Organize For Easter

It's time to Organize for Easter!

Easter is coming and it's time to get organized for this very special day. Just scroll to any of the categories below to organize for Easter Sunday.

In Easter celebrations, I like to make sure that the "real story" is told, in amongst the excitement about the visit of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs.

It's important to me that the kids understand the meaning of Christian holidays.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.






Check Easter Church Schedule

If you and your family are planning to attend a church service on Easter Sunday, it is not too early to check the church you attend or another church schedule for service/mass times. Many churches change their typical Sunday schedules to accomodate an increased number of attenders as many folks have friends and family visiting on this special day.

Be sure to think about the ages of your children and relatives and whether or not an early or later service would be best for all. Plan to arrive earlier than normal too as some churches get very crowded and run out of seating room.


Easter Brunch or Easter Supper/Dinner

If you are planning on hosting an Easter Sunday Brunch for family and friends, start making your list early. Begin by making a guest list and asking yourself the following questions...

  • Will you do invitations, e-mail or telephone?
  • Will you provide overnight accommodations?
  • Number of guests?
  • Arrival time?
  • Serve meal at what time?
  • What should be the main course?
  • Sit down or buffet?
  • Pot Luck?
  • Casual or Fancy?
  • Need extra tables/chairs?

Then plan your menu...

  • Main course
  • Side dishes (assign pot luck)
  • Fruit tray
  • Beverages
  • Dessert

Now make your shopping lists, one for groceries and another for non-food items.


Easter Egg Hunts

Purchase plastic easter eggs

Decide what to fill eggs with...

  • Easter candy
  • Healthier items such as cheerios or raisins
  • Fun things like coins, mini toys

Will the hunt be inside or outside?

Who will hide the eggs?

Will you hide the eggs before or after guests arrive?


Other Easter Activity ideas for Children...

Other Easter Activities for children...

  • Egg Blowing
  • Egg Drop
  • Egg Painting
  • Egg Race
  • Egg Roll
  • Egg Toss


Easter Baskets

What will you fill Easter Baskets with?

  • Easter candy
  • Hobby Items
  • Trinkets
  • Small toys
  • Stuffed animals (bunnies, chicks and lambs)


Easter Outfits

What will you and your children wear on Easter Sunday?

Will you dress up or go more casual?

Women/Girls

  • Dresses
  • Shoes
  • Stockings
  • Jewelry
  • Coats
  • Hats
  • Gloves

Men/Boys

  • Suit
  • Shirt
  • Tie
  • Slacks
  • Socks
  • Shoes


Easter House Cleaning

Make a house cleaning schedule so you aren't trying to do it all at the last minute.

Start with the rooms that will be used most on Easter Sunday...

  • Kitchen
  • Family room
  • Bathrooms
  • Guest room

Then they will just need a "tune-up" a day or two before.

Schedule each of these rooms on your calendar allowing a day or two to clean each. Focus on cleaning only that room during it's scheduled day. I started doing this and if you stick with it, it's quite effective. The trick, however, is keeping the rooms you've cleaned, maintained while taking care of the rest!


Other Things To Remember

  • Flowers
  • Centerpiece
  • Camera

I wish you a joyous Easter this year and hope that by getting organized ahead of time you are able to really enjoy the day with your family and friends.





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