More often than not, Easter is the first holiday out of the year to allow you to host an outdoor party. It is also one of the first family events that people will experience within the year. Thus, it is understandable why you would want everything to go off without a hitch. However, hosting a family Easter celebration is a lot easier said than done. There are a few things you should consider doing and not doing while organizing your day of celebration. The following list includes a few of the dos and don’ts for hosting an Easter day celebration.
Choose Different Dishes to Make
When it comes to choosing the meals and drinks for your Easter celebration, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, do take into consideration the number of people who are going to be there for the celebration. This should tell you the amount of food and drinks that are going to be required to feed everyone. Don't assume that everyone likes one type of dish. Instead, offer an array of meals for the main dish. Some of these may include turkey, ham, steak, or even burgers. Do remember the children. Easter is a huge family tradition, and nothing says Easter than little snacks such as Peeps for the kids.
Thanks to COVID-19 and social distancing, you probably won’t be getting together with your extended family this year. But by preparing your home for the holiday, you can still make things feel special. If you haven’t done any spring cleaning yet, now is a great time to get that out of the way and air out your home from all the winter doldrums. Use a new home fragrance and add some Easter-themed decor like fresh flowers and painted eggshells. Get out and pressure-wash or re-stain your deck for the coming summer season. COVID-19 isn’t going to last forever, so by preparing your deck and other outdoor spaces, you’ll be ready to start entertaining again as soon as the coast is clear.
Have Fun Activities Planned
Because Easter falls during the spring, many are eager to go outside for the first time in months and simply enjoy the warmth of the sun. Thus, it is important to incorporate a few outdoor activities. The main one of these should be the Easter egg hunt. Not only is it fun for kids, but adults love watching and participating in the activity as well. However, there are a few do's and don'ts to this activity. Do consider the age group. If needed, you may have to conduct two egg hunts for younger and older kids. Don't forget to block off dangerous areas such as streams and electrical outlets. Do make it a bit challenging, and don't forget to pick up the mess after the egg hunt has concluded.
Send Greeting Cards
Since you won’t be seeing your extended family for a while, why not send them some greeting cards to celebrate the holiday together from afar? Turn it into a craft project, and you’ll have a fun way to pass the time during isolation. It’s also a great way to give the kids something new to do. Get out all the craft supplies and let your creativity run wild. Don’t forget to add a thoughtful message to each one to remind your family members of how much you love and appreciate them.
Use Old Traditions and Start New Ones
Traditions are a great way to bond with your family, and understandably many may be hesitant to start new ones. However, don’t be afraid to start new traditions within your family. This does not mean eliminating the other ones, just simply adding new ones. Do involve the newer generation of your family. For many of them, this might all be new to them, and they might not feel close to the older generation's tradition. Having something for them can actually make your family closer.
Celebrating a holiday is a great way to break out of the monotony of social distancing and self-isolation. You may not be able to get together with your extended family and friends yet, but there’s still plenty you can do to celebrate and have fun at home, as well as prepare for better days. Keep these tips in mind, and who knows? Maybe this will be your best Easter ever!
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