If youâre looking to make this Easter weekend an extra special occasion, why not try organising a day of fancy dress fun and games for your kids and their friends, with of course plenty of chocolate eggs involved!
You can make your home look the part by adorning it with themed decorations, such as fluffy chicks and cuddly rabbits. Add a touch of spring to the ambience with lots of bright vibrant colours and cheerful music playing in the background.
While kids these days might be more accustomed to playing video games or watching cartoons, a traditional Easter egg hunt can be great fun for young and old alike, particularly if you have a big garden to hide eggs and other goodies in.
As for fancy dress costumes, as the organiser it seems only right that you yourself should dress up as the Easter Bunny, though if you donât feel up to the task you can try and convince another parent to take on the role. You can either buy or rent a full bunny costume, or make your own using a combination of face paints and whatever you have to hand.
Colourful characters from popular childrenâs stories such as the recently revived Alice in Wonderland are also perfect for an Easter themed fancy dress party, and having other adults turn up as the Mad Hatter, the March Hare or the Cheshire Cat can add an extra touch of magic.
Fancy dress is even more fun if you make the costume yourself, so encourage your children to make their own costume under your guidance. Ideas for kidsâ costumes include animals such as sheep, chicks, ducks and rabbits, and these can be simply assembled using easily obtainable craft materials such as crate paper, coloured cardboard and cotton wool.