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With social distancing orders still prevalent across the country, your Easter might be another quiet one. However, that doesn't mean you and your family can't enjoy the holiday together! Here's how to host the best Easter ever from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Tips for hosting Easter at your home
Looking for some fun Easter activities to do with the family at home? Here are five of our favorite festive ideas to get you started:
- Have an Easter egg hunt. Grab some plastic eggs, fill them with treats or prizes of your choice, and hide them around your home or backyard! Candies are always a popular choice, but you can also fill the eggs with confetti, small toys, or even pieces of paper printed with redeemable “coupons” for activities to do later.
- Host a virtual family gathering. If you aren’t able to get everyone together in person, why not take your party to the digital realm? Send out a link and catch up over a meal, or try out some of these delightful virtual Easter activities to keep the whole family involved.
- Cook/bake as a household. There’s nothing more special than enjoying time in the kitchen with your loved ones. Whip up some classic holiday foods, bake your kids’ favorite treat, or experiment with a new recipe! No matter what you cook, you’ll be making memories that will last a lifetime.
- Decorate your house. Get into the Easter spirit with some bright springtime decorations. For a guaranteed mood-booster, buy (or pick!) some flowers to place in vases or around the house. To get the kids involved, have them make and display their crafts — bunnies, chicks, and eggs are all great places to start.
- Color eggs with your little ones. Egg decorating is a quintessential stay-at-home Easter activity. Your local store may have an egg coloring kit with food dye, but you can also use paint, crayons, or even stickers. The best part is enjoying the eggs for breakfast the next day!
Easter recipes to try
Even if you aren’t going out to Easter lunch or dinner this year, you can still enjoy an unforgettable and delicious day of eats! Here are a few of our favorite recipes to get you started
- Deviled eggs. Do you have more eggs than you know what to do with? Whip up some deviled eggs for a tasty, grab-and-go appetizer.
- Scalloped potatoes. This decadent, cheesy side dish goes with just about any main course.
- Baked ham. This classic main dish will be sure to steal the show! Check out Food Network’s recipe, complete with four mix-and-match glazes.
- Honey glazed carrots. Carrots get an easy yet decadent upgrade with a simple glaze of honey and lemon juice.
- Unicorn Cookie Cups. Mini bakers will love making (and eating) our signature chocolate chip Cookie Cups! Order your baking kit on our website.
Don’t want to cook this year? We’ve got you covered. The Cookie Cups offers a full catering menu from breakfast to dinner, as well as our original sweet Cups. Check out our full catering menu here.