Over the years we have adopted lots of fun Easter traditions, hopefully this post will give you inspiration for fun Easter traditions you can try yourself.
Easter Bunny Breakfast
I have shared previously one of our main Easter traditions, the Easter Bunny Breakfast (full details can be found on our previous post here). This is a fun way to start the Easter celebrations or the start of the school holidays.
A table decorated for Easter and set up in the night, full of Easter themed treats; in a similar style to the Elve’s North Pole Breakfast.
I like to have the house decorated for special occasions. I have seen full sized trees decorated for Easter. We have a small white table top tree as our main Easter focal point. We have a spring wreath for the door, Easter cushions and throws, various Easter ornaments, books and toys dotted about to make the celebrations feel extra special. Our decorations magically appear overnight the same as the Christmas decorations. It adds a little more excitement to wake up to. This year is a little different as non essential shops are closed until after Easter, but in normal times I love to shop for Easter decorations and homeware at TK Maxx, they usually have a spectacular selection.
Like at Christmas we have Easter / Spring themed bedding sets for all the beds, including ours. We bought ours from Asda a good few years ago. They have got some cute bunny bedding in stock this year too. I haven’t ever found Easter PJs for the boys but I have an Easter PJ set from Tesco and Faye has one from Matalan. Both Matalan and M&S have some bunny themed PJs at the moment.
Planting Magic Seeds
This is another tradition borrowed from the Christmas Elves. For Easter we plant magical choc drop seeds into a pot of coco powder. Over night they grow into Easter Bunny Shaped Chocolate lollipops.
We like to hide the eggs from us and family for a traditional Easter egg hunt, usually around the house but last year we were lucky to have beautiful weather and were able to do it in the garden.
I also like traditional Easter Baskets. The night before Easter Sunday we read The Night Before Easter book and leave out the empty baskets with a carrot to be filled by the Easter Bunny. They are usually filled with a big Easter Bunny chocolate egg (I like the Aldi ones for this).
No celebration would be complete without special food. I will do a seperate post in more detail but we love making traditional Easter treats.
Our favourite things to make over the Easter period are Hot cross buns, Easter Bark, Shredded wheat nest cakes, lemon Easter biscuits and animal shaped bread rolls. All simple quick things the kids can join in with.
In normal times we all gather as a family for special Easter mealtimes. On Good Friday we all gather for a traditional fish and chip supper.
On Easter Sunday it is a full on Christmas Style dinner, we always make an extra Christmas pudding at Christmas that we save for Easter. We have crackers on the table and a big roast dinner with the entire family.
What traditions do you have for Easter?