7 Tips for having a fabulous Easter in Isolation.
It’s safe to say that this year’s Easter will be an Easter like no other. Our clear orders are to stay at home.
Normally, Easter is celebrated with family and/or friends and if you’re religious then it probably starts with a trip to church too.
None of these things are on the cards this year. The good news, though, is that panic-buying hasn’t effected Easter chocolate or it’s delivery-man the Easter bunny, so hope is not lost.
Here are seven things you can do to make sure that this special occasion truly feels special.
Assure your kids ahead of time that the Easter Bunny is not affected by the coronavirus and his essential work will indeed continue. Have them leave out some carrots, celery and water for the bunny to snack on when he makes his deliveries and if you want to go that extra mile use cornflour or icing sugar to make some stencil footprints in the yard, or have him leave the kids a letter.
Essential Egg Hunt
Every Easter should include an egg hunt, right? Obviously, if you don’t have a backyard you can hide your eggs throughout your unit or courtyard. If your kids are old enough to read then make the hunt even more exciting by leaving clues to the hiding spot of the largest egg or bunny or try some of these other exciting variations on the typical Easter egg hunt.
Attend an Online Service
If going to church is something you’d normally do on Easter Sunday, the silver lining is that you can now view services from your own lounge room. Dress as you normally would for Church, because we all need an excuse to get dressed up now anyway, run the service through your TV if possible and follow along as you normally would. You can find the details of local services here.
Explore Easter Online
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is hosting an online marketplace for all the companies who would have been exhibiting there Check them out and grab a show bag!
Make Every Meal Special
If chocolate for breakfast has everyone hungry again by 9AM, whip up some bunny rabbit pancakes for morning tea. Order some lovely fresh seafood, or a nice cut of meat from a local butcher and sit down as a family to a baked dinner for lunch. For dinner, order takeaway from any of the Shire’s amazing small businesses. Not that hungry? Grab a grazing platter to share instead. If you need help finding a butcher, restaurant or catering service, you’ll find those here.
Make Easter the focus of absolutely everything you do today. We’ve compiled a selection of physical activities, crafts, recipes, family games, books, music and tv shows and films that are all Easter-based and a great way to connect as a family throughout the day, not just in the morning.
Have a ‘House Party’
You can’t visit your extended family, but you can SEE them. Whether via Facetime, a Zoom meeting or an app like House Party, make sure you have some kind of video chat that connects you to the people you love and/or would normally see on Easter.
Whatever you do, we hope you all have a wonderful, safe Easter.