Get your marshmallow bunnies in order, the Easter weekend is upon us! With spring in the air, flowers in bloom, and a symphony of chirping birds at nearly every corner, this feel-good time of year is perfect to plan some fun family Easter celebrations. And just because you’re spending Easter at home doesn’t mean you can’t have a weekend chock full of excitement and bunny-filtered selfies.

Have a “peep” at these six ideas below to ensure every-bunny in your family will have a memorable Easter weekend. No yolk.

1. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

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There’s nothing more exciting (or enjoyable) than indulging in gold-wrapped, chocolatey Easter goodness. Can there even be Easter without chocolate? We don’t think so. Milk, dark, white, orange, and mint. Bunny-shaped, robin-egg coloured, and beyond. Get all your kids’ favourite Easter chocolates at Rexall, and some for you, too. 

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2. Get busy with Easter crafts

kids doing crafts with easter eggs  This Easter weekend, get crafty with the whole family. Get colourful with DIY bunny and chick plate crafts, such as the Easter Bunny & Chick Paper Plate Craft Kit by Creatology, floral garlands like the Easter Felt Floral Garland Kit by Celebrate It, and don’t forget about those eggs! Michaels has a twist on the classic Easter egg this year: say hello to paper mache eggs thanks to Creatology! No mess and all the Easter fun your little bunnies will love.

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3. Bake up some Easter treats

easter decorated cookies on sheet pan

Surprise your fam with homemade treats that are almost too cute to eat! Decorate your lunch or dinner table with simple yet scrumptious desserts. From bunny-shaped cake pops and peanut butter cookie cups to mini cupcakes and the classic carrot cake, there are so many fun and easy recipes out there, and an Ampli grocery offer to help you save a little for your nest egg! Get cash back when you shop at your favourite grocery store and get up to  5% cash back. Get cracking in the kitchen!

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4. Plan an epic Easter egg hunt

child running with easter basket in egg hunt

There’s nothing like a good dance-off to shake the quarantine blues away, and Valentine’s Day can set a variety of moods when it comes to choreography. If you’re virtually meeting up with pals or hanging solo, consider recreating moves from your favourite music videos or movies to bring your energy up. If you’re shacked up with a significant other, something soft and slow might feel more appropriate. Dig through the depths of YouTube to find the perfect dance tutorial to sway away together throughout the night.

5. Purchase some egg-cellent gifts

stuffed bunny with colourful easter eggs

Did you know the Easter Bunny is an essential service? The Easter Bunny has more surprises in their pouch than just treats. How about the floppy-eared Jellycat Woodland Bunny or the miniature Calico Critters Hoppin’ Easter Set from Mastermind Toys? And, we can’t forget about the classic Peter Rabbit series, including Peter Rabbit: A Fluffy Easter Tale from Indigo.ca. Who knew the Easter Bunny could fit that much in their pouch?

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6. Fill a gift basket for your loved ones

Basket with beauty products

Who are the peeps in your life that helped make the past year a little easier? Treat your friends, family or members of your community to a basket filled with Easter joy. From all-natural treats like the tasty SQUISH Vegan Unicorn Magic Mix and clean skincare products such as the Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish, Well.ca has it all to fill your basket and their hearts. Best of all, you can safely send or hand-deliver this basket for a contactless, yet kind gesture.

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