Admittedly, Easter is going to look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t put on our best bonnets and celebrate the holiday from home (albeit with a unique quarantine twist).
The current situation won’t put a dampener on our spirits, not when there are hot cross buns and egg-shaped chocolate to be had.
Despite the circumstances, we can still make this Easter count. We can use this time to find little glimmers of gratitude and joy in the ordinary; in the comfort and safety of our homes, the slower pace and the excitable video calls with loved ones, technical difficulties ‘n’ all.
We are living in a weird world right now, quite different from the one we’re used to but these familiar calendar dates can serve as a comforting reminder that each day is a day closer to normality. The world keeps spinning.
We will embrace our mums again, sit on the beach with our friends, do the school run, sunbathe in parks with fruit cider and salty crisps, and all of those once habitual things we did before will be extraordinary this time.
As we continue to stay home and help control the spread of Corona Virus, here are a few ideas of things you can do indoors to celebrate and make the most of this lovely time of year.
From the team here at Zoella, we wish you a happy and healthy Easter!
Put on a Sunday roast
Even if you’re eating alone this Easter, why not embrace all of Easter’s traditional fare. Any excuse to gobble up a roast and all the trimmings.
There’s something soothing about carefully measuring out ingredients, cracking eggs into a bed of flour and following a recipe.
Baking is a great way to relive stress and channel your energy into something creative
Just look at how the humble banana bread has become the emblem of lockdown life with many of us spending more time in our kitchens, seeking ways to relax and pass the time.
If you can’t get hold of any sweet treats at your supermarket, roll up your sleeves and create your own baked goods from home. Check out our delicious Easter biscuit recipe here.
Time to DIY
With Easter being a time for renewal, you could start tackling some of those odd jobs around the house you’ve been putting off. Upcycle a piece of furniture, paint a room or tidy up the garden. Now’s the perfect time to reinvent your indoor space and breathe new life into your home.
Set your table
You know how everyone’s telling us to put on our good clothes when we’re working from home so we feel vaguely normal and ready for the day? Well, the same rule of thumb can apply to our homes.
Get out your fancy plates a la Monica Geller
Whether you spruce up your garden table and take your breakfast outside or get out your fancy plates a la Monica Geller and set your dining table, decorating your space for Easter is one way to make sure you make the most of the occasion.
The family gathering might be on hold for now but that doesn’t mean we can’t play silly games and humiliate our family members.
Host an Easter themed quiz with your friends and family instead.
Brush up on your general knowledge and host an Easter themed quiz with your friends and family instead. Or, if you’re not into trivia, escape to a deserted island, build your own dwelling, meet charming animal residents and create your very own paradise – anyone else living vicariously through Animal Crossing right now? That’s our Easter getaway sorted.
Put on a post-brunch movie
It’s Peter Rabbit’s time to shine! While it’s set to be a scorching Bank Holiday outside, there’s plenty of cracking TV on over the weekend to keep us entertained indoors. From Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory to Shrek and Matilda, grab your Radio Times and hunker down with your favourite telly snacks.