Making the most of Easter whilst the doors are closed

Apr 8, 2020 | The Fun Stuff

If we haven’t been tested already in these unusual times, it’s now the Easter holidays. I’ve checked the weather and depending on which app I consult, it could be sunny or it could even rain. So, as you would expect, I’ve come up with a plan that will satisfy most outcomes. I can’t help it. I’m a planner. Plus, it makes me feel in control. Which is definitely what I need during these challenging times.

Here’s how we’re going to be celebrating.

  1. Easter eggs

I know that if I didn’t have any chocolate eggs to give my kiddies, they wouldn’t be happy. So, as I’m still able to get Tesco deliveries, I’ve already ordered one egg each. I’ve kept it simple and let Mr Cadburys satisfy our chocolate desires. Cheap, cheerful and tasty.

But there are alternatives out there:

  • Dairy free, gluten free, soya free – Mikey Bunny, Hammy Hamster and friends from Moo Free are here to satisfy your milk chocolate cravings with some dairy free alternatives.
  • No egg option – if you’re looking for something different but fun try these ideas. Why not make some Easter rabbit biscuits or Easter porridge.
  • Something for the grown ups why not indulge yourself with some Lindt.
  1. Easter egg hunt

Obviously, there is the compulsory egg hunt. I will be blowing off the cobwebs from the bunny ears and baskets that I got the kids a couple of years ago for them to use again. They love to wear them whilst on the hunt. The good thing is, it doesn’t matter what the weather will be like there will be an Easter egg hunt. We’ll just have it indoors if it actually does rain.

Again, I’ve kept it simple and I’ve bought Easter egg sets because they’ve worked out to be cheaper. But you could buy individual ones instead.

  1. Easter activities

You know me. You know my children. We love crafting. We’ll be getting stuck into some Easter crafting activities. If you’re stuck for ideas have a look at these:

  1. Easter feast

So typically, I would cook a big feast. But this year, no matter what the weather is doing we’re going to have a barbeque. Just to be different for a change. It will be Greek style though. We’ll have some kebabs, chicken thighs in a Greek marinade, Greek salad, pitta bread, Greek dips and Greek potatoes. My mouth is watering just typing this.

What will you be eating?

  1. Easter walk

As we’re still allowed out once a day, we’ll be going out for our walk. I think we’ll make it a long one. Work off some of our Easter lunch.

  1. Easter film

Obviously, after all that food we’ll probably need a lie down so a film it is then. I’ll make sure I’ve left some room for popcorn, of course.

Here’s my top 5

  1. Peter Rabbit
  2. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  3. Hop (2012)
  4. Charlotte’s Web
  5. Aladdin (2019)
  1. Easter bakes

If we’re not crafting then we’re probably cooking. Keeping it simple, but knowing that the kiddies will love it, we’ll be making rice crispy cakes with mini eggs as the topping.

  1. Easter cards

As a novelty, we’ll be making some Easter cards to send. With everything being electronic, it’s good to send something more real. I know that the grandparents especially miss spending time with our children so they’ll love this.

I know it can be difficult to keep everyone amused, especially as a lot of us have been together every minute of every day for what seems like a long time. What’s important, is that we’re together. We shouldn’t be putting extra pressure on ourselves to make everything fun and every moment filled. We need time to be still as well. Just sit. Enjoy the moments.

That’s ‘Making the most of Easter whilst the doors are closed’ according to Mummy on a Break.

What are you doing at Easter?

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