18 Ideas for Celebrating Easter at Home Because Yeah, It’s Still a Pandemic
Easter will be looking a little different…for the second year in a row, but these are just the times we’re living in. You probably won’t be digging into a big brunch and your mom won’t be baking one of her beautiful desserts for you, but all the meaning of this spring holiday is not lost. From a honey-baked ham dinner to kid-friendly décor and fun activities, this list is full of ideas for celebrating Easter at home. And hey, maybe it’s time to start some new traditions!
1. ORDER A COMPLETE EASTER MEAL
Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with a festive meal at home. Fresh Direct has become our go-to for daily lunches and dinners this past year but we’ll also be trying their Easter spreads and side dishes. Their menu includes items like honey baked ham, baked macaroni and gruyere cheese, green beans with roasted garlic and herb roasted root vegetables. You can even order dessert (think carrot cake or hot cross buns). De-lish.
2. WINE DOWN WITH A VINO THAT MATCHES YOU
And while you’re at it, get your wine delivered, too. Answer a few simple questions about your flavor preferences on Winc’s website, and the experts will curate a selection of varieties you’re bound to love. Want to pick your own bottles? Swap them in and add as many extras as you’d like. Psst…you can even choose bottles of red, white, rosé or sparkling based on food pairing
3. DYE SOME EASTER EGGS
Get a few dozen white eggs, gather the kids in the kitchen and decorate away. This dye kit should keep them occupied for a few hours and once these creations are complete, you can buy even more time by hiding them around the yard (or in the nooks and crannies of your living room) for an Easter egg hunt.
4.DECORATE THE HOUSE, PER USUAL
If you do nothing else, simply hang this chic and cheerful banner on a blank wall. It’ll add a festive touch to your Easter brunch, with minimal effort.
5. OR THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Let the kids stick these cling stickers to the walls, the fridge, the windows, you name it. They easily peel and stick without leaving a residue behind and this set includes a whopping 500 stickers, so you can avoid any and all sharing-related meltdowns.
6. INDULGE IN JUMBO EASTER CANDY
We won’t judge if you break into the bag before Easter weekend.
7. STEP UP YOUR DESSERT PLATTER GAME
Perhaps you’ve perfected your coconut cupcake recipe since last year. Or maybe you just want to dress up that store-baked pie. Either way, this ceramic stand will make whatever dessert you plop on top look as Instagrammable as ever.
9. SEND EASTER CARDS
You might not be able to spend this holiday with loved ones, but you can send a sweet card to let them know you're thinking of them.
10. ORDER A CAKE
You've probably attempted a few new recipes while in quarantine but—sorry—your baking simply can’t compete with a Milk Bar cake. Instead of stressing, order one right from the famous New York bakery and your entire family will be glad you left this part of the holiday to the pros.
11. GET SOME LITERATURE FOR THE KIDS
Set up story time for the kids with this witty book for beginners because it’s never too early to start teaching about self-acceptance.
12. KEEP OLD TRADITIONS ALIVE
We used to laugh at mom’s seasonal dish towel collection, until we realized just how irresistible each design was. Hang this set over your stove handle to make your kitchen feel even more spring-ready
13. TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME DECADENT SWEETS
It's not Easter without bingeing a basket full of sugary candy. This one just happens to be simple and stylish, you can even repurpose the wicker design as a planter or fruit bowl once you finish the last fun-size Snickers.
14. RENT A FLICK
For a laidback, chill day, why not rent a movie you can watch with the whole family? Peter Rabbit is a classic pick for even the youngest in your crew if you want to pepper your day with some entertainment.
15. DECORATE A WREATH
Maybe you want to take a minimalist, yet eye-popping approach to this year’s Easter decorations. No worries, you can make your own wreath with these directions from Crafts by Amanda and fill it with the colors that suit you best.
16. LET THE KIDS GET COLORFUL
Have some close friends coming over and need to keep the kids occupied? Let the little ones explore their creative sides with this coloring book that’s ideal for ages one to four.
18. PUT SOME RAZZLE DAZZLE ON YOUR EASTER EGGS
Who said keeping up traditions has to be boring? Instead of going with the usual bunny decorations, paint some celeb faces on your eggs. Yup, Easter’s getting taken to the next level for 2021. (And if your decorating skills aren’t quite up to that challenge, you could always just go with the quotes from your fave TV shows and movies or the song lyrics you can’t stop singing.)