Over the age of six? Has your Easter lost its golden glow?
Let The Newsroom put some fun back into your adult Easter.
It’s that time of year again when foil-covered chocolate rabbits line supermarket shelves like troops, sporting identical creepy, over-enthusiastic grins. Plush toy rabbits and chickens sit surrounded by multicoloured eggs and confirm the fact that Easter has arrived.
Unless you’re under the age of six, it’s a time of destroyed diets, emptied wallets and sugar-induced headaches.
Don’t despair though, we have a few suggestions to help navigate the season of chocolate indulgence and celebrate this season with more than a pinch of adult friendly fun.
Spike the chocolate
It’s Easter Sunday: the family are gathered around gleefully eating their respective hauls of chocolate, each bite taking them further into chocolate euphoria. But you can relax… each bite is taking you to tipsy town because, being the clever rabbit you are, you made yourself some alcoholic chocolate treats. Here’s how to prepare for a merry Easter.
Easter egg hunt for adults
An everyday Easter egg hunt, chasing those bright foil-covered eggs glinting like beacons from their all-too-obvious “hidden” locations, is a little banal for adults. But never fear, this suggestion will put a little challenge into the hunt and deliver a chocolate-free reward for your efforts.
You will need:
8 x hollow plastic eggs
1 x notepad
1 x pen
1 x massage voucher
Now all you need to do is think of some witty clues, write them down, insert those into the plastic eggs, then hide the little guys in tricky locations with each clue leading to the next egg. Now gather some friends and set them loose in pursuit of the clues and, ultimately, the prize. That way you not only get to stimulate your brain and get rewarded for your efforts, but you get to spend some quality time with your friends – a winning idea for all involved.
Reverse the roles
Remember how you subjected your parents to the full-blown terror of Easter? Those sugar highs, tears because someone got more chocolate than you, more tears because you weren’t allowed to eat all your chocolate at once… That’s right, you were practically an Easter terrorist in child’s body, so you owe your parents big time.
Take advantage of your adult status and new (hopefully) quasi-responsible way of behaving and repay them for the torture you inflicted: surprise them with dinner, dessert, a clean house, flowers, the whole shebang. Trust us, they really, really deserve it.
If none of the above appeal to your more mature sensibilities, enjoy! It’s still a four-day weekend and that, surely, is worth any amount of creeptastic chocolate animals and hyperactive, sugar-fuelled children. – Radha Sternbeck
Photo from Mark Gilmour’s Flickr photostream.