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What do you enjoy doing with your DCs over Easter? Tell Cadbury and you could win a £200 voucher! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Mar-14 12:32:05

You may have noticed that Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘N’ Spoon have been working with Mumsnet over the past couple of months in the run up to Easter. Now that Easter is almost upon us, Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘N’ Spoon want to find out what Mumsnetters enjoy doing with their children around Easter time.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘N’ Spoon have been celebrating those spontaneous joyful little moments parents share with their DCs. With Easter coming up in a couple of weeks Cadbury Dairy Milk want to know what you enjoy doing with your DCs in the run up to Easter or on Easter Sunday itself. Perhaps you decorate Easter eggs together? Or maybe you do an Easter egg hunt together on the morning of Easter Sunday? Whatever it is, we’d love to hear it.

Everyone who adds their comments to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Thanks and good luck,
MNHQ

P.S. Cadbury Dairy Milk are encouraging Mumsnetters to get artsy this Easter and have come up with two how-to arts and crafts guides on what you can do with a left over Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘N’ Spoon box. You can view the Larry the Lamb guide here, and the Easter Chick Basket here. What do you think of them? Is it something you'd try?

DrewsWife Mon 31-Mar-14 12:36:53

I got chocolates from church for Mothering Sunday and my hubby ate them. Is it a coincidence that today he isn't well?!!!! wink

CMOTDibbler Mon 31-Mar-14 13:18:12

We have a silly easter egg hunt round the house and garden using plastic eggs that I bought a few years ago. Some have sweets, some have those fluffy chick things, and others have random tat.

Now we have our own chickens, we might do some old school decorated boiled eggs done with onion skin to dye the eggs through the shells

IPokedABadgerWithASpoon Mon 31-Mar-14 13:25:25

I'm going to do an Easter egg hunt for the first time, got picture clubs as ds can't read yet and little chicks and bunnies to hide with eggs too.
Thinking of going to Beatrix Potter world too as they have Easter events on

rachel19784 Mon 31-Mar-14 14:57:03

My son celebrates his Birthday this Easter and Turns 12 so we will be having an egg-stra special Easter! We will have Birthday cake and Easter Eggs, maybe we could combine the two and get creative in the Kitchen creating an Easter Birthday Cake!. We will be hoping for some nice weather to get outdoors for an easter egg hunt in the garden, where ,my nieces and nephews can join in the celebrations.

addictedtosugar Mon 31-Mar-14 15:12:14

Well, DS1 is fascinated by maps atm, so we've been doing pirate treasure maps for the past few weeks. Need to extend that to an easter egg hunt.

DH's work do an egg decorating competition each year, so we've decorated eggs for that (we WON last year!).

I wouldn't do the egg n spoon activities, as I've tried an egg from one of those packs, and it was horrid (and I love chocolate), so I won't be buying any. Sorry cadburys!

Hermancakedestroyer Mon 31-Mar-14 16:19:27

At Easter time we, as a family, usually do the Easter egg hunt in our town. On Easter Sunday morning we usually sit and eat our way through various Cadburys eggs and then go for a nice walk afterwards. This Easter Sunday I celebrate (?!) a special birthday and my dh and dcs have something special planned!

ILoveMyCaravan Mon 31-Mar-14 16:24:46

We always have our own Easter Egg hunt in the garden. Even though DS1 is now a teenager, we will all wait for the Easter Bunny (DH) to work his magic hopping around the garden and then they both rush out to collect their far too many numerous eggs.

Lizzylou Mon 31-Mar-14 16:28:55

We do an egg hunt (papier mache ones I got years ago that I fill with mini eggs/stickers etc) either indoors if raining or outside and we always make an Easter nest cake.
We won't be camping this Easter though, not after an exceeding wet and windy Easter weekend in Wales grin

trikken Mon 31-Mar-14 16:32:07

Just cuddling up together,sharing chocolate, maybe with a film on. If its sunny a long walk somewhere nice, maiden castle or take a drive to The Tor and walk up.

maxpower Mon 31-Mar-14 16:37:10

We do an easter egg hunt around the house on easter sunday and normally go to a locally organised one.

We spend most of Easter delivering enough chocolate eggs to various kids, stepkids, grandkids to keep Cadbury in profit for the entire year.

On Easter Sunday I will be relaxing as much as possible and eating my daughter's chocolate teaching my daughter the value of sharing.

Spirael Mon 31-Mar-14 16:50:16

DD wakes up on Easter Sunday to find a basket left in her room containing one, tiny, individually wrapped chocolate egg. She then has to find all the other chocolate eggs that the Easter Bunny has cunningly hidden around the house which have then been batted under furniture by the cats and gather them in the basket.

Keeps her occupied for a while so we get a lie in. grin When she's done, she brings the basket to our room and shares the eggs out, so we all have a rather chocolatey breakfast!

WowOoo Mon 31-Mar-14 17:09:36

We're going to visit relatives.

We have two Easter egg hunts planned. One in the village and one on their road with the neighbours and their kids- a small quite cul de sac with lots of greenery.

I'm sure we'll do some arty stuff. Especially if the weather is poor. Good ideas!

Maiyakat Mon 31-Mar-14 19:00:08

DD can't have chocolate, so we'll be focusing on lots of crafty things this Easter. As well as going to church and introducing her to the Easter story.

We have been to see the lambing, it's a lovely spring tradition in our family, there will be plenty of visiting friends and family during the holidays and perhaps some picnics depending on weather.

aristocat Mon 31-Mar-14 19:29:30

I always hide Easter Eggs for my DC and write clues to help them find them. Last year all of the clues had a letter on the reverse and they made an anagram - this is where the Eggs were stashed.

As the DC get older it gets more difficult however the fun is still there. Usually on Easter Monday or Tuesday we will go to a National Trust property and do their Egg hunt too smile

Also friends are a must to come and play, we will go cycling, bowling, swimming and to the Park. Two weeks off school is fabulous for all of us!

manfalou Mon 31-Mar-14 20:08:44

We always do a easter hunt outside, make chocolate cripsy buns with the little yellow chicks and make an easter bonnet for nursery! This year is an extra special Easter as DS2 turns 1 on Good Friday! So we're going to have an easter themed picnic for his birthday with whoever wishes to join us at a local country park!

CheeseTMouse Mon 31-Mar-14 20:40:01

It is my daughter's first Easter, so I am looking forward to having time together as a family and we may well go out on a nice long walk weather permitting. She is only 8 months old at Easter... But she has already been given Easter Eggs. So I will be eating those then! When she is older I hope that we will be able to do an Easter egg hunt, as I fondly remember that from childhood

CheeryCherry Mon 31-Mar-14 20:51:55

We go for a woodland walk on the hunt for a perfect fallen branch- not too small, tall or thin! We 'plant' the branch in a heavy based pot, fill with pebbles also gathered on the walk, and place in the window as our Easter Tree. We hang up wooden eggs, home made chicks, paper decorated eggs and blossom made from tissue paper.
On Easter Sunday the Easter bunny leaves a treasure trail of little eggs always in threes so they share their finds!
Should I point out that my three children are all now hip n trendy teenagers!!! But this tradition lives on!

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Mon 31-Mar-14 21:31:33

We will be walking to the top of a very big hill where 3 crosses are erected every Easter and rolling eggs back down it.

Before we can do that, Easter morning always starts with an egg hunt, with the Easter Bunny drawing clues and hiding eggs around the house. It seemed like a good idea all those years ago...

I make an Easter basket with dd, bake hot cross buns and we do an Easter egg hunt.

We go for lunch with family usually, though this year dd has a birthday party so we will be going to that instead.

Easter Monday we do an egg hunt with a few neighbours.

kennythekangaroo Mon 31-Mar-14 21:54:39

DD is making different eggs to hang on an Easter tree. So far we've made one with Hama beads and a paper one. She's planning sewing and sticking felt next.

Hopezibah Mon 31-Mar-14 22:00:02

I LOVE the craft ideas! I really want to try them out - it will be a great excuse to stock up again on more Egg n Spoon! I especially love how the lambs ears are made of the spoons and I also love the idea about making the chicks by wrapping the egg in tissue paper - Genius!

We usually have an annual easter egg hunt in grandads garden. It has become a tradition that the kids expect each year. Grandad (who isn't usually into kids much) really goes overboard in buying eggs and hiding them - so it is really lovely to see him engaged with the children. Hoping for nice weather as it makes it more fun for the egg hunt (although we have done it in all weathers before).

I really enjoy Easter, Dd's birthday is in November which is quite near Xmas so doesn't get bought a lot over the year. We like to make a bigger deal out of Easter and get her a substantial gift to celebrate getting outdoors with the good weather.

Last year she got a scooter, this year a bike. It's nice to give these kind of gifts when the weather is suitable for it, rather than gifting it at Xmas and it then living in the garage for 3 months.

We like to take a day trip at Easter. Usually to somewhere with a nice beach and we take a picnic. Sometimes our extended family come too. We paint eggs the day before and take them with us to roll down a hill.

I'm not a traditional type, but this is one of our family traditions that I really enjoy and look forward to continuing.grin

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