The Easter holidays are hopping up on us and whilst this year may be a little different to usual, there’s no reason that we can’t still be as egg-cited for a chocolate-filled weekend of celebrations.
If you venture out to the supermarket, you’ll notice the shelves are still stocked with sweet treats of all shapes and sizes, and with more time on your hands there’s an opportunity to try your hand at baking too (perhaps even Easter themed baking!)
Whether you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids of perhaps want to celebrate Easter in style, we have your weekend covered with these top tips:
This year we may not be able to physically be with all our family and friends or be taking the little ones to a local egg hunt, but we can still enjoy celebrations with lots of fun activities (mostly focused on food and chocolate).
Make Easter Sunday extra special with a themed brunch for the family to enjoy – think bunny-shaped pancakes or bread rolls (thanks Aldi for this easy recipe) and hot cross buns. Why not decorate the kitchen with bunting or make Easter wreaths to create the ultimate setting?
And, for the grown-ups, whilst boozing isn’t the answer to everything most would forgive the odd chocolate binge – especially if it’s in Easter egg format. Bailey’s have gone all in with their offering this year, releasing a strawberries and cream flavoured egg that looks divine. We’re not suggesting you devour the whole things at brunch, but hey, no judgement here
Easter egg hunt
Whether you’re a toddler, teen or adult there’s no denying that an Easter egg hunt is fun. Plant eggs in obscure places around the house and let the fun begin. If you’ve got a garden, you can even extend your adventure outside.
If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your hunt, create a treasure map with clues leading to the prizes or make a unique basket beforehand to hold all your chocolate treats.
Themed Bake Off
If you know your Mary Berry from your Paul Hollywood, why not challenge your friends and family to a fun Easter-themed Bake Off? Okay, you won’t be able to taste everyone’s amazing creations but you’ll each be able to work on your own showstopper and share the results on FaceTime or Zoom whilst catching up with those closest to you – and you’ll get to eat your own treat, so we think it’s a win-win.
If you want to add an extra competitive edge to your Bake Off, judge each other on whether you’ve fulfilled the Easter-themed brief.
With the Bake Off in mind and a day dedicated to chocolate, we couldn’t help but roundup some of our favourite recipes created especially for Easter:
- Our favourite chocolatier, Oli the Choc, has created chocolate kits to host your very own chocolate party from home. There are a variety of different kits to choose from developed for kids and adults alike, with his step by step videos to follow it really couldn’t be simpler!
- Another favourite of ours is these Easter biscuits. The best part? You can adapt the recipe to create all different shapes and sizes, decorating however you like! Looking for a mess free solution? Check out these delicious festive treat boxes from Bespoke Biscuits (they’re delicious!)
- Got room for more chocolate? This super delicious rocky road recipe incorporates all your favourites from cream eggs to mini eggs and everything in between!
Easter arts and crafts
Whether you are creating Easter egg designs, a unique basket for your hunt or channelling your inner Van Gough with some fun Easter colouring pages, there are hosts of arts and crafts to partake in throughout the weekend of festivities.
Country Living compiled 62 arts and craft ideas for both children and adults and we couldn’t be more excited! But, if this still isn’t enough, check out our latest Pinterest board for all the inspiration you need to throw an Easter eggs-travaganza.