
Get into the spirit of Easter by organising a street garage sale the week before Easter Saturday, and donate the takings to a local cause or charity. Make it a fun community event by providing snacks and music. Or rally with work colleagues to hold an Easter egg-straction blood donation drive. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is always grateful for additional donors in the run up to Easter.
Give Easter an exotic flavour this year by borrowing from other cultures. Hand-coloured eggs offer a personal and decorative touch that dates back to Ancient Egyptian times. Simply dip hard boiled eggs in bowls of food dye mixed with a dash of white vinegar and cold water. For a truly traditional approach, use natural colours – purples from beetroot, green from spinach and brilliant yellow from spices like turmeric. The coloured eggs make wonderful table decorations and inexpensive gifts.
Receive a visit from the Bunny
Encourage your children to leave a plate of carrots out for the Easter Bunny. Cut paw shapes from cardboard and when the kids tuck into bed on Easter Saturday, use the stencils and some talcum powder to leave a trail of paws from the back door to the bunny food. The reaction of children to a visit from the Easter Bunny is priceless.
Grow a ‘magic’ garden
Create a magic garden for your children by helping them plant jelly beans in the garden on Easter Saturday. ‘Plant’ some lollipops on sticks in the garden bed on Easter Sunday and watch as the kids marvel at what has sprung up from their jelly beans overnight.
Don’t let Easter entertaining turn you into a basket case
Easter is often a far more relaxing occasion than Christmas so simple, fresh food especially seafood, works just fine if you’re entertaining. Keep the kids busy with an egg hunt – or involve older kids by asking them to hide the eggs and have the adults to do the hunting for a bit of post-lunch exercise. Just be sure to share the eggs you find with the kids!
Above all, take it easy on the road. With vast numbers of Australians using Easter to take a short vacation, it makes sense to plan your trip and travel safely.
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Chocolate, long weekends or family & friends – what do you look forward to the most when it comes to Easter time? Share your thoughts in the comments below … and if your answer is chocolate – don’t worry because you’re not alone!
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