5 fun ways to celebrate Easter together when you're apart
It’s usually a weekend packed full of family fun and chocolate treats – and that doesn’t have to change if you’re apart. The pandemic forced us to get creative when it came to socialising, so inspired by that we’ve gathered together some fun ways to celebrate together, without needing to be, well, together!
Family feasting via Facetime
For many, heading out for a brunch or having the whole family together for dinner is what Easter is all about. But, just because you’re all in different houses, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an Easter feast together. Set up your digital device of choice with your various family members on a video call, give them a seat at the table and enjoy all your usual family fun together.
And for a little extra something, why not get dressed up? Whether you choose Easter chic(k!) or fancy dress - it’s your call!
Don’t call off the egg hunt!
There’s nothing like a full-family Easter egg hunting extravaganza, but just because you can’t all get together this year doesn’t mean it has to be cancelled! Get tech-y with your hunt this year and dial in your family members for a virtual egg hunt. Ask the grownups of the family to hide eggs around their own houses, and have the kids try spot them via a video tour of the house.
From egg painting, to decorating Easter bonnets and baskets, gather whatever materials you can find and get crafty with the kids! Entries can be submitted via family group chat for judging, to keep up that competitive family spirit. We've rounded up our favourite Easter decorating ideas for your home. We also love the Kindness Rocks movement, perfect for decorating with an Easter theme and hiding during your outdoor exercise time.
Surprise your loved ones from afar
Of course flowers had to feature in here somewhere, but we do honestly love sending a surprise celebratory bouquet at Easter, because there’s just so many gorgeous spring blooms about. A bright bouquet should fill them with spring joy, and help you find a special moment of connection, even if you can’t be there.
Get creative in the kitchen
There’s nothing quite like a little competition at a family gathering, so make sure there’s a challenge on the agenda this Easter weekend! Why not set a family baking challenge for everyone to try their hand at? From traditional cakes to easy-peasy chocolate nests, get the family to share snaps of their baking creations. And let’s face it – nobody will know if it tastes bad, so just make sure it looks good!