EASY WAYS TO MAKE EASTER FUN AND HASSLE-FREE FOR TIME-POOR PARENTS.
When you’re a parent, life is hectic and seasonal holidays like Easter can become yet another thing you must sort out. Make it easy for yourself this year with these tips for effortlessly getting it all organised.
EASY ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS
1. NO-FUSS EASTER EGG HUNTS
Children (and adults) love Easter egg hunts but if you don’t have time to set one up get the kids to do it themselves.
Split them into two groups and give them the eggs. One half hides the eggs for the other half and then they get to swap over. They find it just as exciting to hide the eggs as they do looking for them.
If you have older children around on the day, you can even get them to write treasure hunt clues for the smaller children.
2. SET UP A PINATA
This is one that the adults can have fun getting involved in as well. Buy a ready-made piñata and get one of the children to fill with lollies ahead of time.
Visiting grandparents or other adults can make sure the piñata is the only thing the kids are hitting!
3. EASTER CARD MAKING
Drop by your local dollar shop and invest in an assortment of crafty items that are Easter-related e.glittle yellow pom poms, googly eyes, cotton wool, stickers, glue. Or you can buy Easter kits that include everything to make Easter chicks or bunnies.
Put a paper tablecloth underneath the table so it doesn’t matter what goes on the floor. It can all be collected up and disposed of in a few minutes. If you are particularly house proud, you may want to avoid supplying glitter as it does tend to get stuck in strange places for years to come.
4. BISCUIT DECORATING
Buy some plain biscuits from the supermarket along with plenty of icing pens, ready-made icing, raisins, and edible silver balls. The children can all sit down together and design whatever biscuits they like.
5. DROP BY A PETTING ZOO
Have a fun day out and take the children to the petting zoo where you can relax and watch them with the animals.
FEEDING THE MASSES
A classic BBQ is a no-brainer for a family and friends’get-together. Get the men cooking and ask your guests to bring salads. Invest in a few small Easter eggs for dessert.
If you don’t want to host a meal, invite everyone over for morning coffee or afternoon tea. All you need is lots of hot cross buns, maybe some bottles of bubbly and some little Easter eggs.
WHAT ABOUT PRESENTS?
You never have to set foot in a shop if you order your Easter eggs and adult gifts online.
You can order Easter eggs for children as part of a supermarket online shop.
Buy more sophisticated presents for adults, whether that be good quality chocolates or something non-chocolatey, through an online gift hamper store.
Gift Baskets Direct provides a very wide selection of gift hampers online.
Wine hampers are also an option for those without a sweet tooth. You can buy anything from a good bottle of wine to the ultimate gourmet hamper which includes some of the world’s best champagne.
If you’ve been busy and left it a bit late, don’t panic. Most gift basket stores offer overnight delivery to major cities around Australia.
Gift hampers are also ideal if you aren’t seeing some of your relatives or you want to buy for clients. It only takes a few minutes to make your selection and have your hamper delivered to anywhere in Australia.