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Easter Traditions

Easter has always been a special time for our family and each year our holiday traditions include a big meal, coloring Easter eggs, and last but not least the big Easter Egg Hunt. With 14 nieces and nephews we have learned to be creative when it comes to gift giving. Those 14 kids range in ages from 6 years old to 18 years old while he is too old to hunt Easter eggs, he is always there to lend a helping hand to the younger kids. So over the years we have learned to think outside the box when it comes time for Easter Egg Hunt items.

Willow Easter 2014

Fill Plastic Eggs with Change

We always hide plastic eggs filled with change, we started this tradition when our daughter Liz was about 1 year old, because we didn’t want her to have lots and lots of candy. So, if your kid (or kids) as the case may be now, you bring eggs filled with change, and the limit was$5 for each of your kids. Now that they are older we have upped it to $10, and it still works out nicely. Then at the end of the hunt we divide the money evenly because that is only fair.

Unique Easter Presents that are Not Candy

 

Let’s not forget the candy!

Each family always brings a bag of candy per kid they have as well, and that is added to the big hunt. Because I am the smartest of the siblings, I only have to buy 1 bag, so I always pick up extra goodies for the kids to find as well. Some of my all time favorite items to bring include boxes of fresh strawberries, fun decorated foods like these Chocolate Easter eggs (which are my all time favorite) and hoola hoops!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Think outside the box

But a few years back probably 10 by now, we started adding in fun things along the way. We have hidden things like bubbles, “pinwheels”, movies, balls,  toys, and so forth. Just make sure you buy one extra because one always gets broken and the fights are not worth it, I promise. Shop your local Dollar Tree to pick up fun items that the kids will enjoy and we of course always spend lots of time outside when the weather permits.

But if the weather doesn’t permit, we spend time indoors playing cards, as well as board games. While finishing up all of the leftovers from the big meal earlier in the day, and of course nibbling on some of the candy. Then, the next day we get up bright and early to head to Sunrise Services at the church and enjoy yummy homemade food for breakfast. After church, we all head home for a quick nap and then of course some more Easter fun by enjoying our friends and family. No matter what you do for your special holidays, remember our friends at Catholic Central have us covered with this fun freebie!

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Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!

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Judy E Metcalf

Very nice post. I think every family has a tradition that they follow. We always put money in half the plastic eggs that got hidden along with the boiled eggs.

YVONNE WOODSTOCK

For Easter we always have a big Easter Dinner or else a big Easter brunch. When our 5 kids were growing up I’d always think up various fun ways for them to find their baskets especially as they were getting bigger. I got them baskets until each of them turned 18. When they were growing up until they were teens, I would always dress them up all dressy. Now that they are adults and we have a 2 yr old grandson, we still have a big meal together. I make up fun, funny easter themed party games for the whole… Read more »

Michele Pineda

Our Easter traditions include an egg hunt for the grandkids, mass, and a buffet dinner at a local restaurant.

Leah Shumack

The little ones have an egg hunt and we always have a big Easter dinner with friends!

LeAnn Harbert

We all go to church together and then have a family dinner.

Shakeia Rieux

Dye eggs, have an Easter egg hunt and lunch/dinner at my grandmas.

Audrey Stewart

We always go to Easter Sunrise Mass as a family. Then we have a big lunch with all the relatives and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.

Darlene Owen

Our Easter celebrations are having our 7 grandchildren and their families at our house for dinner and loads of fun.

wen budro

Our Easter tradition is to have a fun Easter egg hunt and a huge delicious meal.

monique s

For easter we do a family dinner and do an egg hunt for the kids

Anne Perry

Our tradition is to hide organic easter eggs.

Darlene Carbajal

We have a BBQ and find eggs.

Angela C. Adelman

My Easter tradition is to watch The Ten Commandments with our family

ae minx

We’re pretty simple- egg hunt, food, basket, games.. lots of chocolate!! lol

donna porter

Each year we go to church, have an egg hunt and a big dinner with family.

Margo

Our favorite Easter tradition is to spend the day together, eating candy and being grateful for our blessings.

Sue E

Our Easter traditions are to dress up for the holiday and to go to church and feast together as a family!! Happy Easter to all

Suzanne

Mass then brunch

Helen

We open our Easter baskets, dye eggs, go on an egg hunt, and enjoy a nice Easter ham dinner with our family.

Michele Pineda

this is a very pretty picnic basket! Love the blue colors and it would be great for the Spring and Summer months.

Dana Rodriguez

I like to decorate eggs and make a ham for Easter.

Dana Rodriguez

This is a great list of tips. Happy Easter!

we always go to church!

Rochelle Haynes

Do not have a tradition

Rochelle Haynes

Sounds good tome

Ellen B

easter egg hunt

Dawn D.

I celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with giving thanks to God. I also enjoy celebrating with my family by sharing a wonderful meal, Scripture and Communion.

Laurie Nykaza

We have so much fun coloring and hiding Easter eggs then we all have dinner together at my home.

Maureen

We do not usually have any set traditions. I did growing up but once we married we either went to my husband or my side of the family depending.