Easter is right around the corner and we’re using the holiday to celebrate all things spring-related. From planting flowers, to cooking a big brunch, Easter traditions are a fun, memorable way to spend time with your family and get excited for warmer weather. Below are five of our favorite Easter traditions — maybe you’ve already been doing them for years, or maybe you can make this year the first of many more to come.
1. Decorate Your Own Easter Eggs
Dying Easter eggs is a classic tradition that you probably did as a kid, too. Buy a few kits at the grocery store and call it a day, or get a little craftier. You can decorate eggs with puffy paint, confetti, and anything else that sparks your fancy from the craft store. Just don’t forget to boil the eggs, first!
If you’re looking for some more ways to get creative with Easter eggs, we love this guide by Sunlit Spaces: 14 Fantastic Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs.
2. Make (And Mail) Easter Cards
Handwritten cards are always a kind gesture. Teach your kids or your grandkids the art of sending letters by making your own Easter cards to send, snail-mail style, to friends and family. Construction paper and markers will do just fine, or you can find a template online, like this one by Martha Stewart.
3. Bake an Easter Quiche
Who doesn’t love a hearty Easter brunch with loved ones? If you’re getting sick of deviled eggs, try a quiche. It’s easy to make and you can prepare it ahead of time so you can spend less time in the kitchen, and more time enjoying the day with your family. If you don’t already have a quiche recipe in your lineup, check out these 9 different variations that are perfect for the occasion.
4. Host an Easter Egg Hunt
The main event — a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Why not be the host this year? Recruit your kids or grandkids to help you fill up hollow, plastic Easter eggs (which you can usually find at a dollar store) with different treats and prizes.
This is where things get fun. You can stuff your eggs with candy, toys, gift cards, cash — whatever you think is best! Check out this article for even more tips and ideas for hosting the perfect egg hunt.
5. Plant Tulips
One of the most popular potted flowers to buy around Easter-time are tulips. Did you know that you can plant tulip bulbs outside after they’ve bloomed? This is a fun Easter day or after-Easter activity for you and your family, especially if you give each other potted tulips as a gift.
Sometimes it takes up to two years for the tulips to bloom again once they’ve been replanted, but you can make it a tradition each year to check on them and even plant a few more! For more detailed instructions on how to replant your tulip bulbs, take a look at this article.