What's YOUR Easter Tradition!?

Canada
April 7, 2007 4:11pm CST
Yeah I'm curious to know, I used to go all out on easter with my family, because of the kids. Now that we don't have any kids with us, my hubby and i and the roomies just lounge around, relax, make a nice breakfast together, and then order pizza. We don't do anything anymore because i just don't see the sense celebrating a holiday for the kids without any kids, and we probably won't do anything for easter until we have a child of our own. What's your tradition? What do you eat, do, and everything else? Do you have many people over for the holiday, or do you fly solo with just you and or your family?
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Well we are fortunate in that we have 5 acres, 3 of which is nice green grass. So we started a tradition 2 yrs ago in that we host an Egg hunt for the kids here on our hill and our Grandchildren. Parents bring eggs to hunt, we provide several surprise ones with candy and money in them. The egg hunt takes about 1 hour then we have an "Adult" Egg hunt on our 4 wheelers (ATV's) they must find one egg (Raw) and park the bike, retrieve the egg, and get it back to "home base" without breaking it. It's a lot of fun. We have tons of food, everyone brings their favorite Easter food recipe and we have a total feast. This years menu is: Honey Baked Ham Deep Fried Turkeys (2) 3 Santa Maria Marinated Tri-Tips Watergate Salad Spicy crock-pot beans Potato Salad Hash-Brown-Cheesy Cassarole Sliced Melon Chips Salsa Guacamole Veggie Tray Coconut 4 layer cake Pies M & M's of course and lots of assorted Easter Candies. After that - we laze around in the Southern Calif sun and catch up on all the news in the families while the kids all play. It's a great day for all. We really enjoy it. Even the clean up is not bad. Everyone chips in and it's done in no time. We send lots of left overs home with folks.
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• Canada
8 Apr 07
wow that's quite the tradition you have, that's amazing. I hope one day when my hubby and i have kids, we can start something like this. Keep up the good work. Thanks!
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Thank you for Best Response. I am delighted. It turned out very well. we fed 24 and had a blast. The waether was really "iffy" all day and even had some heavy misting going on on and off during the day, But lots of food left over made for nice lunches this week at work :) Thanks again.
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• Canada
14 Apr 07
no problem hun, you deserved it, looks like you put a lot of work into not only your response, but also your holiday, you deserve it, I'm glad you had such a great holiday, keep it up, never take anything for granted, you'll continue to be rewarded! Thanks for responding, you really made me feel like holidays are still important.
• Canada
8 Apr 07
Every year we spend Easter with the family, I have two kids and so usually we have a easter hunt inside the house because there is still snow on the ground but spring is certainly around the corner here...my kids are getting older so now we will buy them something, got my daughter a cd she wanted and my son a toy, and we throw in a few easter eggs, nothing too much as too much chocolate isnt good for you...then I cook a turkey with all the trimmings and we all sit down to a meal, my entire family, or the ones that can make it...this year there will be 11 of us..
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• Canada
8 Apr 07
right on, sounds like fun, make an extra place for me! haha jj, Happy easter hun, Thanks!
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• Canada
8 Apr 07
You and the hubby are more than welcome to sit at our newfie table and enjoy dinner with the family, thats one thing you will find with us newfies, our door is always opened to our friends, day or night...hope you have a wonderful Easter...
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@Bizziebod (3526)
14 Apr 07
Hi, Being a Pagan I don't celebrate Easter, although Easter is borrowed from the Pagan celebration of Ostara being 21st March basically it is to celebrate the start of summer. I used to buy my daughter Easter eggs when she was younger as I felt she missed out (and still do for Christmas as I think that would be mean) but nowadays she's 17 and always on a diet anyway so she doesn't mind. I do usually buy my friends daughter an easter egg though as again I wouldn't want to seem mean.
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• United States
14 Apr 07
When I was younger, my mother used to hide presents around the house for me to find. She would wake me up by coming into my bedroom and shouting, "THE BUNNY WAS HERE!" I know that sounds corny, but when you're five years old, you jump up out of bed and go running. :) Now, I just spend a quiet dinner with my immediate family. It's not nearly as exciting, but just as rewarding.
8 Apr 07
Easter isn't really somthing i celebrate, besides eating lots of chocolate. When i was young i used to paint hard boiled eggs and roll them down hills but of course you grow out of that. It's probably because i don't believe in religion anymore so easter is not soley about chocolate. Which is fine for a chocoholic but not one on a diet!
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