April’s here and that means that the Easter holiday season is upon us. In this blog, we’ve collected some of the best ideas on the internet to help you enjoy this Holy season, but first, we want to take a moment to remember what Easter is all about. Visit the Archdiocese of Hartford YouTube page to view the series “Lent with the Lord” to learn all about this Holy time.
Places To Go and Things To Do
Throughout The Archdiocese of Hartford, we will be holding events to celebrate Easter, including Live Stations of the Cross and special Holy Week Masses. Check your parish and school’s websites and social media to learn more about what is happening near you.
If you are looking for egg hunts, parades, or any other Easter event in Connecticut — or any other state — the following website has you covered. Appropriately named, “2019 Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Events.org,” this resource breaks down events by counties and provides all the information you need to know about each one.
Or maybe you want to spend some quality time at home with your family. Here are “45+ Cheerful Crafts for Easter that Kids Will Totally Love.” Aside from the time that you spend together, the best thing about these crafts is that you can make many of them with things you have lying around the house.
Easter is a time for families to come together, and a major part of this tradition is Easter dinner. However, you don’t want everyone filling up on a big breakfast and ruining their appetite before it’s time to eat. Check out these recipes for Springalicious Easter Smoothies that will give your kids (and you) a healthy start. Note that making the cups will keep them occupied as you prepare for the day. You’re welcome.
Speaking of preparing, we know how busy you are, and having to cook Easter dinner can be daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Take a look at “47 Delicious Easter Dinner Ideas the Whole Family Will Love,” which offers a collection of easy-ish recipes that range from the traditional to the unique. (And lots of asparagus.)
Savory dishes need delicious drinks to wash them down, and we can help you with that too. The article “These Easter Punch Recipes (Without Alcohol!) Will Be the Easiest Items on the Menu” really lives up to its promise with beverage recipes that are perfect for everyone.
Of course, you’ll need dessert. If you have the time, you can recreate one or more of these ridiculously cute “32 Easter Treats You Should Hop To Make Right Now” or Toasted Marshmallow Easter Peeps Milkshakes. These may be the sweetest Easter sweets you’ve ever seen.
For the Easter Bunny
The night of April 20 is extremely busy for the Easter Bunny, especially since he has to figure out which types of candy are safe for children with food allergies. If you’d like to help a bunny out and get some treats for your child, be sure to visit the “Updated for 2019! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide” created by Kids with Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The candy is so yummy that no one will even realize what’s missing.
What kind of treats and activities does your family enjoy on Easter? Let us know on our social media.