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Easter bliss: 4 ways to spoil yourself and others

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Easter bliss: 4 ways to spoil yourself and others

Easter is a time to enjoy being with family and friends. It's also a time when the hot cross buns and Easter eggs are everywhere! Giving and receiving Easter treats can make it feel like a special celebration too. There may be other things you do, or want to start doing that help you celebrate, but don’t require chocolate.

Here are 4 ideas of how to celebrate Easter without the chocolate burst.

1. Buy some snug pyjamas to wear while enjoying a cup of cocoa and honey hot chocolate.

2. Cook a yummy breakfast (lots of recipes here) like eggs on toast with a veggie side or try our hot cross bun pudding with some berries.

3. Enjoy the outdoors and have an Easter picnic, with an egg hunt afterwards (our top tip below)!

4. Cook an Easter feast or have family or friends bring a dish to share.

If you have children, it can be hard to reign in the chocolate goodies from the grandparents and relatives. Providing non-chocolate gift suggestions means the kids have the joy of Easter without mountains of chocolate eggs. Stickers, movie vouchers, boardgames, or a special activity together is added excitement to Easter while leaving the chocolate to the Easter Bunny!

Easter egg hunt tip!

For under $5 you can buy re-useable, fillable plastic eggs. Pop written clues in the eggs to find the hidden chocolate. The kids (or adults!) can search for eggs, solve clues, and get the chocolate prize at the end!

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