Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / 18 Comments

7 Quick and Easy Easter Ideas


                                                             

Easter is hands down my favorite holiday. The clothes, the colors, the flowers, the food, the music ( The Hallelujah Chorus w/ trumpets at church), everything is just better at Easter. Maybe it's because I'm a Spring baby and sometimes Easter falls on my birthday (not this year though) so I was born to LOVE Spring.

                                    

Oh..... I just love it.

This year is going to be a little different for my crew because we are under construction in our little fixer upper cottage on the farm .... so we aren't done yet and we are still going to celebrate .... so it's time to think outside of the box to make it a great Easter.

The other interesting thing is that it's going to be a 3 day party with people overlapping on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so I don't have to plan the traditional LARGE Easter feast but several small mini meals and activities.

Idea #1

1. Have a bonfire --- It's the perfect time of year to pull out the smores and light a fire and share stories and make all your Summer plans.




2. Light the Grill and BBQ- For us it's going to be fairly nice on Easter so it's the perfect time to make the meal simple and stick it on the BBQ. 



3.--- Let everyone help with the decorations. A few years ago I would have already had the house decked out for Easter and hauled the kids to 5 public Easter egg hunts and countless activities but this year.....I haven't replaced most of my Easter stuff from our house fire so, what better way to make new memories than to make new ones with everyone.


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4. Go On A Nature Walk ---- Spring is the perfect time of year to take everyone on a walk to see the new flowers and birds and visit w/ the neighbors. Whether you live in the city or the country take a walk on your property or down the block. Flowers are great conversation starters and so are out of town guests. People love to talk about places they have visited. when they meet the neighbors.



5. Keep at least 1 tradition ---- For us it's having deviled eggs. It can't be Easter without deviled eggs, nope, it wouldn't be....eggs are necessary.

( I don't have a picture of my deviled eggs but I will get some this weekend.)

6. Let everyone plant some flower seeds --- I have a few sets of garden gloves and some packets of seeds and I let party guests sprinkle a few seeds in a pot and water them or sprinkle them in the flower bed. It's a great activity that doesn't take but a few minutes and it really kicks off the happy feelings that come along with Springtime.



7. Let the older kids sleep outside ---- If it's warm enough and your kids are responsible enough and you have a safe place for them outside go ahead and pitch them a tent and let them stay up late and sleep outside.  ( The best memories I had as a kid were spent visiting with my friends outside at night staring up at the stars.) Less laundry for you too.



There you have it a simple country Easter for my crew. Next year we will get a little more formal but this year it's all about fun.

How about you and yours? What do you have planned for Easter?

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18 comments:

  1. Our Easter is all about planning everything around our church services. I sing tonight and two times tomorrow, our choir is doing a southern gospel song--"Aint no grave gonna hold me down". My sister is hosing the meal tomorrow after the services. We will have about 20 people. LOVE all your family traditions!! I'm making deviled eggs this morning too.
    Ann

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  2. Sounds wonderful. You will have to let us know how your weekend turns out. We are having a quiet Easter. brunch at church and then a relaxing just-the-two-of-us day. Instead of baskets we're doing itunes gift cards. Happy Pink Saturday. Wishes for a happy and blessed Easter.

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  3. Great suggestions! Hope you had a lovely Easter! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  4. I live in Chicago so it's usually pretty cold here still but I would love to try some of those ideas

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  5. I LOVE flower walks and deviled eggs (really have to stop myself from scarfing down 10 at a time!) These are all great ideas! I was an only child and my parents never had any Easter traditions, but maybe this year I'll start it on my own!

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  6. I can't believe Easter is right around the corner! I enjoy spending time with my family and the cookout idea is awesome as opposed to do something more formal as we've done in past years. Love the kid activities and planting flowers as well!

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  7. Can you believe that there's only one month until Easter?! I'm losing track of this year already. My family usually all get together for a barbeque on Easter Sunday. It's always nice to see everyone. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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  8. Awesome. Every year we try to get tickets for the Easter egg roll at the white house. This year we will probably just take it easy - dye some eggs and have fun

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  9. Love the post - we are in the middle of a blizzard up in the Northeast - so it was nice to think about spring, even though it feels a long way away. Our tradition is to have an egg hunt - When the weather cooperates - we like to do it outside. I love your idea for a bonfire! We do this when it is chilly in the fall but I never think to do it when it is chilly in the spring. Great ideas - thanks!

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  10. These are great tips. If weather permits we're going to light the grill this year.

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  11. I love Easter too! It's Spring, near my birthday, and the pastel colors are so gorgeous!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  12. Oh days are so fast and Easter is here! I love Easter and that also means Spring season :)

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  13. Easter, well all holidays, are always so hectic for us. We try to see my mom and then see my dad, and see my husband's family... it is a lot of running around lol but also a lot of food so it isn't too bad.

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  14. Traditions are great things. I know that my daughter loves them. Going on a nature hike seems like a great Easter tradition.

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  15. I love your ideas. I think we might have some barbecue grilling outside and a little camping setup too. Well of course, the decorating part should never be missed.

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  16. Some great suggestions Valerie! I love the idea of bonfire to spend good time with family and going to a nature walk sounds so much fun!

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  17. I like the planting seeding idea. I will borrow that one and have my twin nephews do that.

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  18. These are so cool. Love the bonfire and bbq idea sounds so much fun.
    Wishing you and your family advance easter wishes. Have a blast!!
    XO,
    Shreya|https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

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