This year, Easter 2022 is Sunday, April 17th, and people all over the world will celebrate with fun, food, and traditions. Keep reading to learn about some fun holiday facts and different ways for you and your family to enjoy it.
First, we wanted to get to the bottom of some holiday “huhs?” like…What is the Easter Bunny all about? And why do we decorate and hide eggs? We were curious, so we went on a festive Easter facts hunt of our own to uncover some answers, and here’s what we found.
The Easter Bunny's origin is rooted in Germany. Based on their old-country folklore, a floppy-eared hare named "Osterhase" would lay colorful eggs as gifts to good children. This tradition hopped its way into the United States (and our hearts) via German immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 17th century. Danke schön for Osterhase!
Often associated with the pagan festivals of spring, the egg was symbolic of new life, fertility, and rebirth. It was common for eggs to be decorated for the celebrations, and for the colored eggs to be gifted to friends and family. This practice was adopted by those who observe the holiday and is part of our modern-day celebrations.
Now that you know a little bit more about Easter, let’s get hopping on some fun ideas and activities to make your holiday great.
Get Everybunny in on the Fun
From decorations to activities, baskets and (of course) the food, Easter can be fun for the whole family. Here are five great ideas as a place to start.
Have An Egg-Cellent Hunt
Set The Table with a Sweet Treat
Looking for a delicious place setting for your Easter table (as shown above)? All you need are some tiny baskets, multicolored raffia, and blank paper flags (you can find these supplies at most craft stores). Then, simply fill each basket with your raffia and place a single Walkers Miniature Lemon Shortbread Egg in each. Write names on your paper flags and tape to the baskets. It’s an easy, adorable, and yummy way to arrange your Easter guests. Need more inspiration? Check out these Easy Easter Centerpieces and Table Setting Ideas!
Create the Best Baskets
Discover the Best Easter Basket Ideas for Every Age and fill them with colorful eggs, all their favorite candies, and Walkers! From our Miniature Lemon Shortbread Eggs to our Snack Packs of White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies, Assorted Cookies, and Shortbread varieties, these DIY Easter baskets are sure to sweeten up their Easter. Looking for basket ideas for adults? Check out this past blog post for inspiration!
Serve up a Feast
Like any great holiday celebration…it’s all about the food. From a small brunch at home to a full house for Easter dinner, here are some favorites:
Easter Brunch: Dive into some deviled eggs, indulge in some delicious cinnamon rolls, enjoy a fluffy frittata, or create your own menu with these delicious recipes from Walkers that are perfect for brunch. For appetizers, wow the crowd with a gorgeous Charcuterie Board and for fans of avocado toast, try our Bacon Avocado Oat Crackers. If baked goods are your sweet spot, these Lemon Scones are perfect for any brunch table.
Traditional Foods for the Table:
- Irish Lamb Stew - a simple, flavor-filled recipe with vegetables, herbs, and spices.
- Italian Easter Bread - a loaf of braided bread with a fantastic anise-lemon flavor.
And Don’t Forget Dessert!
Grab some Walkers Shortbread Classic Collection and make some sweet Rocky Road Spring Nests for guests, or get the whole family in on the fun and start a new holiday tradition by creating a fun and easy Easter Shortbread House to adorn with colorful icing and yummy candies. And our Easter Bonnet Cookies, made with Walkers Shortbread Rounds, are sweet little Easter cookies the whole family will love to decorate and devour.