Easter is coming up, so you know what that means. It’s time for Easter traditions to take place! Contrary to popular belief, Easter isn’t just for children. In actuality, Easter time provides a great opportunity for the entire family and friends to gather and catch up, making it just as important of a festivity for older adults and communities. For Easter this year, here are some Easter activities to participate in if you’re looking to spend time with your family and grandkids.
Attend an Easter Church Service
Many local churches around the United States would host a service or two between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. This is the time when you get dressed in your Easter outfits and participate in the worship services. If you consider yourself religious, the practice of gathering with your loved ones is especially important and meaningful as you commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even for those who will not be spending the day with their family members, some churches host special services just for older adults. In such cases, do keep a lookout for what services are available.
Decorating with Easter Lilies
Lilies hold a unique position as one of the most symbolic flowers during Easter as they represent purity, rebirth, new beginnings, and hope. Essentially, they signify a fresh restart in our lives. A popular Easter activity that involves the whole family is placing lilies into festive Easter pots. If you aren’t able to get your hands on lilies, especially white ones that are more popular, no fret, as other symbolic spring flowers like tulips and hyacinth can also be used. This activity not only celebrates the springtime but also encourages everyone to head outdoors and partake in gardening.
Host an Easter Brunch
Love eating? An Easter brunch is right up your alley. Let’s say if the weather is not suitable for a classic Easter hunt, hosting an Easter brunch can make everyone happy and fill up their stomachs at the same time. This is also a good activity if some guests aren’t able to accommodate the schedule. For this Easter brunch, make the occasion slightly more formal by requiring your guests to dress up, decorate the dining space, and create individual Easter cards for everyone. You can consider encouraging your guests to make a speech before digging into the meal. Some popular dishes to serve during Easter include Easter biscuits, Hasselback potatoes, Easter egg cheesecake, and roast leg of lamb. Essentially, any dish made with egg and ham can never go wrong.
Make Chocolate Easter Eggs
This is something that many grandkids and children, in general, look forward to. Instead of purchasing these gourmet chocolate Easter eggs from the stores, why not make one yourself with your grandkids? Not only can you customize the flavors to your liking and add in interesting ingredients, but this activity also provides an opportunity for bonding with your family members. In order to achieve the egg shape, you can purchase egg molds either online or at the grocery stores. While there are many recipes available online on how to make a chocolate Easter egg, you can step out of your comfort zone by filling them with unique flavors like lavender, pink peppercorn, and even dark chocolate if you’re wanting something healthier.