It’s usually a weekend packed full of family fun and chocolate treats – but there’s no escaping the fact that Easter is going to look a little bit different this year. Social distancing might be keeping us from our loved ones, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate with them.
If you’re dreading “Easter lockdown” and are in much need of some inspiration to make it a special occasion – then check out our five top tips for how to celebrate together, even if you’re apart. And, believe it or not, binging on chocolate and Netflix doesn’t even factor!
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 techy 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 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
Being so far away from loved ones is proving to be a challenge for all of us, but just because you can’t be there in person doesn’t mean you can’t show them just how much you care. Send them a beautiful Easter flowers to brighten up their weekend, or perhaps a hamper full of their favourite sweet treats to put a smile on their face.
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!