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Easter Traditions To Start This Year

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Easter is an opportunity to spend time with family and make memories! Whether you are hosting a grand party, or having a small celebration this year, starting new traditions can keep the fun going all day long. Here are five new traditions to start this Easter.

1. Paint Wooden Keepsake Eggs

Painting eggs is a timeless tradition. Take it to the next level by having everyone paint a wooden egg that will never go bad. Purchase wooden eggs from a local craft store or Amazon and have everyone gather around the table to decorate their egg. You can also have everyone gift their egg to someone else!

2. Decorate an Easter Tree

Decorating a tree isn't only reserved for Christmas time. The tradition originates in Germany where branches of trees and bushes are decorated with eggs. Create one in the home to celebrate Easter and springtime. You can purchase premade egg decorations, or have everyone paint blown eggs to hang on the tree. Decorate the tree with pastel-colored eggs and ribbons and showcase it for the family and take pictures!

3. Make the Easter Bunny a Special Treat

Taking inspiration from another Christmas tradition, bake a sweet treat for the Easter Bunny. This tradition can be done the night before Easter. Bake carrot cake cookies and decorate them with cream cheese frosting. Add colorful shredded coconut flakes and jelly beans on top to look like an egg nest.

4. Plant Something

It's Easter, which means it's also Spring! Celebrate the springtime by planting something outside or indoors and watching it grow in time for summer. If you don't have a green thumb or don't want to plant real flowers, you can turn the project into a magical garden! Have the kids plant jelly beans in the soil and overnight switch them out for lollipops. The kids will have a treat when they wake up to a lollipop garden!

5. Fly Kites

In Bermuda, homemade kites are flown every Good Friday. The tradition is believed to have started when a local teacher made a kite to help explain the resurrection of Jesus. Easter doesn't have to have all the activities. Have everyone make kites beforehand and pick a day that weekend to fly the kites. Make sure to plan ahead of time for the weather.

Traditions are important for every family. You never know what memories can be made by starting a new tradition.

Natalie Cardona is a recent graduate of CUNY Baruch College. She has a BA in Digital Communications and Culture with a minor in law and policy.

She is currently pursuing a career in media and entertainment. She loves music, TV comedies, sports, and trying new cuisines and restaurants with friends.

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