Easter is one of only two times a year when virtually everyone you like has time off work. Don’t waste this golden opportunity to spend with family and friends by doing chores or DIY. Relax and have fun!
Easter Egg Hunt
Your kids don’t have to be believers to enjoy an Easter Egg hunt. Make it simple for young children by hiding brightly coloured eggs around your yard or home, and leave a trail of clever clues to get older ones to work for their chocolate. If you’re short on time you can pick up your goodies from the reliably delicious New Farm Confectionary, but if you want a way of keeping the kiddos happily occupied then try making some cute origami egg holders or origami boxes using pretty or recycled paper.
The stress and expense of hosting Easter lunch for a lot of people can suck the enjoyment out of the day. Instead, organise for everyone to bring a particular dish or drink while you prepare the main course. The weather is supposed to be a perfect so you could also arrange to meet at your local park for a picnic. Make the meal extra special by visiting one of the fantastic farmers’ markets we have nearby, like Jan Powers’ Farmers’ Market which runs from 6am-12pm on Saturday, or the Burleigh Heads Farmers’ Market, from 7am-12pm on Saturday, and incorporate new-season broccoli into your menu with these tasty ideas from Donna Hay.
Put those Easter calories to good use with a walk. We’re fortunate to have some incredible bush walks within an easy hour of Brisbane including Curtis Falls and Palm Grove in Mount Tamborine, Springwood Conservation Park, Mount Coot-tha, Mount Glorious and Beerburrum. You can stretch your legs closer to home through the Raven Street Reserve, along Shorncliffe Parade, or beside the river from the Powerhouse to Teneriffe.
By the way, if chocolate isn’t your thing, our gift vouchers make a fantastic Easter surprise for your loved ones.