Easter is a time to celebrate new beginnings: the days are getting longer, spring is in full swing and lockdown measures are slowly beginning to ease across the country. Although none of us are thrilled to spend yet another Easter stuck inside, there are still so many fun ways to have a very happy bank holiday weekend this year!
So, what can you do this Easter? From 29th March, England begins step one of the government’s roadmap to exit lockdown. From that date, “outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households will be allowed, providing greater flexibility for families to see each other. This includes in private gardens.” Outdoor sports facilities, including tennis courts, will reopen and you will be able to participate in formally organised outdoor sports. From this point, the Stay at Home order will be lifted but many lockdown restrictions will remain in place.
With Easter Weekend beginning on Friday 2nd April, the most important change for many of us will be the possibility to meet friends and family outside, even in our own back gardens. While the spring weather remains somewhat unpredictable, you and your little ones will need a light jacket, a fresh pair of shoes and maybe even a brand new sweatshirt set to keep you warm and cosy. Any excuse for a new outfit, right? Plus, with all these guests spending time in your garden, now might be the perfect time to invest in some new garden furniture, such as a sweet picnic bench to enjoy some Easter treats together.
With all this added time off work, school and nursery, you will need plenty of activities up your sleeve to keep the boredom at bay. The good thing about Easter is that all the eggs, bunnies and renewed spring weather provide plenty of opportunities to try out some new crafting activities. Aside from the classic egg decorating and dyeing, now is the time to bake up some seasonal treats. Keep your kids occupied as you teach them how to knead the dough for their own hot cross buns, patiently melt some chocolate for a tray of cornflake nests and whisk all their ingredients together for a showstopping seasonal carrot cake. If you’re looking for something a little lower in sugar, encourage your little ones’ creativity with a ‘colour yourself’ pyjama set and grow their green thumbs with some good old fashioned flower pressing. Simply pick a flower and use this personalised flower press kit to preserve their spring treasures forever.
These days, we believe that every occasion is as good a reason as any to get all dressed up. In the spirit of spring, we’re donning our favourite floral embroidered denim jackets (to match with our mini-mes), looking for special Easter-themed outfits to dress the kids up and even getting baby involved in a fresh sky blue or tulip pink muslin romper to keep them comfortable, whatever the weather. For your family photo, this ‘Hoppy Easter’ bodysuit will help to send a celebratory message to your nearest and dearest.
If lockdown has brought a new baby into your life, make sure to celebrate this. Mark the occasion with a sweet ‘1st Easter’ bodysuit and introduce your baby to a well-beloved bunny with the Adventures of Peter Rabbit. And with another year living the ‘new normal’, this is a wonderful opportunity to make some new traditions for you and your young family. Spend a lazy bank holiday morning enjoying a big family breakfast with some eggs of the non-chocolate variety, cosy up together in a spring-ready robe (we recommend little lamb or duckling character dressing gowns) and compete against each other in a new garden game.
However you choose to spend this bank holiday weekend, we hope you have an eggcelent time doing so. Remember to tag us @My1stYears #My1stYears on social media so we can celebrate along with you!
My 1st Years x