Hop to it and enjoy your best-ever Easter!  


Tastes a lot like Easter! 

Easter has always been an occasion when families and friends come together and share quality time as they enjoy the sense of renewal that this long weekend brings. Here in South Africa, Easter typically happens at the end of summer, and can give your spirits a lift before we enter into the darker, colder days of winter – especially if you make Easter into a feast for all the senses. Especially for children, the highlight of Easter is undoubtedly the opportunity to eat lots and lots of chocolate. The two most popular types are Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies – not only do they have novelty appeal as they are only really sold at this time of year, but they link back to two of the most popular symbols of Easter: eggs (representing new life) and the bunny, who delivers treats (or hides them around the house or garden for kids to find).

Get the Easter look 

Once you’ve taken care of the taste angle by buying plenty of candy, you can turn your attention to engaging all the other senses. There are plenty of décor options when it comes to creating the perfect Easter set up, whether you’re planning a more formal lunch or a picnic in the garden. 

Look for themed tablecloths and napkins or serviettes – bunnies and little yellow chicks are always popular motifs. Easter nests are easy to make from craft supplies – they are delightful centrepieces for your table, especially if you fill them with painted eggs (hint: this can be a fun school holiday activity for kids who’ve watched too much TV) or chocolate versions. Other décor possibilities include ribbons, artificial flowers and candles – all guaranteed to catch the eye and create a festive ambience, and help make sure your feast for all the senses.

Image courtesy of Karolina Grabowska. Published on: March 31st, 2020. Source: Pexel.com

Let the fun begin! 

An indoor or outdoor egg hunt is always a blast for kids – nothing quite beats the thrill of spotting the gleam of golden foil peeking out from behind a plant or on the top of a bookcase. That’s especially true of course if you’re the first person to spot it. 

Each kid (or adult – who says grown-ups can’t have fun too?) will need a basket to carry their treasures. Or why not check out these cute Easter bags – we’ve completely fallen for their adorable bunny designs. 

Easter greetings 

Easter offers the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends and family – and letting them know how much they mean to you. Another excellent school holiday project for kids is using craft supplies to make greetings cards – this lets them express their creativity, and homemade versions will always be appreciated by grandparents and parents especially. Now you can make your family Easter a truly heartwarming experience, as well as a feast for all the senses. 

After all, wouldn’t that shiny new fridge look even better with your kids’ artwork on it? Which reminds us, you’ll also need some fridge magnets to display them. 

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for Easter – enjoy the long weekend and don’t eat too much chocolate!