Easter is right around the corner, and we can’t not be excited about our favorite festival!
It’s also the time of social distancing.
However, we don’t have to forgo festivities – not if we do it right! Given the gloom in the air, it’s all the more important that we celebrate the things that bring us joy – especially if they come in a delightful easter egg.
We spoke to families who are celebrating Easter indoors, and came up with a giant guide. Here’s how you can spread the Easter cheer, without breaking the rules of social distancing!
1. Dress up!
You don’t need to spend the day in sweatpants. If you’ve already purchased your Easter dress, don’t let it sit in the wardrobe. Your living room is as good as any other place to rock your Easter look! If you haven’t purchased a dress yet, upcycle your old and unused clothes into something fancy – it’s both fun and sustainable!
2. Tune into an online church service
Most churches are all set to live-stream their services. Visit your church’s website and check what they’re planning to do. Make a note of the timings, and remember to tune in!
3. Listen to an Easter playlist
Music is healing. Play some soulful worship playlists on apps like Spotify. You could also spend the days leading up to Easter, curating your own playlist!
4. Send Easter greetings
We’re huge on handwritten cards, but to be extra safe, we suggest you take a snapshot of the card and email the picture to the extended family! If your kid’s a pro at image editing, go ahead and have them whip up a graphics-heavy greeting card for the fam!
5. Get crafty!
Grab some paper, paints, a pair of scissors, and make your own bunny hats! It can not only be a great way to engage your kids at home but can also help ease some of the shutdown stress.
6. Family party FTW
Since community Easter celebrations are out of the question, throw yourself a little family party! Play a round (or ten) of Easter bingo, have a cut-throat bunny hop race in the backyard, or challenge your kids to an Easter quiz!
7. Plan a mini Easter hunt
Easter bunnies, get more creative with your ideas for an exciting at-home Easter hunt! Plan an elaborate scavenger hunt for eggs and plant clues all over the house.
From glow-in-the-dark egg hunts to Easter egg relay races, there are umpteen ways to make this year’s Easter more imaginative, more brain-rackingly fun!
8. Prepare classic Easter recipes, and then some
When gatherings are canceled, food is what brings people together! Round up the entire family, and dish up some delish Easter recipes that have passed through generations. This might also be a great time to try new Easter recipes that Instagram keeps throwing up. (Psst, if you mess up, you can always get away by saying you didn’t find all the ingredients you needed!)
9. Skype it!
Easter isn’t Easter if great-aunt Janice isn’t sitting at the dinner table and complaining about her new upholstery. Video call her! Technology has made communication easier than ever, and there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your Easter dinner over a family video conference!
We hope you have a wonderful Easter! And as always, stay home, stay safe!