Holidays can be stressful and challenging. Easter is no exception. There is grocery shopping to be done, house to be cleaned, new clothes shopping and the typical Easter Day preparations. Those preparations include dying eggs, filling plastic eggs with candy, and getting small gifts for the Easter baskets. Here are my five tips to an Easter Day celebration made simple, easy and fun.
- Get disposable plates, cups, plastic ware, tablecloths and baking pans. These offer minimal clean up and care.
- To avoid the grocery store, shop online and pick up at the store or have it delivered to you. Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Kroger offer online shopping and store pick up. Publix, Costco, Aldi, and PetCo offer home delivery services through Instacart. Amazon Prime offers its members delivery services from Sprouts and offers some Whole Foods products. There are delivery and membership fees involved for these services. Items are subject to availability. I have used these services and love them.
- Buy pre-made food. I love going to the deli and getting a rotisserie chicken and assorted sides. My favorite stores to get pre-made food are Publix, Kroger and the Buford Hwy Farmer’s Market.
- Buy pre-filled candy Easter eggs. There are wide varieties of candies to choose from, both chocolate and non chocolate. Some are allergy friendly for the kids who are dairy and gluten free. You can also get really nice pre-made Easter baskets.
- Many local churches and parks have Easter egg hunts. They do them quite well and are a good way to bring the community together. I’ll take my kids to one of these hunts and let them run off their energy.
- Get together with some friends and have a potluck lunch where everyone brings an entrée, drink or dessert.
Just because the holidays are stressful doesn’t mean you have to stress. Hopefully these tips will help you enjoy Easter Sunday with friends and family more.