Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a move-able feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as many holidays do. Easter brings many “Hoppenings” such as special church services, Easter egg hunts, Easter brunch and Easter baskets filled with candy or even toys.
Picture with the Easter Bunny Easter also brings great picture taking opportunities. Many local indoor and outdoor malls offer pictures with the Bunny.
Church Easter Sunday is one of the most widely attended holidays of the year. Another opportunity for the girls to wear their cute Easter dress.
Color Easter Eggs Another favorite family tradition is dyeing Easter eggs. Make your own dye or buy from the store. To make yourself, use hard boiled eggs, food coloring, vinegar and water. Mix together a 1/2 cup of water at room temperature, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and several drops of food coloring. Use about 20 drops of each color in separate bowls. Carefully place one egg in each cup of food coloring. Watch the eggs and remove them when they reach the desired shade. Use a spoon to remove the egg and place it in an egg holder or on a paper towel to dry.
Easter Egg Hunts are a fun family tradition and many are held throughout Atlanta the weekend before Easter or the day before. Children bring their baskets and fill them up with a variety of plastic eggs filled with candy, stickers or small toys. Event holders may separate the egg hunt by age. The Egg Hunts might also have other family fun activities such as face painting, jumpies, games, petting zoo, music, and/or food options. If you are lucky, maybe even the Easter bunny himself will pay a visit at the hunt! North Park in Alpharetta holds a huge Egg Hunt every year. Last year, instead of a hunt area for several age groups, a special goody bag was given to the first 250 children ages 2/younger and 7/older. Check your local library, Park & Rec Center as well as online for Egg Hunt events.
Easter Brunch Our family typically has a tradition of eating certain foods on Easter Sunday for brunch. Honeybaked ham, deviled eggs and potato salad usually make the list. Many restaurants hold Easter brunch specials but they book up fast so be sure to make reservations well in advance. We are told that Lanier Islands holds an incredible Easter brunch buffet in which Children 5 and under eat FREE. During the day the kids participate in a fun egg hunt challenge and other activities.
Easter is a great time to make memories and spend quality family time together.