Sometimes you just need to forget it all and unwind with loved ones.
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Easter means something different for everyone. Whether it be religious, the bunny, a time to gather, a big meal, or maybe even just nothing.
I wasn’t raised in a religious setting, so I don’t celebrate the religious aspect of Easter (I mean no prejudice toward anyone, if you have a special religious tradition please feel free to share!). I am also too old for Easter egg hunts, but I am more than willing to help the Easter bunny hide them.
And that is exactly what I did this year. After showing off some of the goodies (and the baskets featured below) she had picked up for her kids, I was more than excited to spend the night before at my sister’s house.
It was the first time I had ever actually helped hide the eggs, and then get excited to wake up at 6 am and watch the kids hunt around the house. Never had I thought that it could be such a rewarding feeling to watch them get so excited about the Easter Bunny coming, but it was really great. The smiles on their faces were absolutely worth the lack of sleep I got last night.
Since the Easter Bunny left fishing rods for everyone, the afternoon was the perfect time to get out to the river and wait for a bite. Again, I didn’t care about what I was doing, because their excitement contagious (I don’t know if it’s the same as a parent, but as an Aunt I just couldn’t get enough).
My own personal favourite part of Easter is the food. This year, I was tasked with making dinner (yay!), so I cooked up the basics: turkey, dressing, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnip, and spiced bread pudding (stay tuned for a recipe).
What did you do this Easter? Do you have any special traditions? Is there anything specific that you don’t do? Let me know in the comments below!
DIY EASTER BASKETS
If you’re stressed out about what to do for your young ones for Easter, you’re NOT alone! But, with this easy DIY Easter basket guide, you’ll be ready for Easter in no time.
- Chocolate. It’s the given choice. Add a bunny and some other small chocolates and you’re set.
- Toys. It’s not Christmas or a birthday, so just stick to one or two that they’ve been eyeing when you go out. And of course, these emoji cushions were loved by all.
- Outdoors things. This is where you have to pick and choose. Spring is here, and your kids can actually enjoy getting outside again. Skipping ropes, insect catchers, sports balls are popular toys. If you have room in your budget, maybe they’ve outgrown their bike or roller blades. But it’s not all about the toys and games! Throw in a little shovel or hand rake to encourage them to help around the yard and garden. The feature to these fun baskets were fishing rods!
- But what about the big kids? We dealt with this too. Scent infusers, string lights, and specialized cups were the stars of their baskets.
- Bath bombs. These are great for everyone, even the Easter Bunny him/herself, and if you can it’s a great way to stay local.