10 Creative Ways To Spend The Easter Long Weekend. The first long weekend of the year is here. Most people have been yearning for this kind of a break, but never get to enjoy the holiday. This is because we don’t plan well ahead, and end up wasting the long weekend. The following tips will help you better spend this long weekend.
Catch Up On Some Sleep
If you don’t observe the holiday from a traditionally religious standpoint, you don’t need to set your alarm to get up early and head to church. Or go visit your aunt for a big Easter breakfast. You can sleep as late as you want. And you work hard, so you deserve this restful splurge.
Take A Hike With Family or Friends
Easter long weekend are the last holidays before winter. This is the right time to take advantage of the warm weather to go hiking. Spend one of the days taking a long walk or hike along a local nature trail.
Have An Easter Brunch
Many people love early afternoon brunches on Easter. You can go out to a restaurant that has an Easter brunch special. You can also have family or friends over for an Easter-themed meal.
Spend Time With Family and Friends
Holidays are great opportunities for us to spend time with our loved ones, enjoying the time together. Most people have the day off Easter, so take advantage of that time. Make some plans with your loved ones to make your Easter together a great one.
Throw A Party
Invite your favorite person over. Make it a slumber party. Tell them to BYOB (bring your own blanket). Stay in bed watching movies, drinking wine, and most importantly, sleeping.
Go For A Photo Shoot
Photos can be a fun way to remember the holiday. While having brunch, dinner, or engaging in other activities, bring a camera. Take some great photos to help you remember your Easter memories for years to come.
Enjoy A Staycation
Adventures like camping can be fun, but they also require a lot of work to plan. This may lead to feeling the opposite of relaxed. Instead of tackling a big trip, try activities that are close to where you live. For example, visiting a local winery, going to the zoo or checking out a nearby waterfront are all low-effort ways to recharge your batteries.
Tackle A Big Project
A four-day weekend is a great opportunity to tackle the never-quite-get-to projects. This could come in the form of painting a room, clearing out the garage, working on the car or finally getting around to organizing your closet.
Volunteer For A Worthy Cause
Carve out some time this weekend all in the name of generosity. People who volunteer are more likely to improve their overall well being and life satisfaction than people who aren’t altruistic. Giving and unselfishness is also associated with having a lower risk of early death, a stronger marriage and decreased depression.
Plan Your Next Vacation
The happiest part of vacation isn’t necessarily the vacation itself. Well being boosts with the anticipation prior to leaving. Use a couple of hours over the four-day weekend to get yourself pumped for the next big trip you’d like to take. Search for locations, places to stay, how much it will cost and what you might need to save in order to go.