The Savvy Guide to Easter
Hippity hop hop here we go — it’s Easter time again. It’s hard not to think of sunshine and bonnets and chocolate eggs (except when it’s a freezing and dark early Easter, yuck!) but sometimes this holiday weekend sneaks up on us. Which is why we put together this guide to Easter.
Our Savvy Guide to Easter is full of ideas for celebrating Easter — whether you’re hosting a family gathering or having a small egg hunt at home. Plus, we have lists of events and activities for Easter in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver.
The Savvy Guide to Easter: Food
We’re so excited to finally be celebrating Easter with family, extended family, and friends (we hope – fingers crossed). But we have to admit to being a bit out of practice with hosting large get-togethers and all the prep work involved. This year, more than anything, we want to make sure we have time to visit with everyone and truly be present, not stuck in the kitchen for hours on end. With that in mind, our goal is to take the toil out of holiday meals – here are a few ways how.
These yummy chocolate Easter eggs in chocolate bird nest cookies are a fun new use for the more familiar Haystack Cookie. Use as a topping on top of plain store-bought cupcakes for a festive touch or eat these cookies for Easter as is. A tray of these make a great centerpiece as well.
There is nothing easier to serve to a large crowd than a baked ham. Make it a maple and citrus glazed ham and you’ll be a bigger star than the Easter Bunny!
Kid-friendly seasonal sweets that the whole family can enjoy.
Light, airy, and fresh, pavlovas are the perfect vehicle for serving up fresh fruit and curds. A perfect Easter or Passover dessert.
This sweet Raisin Pecan Sticky Toast is a front-runner for Easter breakfast.
The Savvy Guide to Easter: Fun
Easter is right around the corner, and that means a whole lot of fun for the little ones (and parents, too). We adore hiding chocolate eggs for the hunt, but we relish our own search for some Easter basket goodies that aren’t chocolate (in all the sweet pastels and vibrant hues of spring) to top things up. Bonus – these toys, supplies, and collectibles can lead to hours of fun long after the last chocolate bunny has been devoured.
A few tips for pulling off a magical Easter egg hunt for your kids.
Easter doesn’t have to equal mounds of chocolate. (Though a little bit doesn’t hurt!) This year, if you’re looking for other options, this list has lots of great ideas for you!
We know it’s tradition to hide chocolate Easter eggs, but it’s also a lot of sugar. If you’re looking for a few alternatives for your Easter morning, here are a few selections we dreamt up. Let the hunt begin!