Easter is a very special time in our household. For the first time in years we will be spending the break at home rather than going off to the seaside fossil hunting. That means we will be able to spend a bit of time with our extended family.
Interestingly recent research has shown that its holiday times such as Easter and Christmas when the whole family get together that people actually realise that they might have hearing problems. I’m assuming its because you have the opportunity to talk to different people, ones that you don’t talk to on a daily basis. I can certainly vouch for this as I realised that I needed my ears syringed one Christmas! I love these family occassions when you can get everyone together and they always make for memorable times. However sometimes its difficult to think of something different to the usual roast dinners, so I thought it would be useful to provide a few ideas.
There are loads of activities that you can can do as a family at Easter and its a topic which I’ve written quite widely about. For example, rather than doing a big roast dinner why not invite everyone over for an Easter afternoon tea party. You can get the children in the garden blowing bubbles and playing games whilst the adults enjoy simnel cake and tea.
We really enjoy a traditional Easter Egg hunt, its something which everyone enjoys and is always a memorable thing to do. However if you want to try something different why not have a go at egg rolling? My friends tell me its one of the highlights of their year in Lancashire!
Its always nice to spend a bit of time together watching films and there are quite a few themed one out there. Netflix usually do a special seasonal selection so have a look there but the best Easter themed film we have seen in ages is Hop.
Of course, Easter wouldn’t be Easter without an Easter Bonnet competition so why not make this a whole family activity and have a selection of bonnets and things to decorate them with during your afternoon tea. You can then get the most senior member of the family to judge the efforts!
If you fancy getting out and about with the family you can make the most of all the brilliant activities which museums and galleries put on. Time out London have a handy list of things which are going on. I also wrote some ideas for places to go around London which is one of the most popular posts on this blog.
If all else fails you can always get out the board games. We’ve enjoyed playing Cluedo and Monopoly recently with the grandparents. Its really rather good fun to get involved in a bit of friendly competition and doing things with different generations can be very useful for children.
I cant write a post without mentioning some Easter crafting. I intend to spend some time knitting, sewing and doing crochet and I still have fond memories of the Easter Sunday I spent self indulgently sewing this little dress for Fifi.
I do hope you enjoy Easter and some of these ideas are useful. I’d be interested to hear what you are getting up to with your family, I hope it involves a lot of chocolate!