The best part of Easter is participating in all the traditions that have absolutely nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus (but let’s not forget that he is also an important part of Easter), and everything to do with adorable bunnies and hunting eggs. Kids love Easter, because kids love all holidays that involve candy and presents. Actually, so do grown ups. Candy and presents are always better than no candy and no presents. But if you’re not super interested in hunting for plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and stickers hidden in grass, you may want to spice up your celebrations this year with some adult activities.
Here are ten grownup ways to celebrate Easter:
You can’t go wrong with a Peep martini, unless you hate Peeps and martinis. Here’s how it’s done: Infuse your favorite vodka with a few Peeps, and let it sit overnight. Add whatever flavor of Schnapps you like, and top if off with whipped cream and a peep as a garnish. Then drink it and high five yourself.
2. Easter Keg
Buy a keg of beer and decorate it like an egg. Then drink it (not by yourself, probably). Referring to it as an Easter keg is really important, so don’t forget that part.
3. Easter Egg Money Hunt
We already talked about how much we love candy, but wouldn’t it be more fun and financially egg-ffective to fill our Easter eggs with money instead of candy? If everyone throws in an equal amount of money, you will either come out ahead or in the red, depending on your fitness level.
4. Easter Lingerie
Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Even if you don’t have a person to spice things up for, wearing a bunny lingerie outfit will really get you in the mood. For Easter.
5. Easter Charades
Switch up your normal game of charades with words relating to Easter. Some of us aren’t entirely familiar with the story of Easter (mostly Jews and people who didn’t pay attention in church). So, not only will this game be fun and festive, it will be egg-ducational as well.
6. The Great Egg Race
Balance an egg on a spoon while racing other teams. Choose a partner and tie your l-eggs together. You’ve probably done this one before, but have you done it after one or two Peeptinis or drinking from an Easter keg?
7. Easter Egg Decorating Competition
Being good at drawing requires special skill. Being good at drawing on eggs requires egg-stra special skill. Winner gets a fun adult Easter basket.
8. Fun Adult Easter Basket
As much fun as coloring books and stuffed animals are, adult-ify your Easter baskets with things grownups enjoy; maybe a bottle of wine, a gift card for a massage, nail polish or body lotion, bath salts (the kind you put in the bath) and some chocolate covered sea salt caramels (now I’m just projecting). Know your audience, and have fun with it. The options are endless.
9. Secret Bunny
It’s Easter’s version of Secret Santa. You can play this at work, with friends or even with a stranger who needs some extra love. It can last all month or just the week leading up to Easter. Leave a few treats every day or so, then give away the fun adult easter basket as the grand finale.
Easter falls on April 20th this year. I’m not suggesting you partake in any illegal activities, whatever those may be. I’m just saying, we’re celebrating a man who was resurrected three days after he was crucified. He was alive, then dead then alive again. So, throwing in some background r-egg-ae music might be appropriate.
Have a safe and fun grownup Easter, everyone!