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Easter Things to Do

Sunday, April 4, 2021

What can you do to celebrate Easter this year? We've compiled a list of suggestions —  and while Easter events won't be quite the same as usual, we hope these ideas bring a little cheer to your holiday.

Hunt for Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt by Paige Griffin
Easter Egg Hunt by Paige Griffin
 

There are some community Easter egg hunts available by pre-registration with family's getting their own egg-hunting plots. 

You can also hard boil and dye eggs together, then hide them all over the house or yard (if the weather is good) for the kids to find the next morning. Depending on your children's ages and interests, you could turn this into either a cooking project (how to boil eggs) or a science project (what vegetables can make dyes) or, if you have plastic eggs, put little messages in the eggs about fun things you'll do when more destinations re-open — like ride the carousel at Roaring Rapids Pizza Company or have tea at the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House. Some charitable organizations are offering to "egg your house" for you as a fundraising benefit. Or you can purchase egg decorating kits, both for fun and to support local organizations. 

Afterward, make deviled eggs.

Ever Heard of Easter Bonnets?

Revive an old tradition and craft your own Easter bonnet. Find an old hat or other workable item and decorate it with an Easter theme using materials from around your house like fake flowers, feathers, scarves, felt, plastic toys, fake gems or construction paper. Wear your hats to your fancy in-home brunch and take silly Instagram photos. Kids of all ages can have fun with this!

Leave an Easter Basket for a Friend

Surprise someone with a gift basket on their front porch. 

Gift baskets make great gifts and can be customized thoughtfully for the recipient. Send a family… More Info

Order Easter Brunch to Go

Order a delicious Easter meal with ham and sides from a local restaurant. Go ahead and dress up. Set the table fancy and take family photos to share on social media. Order meals ahead of time to secure day-before pick ups. Pair your dishes with a local wine, craft beer or cocktail with local spirits — some wineries, breweries and distilleries are offering pick up, delivery or shipping.

Explore Your Neighborhood for Signs of Spring

Plein Air Painting in Owen Rose Garden by Eugene, Cascades & Coast
Plein Air Painting in Owen Rose Garden by Eugene, Cascades & Coast

 

While an Easter Sunday hike or walk may be extra appealing if we have good weather, please stick close to home when picking your trail or route. If lots of people are out, be gracious and choose another destination or just head back home.  When you are out stretching your legs, look for budding trees, blooming flowers and unfurling ferns.