Celebrate Easter With These Fun Family Activities

Be intentional in celebrating the holidays this year by creating an Easter itinerary for food, family and fun activities! 

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CELEBRATING EASTER

It still amazes me that my daughter believes that a giant bunny breaks into our house each year and leaves her a basket of goodies. But I love that she gets excited about the magic of the holidays and am trying to make them last as long as possible.

While my son didn’t cope well when he found out Santa was a fraud, he finally realizes the fun of being in on the secret and helping out for the holiday surprises. Here are a ton of ways to make this Easter special in your family this year:

EASTER CELEBRATION IDEAS

1. DYE EASTER EGGS

There are so many creative ways to decorate Easter eggs thanks to Pinterest! Here are a ton I love.

2. GO ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT

We like to hide the decorated eggs in the house that morning, and do an afternoon hunt with the candy-filled eggs. Lots of places are doing drive-thru Easter egg hunts this year!

3. EAT DEVILED EGGS OR EGG SALAD SANDWICHES

I enjoy having the kids help me make a recipe with all the eggs we decorated the night before. We always make sure to use mom’s first before destroying their tiny creations. Here’s a good recipe for deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches.

4. ATTEND AN EASTER SERVICE

With a lot of churches going virtual these days, it’s easier than ever to watch an Easter Service. Here’s one I love.

5. READ MATTHEW 28

Matthew 28 covers the story of the Resurrection and the Great Commission. It’s the perfect way to acknowledge the reason for the season. If you want a more in depth family study for Easter, check out these Easter Countdown ornaments in my shop:

6. EAT CARROT CAKE

I think my favorite part about carrot cake is the cream cheese icing…Oh, and telling the kids after they finish a huge slice that they just ate VEGETABLES.

7. PLAY “EASTER LAND”

I’ve created this simple game based off CandyLand that you and your kids can play together:

8. COLOR AN EASTER PAPER

For some down time, color a beautiful Easter page. I love these printables.

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Happy Easter!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a Family This Year

Be intentional in celebrating the holidays this year by creating a St. Patrick’s Day itinerary for food, family and fun! 

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CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Part of my switch to more intentional living was to put family events on the calendar to look forward to. It seems that this past year needed a push more than ever as we still find ourselves couped up in the house. Each month, I make sure to plan something fun for the kids whether it’s a “Snow Day” in January or a “First Day of Summer Party” in June.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY IDEAS

1. LOOK FOR 4 LEAF CLOVERS

This is a great one to do at the park! Take your little guys outside and pretend you’re leprechauns looking for 4 leaf clovers. It’s rare but it happens!

2. EAT AN ALL-GREEN MEAL

This one might actually inspire your picky eaters! Round up as many different green foods you can and vote on your favorites.

  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Salad
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Keylime Pie
  • Apples
  • Jello

3. WEAR LOTS OF GREEN

Don’t forget to wear something green. Tell the kids they have 5 minutes to put on as many green clothing items they can find. Winner gets a prize!

4. MAKE A RAINBOW CRAFT

There are tons of rainbow craft ideas on Pinterest you can check out here. Other ideas are stringing Fruit Loops to make a necklace, making a rainbow out of PlayDoh, or painting a rainbow picture and adding cotton balls for clouds.

5. PLAY ST. PATRICK’S LAND

Download my “St. Patrick’s Land” board game for a fun family activity! Use coins for playing pieces and a dice to roll.

6. SET A LEPRECHAUN TRAP

These are fun to create with a shoebox and set out the night before St. Patrick’s Day. One year, I even trashed the bathroom with toilet paper and put green food coloring in the toilet to pretend a leprechaun had stopped by. I left chocolate coins in their leprechaun traps too!

7. GO ON A TREASURE HUNT

I loved making treasure hunts when I was a child. Share the joy of treasure-hunting with your kids with this free printable activity I created just for you! Cut up the clues and put them in order around the house. A great prize would be gold coins or a St. Patrick’s themed goodie!

  • Hand your child clue #1
  • #2 Under the couch
  • #3 In the car
  • #4 Kitchen sink
  • #5 Behind a door
  • #6 Under a bed
  • #7 In the shower
  • #8 Under a table (make sure to have a prize!)

8. LISTEN TO IRISH SONGS

Every party’s more fun with a good soundtrack! Make sure to blast some Irish tunes. Here’s a playlist I found on Spotify: Irish Songs

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Simple Date Night Ideas for Married Couples

Find a new idea for a date night in your city, or in my list for Fort Worth locals. Also includes tons of at-home ideas.

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MONTHLY DATE NIGHT

My husband and I have been married for 15 years. One thing I’ve learned is that Date Night is a MUST to help us reconnect. Life gets busy and you get in your routine. When stress kicks in, you start to feel disconnected from your spouse.

Make date nights mandatory in your household–once a month is a good starting place!

DATE NIGHT IDEAS

  • Dinner and a movie
  • Drive-in movie theater
  • Local festival
  • Concert
  • Comedy Club
  • Walk around downtown square
  • Antique store shopping
  • Bookstore
  • Game at a coffee shop
  • Jazz club
  • Cover band
  • Brewery Tour
  • Wine Tasting
  • Orchestra
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Horse-back riding
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Fishing
  • Tubing
  • Carnival
  • Picnic
  • Dinner cruise
  • Art gallery
  • Botanical garden
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Flea market
  • Museum
  • Batting cages
  • Mini golf
  • Ice skating
  • Rock climbing
  • Paintball
  • Painting class
  • Pottery class

FORT WORTH DATE IDEAS

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NO SITTER?

  • Some places offer Parents’ Night Out. (Search online for programs at kid gyms, YMCA, rec centers and local churches)
  • We even swap with another couple and watch their kid while they go on dates! (A great way to get a responsible, free babysitter!)
  • I discovered a few awesome sitters through Care.com. (Allows you to run a background check and I always test run a few times while I’m home.)

AT-HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS

1. MOVIES

We are big movie buffs. One thing that we enjoy are watching movies in a series. It gives us something to look forward to at night and talk about during the day if we haven’t seen the series yet. One offs are good, but series allow you to make connections between films.


2. GAMES

There’s something calming about disconnecting from screens and pulling out an old-fashioned board game. We enjoy teaching each other card games we grew up on or remembering the rules to classics like double six dominoes.


3. CONCERTS

Grab a bottle of wine and a movie projector and watch your favorite band “live” on the big screen for an unforgettable date night!


4. VIDEO GAMES

My generation was the first to grow up playing video games as kids, so sometimes our kids are impressed when we know how to get first place on Mario Kart without their help. Here are some classics we love to play when the kids are in bed.


5. TV GAME SHOWS

Recently I started showing my kids TV game shows I grew up on like Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right and Double Dare on YouTube. If you have Amazon Prime, there are tons of full episode game shows you can watch online:

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Mark a date night on the calendar and enjoy time for rest and relaxation!

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