No matter what your Easter itinerary holds, we recommend spending as much time as possible in bed. And we don’t just mean for sleeping. Here are seven playful ways to enjoy this holiday alone or with your family without leaving your mattress.
7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter in Bed
Whip up an Easter-themed breakfast in bed
Bunny-shaped pancakes, anyone? Make two circular pancakes — one cut in half for the ears — and the other can be a bunny face or its bottom.
Kids can decorate them with candy, chocolate, and sliced fruit. And we can’t forget about Easter toast (inspired by Mermaid toast)!
Mix leftover food coloring — from all those dyed eggs — with cream cheese, and top with rainbow sprinkles or crushed chocolate Easter candies. It’ll almost be too pretty to eat.
Watch an Easter movie
Pet-lovers will enjoy, “The Dog Who Saved Easter,” which tells the story of Zeus, a dog who must stop a criminal from sabotaging a pet care facility.
For an adult classic, check out the musical, “Irving Berlin’s Easter Parade,” starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in a love triangle. Another good one is “Hop,” about the Easter Bunny’s son who doesn’t want to take over the family business.
Have an Easter egg hunt in the bedroom
Fill plastic eggs with coins or small candies, and hide them around the bedroom for kids to find. Keep eggs hidden lower to the ground for small children. (And prepare ahead of time for everyone to be digging through private bedroom drawers!).
Craft a holiday decoration
Get the kids involved in an easy craft using things you already have at home. We like turning plain mason jars into colorful flower vases.
Wrap yarn around the vase in different colors to create color-blocked stripes, no glue or tape needed. Be warned: Your bed may turn into a yarn tornado.
Try a jelly bean toss
Have two people sit on opposite ends of the bed, and toss jelly beans or marshmallow Peeps into the air for the other person to catch in their mouth (or with a cup, if the kids are younger).
Go for a few rounds, and tally up the successful catches. Winner gets to choose the movie you’ll watch in bed.
Don’t wait until Mother’s Day to treat yo’self. That deep conditioning hair mask you’ve been meaning to try? Go for it. Rose gold bath bomb? Why not? Chocolate massage oil date with your partner? Pencil that in, too.
And in case you’re tired of painting your nails the same pastel pink hue, we love the mismatched neutrals trend we’re seeing all over Instagram. And don’t forget to book a beauty nap. No judgment if you call out of work on Monday.