The magic of Easter for young children is all about chocolate eggs. But as people get older, the traditional chocolate egg excitement tends to fade. Yet, Easter is the perfect time of the year to plan a family Easter gathering.
Indeed, most people who are employed full or part-time are likely to get a long weekend unless they are in a specific profession such as healthcare or IT (as companies will need to maintain their digital health over Easter too!) As a result, relatives will find it easier to make time for a family event. So, what do you need to plan for your family Easter event?
Planning a family Easter event
Entertainment remains crucial
Some may be too old to enjoy the Easter egg hunt, but nobody is too old for chocolate. So, why not create a child-friendly game and a version for older children and grown-ups that could involve cryptic clues and puzzles? You’ve got a variety of options to make the Easter egg surprise more exciting. Here are some tips and ideas to get you started:
- You can consider a puzzle box with a secret compartment for a fun surprise. Some boxes act as a stand-alone puzzle, as people will need to solve puzzles that are already built within the design of the box to get to the hidden compartment (See iDventure Cluebox products). Other boxes are more easily accessible, so they could be the last item in your cryptic Easter egg hunt.
- You can secure the box with a series of padlocks and chains, which can only be opened by solving clues. It is a perfect solution for people with reduced mobility or to keep people busy indoors.
Let’s set the mood through your table dressing choices
Easter is a religious celebration. Yet, it echoes also long-established Pagan rituals that were designed to celebrate the passage of seasons. It’s no surprise that some of the biggest symbols of Easter in popular culture are the rabbit and the egg, both symbols of fertility and renewal. So, it could be nice to allude to the spirit of Easter through your decor. Bright and vibrant plates and bowls from Verano Ceramics can echo the flowers blooming in the garden. Pair your crockery with a sunny tablecloth to complete the picture of seasonal renewal.
If you are looking for an Easter-themed centrepiece, you can find superb spring-inspired pottery such as vases and jars that will be brilliant flower-holders.
An eggcellent music list
You may want to consider creating a playlist for your family event. The playlist can include seasonal songs, party music, and some of your relatives’ favourite tunes. You can check Spotify for Spring and Easter inspiration. Ultimately, the playlist will serve multiple purposes:
- Keep early guests occupied and make them feel welcome
- Provide background sounds to cover other noises, such as the sound of cooking or your neighbours
- Have people cheer and sing aloud to their favourite songs
- Create new memories and bonds between your guests
There is still time to throw an improvised family Easter party! The Easter weekend is long and, as most schools are on a break, it’s the ideal moment to invite everybody for a cosy and casual meal. You can make the family Easter celebrations more relevant to older guests and bring everyone closer together.