This year you may be looking for ways to celebrate Easter during a lockdown. It comes as no surprise now that things are going to be a little bit different for Easter 2020. Due to the current circumstances across the world, it will mean that many of us are celebrating Easter in more unique ways.
Even if you and your family wouldn’t normally take part in a big or traditionally religious service, 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.
11 Best Ideas For Celebrating Easter During The Quarantine
1. Baking Easter Treats
Baking has become a very popular pastime for a lot of people who are currently in lockdown. 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. Enjoy One of Poptop’s Online Party & Entertainment Packages
Due to the current situation, Poptop have worked really hard with our events suppliers to bring you a range of great online entertainment packages, perfect for enjoying Easter celebrations while on lockdown. Take a look at the brilliant selection of suppliers and services on offer, including lots of exciting choices such as Elvis impersonators, children’s science party entertainment and virtual cooking masterclasses.
3. Enjoy Some Great 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)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971 or 2005)
- Wreck it Ralph (2012)
- It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
- Onward (2020)
- Chef (2014)
- Clueless (1995)
- Chocolat (2001)
- School of Rock (2003)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
- Black Panther (2018)
- La La Land (2016)
4. Hold a Friends or Family Houseparty Call
Houseparty has become a very popular app since the UK went into lockdown, and it can really help you to connect to your friends and family for a Houseparty of your own. Arrange a time for a group call and organise some games to play over the video call or maybe even share some funny memories from past Easter’s to lift everyone’s spirits. Depending on who you’re calling, you might even want to crack open a bottle of wine and get merry.
To go one step further, you could even 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
TikTok is another app that has become incredibly popular in the last few months, and it’s a great way to have some fun and make videos to entertain yourself and your friends and family. 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. 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. 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. 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.