How to Celebrate Easter with Your Family While Social Distancing

Every season has a few quintessential holidays. When you think of autumn, you probably think of Halloween costumes or a dinner table set for Thanksgiving. Picture a snowy winter landscape, and you’ll surely bring to mind images of Christmas trees or glowing Hanukkah menorahs.

Now that spring is here, you’re probably starting to reminisce about last year’s egg hunts, family brunches, and chocolate bunnies. However, Easter in 2020 is going to be a little different. 

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With stay-at-home orders being enforced across the country until at least the end of April, many of us won’t be able to participate in our usual Easter traditions, like attending Sunday services or getting together with friends and extended family. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t still celebrate in a meaningful way. We’re just going to have to get creative. 

It might be challenging to find ways to make Easter special while social distancing, but remember: staying home is the best way to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe. It’s definitely worth the extra effort!

Instead of thinking about social distancing as an obstacle, think of it as a unique opportunity. What ingenious ideas can you come up with to celebrate Easter in quarantine? Will you figure out a way to participate in your favorite Easter activities from home, or invent new ways to celebrate? 

In this post, we’re going to get you started with some of our favorite at-home Easter suggestions. Whether you’re quarantined with family or by yourself, here are some excellent ways to celebrate Easter while social distancing!

Easter Ideas for Families

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If you’re quarantined with your loved ones, odds are you may be getting a little stir-crazy! Take the opportunity to forge a closer connection with your family and spend some quality time together on Easter. Here are some tips to make your stay-at-home holiday special.

Put on Your Sunday Best

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Just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean you should let your Easter outfits go to waste. This article from Martha Stewart suggests that getting dressed up in your Sunday best can help you set the right tone for the rest of the day’s activities.

Attend a Virtual Easter Service 

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Another tip from Martha: if attending a religious service is usually an important part of how you celebrate Easter, you can still participate at home. Churches of all sizes and denominations across the country are currently offering live stream services. Your local church may even be providing one!

Enjoy Easter Brunch, Any Time of Day! 

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While you may not be able to invite all of your extended family over, you should still sit down with your immediate family for a special meal. Don’t feel like you have to adhere to regular mealtimes: one small upside to being quarantined is that time becomes completely relative. Enjoy one of these flexible Easter recipes that work as dinner or brunch.

Make a Family Contribution

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You’re already doing a great job keeping your family and community safe by staying home this Easter, but did you know there are even more ways you could help out? Southern Living suggests donating your time and resources as a way to symbolically give to the Offering Plate at church. Now more than ever, we need to be thinking about our neighbors, both next-door and all over the world.  

Even if you’re not religious, consider making a donation as a family and involving your kids in the process. You can find a list of organizations that are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 and provide necessities to people who need them most here. You might also consider reaching out to people you know and making sure that they have enough food and home essentials. 

Easter Ideas for Kids

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Practicing social distancing has been hard on all of us, but small kids with boundless energy are probably feeling especially cooped up. If you’re looking for fun activities to entertain your kids this Easter, we have a few suggestions.

Make Egg Carton Easter Baskets

Decorating hard-boiled eggs may be a classic Easter activity, but with grocery store shelves looking sparse, now isn’t the best time to waste food. Egg carton crafts are a much more resourceful alternative. Here’s how your kids can turn old egg cartons into fun Easter baskets.

Bake Easter Treats 

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Getting your kids involved in preparing some Easter confections is a wonderful way to spend quality time together. It’s also a clever way to keep an eye on them while you’re working on the main meal. Here are some sweet 3-ingredient treats for Easter that your kids will love helping you make!

Play a Game of Croquet

Illustration from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by John Tenniel 

Tell the Easter Bunny to make room for the White Rabbit and the March Hare, because your kids are going to love this Alice In Wonderland themed activity. First, download these printable pieces from Disney Family for your kids to create a Wonderland-worthy miniature croquet set. Next, turn your living room into a croquet court for a fun-filled afternoon indoors!

Put on Some Bunny Ears 

Furry Pink Bunny Glasses from Paper Source

No holiday is complete without festive accessories. Dress your family up in these adorable Bunny Glasses from Paper Source, or help your kids make DIY bunny ears at home with this tutorial.

Easter Ideas for Grown-Ups

Candy and visits from the Easter bunny are great for kids, but what can adults do to celebrate? For couples or grown-up roommates quarantined together, here’s how to have a memorable Easter at home.

Serve up some Bunny Marys

Bloody Marys are a timeless brunch classic, but Easter brunch deserves an extra special cocktail. The Bunny Mary is a perfect Easter-themed variation that replaces tomato juice with carrot juice. You can check out a recipe here

Plan a Truth or Dare Egg Hunt

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If you loved egg hunts as a kid, here’s a fun version for adults to play. Instead of filling your plastic eggs with candy, write truth or dare prompts on slips of paper. Whoever finds an egg has to do what it says inside. You can find instructions for this game and other adult easter egg hunt ideas at Woman’s Day.

Break Out Some Easter Crackers

Damask Bunny Crackers from Williams Sonoma

You’re never too old to receive surprises from the Easter Bunny. Crack open these bunny-themed party favors from Williams Sonoma to find adorable Easter trinkets and gifts.

Replace Candy With Bath Gifts 

Sunnyside Up Shower Jelly from Lush Cosmetics

We all know what kids want for Easter: lots of candy! It’s trickier to put together Easter baskets for our grown-up friends and family members, but Lush has some excellent candy alternatives. This egg-shaped shower jelly is just one of the many sweet-smelling, Easter-themed products you can order online this year.

Ideas For Families Spending Easter Apart

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This Easter is going to be especially tough for people spending it separated from friends and family, or even alone. Thankfully, modern technology makes it a little easier to stay connected with the people we love. Here are a few ways that you can wish a Happy Easter to friends and family from home.

Send An Easter Basket

Good Egg Gift Box from Mrs. Fields

If you can’t spend Easter with the people you love, let them know you’re thinking about them. Having a special gift, like this Good Egg Gift Box from Mrs. Fields, delivered to their door is a wonderful way to send your love. If someone you care about is spending Easter alone, it might be an especially good idea to brighten their day with a thoughtful present.

Write Your Easter Greetings

Easter Bunny 3D Pop-up Easter Card from Hallmark

Phone calls and text messages are nice, but if you’re looking for an extra special way to say “Happy Easter” to your loved ones, there’s nothing like a hand-written card. This Easter Bunny 3D Pop-up card from Hallmark doubles as decor! Make sure to wash your hands before writing your message.

Organize a Virtual Easter Activity

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If there’s a beloved Easter tradition your family or friends usually participate in together, there’s no reason to call it off! Bring your loved ones together through Zoom or Skype so that everyone can stay connected while completing the activity from home. To get an idea of how this works, check out this article on hosting a virtual Easter egg hunt.

Share Easter Photos 

3D Crystal Rectangles from ArtPix 3D

You may not be able to share Easter with your friends and family in person, but there is one thing you can share: your memories! Take lots of pictures to show your friends and family how you spent this holiday and exchange photos through text or email at the end of the day. Or, if you’re looking for an extra special Easter gift, pick a favorite photo from a previous family Easter and let ArtPix 3D turn it into a one-of-a-kind crystal keepsake. 

We hope these at-home ideas for Easter 2020 help you make this holiday special while practicing social distancing. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to create the perfect Easter, though. It’s ok if you don’t feel like tons of crafts and games, and it’s definitely ok if you just want to eat Easter candy in your pajamas. One thing is for sure: this holiday is going to be memorable no matter how you choose to spend it! 

ArtPix 3D is here for you throughout the Easter season. Whether you need a special gift for a loved one or a personalized keepsake for yourself, we’re still delivering to your door absolutely free. With our easy-to-use online customization tools, you can place your order in no time without leaving your home! Visit our shop to get started, or take a look at our previous blog posts for more inspiration.

We’ll be back next week with more creative content. Until then, be safe, stay home, and have a Happy Easter!