Easter is a time of year when many families spend time with relatives. Some go on camping adventures, others travel from one relative’s home to another!
But what if, for whatever reason, you don’t have family to celebrate with? Perhaps your children have no cousins or their grandparents have passed on. Or maybe long distances keep you and your family apart.
Whatever the reason, being without family is no reason to do nothing.
Instead, get creative and make Easter as festive as possible.
Here are some tips to inspire a great Easter weekend (in the absence of family).
- Seek out beautiful destinations, such as hinterlands or local beaches – pack a picnic and take a few Easter eggs (to hide and hunt).
- Visit close friends or invite others around for an Easter inspired BBQ.
- Go camping in your backyard – the weather is beautiful this time of year and the kids will love setting up the tent to sleep outside at night. Create a game where the kids write down all the nocturnal sounds they hear.
- Visit local parks, creeks and bike tracks. The suburbs are often peaceful this time of year so it’s a great time to get outside and explore your natural surroundings – see how much wildlife you can spot on your adventures.
- Create a family board game competition (with Easter eggs for prizes).
- Build a cubby house in the back yard or plant a new and special garden.
- Go on a “mystery” ferry or train ride – write a list of destinations, drop them into a hat and draw one out to see where you are going – keep the kids guessing by feeding them clues as you travel on your journey.
- Head to the movies – go all out with popcorn and ice cream.
- Make Easter cup cakes to share. See who can come up with the best design.
- Visit zoos or animal sanctuaries.
- Head to your local art and craft store for Easter craft and enjoy creating things together. Perhaps the kids can make gifts for the friends they missed over the holidays.
Having family around is wonderful – but it’s not the be all and end all.
Memories are what we create and they are only limited by our imagination.
Be the Creative Director of your Easter memories this year – so that you and your children will look back fondly on times well spent together.