Can you believe we’re already in April?! This year is flying by. Needless to say, we’re all looking forward to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. There’s always some really great family-fun planned and I want to share with you some of the best ideas we’ve done in previous years.
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1. The Main Event: The Easter Egg Hunt.
The Easter Egg hunt has become a universal staple in Easter Weekend festivities. Doesn’t matter if you’re hitting up family to head to their place, or they’re coming to yours. If you’re planning for a successful Easter weekend, you can’t miss out on the main event.
Now I know that there has been major concerns brewing around the rising cost of eggs, but don’t worry. We got you.
There’s absolutely no need to cancel the hunt because you don’t want to spend excessive on eggs or simply don’t want to waste them scattering them in the yard.
Here’s what you can do instead.
How to Keep Cost Down Amid Inflation Costs.
We were always the family that purchased a couple pack of eggs to dye, decorate, and distribute amongst the family, but with inflation costs, we’ve adjusted.
About two years ago, we started a new tradition with ditching hardboiled eggs and instead, we purchased a 100-pack of plastic eggs, filled them with goodies and spread them throughout the yard.
We’ve been successful with saving money, giving the kids more excitement to look forward to, and being able to choose which goodies we put inside.
Last year, we took a head count of all the participants and made note of their ages. Because we were dealing with family, it was easier to know ahead of time how to organize the hunt.
How to Organize the Hunt.
We started with breaking up the hunt into two groups: little kids (ages 2-6), and teens and pre-teens (ages 10-16).
Each kid was assigned a specific egg color and this allowed everyone to get a fair chance on finding the same amount of eggs within a set amount of time.
Each race/hunt had two grand-prize winning eggs that we filled with a cash prize and this made the hunt all the more fun for everyone. As we watched the kids scatter into the yard, it was easier to make sure no one got hurt, and no one was tempted to cheat and snag more eggs out of anyone else’s sack.
The people who collected the grand-prize eggs were then eliminated from getting the participant award, Easter snack baskets.
We found this method to be stress-free and much more economical than using hardboiled eggs. You can shop our exact Easter egg selection on amazon.
2. Easter Baskets (Or bags… haha.)
We ran out of time to buy fancy Easter baskets, so instead, we purchased a family size snack pack of chips, juices, candy favorites and stickers and put them into party bags.
Trust me, the kids didn’t care if they received a paper bag or a plastic basket, they had fun and got GOOD TREATS! It felt like a party to them.
Besides that, everyone played hard and ate good.
3. Cookies + Family Dinner Ideas
What’s a party without good food?! We decided to have family dinner after all the festivities.
Moms made a huge pan of spaghetti, barbequed hamburgers and hotdogs, and fried some catfish.
As you could probably guess, spaghetti can feed a lot of people for little cost. The other selections make for great finger foods to fill you up and keep enjoying the entertainment without sitting for too long.
Pretty self-explanatory but I thought I’d share.
4. Sunday Church Service
My family is BIG on faith and making sure we’re covered in all aspects: Mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, and most importantly SPIRTUALLY.
If you don’t know me personally, my parents are pastors. YES, I’m a PK (Pastor’s Kid x 2).
Since before I can remember, we’ve spent Easter Sunday, better known as Resurrection Sunday, together.
In the past we’ve held church service from our in-home virtual studio and/or attended another service supporting another pastor in our network. But this year, we will be hosting our very first in-person service at our new church building in North Houston.
Service starts promptly at 11AM CST where we will be having praise and worship, followed by a great word from my dad and pastor, Dr. Michael Lindsay.
After service concludes, we’re hosting FREE entertainment for the entire family with hotdogs, Easter egg hunt, and door prizes. So, heads up! If you’re not in the mood to host your own family fun, come join ours at 1700 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77090.
Other Weekend Activities In Houston, TX and surrounding areas.
A few other activities I’ve came across in Houston, TX are:
- Free Family Night @ the Children’s Museum – April 6, 2023 from 5pm-8pm.
- Breakfast Buffet and Pics with the Easter Bunny @ The Downtown Aquarium – April 8, 2023 from 8:30am-10:15am
- Kid’s Festival with Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, and Egg Hunt w/ prizes @ The Rock Church – April 8, 2023 from 2pm-5pm.
- DIY Cookies & Crafts @ AR Workshop Cypress – April 8, 2023 at 10:00am.
- Spring Spectacular w/ face painting, balloon animals, sidewalk sales and the Easter bunny @ Cypress Town Center – April 8, 2023 at noon.