You can still enjoy the easter break this year. Here are 10 things to make it a special time at home.
The tradition of dying boiled eggs may be difficult to do this year as eggs may be in short supply.
To dye the eggs, fill a container with enough water to cover the eggs and add a teaspoon of white vinegar. Add 15-20 drops of food colouring – the more you add the darker the colour.
Place the egg in the container and turn occasionally to ensure an even coverage. It will take about 5 minutes per egg.
For the more crafty amongst us, here are some more creative ways to decorate your eggs.
Watch a Church Service Online
Social distancing means that you can’t go to your church service, however they have been given the go-ahead to livestream their easter service. Channel 7 will broadcast St Mary's Cathedral Sydney's easter service nationally.
Decorate the House
Go for a DIY look this year print some easter stencils and have the kids colour them in. Hang these up around the house for a festive mood and remember to post some to grandma with an easter message.
So the easter show has been cancelled and you can’t take the kids to see the animals. What do you do? Dress up the kids! How adorable to dress your baby in this bunny onesie. Or maybe they are more fierce and would prefer leopard or bears
Picnic at Home
Whilst we may not be allowed to picnic in the park, it doesn’t mean that we still can’t have a picnic. Pack some sandwiches in a basket, grab a picnic rug and cushions, and settle in on your yard or lounge room. Just having lunch in a different setting will be a pleasant experience.
Also, remember to support your local cafe or restaurant. Shout out to nearby Frenchies, who have transformed into a family friendly home-dining take away service. You can also pre-order seafood to pick up on Good Friday.
This year, join your neighbourhood virtual egg hunt. Cut out large paper egg shapes – make sure these are large enough to be seen from the street - and decorate them and hang them in your front window. When you go to exercise and walk the dog, the little ones will be delighted to see the eggs in the different windows.
Imagine the scent of those hot cross bun delights, still warm and fresh from the oven with some butter. Facetime your sister and make them together. Or buy some from the store during the weekly shop and just watch her make them as you catch up with each other.
For something a little less traditional, try baking a carrot cake. How cute would they look with decorative bunny motif icing!
Easter Hat Parade
Frock up and have a virtual easter hat parade with your friends.
Take time out for a home spa session and relax in the bath with a face sheet and a deep conditioning hair treatment.
Repurpose your Melbourne Cup hat and dress it up for easter or do a simple DIY paper bunny ears and attach it to a headband.
Now pick out your favourite new dress (superstition from the mid-1800s had people believing that buying new clothes to wear on Easter would bring them good luck for the rest of the year), make yourself a mocktail, and (google) hangout with your girlfriends.
Snuggle together on the couch and watch an easter flick
- Here Comes Peter Cottontail - a claymation movie for the littlies
- Peter Rabbit - a modern take on Beatrix Potter's famous character
- Easter Parade - Irving Berlin's smash musical
- Happy (season 2) - even though it features an imaginary unicorn friend and teletubby-like creatures, this is a dark comedy for the adults
Record These Memories
Journaling is a great way to organise your thoughts, goals and accomplishments. It also lets you relive all those precious family moments. We love these new family-focused keepsake books.