No matter how you plan to celebrate Easter this year, your favorite holiday traditions can’t be skipped! In the next few weeks leading to Easter Sunday, that special feeling that spring brings reminds us that now is the time to celebrate new life. With longer days and warmer temperatures approaching, get inspired to unveil holiday traditions and spring pastimes that connect you to the changing seasons transformation.
If you plan to ring in the new season and celebrate Easter with your family at home, you may be thinking: no events to host = no guests to impress, so there’s no reason to decorate or get carried away with spring and Easter rituals. But you’re wrong.
Fewer house guests translates to less planning, prepping, shopping – and just like that – you’ve got a lot more time! And that extra time is the golden ticket to taking a crack at all those Pinterest boards you created and Pins you’ve collected. Click here to see the PINspiration we’ve appreciated!
Maybe your Pinterest is full of Easter and spring-inspired boards which only means: you’re ready to welcome the changing seasons!
Regardless of what you did last year or the year before that, the time is now – and we know you want to celebrate with all the Easter classics! We promise – it won’t take much to bring that refreshing Spring vibe into your home and spark all the joy that we know and love about Easter!
That’s right – now is the time to start planning your spring activities and decide which Easter traditions are the most important for you and your family, pets and friends. Whether celebrating physically or from a distance, these 5 classic holiday traditions are guaranteed to capture magical memories with your loved ones. Explore the magic this spring with these 5 fun family-friendly Easter activities!
What’s the #1 most famously known Easter tradition? You got it – visiting the Easter Bunny! Stories of the Easter Bunny go back to the 1600s when it was said that Bunny visited the homes of the good children the day before Easter to pass out gifts from the Easter basket. Nowadays, we get to see the Easter Bunny before Bunny brings the gifts!
It’s a tale as old as time. Dressing up the kiddos in matching pastel outfits for annual Bunny photos never fails to capture the holiday spirit. Visiting Bunny is sure to create magical memories while producing new professional print and digital photos – the perfect way to show off your kiddos and their coordinating Easter attire to your coworkers and friends.
Can’t make it to see Bunny in person? Can’t find a Bunny location near you? No need to fear – the virtual Easter photography solution is right here! With the digital holiday photo experience known as My Photo, the Easter Bunny comes to you, bringing all the Bunny Magic to your home easily and instantly! Try My Photo FREE Now!
My Photo is the way to celebrate Easter with distant relatives or honor the memory of loved ones no longer with us. It’s simple to build custom holiday photography that can be used as greeting card imagery or shared with friends on social media. You can even download all the personalized holiday photography you create with My Photo themes to print and display – now we’re talking about spring-themed Easter FUN, holiday memories AND Easter home décor.
All you have to do is upload personal pictures from your device and watch magic appear! In the blink of an eye, your family, children, nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, pets, coworkers, students – past or present – instantly emerge in professional holiday photography – perfect for the holiday and the season. Suddenly, you’re with your favorite people flying kites, or sitting in Easter baskets, or surrounded by beautiful flowers in a perfect field – and more! My Photo is the best way to capture the holiday spirit from anywhere, any time! Create Bunny Photo Magic with My Photo Today!
2. Egg Decorating
Decorating Easter eggs is a classic tradition for everyone – no matter your artistic skill! Don’t worry – you can keep things simple! Beginner egg designers can start with a traditional dyeing method. Simply dissolve assorted dye tabs (sold at most grocery and dollar stores) in a mug of hot water and vinegar, drop in the eggs to soak, and boom! Beautifully colored Easter eggs in only 5 minutes! Talk about instant energy!
Feel like kicking it up a notch? Try stamping those eggs! Stamping creates repeating patterns across the eggs’ surface. So whether you make your own custom stamps or buy them at the store, stamping is a fun way to add intricate patterns to the egg design.
Think you’re ready to call yourself a pro? For advanced egg decorators, give egg painting a whirl! Paint eggs with a detail brush and dense watercolor! Watercolor dries quicker than acrylic, so you’ll be able to decorate a lot more eggs in less time. Plus, you can add multiple layers without waiting up all night for the first coat to dry.
If you don’t want to deal with the mess of decorating eggs, no worries – you can place yourself right inside the easter design magic virtually!
3. Easter Candy
Everyone has a favorite candy this time of year – and that favorite candy probably goes all the way back to when you were a kid. Trust us, we know Easter candy is truly unmatched – we’ve got an entire Pinterest board just for the Easter candy! Click here to see it.
Peeps have suddenly been popping out at you since the end of January and you can’t help but throw them into the cart. M&Ms pastel colors have you admiring them adoringly before you eat each one by one. You’re currently stocking up on the best Reese’s because the Easter inspired shape definitely produces a better-tasting chocolate and peanut butter treat. Lollipops look like bunnies, you’re dreaming of Cadbury Crème Eggs, and most Easter candies come in adorable tiny sizes that manifest eating an entire bag by yourself… okay, maybe we’re doing all that.
Luckily, the delicious Easter treats come in family-size bags to treat everyone you’ll be hosting. If you’re unable to host a gathering this season, it gives you the opportunity to try something new – like making your own Easter candies! Make it easy on yourself – start out with making small batches or following simple recipes. If you thought licking cake batter off of a spoon was good, wait till you try melted candy! All you need is meltable chocolate, sugar and candy molds – and you’re in business!
Or if you’re like us and need to steer clear of all the Easter candy this season, create a holiday photo with your favorite loved ones surrounded by oversized chocolate and other Easter candy treats. Try it out!
4. Egg Hunt
Perhaps the most exciting Easter festivity – the egg hunt! Whether you’re planning an Easter egg hunt, participating as an egg hunter, or simply spectating the event, it’s an exciting Easter staple everyone looks forward to!
Create a safe and healthy egg hunt easily in 5 easy steps:
- Determine a time limit for each hunter’s search
- Hide the eggs in a defined area
- Blindfold and line up the egg hunters participating
- Release the hunters one by one to search the area (remove blindfold while hunting the eggs)
- Once the time is up, the hunter must stop and clear the area before the next hunter removes their blindfold and begins their hunt
Or to be really safe – place yourself in an egg hunt scene with My Photo. All the excitement – none of the hassle! 100% safe and exciting! Perfect way to egg hunt with the young and the young-at-heart.
5. Easter Basket Magic
Making Easter baskets is an age-old tradition that can be as simple or elaborate as desired! Easter baskets are enjoyed by all – regardless of age! Easter baskets make perfect gifts for teachers, coworkers, church friends, and of course – the children! Supplies are generally inexpensive, allowing you to bring all the sparkle into your home in preparation for the holiday.
It’s really this simple:
- Select a basket
- Decorate the basket
- Line the basket with colorful ‘nesting’ material
- Fill the basket with Easter goodies
Get creative with the basket design and decoration. Decorate the outside with dried flowers, faux flowers, ribbons, balloons, beads, rhinestones, buttons, Bunny photos from previous years, pipe cleaners – anything! Line the basket with creative materials lying around the house. Consider using beaded necklaces, ribbon, dyed cotton stuffing (dye cotton with food coloring and water), shredded construction paper, confetti, or even cotton candy! Check out the Pins we’ve collected – click here.
All you need is a hot glue gun and colorful items around the house, and each Easter basket will be special and simply awesome!
Be unique – use My Photo to personalize and label each basket. Create fun pictures of each child or pet (or whoever is the lucky one to receive your awesome Easter basket gift) and attach it to the basket – instantly personalizing the design. Now, the Easter Bunny will know where each basket goes on Easter Sunday! Personalize Easter Baskets with My Photo.
No matter how you celebrate this year – spread the magic of the holiday season. Spend time with the people you love even if it’s through a computer screen. The memories will last a lifetime, and no matter how you connect, the magic in the air promises to make it perfect – from beginning to end!
In-person Bunny photos end Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Spring and Easter My Photo Account Access ends 04.30.21.