My family watched the movie "Hop" last weekend and we all really enjoyed it. And as usual, it got me thinking about ways to have even more fun this Easter.
As the holiday sneaks up closer and closer, I thought I’d share a few thoughts I came up with for this holiday.
- Dyeing eggs. My kids love to dye eggs, but they don’t like to eat them. So I find myself—the only one in the family who likes eggs—with far too many to eat. So this year, we’re going to dye some eggs, but then we’re also going to hollow out some eggs, and dye just the shells to use for decorations around the house. This should help keep the number of eggs I have to consume to a minimum.
- Filling plastic eggs. If you’re looking for ideas to fill eggs with something other than candy, consider tokens to your favorite arcade! I purchased a bunch at Chuck E. Cheese that I’m going to use for our . Let’s face it, there are only so many Peeps you can (or should) consume.
- Make a game out of hiding the baskets. Part of the fun kids have on Easter morning is finding the big basket filled with goodies. My kids love to seek out its hiding spot, and last year the Easter bunny left a trail of jelly beans leading from their bedroom to their baskets. It was so cute watching them follow the trail. This year, I’m planning a treasure hunt for my older son, complete with clues, to find his hidden basket.
- Decorate your holiday table. Last year, I used . This year, I saw a candle centerpiece filled with jelly beans. I plan to use several different sizes of hurricanes to create an arrangement in the center of the table. It doesn’t get any easier than this! And, I can have my boys sort the jelly beans by color.
- Use simple, but delicious recipes. Looking for something different to make? This simple pineapple stuffing is inexpensive and so easy—but your guests will love it. I’ve been making this for years, and it’s always a hit, even with my . I also found some other creative ideas for Easter food on Pinterest. There are so many fantastic ideas out there!
If you’re like me, you’re still working on the final details for your holiday. I know I have so much to do, but just a few short days to finish it up. Wishing you a happy and fun Easter, Perry Hall.