Easter is a lovely time of year, signifying renewal, rebirth, and the onset of spring and warmer weather. So if you find yourself away from home this year, worry not – there are plenty of ways to celebrate and the staff at InTown Suites have a few ideas on how to do just that.
Make Easter at your InTown Suite just like any other with the help of these activities and things to do!
Enjoy Easter Egg Fun.
Eggs have long been part of many Easter traditions, and we’re not just talking about the chocolate ones! This year, embrace the tradition and try:
- Egg Painting – pick up an Easter egg coloring kit at the local grocery store and enjoy hours of fun with the kids, dyeing, colouring and decorating eggs! Get even more adventurous with glitter, stickers, and other decorations. (Be sure to hard boil your eggs and let them cool before dyeing; see full instructions here).
- An Easter egg hunt - using some of the decorated eggs (and/or some chocolate ones too!), hide the eggs around your InTown Suite or at a safe, outdoor location nearby. Be sure to include a range of hiding spots suitable for the children – some up high, down low, easily visible, and some a little bit more camouflaged.
- Egg Tapping – the perfect Easter competition! To play, get in teams of two; one person holds their hard-boiled egg and taps the egg of their opponent, trying to crack the opponent’s egg without damaging their own!
Make A Festive Easter Treat.
For many of us, Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without at least one chocolatey treat! There are plenty of great (and simple) recipes out there, but we’ve found one that we especially like, and it requires few ingredients and little prep!
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
At the grocery store, pick up:
- 1 c peanut butter
- ¼ unsalted butter
- 8 oz dark cocoa melting chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ¼ c powdered sugar
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and 1c powdered sugar over medium heat until completely melted and starting to bubble – stir constantly.
Remove from heat.
Add the remaining sugar in small increments, stirring after each new addition. Set aside and let cool.
Chill dough in the fridge before rolling into eggs.
Using your hands, shape dough into flat ovals. Place the eggs on lined baking sheet, and then put them in the freezer for about an hour until hardened.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave by heating for about 30 seconds and then stirring, repeating the process until smooth.
Using 2 forks, roll each egg into the chocolate and return them to the baking sheet. Once all eggs are coated, return the baking sheet to the freezer for another hour or 2 until completely set.
Store in the freezer until ready to eat. Enjoy!
(Recipe recommended by InTown Suites, courtesy of cakescottage.com).
Try Simple Springtime Activities.
The latest post on the InTown Suites blog was all about things to do this spring, including crafts, activities, and games. For more ideas on how to celebrate Easter this year, check out our ideas for low-cost, simple spring activities for kids!
From everyone here at InTown Suites: Happy Easter!