9. Easter Eggs! This is actually going to be a few ideas in one spot. Alicia mentioned that she loved coloring the hard boiled eggs. (I have always loved that, too). It is so much fun to get creative with the egg coloring. We always set aside time on the Saturday before Easter Sunday to color the eggs.
Early Sunday morning, before church, the kids would all come out and hunt for the eggs that the Easter Bunny had hidden around the house. Yes, they had to hunt for the real ones as well as plastic ones. Surprisingly, we never had any mishaps!
Since I have 6 children, that meant a lot of hard boiled eggs! Of course we ate some at breakfast on Easter morning. One of my favorite things to do with the eggs was to make them into Deviled Eggs and into Egg Salad Sandwiches. Hmm, we may need to share those recipes with you before Easter arrives!
7. Easter Morning Pastry! To go along with the hard boiled eggs at breakfast, I always had either homemade or nice purchased pastries for Easter Morning. Add a glass of juice, and it was a nice, quick breakfast to eat before it was time to head off to church. Lindsey wants to keep this tradition in her family now. One of the things that I would sometimes make was this Cherry-Cheese Pastry that I have shared with you before. (It is a favorite of my DIL).
If you have more discerning taste in chocolate, you can get Russel Stover bunnies at Dollar Tree!
3. The Easter Hymns! I already mentioned them, but the beautiful music of Easter deserves a place of its own. Go here to listen to "Christ the Lord is Risen Today". Go here to listen to "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". Just a couple of my favorites.
2. The Messiah! Madalynn reminded me of Handel's Messiah. What a truly inspired and beautiful work of musical art! My girl's have all had the opportunity to perform in presentations of the Messiah, or at least portions of it. Have you ever gone to hear it live and to feel that music just wash over you and fill your heart? Have you ever been able to go to a sing-a-long of the Messiah and be a part of the music? It is amazing! Guess what! There is a great opportunity this year to sing-a-long with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they perform the Messiah! Go to this link and find out all about it! Event is on March 23rd. You can even download download a PDF of the musical score! It is so amazing to sing the Hallelujah Chorus with that wonderful choir. I can hardly wait!