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As spring arrives, the flowers start to bloom again in the fields; the birds sing to each other all day; the days are longer and warmer. And there’s an interesting fascination that develops among children: Spring is the time where everyone begins to speak about bunnies, not any bunny, though. The only bunny that children really love at the beginning of spring is the Easter bunny, who generously brings chocolate eggs and presents on Easter Monday. As the spring has already made its comeback, it seems the right time for you to check if you’re ready for the Easter holiday. After all, there’s more than just friendly bunnies for Easter, without mentioning delicious chocolate – although that something you shouldn’t forget about. You can trust the kids to remind you about it!
Easter is a wonderful excuse for children, and their parents too – and grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors, the list of little Easter helpers can be very long, indeed – to get crafty. This is especially important if you live in an urban environment where the Easter bunny is more a mythical animal than a friendly creature – Not that there is such a thing as the Easter bunny, but it’s tricky to find a fluffy rabbit in the middle of a city. So you could get your best craft gear, your favorite glue, and some deliciously colorful cotton balls to make the Cotton Tail Bunny Behinds with your children. You can use them best as part of the decoration if you are preparing a family gathering for Easter. Have a look for coupons on DontPayFull.com if you intend to make an army of bunnies. You could find offers for online craft shops.
Okay, we said Easter. So it’s impossible not to think about chocolate. And you’re right, you should think about it! After all, those chocolate eggs are not going to appear by magic in your garden. Sorry if you thought there was indeed a friendly Easter bunny! If you want to make it extra special, you should have a look for quality chocolate collection, such as Godiva.com, the Belgian chocolate made since 1926. As tastes are all different, the collection offers playful eggs to hide, luxurious celebration baskets with high-quality chocolate for adults, and even playful and colorful gift boxes with a stuffed toy for the younger ones. There’s definitely something for everything, and this is exactly what Easter is about.
Have you ever stopped and wondered what other people do to celebrate Easter? No, we don’t mean what your neighbors are doing, or whether or not they like milk chocolate. Saveur.com has made a point of presenting world food, and it was only normal for them to also take their readers on a discovery tour of Easter around the world. For example, if you are feeling up for a culinary challenge, you could let yourself be inspired by the Greek Easter soup that contains lam, spring vegetables, herbs, and rice. If you’re not one for soup, try the Sicilian lamb pie. It’s moist and delicious. French celebrate the end of the Lenten fast with a jammy lemon tart, which will conclude your Easter lunch perfectly. Or maybe you could try the Paraguayan Easter bread that brings chewiness and yums together.
Another important stop for the kids’ Easter day is the unavoidable scavenger hunt. Kids just love the idea of a treasure hunt, so if they are old enough, why not prepare a proper game for them. There are some good ideas on Pinterest.com, if you are looking inspiration, such as hiding clues in plastic eggs. For younger children, you can create a map of where the eggs are hidden. Do make sure to provide each kid with a different map, and to get different hiding spots so that everyone can find their chocolate eggs. Young children tend not to have developed a team spirit. Therefore it’s best to ensure that they all have the same rewards at the end. After all, you don’t want the big Easter scavenger hunt to turn into a nightmare.
Just because most Easter activities are focused on children doesn’t mean that adults can’t have fun too. If the weather allows, why not plan a garden party? Now is the right time to start preparing the garden – at the end of the winter season, it surely needs some attention – and to give your garden furniture a fresh coat of paint.