Celebrating Easter with Family This Year

Easter is a holiday for fun and family, no matter our age! Although we usually associate Easter with all things chocolate (and although we love it), the holiday doesn’t have to be entirely sugar rushes and pastels. Easter eggs remain on the agenda but having a little fun celebrating Easter means we can create new traditions for new stages in our lives, or just break free from the usual and branch out a little.

Even if we’re not with family this Easter, we can still celebrate with loved ones; it might even let us get a little more creative! If you want to know how to celebrate Easter in style this year, never fear! Here, we suggest five glorious ways to celebrate the holiday with ease.

Hunt for Treasure Treats

For a little twist on the traditional, why not take the annual Easter egg hunt up a notch by including clues, maps, and games? Instead of setting the kids loose in the garden, which can be difficult in senior apartment living, draw up a simple treasure map or some easy riddles leading to their chocolate booty! It doesn’t have to be complicated; a simple ‘x marks the spot’ will do but feel free to get creative with bunny-shaped notepaper, singed edges, and tea-stained maps.

A treasure hunt doesn’t just have to be grandchild exclusive. Why not hide a few mini bottles of bubbles, some delicious dark chocolates, or coffee vouchers around for friends to find? Embrace your silly side and celebrate.

Try Some Delicious Easter Baking

Easter isn’t Easter without delicious food, so giving some Easter baking a go can be a great way to get the grandkids involved. We love to pass down our recipes for hot cross buns and get creative with carrot cakes featuring delicious cream cheese icing and hidden veggies, but there are so many other bakes you can easily give a go.

Resurrection Buns, or ‘Empty Tomb Rolls’, are a delicious and easy way to incorporate story-time into the kitchen. Each ingredient in these scrummy buns ties back to the traditional Easter story. Get the Grandkids in the kitchen, hand them a wooden spoon, and make celebrating Easter delicious and educational!

There are so many easy recipes for Easter baking treats online, including recipes to cater for all kinds of dietary requirements. So, get that apron on and get baking!

Create Easter-themed Crafts

Get crafty ideas on how to celebrate Easter, from dying your eggs to growing your Easter tree.

It’s a time-old favourite to decorate eggs and place them around the house. Put your painting skills to the test with this fun activity the grandkids will love. All you need are some hard-boiled or ‘blown-out’ eggs, food colouring, and baking soda to create some jazzy eggs that’ll occupy children and adults alike on Easter weekend.

Creating an Easter tree can also be a fun activity for the family. Use your decorated eggs, attach some ribbon, and hang them from a sturdy indoor plant to make a fun and festive piece of art.

Host an Easter Brunch Party

If you’ve got kids that are a little too grown-up for crafts and Easter egg hunts, why not host a brunch to celebrate Easter?

Invite family and friends around to enjoy a meal centred around all things Easter. Think hot chocolate and carrot cake or go savoury with a deliciously eggy quiche and a frittata that’ll please almost everyone. A little morning cocktail wouldn’t go amiss for the more celebratory crowd. Try a chocolate espresso martini to kick off the Easter weekend! It’ll be a true welcome back for those who participate in Lent!

Get crafty ideas on how to celebrate Easter, from dying your eggs to growing your Easter tree.

It’s a time-old favourite to decorate eggs and place them around the house. Put your painting skills to the test with this fun activity the grandkids will love. All you need are some hard-boiled or ‘blown-out’ eggs, food colouring, and baking soda to create some jazzy eggs that’ll occupy children and adults alike on Easter weekend.

Creating an Easter tree can also be a fun activity for the family. Use your decorated eggs, attach some ribbon, and hang them from a sturdy indoor plant to make a fun and festive piece of art.

Host an Easter Brunch Party

If you’ve got kids that are a little too grown-up for crafts and Easter egg hunts, why not host a brunch to celebrate Easter?

Invite family and friends around to enjoy a meal centred around all things Easter. Think hot chocolate and carrot cake or go savoury with a deliciously eggy quiche and a frittata that’ll please almost everyone. A little morning cocktail wouldn’t go amiss for the more celebratory crowd. Try a chocolate espresso martini to kick off the Easter weekend! It’ll be a true welcome back for those who participate in Lent!

Virtually Celebrate with an Online Quiz!

When the family is overseas, overland, or just that little bit too far to reach in person, the internet can provide us with some great ideas to celebrate Easter from afar.

A Zoom call makes it easy to connect with our loved ones, and we can even make it more fun by hosting online games evenings. Scramble together an Easter-themed quiz or DIY Bingo cards to get the family together with some old-fashioned fun in new-fangled ways. Celebrating Easter doesn’t have to be lonely, even if we are in independent senior living, we can use the tools around us to connect with family to truly celebrate the meaning of Easter.

Celebrate Easter in Your New Retirement Village

There are so many new ways to celebrate Easter that it’s hard to choose just one! Even if you’re not around family this year, Settler’s Lifestyle Village is a North Shore retirement village where you can make friends that seem like family to celebrate your Easter holiday with!

We have a range of retirement apartments in Auckland to suit your lifestyle, whether you’re looking for a 1-bedroom, or a larger 3-bedroom place to give the grandkids more places to find those hidden treasures! With a friendly atmosphere and amazing community, get in touch with Settler’s Lifestyle Village today and celebrate your retirement.