Easter or Ostara as this Magical Mummy calls it, is a celebration of hope and positivity: it is a symbol of the end of winter, and the promise of summer days to come. With the blossom on the trees and the little chicks and lambs being born, you cannot help feel more hopeful and I’m sure you will agree we need that lift right now more than ever.
Gatherings of six people or two households are permitted in private gardens now, and with Easter being the first ‘event’ of the year, it’s an opportunity to bring fresh, spring like colours into the home and garden. Adorn your door with a cheerful Easter wreath and display increasingly popular Easter trees around the home.
The joy of Easter also means something else. Chocolate! It just wouldn’t be Easter without Easter eggs, Easter egg hunts and of course baking delicious treats.
You may not decide to go as far as the décor, but baking inspired by the arrival of spring is a lovely way to entertain very bored children and I recommend prosecco for very bored mums! (responsibly of course).
You could do something as simple as making some cup-cakes that have the icing in sugary pastel shades. Or painting eggs to make a centrepiece for the table or even planting cress in eggshells – a firm childhood favourite. The key is to have fun and look forward with your loved ones and to hopefully close the door on what feels like a very long winter.
To get us in the mood and encourage our bums to get even bigger, here are some of the best Easter Recipes I could find, I hope you enjoy them.
- Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes and top with vanilla buttercream and Cadbury Mini Eggs for an easy Easter treat.
- Create a special tea time treat over the holidays and share with family and friends with this showstopping Easter nest cake, that the kids can also decorate.
- Mary Berry always comes up trumps with this traditional and fruity favourite, the simnel cake.
- Would it even be Easter without a hot-cross bun with warm melted butter? So why not forego shop bought and make your own?
- Looking for gluten free? Then check out these delectable chocolate brownies, and you only need 7 ingredients.
- Something easy for the kids? Then try these cute and tasty Easter biscuits.
- These healthy alternative Easter bunny pancakes are a real crowd pleaser, even with grown-ups!
- If you fancy a Pagan inspired treat, try a traditional Ostara cake made with lemon and lavender.
- If you don’t want to bake, try these no-bake Easter Rocky Roads, packed full of all things sweet.
- And last but definitely not least, go hopping mad for this carrot-patch cake.
So, put up the bunting and get out your bunnies and have a wonderful Easter.
Blogger and Magical Mummy