How to Make this Easter Unforgettable
How to Make this Easter Unforgettable
When you have little ones at home, you might feel a lot of pressure to make every holiday unforgettable. After all, they’re only this young once and you want them to grow up with lots of happy memories. Fortunately, there are lots of little things you can do to make Easter “egg-stra” special for your little ones. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or buy lots of expensive gifts; just be creative. Try to think of things that will be meaningful to your kids, things specific to their interests.
Consider your Kids’ Interests
This year, when planning out the Easter baskets and the Easter egg hunt, consider picking out some themes. For example, each child’s basket could reflect their hobbies and their favorite color: a pink soccer ball and pink shoelaces for the athlete, and a blue stuffed dinosaur and blue dinosaur bed sheets for the future archaeologist. There are a lot of great basket fillers from Toys R Us which are sure to put a smile on your child’s face.
You can even get personalized Easter baskets to reflect your child’s interests. Check out the selection of personalcreations.com Easter baskets for baskets in different colors or baskets with different designs like ballet tutus and soccer balls. You can even have each child’s name embroidered on their basket to make each basket a keepsake.
For the Easter egg hunt, in addition to candy, fill the eggs with small toys related to their interests: plastic dinosaurs, rubber balls patterned like soccer balls or basketballs, silly putty, race cars, etc. Consider including quarters or dollar bills if you have any older kids. If you’re really feeling industrious, go to your bank and exchange a few bills for collector’s coins like presidential dollar coins.
Make the Meal Special
If you don’t normally make a special meal, look up some good seasonal recipes online or in magazines and cookbooks. This time of year, there are lots of seasonal cookbooks and magazine on display at most bookstores and many grocery stores. Look through a few for ideas, or if you are new to cooking, choose some that don’t seem too complicated or ask for recommendations from family and friends.
Try to choose menu items that make use of seasonally appropriate items. That is, don’t pick something with lots of tomatoes, for example, which will not be in season until the summer.
And try to keep the table looking festive! Get some Easter decorations from Party City to make things extra special. It doesn’t have to be too fancy; something as simple as some Easter lilies for the centerpiece would make a big difference.
Alternatively, if you usually make a special meal for Easter, consider going out for dinner this year. This could be a nice change of pace for the home maker who is accustomed to spending every holiday on his or her feet cooking, cleaning, and entertaining.
Make Good Deeds a Part of the Celebration
Whether or not Easter is a religious celebration in your household, consider making an act of charity part of your annual celebration. Wake your family up early before church and the Easter egg hunt to volunteer at your church or local soup kitchen. It might not be the most popular idea at first, but it’s sure to make a big difference in the future as your kids will grow up with a better understanding of the importance of doing good works in the community.
Don’t forget about the people in your own neighborhood who might be in need this Easter. Visit with a neighbor who will not be spending the holiday with family or invite them to your family’s celebration. Go out of your way to do something nice for anyone who has had any reason to suffer in the past year. It just might make a big difference to them to know that you took the time to see them or call them on this special day.
The Real Secret
When it comes to the holidays, it’s fairly easy to do just a few special things to make it unforgettable for your kids. The real secret is in just taking the time to spend the whole day making everything about your family. Don’t let yourself get all caught up working in the kitchen or devising the perfect Easter egg hunt. Just make the day all about quality time together.
Do you have any special plans for this Easter? Let us know down below in the comments.