The Best Easter Ideas for any Easter
Easter is always in the spring when grass is fresh and green and new and the air is crisp and clean. People dash hitherto preparing for Easter Egg hunts for the kids, Easter dresses and outfits and ham and things to serve for a big Easter feast either at a church or their home. The best way to have a bountiful Easter is through planning. Plan if you are going to stage an Easter Egg Hunt of your own or go to one in your community. Plan cleaning out the car and washing or waxing it for the church services you want to attent. And, plan if you are eating out or having the meal at your own home.
The Easter Egg
For your Easter eggs you can use candy like speckled eggs which are malted milk balls disguised with a hard candy coating, marshmallow eggs which also have a hard coating and that are usually wrapped in cellophane, hard plastic eggs that you can tuck surprises into and real eggs that you have hard boiled and decorated usually with an egg dye.
The Easter Egg Dye
You can dye Easter eggs with dye kits or food coloring or natural dyes that you brew up yourself. Dye kits are nice, not too expensive, but may contain things you don't want. The same thing is true for food coloring that typically comes in four colors either regular or neon in a little box with plastic squeeze bottles. Directions for dying eggs are on the box. You can also make egg dye with natural ingredients. Grape juice, tea bags, yellow onion skins, beet roots, blueberries, spinach leaves, red cabbage, red onion skin or cumin or paprika make all your favorite colors and you can just dip the hard cooked eggs for beautiful results. Boil the coloring agents with one cup of water for 10-20 minutes add 1 tsp. of vinegar, now add the hard cooked eggs and let steep until the desired color is achieved from one-half of an hour to overnight.
Your Local Parks Department
There will be many an Easter Egg Hunt for children in your community, especially at churches and your local park. You might want to call the various churches or parks to find out when and what time these will be. In Paducah, there will be the annual Easter Egg Dash taking place at Stuart Nelson Park on April 10, 2014 beginning at 5:45 p.m. with registration beginning at 5:00 p.m.. Stuart Nelson Park is located at 175 Stuart Nelson Park Road. The phone number is 1-270-444-8508. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children 0-10 years old.
Easter Sunrise Service
An Easter Sunrise Service is a special occasion with worshippers. Your local churches will often host a Sunrise Service on Easter morning especially if you go to a rather large church. In Paducah the First Christian Church at 415 Audobon Drive is having its annual Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m.. Also, the First Christian Church of Mayfield are having Easter Sunrise services at 6 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of West Broadway and South 9th Street.
When it's Easter you want something pretty, maybe even elegant, to celebrate what Easter means to be, which is a new beginning and eternal hope and life. The best thing to do is plan ahead. Easter egg hunts are nice, so try to include going to one or having one of your own. And, church, especially a Sunrise Service is an exceptional Easter Treat. The best thing on this list is the Easter Sunrise Service, these are amazing.