In our home, our focus is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ because, without that, we would have no hope. I keep the bunnies and such to a minimum but have a tiny bit of fun with some of it. I also love the traditional, big Sunday lunch, and surprising my crew with baskets containing a few of their favorite things (even Superman!).
By keeping the following three hacks on point, we can keep it simple, make it meaningful and stress-free.
Each year, I like to find some type of devotional, short story, or bible study for our family to read through during the week of Easter. In reality, it ends up being just a short one-day or two-day reading together, but it’s better than nothing. When the kids were little, I read short books like The Parable of the Lily, Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs, and The Easter Story for Children by Max Lucado.
The second way to have a fun, easy, and stress-free Easter 2017 is to enjoy some low-key time with immediate family and friends and church family as well. For me, I’m inviting just a few for Easter Sunday weekend to spend time and enjoy Sunday lunch. We have fun outside on our land, have a wonderful lunch, and take fun family photos.
A collage of several years of family photos!
3. Simple Menu & Decor
The main way we can keep Easter weekend without stress is to plan a super simple lunch or dinner or … (GASP!) … go out to a restaurant with family and friends for Sunday lunch. I enjoy cooking the Easter spread these days but if it helps you to enjoy the day more, there is no shame in letting someone else serve you that day. We have a new Cracker Barrel in our area, and it is tempting to head there this Sunday!
I’d love to hear about YOUR Easter 2017 plans!
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