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April is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to celebrate Easter!
This is a great holiday for adults and children alike and there are many special events and activities to make the day even more special.
This is a timeless and exciting tradition which lets everyone express their inner creativity and show off their artistic side.
Eggs are a uniquely fun item to decorate--the shells absorb color well and are sturdy enough to write or paint on.
Whether you dye the eggs with food coloring, dip them in wax or paint miniature artworks on them, it's sure to be a hit.
For older kids and adults, you can take egg decorating to a new level by asking them to adorn the egg as Picasso, Pollock or another famous artist might.
Probably the most well known and most exciting Easter tradition, kids AND adults love to hunt for Easter eggs.
Whether you create an egg hunt in your backyard for your family or surprise friends with an egg hunt that you leave on their front lawn, it's a simple activity that generates fun for all.
When creating an Easter Egg hunt, here are some tips that can help:
Easter is a great time to get into the kitchen and experience the joys of baking delicious treats, both sweet and savory.
One of the traditions my family has enjoyed for years is baking a Ukrainian Easter bread called Paska, which just so happens to be the Ukrainian word for Easter.
Made from a slightly sweet yeast dough, Paska may contain dried fruits and be covered with icing. (I've never been a fan of the fruits personally, but I will say that toasted Paska with a generous amount of butter is a delicious treat.)
Here's a link to a recipe I've used with great success in the past.
Hot cross buns are another favorite at Easter time.
A holiday is a great time to add to the decor in your home. An Easter centerpiece will get guests in the holiday spirit and wish them well. It also looks great in pictures.
Learn more about Easter centerpiece pictured above.
Bunny ears on a little one are always adorable.
Bunny ears on a teenager or an adult?
Well, that's just priceless!
Promise your teenagers that they can make you wear bunny ears one day.
One of the best parts of Easter is the sweet treats, including the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. Fill baskets with favorites and hide them for the kids to find. We will leave it up to you as to whether or not you tell them it's from Mr. E. Bunny. 😀
If a basket of candy full of candy seems a bit overwhelming, feel free to mix in other items as well like craft supplies, toiletries and games.
Cupcakes are delicious any day, but what makes them so fun for Easter is the many different ways you can easily decorate them.
Any flavor will work, though carrot cake cupcakes are very fitting and the cream cheese frosting is always a favorite.
Frost them and sprinkle some coconut on top. Add a few jelly beans and you've got a bird's nest. Another easy option, add a marshmallow Peep or two to the top.