With spring finally here that means Easter is only a few weeks away. Of course, you’ll need some time to plan a fun day for your family from activities to the special dinner. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, here are some fun and creative DIY Easter ideas!
Easter baskets are a common tradition for young children to receive and are filled with chocolates and other sweets. However, if you’re a bit worried about your children consuming too many candies, fill their egg baskets with spring goodies instead. Jump rope, frisbees, playdough, coloring books, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, basketballs, and kites are all great little gifts to keep your kids active and enjoying the warmer weather.
Egg coloring is also a common activity for Easter, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a fancy kit to make beautifully colored eggs. In fact, all you need is 1 cup boiled water, 2 teaspoons white vinegar, and 10-20 drops of food coloring. Once you have those ingredients mixed, dip your eggs into the dye for at least 5 minutes. Of course, you can leave them in for longer if you want a brighter color.
Additionally, if you’re looking for some Easter spirit this spring, why not stop by the Easter egg hunt if you’re in the Stafford Springs area? Our insurance agency is actually hosting the egg hunt at Heritage Park, along with many others who have helped to sponsor this event. On April 15th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, you and your family can enjoy a fun day of egg hunting, live music, cotton candy, and giveaways. Everyone is welcome to come and join us!
Plus, you’ll feel great knowing that this is a community sponsored event. In fact, many of us took time out of our weekend to help work with the local fire department to stuff thousands of eggs with candy for the Easter egg hunt. We love to help out our local community and we hope you’ll enjoy all the hard work that went into creating some fun Easter activities for the kids.
Of course, the main part of the day is the food. Nothing brings a family together more than a lovely home cooked meal. Ham and lamb are often the typical main entree of an Easter meal, however, keep things interesting by baking side dishes to keep even the pickiest of eaters satisfied.
Apricot glazed carrots will add a bit of flavor to your Easter plate and a side of delicious hot cross buns will make a great addition to your meal. Plus, if you have some leftover eggs, why not turn your typical boiled eggs into bacon cheddar deviled eggs? They sound like a great snack to keep your family satiated throughout the day.
After all is said and done, what is better way to end the day with a few family activities? Of course, the main activity of the day may have be the Easter egg hunt, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there. In fact, games such as, two legged racing, potato sack racing, hide-and-seek, flag football, and ring or horseshoe toss are great simple ways to keep your family involved and having a great time. Not to mention, they’ll make great memories for time to come at your next family outing.
Our insurance agency wishes you and your family a wonderful Easter. Do you have any fun traditions or activities you partake in for Easter? Let us know about them in the comments below!