Price Chopper and Market 32 can help with your Easter celebration – from planning that Easter brunch or dinner to creating a unique basket your children will love!
Activities for Kids
Nothing is more special than creating lasting memories with your children and/or grandchildren. Plan crafts to involve them in preparing for Easter, as well as a few games the day of. Coloring and decorating eggs and Easter Egg Hunts are among the most popular along with the Easter Egg Roll, the most famous of which takes place on the White house lawn every year!
Egg Coloring and Decorating
Keep in mind these food safety tips if dyeing eggs for fun or for an egg hunt:
Wash hands with warm water and soap before and after handling eggs
Use only eggs that have been refrigerated and discard eggs that are cracked or dirty
After hard cooking, dye eggs with food-safe coloring and return them to the refrigerator within 2 hours
Hold outside if weather permits so the kids can run and enjoy the outdoors
Decorate the house or yard with helium balloons, streamers, paper cutouts of eggs and rabbits, and bunny paw prints
Estimate approximately one dozen eggs per child
Fill multicolored plastic eggs with jelly beans, chocolate eggs, small toys, and money (my kids especially loved this as they got older (quarters, fifty-cent pieces and dollar bills)
Give the children baskets for the Easter egg hunt or have them decorate a paper bag with colored markers and stickers
May your Easter be filled with the love of family and friends, and all the joy this holiday is symbolic of!
Author: Maureen Rowan Murphy, Manager Consumer Trends, Nutrition and Lifestyles Price Chopper and Market 32 can help with your Easter celebration – from planning that Easter brunch or dinner to creating a unique basket your children will love! This first article will inspire you to decorate a table that’s sure to get you & your guests in the spirit of spring!
While there is something to be said for tradition, it can get a wee bit monotonous, but a tweak here or there preserves it while allowing some creativity. One way is by simply changing your tablescape. Envision your table as a blank canvas and use it to set the stage for your holiday meal i.e. mix and match dishes, vary patterns but stick to the coordinating colors, etc. Make a dramatic statement or keep it simple!
Create a tablescape with pastels and seasonal décor. A small Easter egg tree with hollowed out eggs or edible ornaments makes a great centerpiece while eggcups can be used as mini vases or placard holders. Small chocolate bunnies or eggs can be used decoratively as well, and then enjoyed as a special take-home treat.
A spring-inspired tablescape is another option that lends simple beauty. A vase filled with fresh flowers brings a bit of the outdoors in. Lilies, daffodils, and my personal favorite tulips, are all wonderful harbingers of spring.
Author: Maureen Rowan Murphy, Manager Consumer Trends, Nutrition and Lifestyles