6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Easter & Give Choc-free Gifts March 13 2015
Easter is a fantastic time to enjoy great food, good company and a well-deserved break. You are probably already preparing for the long weekend, planning meals and maybe searching for ways to celebrate Easter without going overboard on the chocolate this year?
We have compiled an inspiring list of 6 creative ways to celebrate Easter this year, keep the kids entertained and the calorie counts down (at least a little)!
An Aussie Easter Breakfast
I remember so many Easter mornings growing up when I had already managed to consume my weight in Easter eggs before Mum had even started making breakfast! Encourage your kids to make a healthy yet fun start to the day with these adorable Budgie Egg Cosies.
This little Aussie budgie will keep your breakfast eggs toasty warm or it can be used as a puppet if your kids are more interested playing with their breakfast than actually eating it!
To make Easter morning even more exciting you can use these delightful toast stamps and get the kids involved in making brekkie.
Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist
Is the Easter egg hunt one of the main events at your house on Easter Sunday? Children of all ages can't help but get excited about the possibility of finding some kind of hidden treasure! This is a fabulous activity that is extremely cost-effective and you don't need chocolate to have an egg hunt. Most $2 shops and craft stores will stock some kind of plastic coloured Easter eggs and some of them are designed so that you can actually put little goodies inside of them. From stickers to figurines, there are all sorts of treats you can use and all the children and even the adults in the family will have a ball searching in the garden, yard, or even around the house for the prized eggs.
If you are planning on holding the Easter egg hunt in your garden or backyard you will probably want to do a spot of gardening first. With beautiful long sleeve gardening gloves and matching cotton apron from Annabel Trends you can garden in style. The gorgeous Zinnia gift pack which comes at a discounted bundle price. These stylish garden accessories make a wonderful gift for your mum, wife or grandmother at Easter.
Easter Bunny vs Easter Bilby
While you are teaching the kids about the Easter bunny why not take the time to tell them about the Easter bilby? Whoever your want your children to believe has brought them their Easter eggs, it's a great chance to teach them about one of our fascinating and (sadly) endangered animals - the Australian native Greater Bilby.
Why not consider giving your kids, grandkids or friends a soft toy Bilby instead of chocolate? We have Australian made cuddly Bilbies which are arriving just in time for Easter! Order your Bilby now and it will be delivered in time for the Easter weekend.
You could even consider making a family donation to the Save the Bilby Fund this Easter.
DIY Easter Cards
With our Colouring In Australian Wildlife cards you have a unique activity for the kids to enjoy in days leading up to Easter and a fun way to teach them about other Australian animals. If your kids aren't seeing particular relatives or friends at Easter the cards can be sent as sealed cards to that someone special.
The original artwork is by Australian artist Helen Ashley and the colouring in cards are proudly 100% Australian Made by ColourMeArt.
Take Time Out to Pamper Yourself
Amongst the Easter preparations and celebrations make sure you take the time to relax and enjoy yourself over the long weekend! Set aside a few minutes or hours to get yourself a cuppa, read a few pages of a good book and rest your weary legs. Our Bushland Heat Pillows can be used as a hot or cold pack and are perfect for giving a bit of relief to those aching muscles. These Australian made bushland themed products make fabulous Easter gifts for men and women and can be matched with our cosmetic bags, aprons, gardening gloves and kitchen gloves in the same lovely print.
All of these authentic Australian Easter gift ideas can be found in our Easter collection online.
Enter our #bitsofeaster contest!We are giving away a wonderful BITS for Kids Gift worth over $60 to keep the kids entertained over the Easter long weekend. The winner of our #bitsofeaster contest will win this fabulous prize:
- 2 x Budgie Egg Cosies
- 1 x Colouring In Poster Pack
- 1 x set of Aussie Toast Stamps
1) Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bitsofaustralia or follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bitsofaus/
2) Tag at least one friend in you post in you enter on Instagram
3) Upload a photo to Facebook or Instagram with the hastag #bitsofeaster (or you can simply repost our Contest photo on Instagram)
Your favourite bit of Easter can be a photo of whatever Easter means to you. The more #bitsofeaster pics you post - the more chances you have to win!
You have until noon (EST) on Wednesday, 25th March to enter! The winners will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on Thursday 26th March and will be tagged in the post.
This contest is not sponsored, supported or associated with Facebook or Instagram in any way. The recipient of the information provided by you is not Facebook or Instagram, but Bits of Australia.
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