Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Easter Traditions for your Family with HoneyBaked Ham

It's a strange start to 2020. I've seen people decorate for Christmas in March. What I don't understand is why aren't we decorating for Easter? I love decorating for Easter--it's such a fresh start to one of my favorite seasons. The bright colors, table set with beautiful flowers and gorgeous eggs, all ready for a delicious dinner together. 

We love getting together with all of our family, we each make a dish and spend the day together after church. This year with social distancing, we will be having Easter dinner with our family of four. However, we still need all the sides--but I'm not so sure I'd find them in the store. I'm also not sure that I would want to spend my entire day making everything to go with it. I can't wait to share with you how to make this Easter an unforgettable one--with less stress and more family time.

Growing up, Easter was one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family. It was full of traditions, and I'mall about traditions with my little ones. My oldest is beginning to remember traditions that we do each year. I am going to give you 5 ideas to make this year special for your little ones in the midst of everything that is going on. Your kids will remember this time as a time you spend as a family, and hopefully created new traditions that will continue year after year. 
  1. HoneyBaked Ham Easter Dinner: This will definitely become an Easter Tradition in our home. The ham comes perfectly glazed with a perfect crunchy crust. The side dishes like the ones seen in the pictures--green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and mashed potatoes, make a great addition to your Easter dinner. Get the kids involved! Have them pour into dishes, set the table, and get the drinks ready for dinner. I also loved that we can finish our dinner off with a delicious dessert that's already been prepared. Having all this prepped and ready for you gives me more time to spend with my family and less time in the kitchen. 
  2. Easter Egg and Basket Hunt: When I was little the Easter Bunny would hide our baskets. We would go on a hunt for them around the house with little plastic eggs giving hints to where it may be. We also love setting up an easter egg hunt that the kids wake up and immediately complete. There is always an extra special golden egg that leads to an extra surprise, but again you've got to hunt for it. 
  3. Easter Baskets: The Easter bunny typically leaves all the things that my kiddos will need for the beach and pool season. Some examples include--a new towel, sandals, swim trunks, goggles, squirt guns, etc. This is one of my favorite ways to welcome the sun and summer! 
  4. Coloring Easter Eggs: This was always one of my favorite things to do as a kid. It's also a great activity to do during the school week with your kids that aren't in school. After you make the eggs, don't forget to eat them! Make deviled eggs, egg salad, or just eat them in the morning with toast. 
  5. Video Chat with Loved Ones: This year we won't be with family as we are following the rules for social distancing. Set up a time to video chat with your family; make dinner around the same time so you can all enjoy dinner together. It's such a lovely way to be together but also be apart. 

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