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A Guide to Celebrating Easter at Home

Whether you are religious or not, Easter is often a time for family, but there is no doubt that this year’s Easter celebrations may be a little different to [...]

Whether you are religious or not, Easter is often a time for family, but there is no doubt that this year’s Easter celebrations may be a little different to normal. The good news is that this does not mean it cannot be fun. Here is your easy guide to celebrating Easter from the comfort of your own home.

Plan Your Dinner Ahead of Time

Easter is usually a great time to get together with the family to enjoy a roast dinner. For many, this usually means booking a table at your favourite pub to sit back, relax and enjoy the food, but this year, we will probably all be eating at home. Plan ahead to avoid stress on the day.

Roast lamb is a classic meal to serve up over Easter, and it is usually best cooked low and slow to get the meat to just fall off the bone and melt in the mouth.

If you have got a veggie or a vegan in the family, go beyond the typical ready-made nut roast this year to cook up something extra special. Make a vegetarian wellington or a filo pie a day or two ahead, then simply pop it in the oven along with all the trimmings.

Go the extra mile this year to recreate your favourite pub grub. Carrots and peas are fine, but making a delicious cauliflower cheese is one way to up your game. You could also replace your usual roasted potatoes with dauphinoise, and Yorkshire puddings are a great addition to any roast – who really cares whether it is traditional or not?

Organise an Easter Egg Hunt

If you have children (or even if you do not), an easter egg hunt can be a fun way to spend an afternoon. Hide small chocolates around the house or garden (weather dependant!) and give a prize to whoever finds the most in the space of an hour or two – fine chocolate makes a good prize that your lucky winner will love.

Decorate

An easy way to make your home feel a little more special this year is to decorate with Easter-themed ornaments. Spend time painting eggs for a bit of fun with the family, and pop them around the house for a festive feeling in every room.

Spring flowers make a lovely addition to a table, and wreaths aren’t just good for Christmas. Get creative and see how you can spruce up the place.

Video Chat with Family and Friends

This year, it is unlikely that people will be travelling from far and wide to get together, so make time at some point over the double bank holiday to talk to friends and family who you are unable to see. 

Video chatting is no replacement for in-person conversation, but it is a lovely way to check in and catch up on a day you would usually be able to spend together.

Everyone needs good times to look forward to at the moment and planning a great Easter with your household is a great way to spread a little positivity. Good food, good fun and good times will be had, with a heavy chocolate theme. What is not to love?

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