Even with everything going on in the world, we can still celebrate Easter while stuck at home! Here are some quick tips, tricks, and hacks to making the holiday special.
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Find the Basket at Home
If your kids are used to getting an Easter basket each year, and you aren’t able to go to the store to buy one or order one online, here’s a trick for you.
Find a “basket” right in your home. Do you have a planter you still haven’t filled with soil? A small box you can cover with holiday neutral wrapping paper? Put it to good use.
One year, we used beach buckets as Easter baskets, and each kid raved over it. They used it through the summer for water activities, and filled them with other fun things through the rest of the year. Get creative!
Get One Main Gift
Instead of focusing on the little trinkets and candies this year, get one main gift for the holiday. Order an age-appropriate game, give a classic activity like Where’s Waldo books, or fill it with a book or two to read over the next few weeks.
I found games on sale at Target, and got each kid a new game they can play while we are stuck at home. I even got a game for my husband and I to play! I even ordered candy, to round out the experience.
Right now, you’ll have to either do curbside pickup or go to Target’s customer service counter to pick up the items. But it’s way better than going through aisles, frantically searching for Easter items.
Flash sale sites are perfect for these kinds of gifts, because they have individual sellers who are working hard to get your purchases to you within days instead of weeks (like Amazon and Target).
We’ve been eyeing up the sale page on Jane.com for the latest Easter gift deals. Check the reviews of each seller to make sure they ship quickly.
Order Holiday Dinner Now
Did you even know this was an option? It is! Most local restaurants are offering full dinners to make it easy to celebrate Easter while stuck at home. We have 2 restaurants in our area that’ll deliver the meal the day before Easter.
It’s not as expensive as you may think. One of those restaurants offering delivery has an Easter dinner package that feeds 6 to 10 people for only 40 dollars.
You will have to act fast, though. Most restaurants require you to book as soon as possible, since they can only offer this service for a specific amount of customers.
This is a great way to still support local businesses, while treating your family to a meal they will always remember.
Create A Homebound Tradition
Most of us have dying Easter eggs on our list of traditions (we do tie dye Easter eggs here). But, this is a great time to create a new tradition you can only do at home.
Can you find a simple dessert to make together, like icebox cake? Can you create a new Easter morning tradition where you sing your favorite hymn together before church?
These new traditions will be associated with a time when your family grew closer together, so they will be cherished deeply. Add something new to the Easter mix to keep this new way of celebrating heartfelt and exciting.