10 ways to crack Easter

kids at Easter

Need some ideas on how to make the most out of Easter? Mumsnet users share their favourite traditions and tips to make the long weekend egg-stra special.

1. Eat chocolate. A lot of it.


Our Easter celebrations comprise the usual roast lamb, egg hunt – and afternoon chocolate coma.

2. If (amazingly) you do have any left over, make something with it


We melt down any leftover chocolate to put on crispy cakes or make biscuits.

We have the ceremonial Baking of the Leftover Chocolate Egg Victoria Sponge, which is my favourite bit.

3. Get out and about

family walk

If the weather is fine, off we set with the dog. No traffic jams, very cheap and enjoyable.

We normally spend Easter Saturday in the garden (as long as it's sunny).

4. Channel your artistic talents (such as they are)

kids art

We spent a day making an Easter tree, a day painting the decorations and then a day covering them in glitter. Pretty good considering a two-year-old was involved.

5. Don't forget to capture family moments

easter egg hunt

We've got pictures of the kids every year with the same little wicker baskets, now looking teeny tiny in their hulking great almost-teenage hands.

6. Shock the family (and yourself) by finally getting around to * that thing *

woman with drill

We use Good Friday as a day to get lots of jobs done.

7. Enjoy a slap-up Easter lunch with friends and family

easter dinner

I tell everyone they can choose one thing to put on the menu and we just go for it. One year, we had roast beef, mac and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, tacos, fruit salad AND Yorkshire puddings.

8. Everyone loves a good egg hunt

easter egg hunt

I do an egg hunt for the kids – lots of little foil-wrapped eggs and then one bigger egg hidden somewhere in the garden. Unless it's raining, in which case I might have to hide them in the house instead.

9. Mix things up with an Egg Roll


We always paint hard-boiled eggs on Easter Saturday and then go and roll them down the hill on Easter Sunday morning.

10. Curl up on the sofa with a family film

family watching films

We like to slob out and spend some time together as a family watching films and eating those gorgeous Easter eggs until we pop.

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