Easter — egg hunts, baskets full of candy, and the somewhat frightening Easter Bunny. It’s a holiday for kids, right? Wrong. You might be surprised to hear there are plenty of ways to make Easter just as fun for adults as it is for kids. All you need is a little imagination, a positive attitude, and a drink or two never hurts.
If you’re struggling to come up with you own ideas, don’t sweat it: we’ve got you covered with six of our favorite ideas from across the web. Just remember you’re going to have to work the next day, so don’t go overboard.
1. Cook Up Some Easter Omelettes
Eating an omelette is a great way to kick off the Easter holiday. As it turns out, some parts of the world go very, very big with this tradition. While we suggest keeping the cooking of your omelette confined to your kitchen, it’s always a good idea to invite your friends or family over. Make breakfast for everyone, if you’d like, or have each person make their own omelette. Go big, go bold, and treat yourself to a delicious start to your holiday.
2. Prepare Vodka-Infused Peeps
Ah, marshmallow peeps, the sugary Easter staple for kids everywhere. Why not make them more interesting for adults by soaking them in vodka? All you need to do is place your peeps in a jar, add your vodka of choice (choose something middle to lower-shelf), and let it sit in your refrigerator for three or four days. After they’ve soaked, you can eat your alcohol with your sweets, and you’ll have a jar of vodka with a hint of marshmallow flavor you can drink straight or use in your favorite cocktail. Visit this website for a little more inspiration.
3. Have an Adult Egg Hunt
Egg hunts can be fun for adults, too — it all depends on what you put in the eggs! Cash is always a safe bet, as are gift cards, mini liquor bottles, and candy (why not?). You may prefer to use color-coded eggs designated for each participant and larger “prize” eggs that are fair game for everyone. You should also consider doing the hunt at night, with the aid of flashlights. You can set your own rules and customize the game however you like, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
4. Throw a Pastel Party
Who doesn’t like parties? Everyone does, right? So, use Easter as an excuse to throw a pastel-themed party. It’s just like a regular party, with one caveat: no admittance unless you are wearing pastel-colored clothing and, of course, shades with pastel rims. If you need a pair, our Rookie, Gullfoss, and Waddington frames will be perfect for the occasion. Celebrate in style.
5. Host a Dinner Party
Food is an integral part of any American holiday, and Easter Sunday is no exception. While many families have a traditional lunch or dinner, we recommend being adventurous and hosting a dinner party for more than just your immediate family. This will also be the perfect occasion to experiment with some Easter-themed cocktails, of which you can find many online. Here are just a few ideas to get you started. Re-use the vodka you soaked your marshmallow peeps in!
6. Hold an Egg Decorating Competition
Let’s be honest: dyeing and decorating eggs is tedious and boring, and most of the time they don’t come out looking the way you want them to. The good news in you can turn this frustrating exercise ending in disappointment into a game. Challenge your friends to a competition — whoever does the best job decorating his or her egg in the allotted time wins a prize! Designate a judge, and eliminate bias by preventing that person from knowing which egg belongs to whom.
While we would never say these are the only ways you can celebrate Easter this year, we will say we think they’re some of the best ways. As a general rule, you only need three things to make the holiday great: friends and family, lots of candy, and a slick pair of sunglasses.