For some, Easter is a major religious holiday, steeped in church services, remembrance, and floral print dresses. For others, it’s a spring celebration marked by dyeing and hunting for eggs, decadent brunches, and pastel-colored everything. No matter the nature of one’s personal relationship with Easter, for nearly all, it’s a weekend filled with family fun and tradition. If you’re drawing a blank on how to spend your upcoming holiday weekend, here are some ideas to consider.
Planning and hosting an Easter brunch in your apartment is a great way to spend the holiday with your friends and family. To spare yourself too much work, make it a potluck by asking everyone to bring a dish. However, if you’re committed to playing the perfect host and chef, then stick with these traditional Easter brunch dishes: bacon, roast lamb, quiche, frittata, and coffee cake. Depending on the ages and lifestyles of those present, adding a simple alcoholic drink like a mimosa or Blood Mary can really make this brunch an A+ affair.
Get together with other parents and plan an Easter egg hunt for the little ones. Not only will you make the day unbelievably fun for your kids, but you’ll build a closer knit community in the process. While hard-boiled eggs are perfect for dyeing or eating at brunch, stick to plastic ones for the hunt. They’re handy for holding surprise treats like candy and change, and can help you avoid potentially sticky (and smelly) messes. If you have a lot of different ages playing, consider color coding the game (e.g., kids 8 and over look for the yellow and green eggs, and kids 7 and under look for pink and purple). This way, the older kids have to look a little hard for theirs and the littlest ones have a fair chance at finding a few themselves.
Host an Easter Weekend Movie Marathon
While traditionally a weekend spent with family, don’t let the fact that you’re rolling solo ruin the holiday. Invite all your single friends over for an Easter Sunday movie marathon. Ask them to bring an appetizer to share, pour some mimosas and let the movies begin! There are so many movies pertaining to the Easter holiday that you could probably have movies playing all weekend long without repeating anything, but a few that come to mind include: It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown;; and,
Attend Community Events
Most cities and towns across the U.S. play host to a number of community events on Easter weekend. Check local publications and websites of community organizations for 5k runs/walks, Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny photo ops, parades, and festivals. If Easter plays a spiritual significance in your life, you may also want to check your church’s bulletin or calendar for special services and other Easter events.
Whether it holds a deep spiritual meaning or not, Easter is a wonderful weekend to gather with friends and family and celebrate the arrival of spring. So, round up the troops and Live Life + Love Life this Easter!
How do you celebrate Easter weekend? Let us know in the comments!
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