-A community meal during the week with our neighbours. A chance to catch up, reflect and eat good food together.
-Home made Hot Cross Buns (this was the first year I made these, I'll be doing it again!)
-Simple handmade decorations around our home. I crocheted some Easter Eggs using this pattern, and the kids brought home a few handmade creations from kinder and school. I also cut some beautiful Easter pics from the my new favourite British mag Pretty Nostalgic and popped them up on our front door to welcome visitors...
-Fresh flowers in the home (a nod to our northern hemisphere ancestors who celebrated Easter in Spring)
-Fish and chips on Good Friday
-We keep the chocolate thing pretty simple. This is for a few reasons. Firstly, because my kids go mental when they eat a lot of chocolate, secondly because I'm not quite convinced that mass production of chocolates is what Easter is all about, and thirdly because we are committed as a family to only buying fair-trade chocolate, which cuts out most Easter eggs! Tomorrow, we will melt up a block or two of fair trade chocolate and use Easter egg moulds (which I found a few years ago at the Op shop, of course!) to make a few little chocolate Eggs for Sunday morning. Yum. And totally enough!!
-And we will have a nice breakfast of real eggs on toast on Easter morning.
Apart from the general friend family and community catch ups and time off from school and work, that's about it for us! Whether Easter is a time to have a break, celebrate the change of seasons, or has a some spiritual significance for you, I hope it's a happy one!
How do you like to celebrate? What "traditions" do you and your loved ones have?
PS- One tradition that makes me smile is my sister in law Ash, who gets the kids new winter PJ's every Easter!!