Easter is one of the most wonderful spring-time holidays but if you’re traveling to visit loved ones, you may feel like you’re missing out on some classic Easter activities. To keep your Easter as fun as possible, here are five tips for celebrating Easter on the go.
Messless Easter Eggs
Instead of coloring Easter eggs with messy dye, save time and cleanup by opting for one of Evite’s mess-free suggestions. Tattoo or sticker embellishments are a great way for small hands to decorate. Spray the eggs in advance with chalkboard paint for an erasable matte alternative. This year, “candy colors” are in, so these options promise pretty pastels without all the mess.
If visiting family or friends for the holiday and dying eggs is more your thing, head to the local farmer’s market and pick up the basics — eggs, turmeric, a bunch of beets, blueberries, or a head of purple cabbage. The fruits and veggies we eat can actually be useful for egg dying because when cooked, their juices create bold hues that can color the outside of an egg.
Travel Friendly Easter Basket
Our traditional baskets can be difficult to travel with, but there are still ways to package together a cute alternative that the kids will love when away from home. Pick up a colorful tin at the store and a few pieces of bunny-shaped candy. Because Easter dress-up is also a big trend this year, stuff bunny ears or a lamb costume in the basket so the kids can spend the day in costume.
In-Room DIY Brunch
Pick-up flowers and long-stem organic carrots from the local farmer’s market for a quick and carroty floral table arrangement that is festive and edible so you have a healthy snack later on. Order in a room service brunch for a delicious, no cleanup meal. Because it is Easter, they will most likely be serving up a special menu with your favorite sides.
Host a Destination Scavenger Hunt
Go on an adventure and find a park or beach nearby where you can host a scavenger hunt for the children. Not only does this provide a fun alternative to the traditional egg hunt, but it encourages exploration in new places. To create a cultural experience out of it, try hiding local items like jewelry, candy, or souvenirs instead of candy inside the plastic eggs.
Originally published April 14, 2014