Stay Apart AND Celebrate Easter Together This Weekend

Happy girl with straw hat and 3 huge blue and purple flowers on it, Easter bonnet

It’s usually a weekend packed with family fun and chocolate treats – but there’s no escaping the fact that Easter is going to look a little bit different this year.

That’s why the team at Interflora has come up with five ways to stay apart to celebrate Easter together.

Brown rabbit on grass, daffodils, 2 children with Easter baskets behind

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From keeping the competitive family spirit alive, to making sure your sweet tooth is satisfied, here are Interflora’s top five tips to making the long weekend egg-stra special while social distancing. Bingeing on chocolate and Netflix don’t even factor!

Don’t call off the egg hunt…

Foil wrapped easter chocolate hidden on bookshelf

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There’s nothing like a full-family Easter egg hunting extravaganza, but just because you can’t all get together this year doesn’t mean it has to be cancelled.

Get techy with your hunt this year and hook up your family members for a virtual egg hunt.

Ask the grown-ups of the family to hide eggs around their own houses. Then have the kids try to spot them as they are taken on a video tour of the house.

Get crafty

happy girl with straw hat and 3 huge blue and purple flowers, posing by yellow flowers

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From egg painting, to decorating Easter bonnets and baskets (and our fabulous bunny crackers), gather whatever materials you can find and get crafty with the kids!

Entries can be submitted via your family group chat for judging, to keep up that competitive family spirit.

The Kindness Rocks movement is also a wonderful way to connect with others in your community. Paint stones with a cheery Easter design or a loving message, varnish if necessary and hide them during your outdoor exercise time for others to discover.

Family feasting via video call

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For many, heading out for a brunch or having the whole family together for dinner is what Easter is all about.

Just because you’re all in different houses, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an Easter feast together. Set up your digital device of choice with your various family members on a video call, set them each a place around the table and enjoy all your usual family fun together.

And for a little extra entertainment value, why not all get dressed up? Whether you choose Easter chic(k) or fancy dress – that’s your call!

Surprise your loved ones from afar

Bouquet with sunflowers and lilies in enamel jug on plain boards

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Being so far away from loved ones is proving to be a challenge for all of us. But just because you can’t be there in person doesn’t mean you can’t show them just how much you care. Send them beautiful Easter flowers to brighten up their weekend, or perhaps a hamper full of their favourite sweet treats to put a smile on their face.

Get creative in the kitchen

Easter bunnies made with apple

There’s nothing quite like a little competition at a family gathering, so make sure there’s a challenge on the agenda this Easter weekend!

Why not set a family baking challenge for everyone to try their hand at? From bunny apples (pictured) to traditional cakes or iced biscuits, get the family to share snaps of their baking creations. And let’s face it – no one else will know what it tastes like, so be generous with the decoration to make sure it looks good!

A proud history: 97 years of sending flowers

Interflora’s success story started with a simple idea – to make the sending of flowers across the miles not just possible but stylish. That was way back in 1923.

Today, Interflora have blossomed into the world’s largest flower delivery network, delivering to 140 countries.

This wouldn’t be possible without the expertise of their 1,200 local florists in the UK and Ireland. It’s their passion, skill and creativity that make the Interflora difference. Every bouquet and arrangement is lovingly hand-crafted and delivered with a smile.

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Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!