Easter 2020: How to Celebrate the Long Weekend Safely at Home
It’s fair to say that this Easter weekend is going to look slightly different to previous years. Tight restrictions on travel, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends means celebrations are to be kept within the four walls of our own homes – but that’s not to say we can’t still have fun.
Think long, lazy afternoons in the garden, fun Easter crafts and DIYs for yourself and the kids, delicious home-cooked food (enjoyed virtually with loved ones) and of course, all the chocolate you could ever want.
Embrace Your Creative Side
Easter is peak crafting season and getting hands-on with something creative is a great way to make use of your time. Whether you’re crafting solo or have children to entertain, there’s an Easter craft for every size of family. Try your hand at folding Easter napkins three ways, construct a beautiful Easter wreath for your front door or design your own DIY Spring flowers. Just don’t forget to stop for a hot cross bun and tea break between projects.
Grow Your Own
Whether you’re an avid gardener or have yet to cultivate a green thumb, dedicating time during the Bank Holiday to your garden means you can really reap the benefits of what you sow – and grow.
Together with online homeware retailer, Wayfair, we’re making your Easter that extra bit special by giving you the chance to win a growing rack for your outdoor space. From backyards to patios and even small balconies, this cabinet fits in nicely and is ideal for growing potted plants, herbs and vegetables. To enter, complete the prize draw form at the bottom of this page.
A Virtual Feast
Video calls and online hangouts have become an increasingly popular way to catch up with friends and relatives during this period. Inviting those who you’d usually spend Easter with to a virtual sit down meal can prove just as social and leave you with much less washing up to do afterwards. As far as virtual dining etiquette goes, it’s probably best to turn down the mic on any loud crunching.
Bake A Cake or Banana Bread
The whole world seems to be turning their attention to baking, and well, why not? With home-baked banana breads, sourdough loaves and chocolate chip cookies popping up all over our newsfeeds, avoid missing out on being crowned star baker by whipping up a batch of hot cross buns or cupcakes topped with fondant chicks. And if at first you don’t succeed, there’s always time to try again.
Of course, we wouldn’t blame you if Easter is totally off the cards this year. If you are planning to spend the long weekend searching for a little r&r, then download an episode from your favourite podcast, pour a glass of something delicious and place yourself within reach of some much needed sunlight. Go on, you deserve it.
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