We are all struggling to find new ways of celebrating those all important holidays in lockdown, and Easter hasn’t escaped us. Other than picking out the best Easter eggs on your weekly shop, what else is there to do? Here at Poptop, we believe Easter should be as special as it always is, so we have compiled a range of fun and easy ideas for you to enjoy in your household.
Even if you and your family don’t take part in a big religious services, there’s no reason that Easter can’t be enjoyed in different ways. Everyone deserves some fun and something to look forward to at the moment, and the current situation doesn’t mean that events have to stop altogether, as there are still smaller and more inventive ways to celebrate.
To give you some food for thought, here are some of Poptop’s best ideas for celebrating Easter whilst in lockdown.
12 Incredible Ideas For Celebrating Easter During Lockdown 2021
1. Bake Delicious Easter Treats
Baking has become a very popular pastime for a lot of people over the past year or so. It’s fun, relaxing, and you get a tasty snack at the end of it! So, why not try your hand at baking some delicious Easter themed goods? Here are some ideas to help you out in the kitchen!
2. Afternoon Tea Delivery
If you don’t feel like baking yourself, why not treat your family to an incredible afternoon tea experience delivered right to your living room. Chock full of tasty sweet and savoury treats, afternoon tea is sure to be a hit with everyone and there are services available all over the UK.
3. Watch Some Easter Themed Films
Christmas isn’t the only holiday you get to enjoy great films! If you’d like a chilled out way of celebrating Easter at home, then an Easter movie marathon could be a great way of marking the occasion. Here’s a few suggestions from the Poptop office for some great Easter weekend worthy films…
- Hop (2011)
- Peter Rabbit (2018)
- It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971 or 2005)
- Rise of the Guardians (2012)
- The Prince of Egypt (1998)
4. Hold a Friends or Family Call
Is it just us, or is everyone struggling to keep in touch with friends and family at the moment? Why not pick up your phone again and use Easter as a great excuse to have a good catch up. We all know what zoom is now and so maybe do something different. Why not hold a ‘bunny ears’ competition and see which of you has made the best pair of bunny ears with craft materials in their home. If you’d like to cheat a little bit, you could even use this template to print off and colour in as you please.
5. Create Easter Themed TikTok’s or Reels
TikTok has become extremely popular over the last year or so and Reels on Instagram are equally so. This is a great way to record and share some Easter fun with your family or friends. You can use the app to watch other hilarious videos as well as create them yourself using different songs, themes and filters. Use your imagination or take inspiration from other trends in videos on the app to make your own funny Easter themed video clips.
6. Easter Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts are a great way to stay active and keep your imagination going while stuck in the house, especially if you live with young children that are easily bored. Luckily, there are lots of Easter inspired arts and crafts to keep you occupied! Here are some of our suggestions.
7. Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt is a lovely way of keeping a bit of normality to your Easter celebrations during lockdown. If you’re lucky enough to have a private garden or an outdoor space that you can use then it will be a great way to get outside and, hopefully, enjoy the weather. Alternatively, if you need to stay indoors, then you can always hide a few small eggs around the house and let your kids, partner or family hunt them out! If you don’t have any chocolate eggs handy, then why not hide trinkets or paper clues?
8. Host a Home Disco
Having a home disco doesn’t mean it needs to be full of people to enjoy yourselves. Sometimes dancing around in your pyjamas is the most fun you can have! Why not get your family together in your living room, or if you’re alone even join in with friends or family through a Houseparty, Zoom or Skype video chat. We’ve even put together a playlist for you to share and help you to celebrate Easter from home.
9. Paint & Dye Easter Eggs
This is an Easter tradition that can still be done from home as long as you have the right materials. You can even support small local farms or independent shops if you are able to shop from them. The eggs can be used for lovely Easter decorations around the house, or in an Easter nest taking pride of place on the dining room table.
10. Dress Up
If you’re bored of wearing your dressing gown around the house, as comfy as it is, it will make a nice change of pace to dress in your Sunday finest for Easter dinner. Whether you’d prefer just some jeans and a nice top, a ballgown, or maybe even a fancy dress in your best costume, it’s completely up to you!
11. Take Part in an Online Prayer Service
If you’d like to take part in a religious Easter service but are unable to attend in person, Churches such as the Church of England are offering online prayer services. You can find out more information and watch live services from the Church of England, here.
Easter might not be the same this year, but that doesn’t mean its not special. Have a gander at these ideas and make your Easter even more special than before! You never know, you may even make some traditions that will last for years to come.
If you’re looking to add a little excitement, we have plenty of services available perfect to relax with your family at home or treat yourself this Easter holiday.