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Six fun ways to have an Epic Easter + Traditions explained


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Catholic Central. I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

If you have kids in elementary school or younger, you’ve probably been preparing for the Easter bunnies arrival for days now. Lines from the song Here Comes Peter Cottontail are on repeat in your brain. Sing along- here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! You’re welcome for that, and there’s plenty more Easter fun in this post as I share six fun ways to have an epic Easter, explain some traditions like why we dye eggs and more. Plus, we have a giveaway!

Happy Easter:



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Our Easter Sunday Traditions:


As a Christian family, Easter Sunday is sacred. You simply must attend and participate in all the family traditions set before you. These traditions look different for every family, but there are some over-arching themes like:

Dressing in Easter Sunday best and going to an early church service. This is sacred. With so much commercialism to this holiday, it’s nice to start off Easter in reflection and thankfulness. Yes, there will be stressful times ahead, but it’s worth it! Our church will be packed, babies will be crying and nerves will be tested from the parking lot on, but we will attend; to listen to powerful words and teachings so we remember why we celebrate this holiday- the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Host/Attend Easter egg Hunts: Got younger kids?  Then you are either hosting or attending one or more Easter egg hunts, bless you!  Candy starts to smell pretty icky when it’s close to midnight and you are secretly stuffing brightly colored Easter eggs from the Easter bunny.  Never mind that in the south, the epic hunt will probably get rained out, solder on and always have a plan B. Oh and never forget the golden egg! Kids will look forever for it.

Our plan B: We’ve had many an egg hunt inside over the course of the years. We did our best to make it fun and got creative in our hiding places. We hid some eggs so well, that weeks later we’d find one or two, as did our cat! Fiona adores playing with empty Easter Eggs!


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Coloring Eggs:

Due to busy schedules and the fact that my daughters are kid-adulting hard right now, we may not actually get to this tradition this year, which would be a shame since it's so much fun. Here's some eggs we decorated one year using a white crayon to add the designs. We really liked how well they turned out, and the deviled eggs I made with some of them later had interesting spots.



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Easter Dinner:

Whether you go to Grandma’s house for an early dinner like we always did, or you host a family potluck, Easter calls for a huge amount of food! Easter is right up there with Christmas on the holiday food scale, so there is always a huge amount of food, so nobody goes home hungry or empty handed. Traditionally, our menus consisted of ham, green bean casserole, salads and corn, some form of potato dish, rolls of every variety, ditto on the pies, desserts and deviled eggs. Sound familiar? I’m betting it does.




Tisket, Tasket Easter Baskets:


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Just thinking about Easter baskets takes me back in time. I can still remember some of my childhood Easter baskets filled with goodies. We always got a solid chocolate bunny and my siblings and I could tell if somebody snitched a bite because of the teeth marks left behind. My Mom insisted we keep our bunnies in the fridge, so you’d practically break a tooth trying to get a bite!

Once you become a parent, you are in charge of what goes into your kids baskets, so we would do a mix of treats, stuffed animals, toys and books.  If you think I no longer have to make up Easter baskets for my teen daughters, you’d be wrong. I tried just giving them candy for a year or two and the revolted at the idea, so yep, I’m that Mom still doing the Easter basket thing. Honestly, I’ll probably keep doing it until they get married and have kids of their own. Then, hello grandparent duties! No rush girls if you’re reading this post. 



Six fun ways to have an Epic Easter + Traditions explained:


Those are just a few ways we celebrate Easter and here are six more ways to have an Epic Easter from Catholic Central, plus answers to questions like:


  • Why Do We Eat Eggs on Easter?
  • What Does a Lamb Symbolize?
  • What Do Eggs Symbolize?
  • Why Fly a Kite?
  • Why Do We Hunt for Eggs?
  • Why do we dye eggs?


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I had no idea about the kite being an Easter holiday tradition, did you? Please be sure to download this fun list so you can share it with your family and friends.



About Catholic Central:


You have questions about the Catholic faith and what it means to be Catholic. We have answers. Using a team of witty writers, appealing hosts, and even some learned theologians, we’ve created shareable, snackable videos that teach the timeless truths and deep history of the Church with humor and heart. Produced in the Family Theater Productions studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Catholic Central entertains, enlightens and inspires, so visit their website here to learn more. 


I love watching their videos. They really are a fun way to learn more about their teachings. Check out this one on Lent and be sure to follow their YouTube channel here

Lent Explained: 

So many good take aways in this video! Like why McDonald's starting selling the Fillet-O-Fish in the 60's and how to look upon this time as one of preparedness.


Win It:


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Thanks to today’s sponsor, Catholic Central, one lucky reader will win this pretty Easter Family Picnic Set. The set includes: 1- Wicker Basket w/Cutlery, Plates, 2 Wine Glasses, Tableware, Fleece Blanket and more.


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Please share in comments: How does your family celebrate Easter?

27 comments

JMac272 said...

This picnic basket is sooo pretty! What a great idea to do a picnic for Easter!

jeanster1212 said...

We have a family Easter dinner, share treats and have an egg hunt.

monique s said...

The kids love easter and especially the easter hunt and fun plush toys. An easter picnic would be fun for the family

vickie said...

Wow, that's a great picnic basket. I love sitting in the grass, enjoying nature with loved ones!

vickie said...
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kellyr78 said...

We have Easter dinner at my parents house and an egg hunt for the kids.

MaryAnn said...

An Easter picnic is such a great idea. I love it.

A. B. said...

My family is very small, and it's been many years since we all lived in the same city. That said, we try to get together around Easter-time each year. We always appreciate having the chance to cook/bake together, and of course eat together. It's nothing fancy at all! But we really have fun. Also, we still try to follow through with our annual tradition of the Easter Bunny dropping by with surprises and maybe an Easter basket, while we were sleeping the night before-- This year, I got three boxes of fruit snacks. :p
--Ann (L.....B@yahoo.com)

Aimee Sanborn said...

Big dinner, egg hunting, cookies.

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi JMac,

It is even prettier in person. I'm all set for a spring picnic now and can't wait to see which of my readers gets this basket. Thanks for entering and good luck.

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Jean,

We had a lovely family dinner too, but no egg hunt. My girls are too old and we don't have little nieces or nephews close by. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Monique,

My kids loved egg hunts too when they were small. Thanks for stopping by and entering. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Vickie,

Picnics are one of the best ways to get outside and enjoy nature all around you. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Kelly,

I'm sure it was a fun day for your whole family. Thanks for entering!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi MaryAnn,

I just may have to try having a picnic on Easter in the next year or two, if our fickle spring weather cooperates.
Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi A.B.

Your Easter celebration sounds perfect, especially because you all make an effort to get together and continue to bond and make the day special. Thanks for sharing and entering. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Aimee,

Sounds like a fun and tasty day! Good luck and thanks for stopping by to enter.

Debra Branigan said...

We usually have a big family dinner. However, this year, for the first time, no dinner. Family is too spread out now.

Donna L Holder said...

we color eggs together

Helen said...

We like to celebrate Easter with Easter baskets, egg hunts, and a nice ham dinner with our entire family.

Susan said...

Beautiful picnic basket, and the Catholic Central site is great too. I love the clear way they describe their faith and beliefs. Now -- how does our family celebrate Easter. Well, like you, things are evolving with the girls getting older. This year, my husband and middle daughter headed up north to his mom's and that celebration. The youngest daughter and I headed south to my parents', where my oldest met us too. In a few months she will have graduated from college and moved halfway across the country. I kept thinking of next Easter with a little sadness, knowing she probably won't be here. But I try not to borrow that ahead of time. I love the throwback Easter photo of you with your little girl, Linda!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Susan,

I love the Catholic Central site for their clear messages as well. It sounds like you had a good, albeit, bittersweet Easter this year. I cam only imagine how difficult it is to stay in the moment when one of your daughter's is moving so far away. Hugs to you! Thank you for the sweet comment on one of my favorite Easter photos, my husband captured that moment of Melissa and I discussing the contents of her Easter basket from her Grandma. Oh, the memories!

TheresaJenkins said...

We like to celebrate Easter with a family day ...church, dinner, egg hunt, just being together

Breanne said...

We love to have an Easter egg hunt before dinner.

Ashley Latour said...

My family sometimes goes out to eat for Easter, or we stay home. We always color eggs, and make more food than we can eat. So, there are always left overs. We eat candy for breakfast, and real food later. When I was younger, I used to receive numerous Easter baskets, and we would have egg hunts.

amanda whitley said...

my family celebrates Easter by having the kids wake up and open their Easter baskets and then we do an egg hunt.

starzine said...

On Easter we usually eat dinner at home and watch movies.