Easter is a week from today and it is looking to be a little different this year.  I come from a really large extended family so a small party of 4 is, well small.  But since the only person who can ruin my fun is myself, I’ve decided to embrace “different” and make the most of it.  Here are two things I plan on doing for our Easter at HOME:

Like many of you, I am not doing much shopping, and only go to the grocery store every few weeks.  I don’t want to give my kids a lot of candy, and we are in the middle of a remodel so have very little in terms of filler from any stockpile for Easter Eggs.  What’s a mom to do?  Luckily I had/have an amazing mom.  When we were kids my mom would fill some Easter Eggs with little notes like “Good for Staying Up Late 1 Night” or “Good for 1 Extra TV Show.”  I think I might add on “Get out of 1 Zoom Call” and “Skip a Math Lesson” – though that might just be for me.  Either way – we all win.

I loved throwing parties as a kid, especially for Halloween.  One favorite thing was to set up a large yarn spider web throughout our house.  Each of my guests would have there own particular thread to follow.  First they would find their name on an index card with their yarn attached.  Then they would have to follow that thread throughout the house, over and under other individual threads, winding it up as they went along.  When they reached the end, they would find their goodie bag.  This year, my kiddos will find their Easter Basket. You can make it as long or short as you want, and as easy or difficult as you want depending on the age of your kids.  You can also use different color yarn to make it easier for younger ones to follow.

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