Easter is nearly with us, and whatever your age, if you’re in Melbourne there will be more than chocolate eggs on the menu; a healthy portion of fun is also on offer! There are many ways to celebrate Easter here. If you have a family you have plenty of kiddie-friendly options to choose from; if you don’t, you can indulge in some adult-style Easter fun. Whether you want to attend a pre-planned event or set up your own, we’ve taken the hard work out of it for you. Check out our ideas for the ultimate Easter entertainment:
For families with children
- Attend a charity event
While your kids are off school, you’ll need to find a way to help them expend all that chocolate egg-induced energy. The Good Friday Charity Appeal in aid of the Royal Children’s Hospital is one way; they have a lot of exciting activities lined up. On Friday 14th April, the kids will be able to whirl around a giant roller-skating rink, take part in a laser skirmish, attend some sports clinics, or visit the popular Teddy Bear Hospital.
There will also be children’s cooking classes, an abundance of rides, and a whole lot of music and dancing. Why not work your magic with some face paints and take the little ones there dressed as Easter Bunnies or chickens? After all, who doesn’t love a pair of bunny ears?
- Stage an Easter egg hunt
Easter wouldn’t be complete for any kid without an Easter egg hunt. Organising an Easter egg hunt is simple: first, set the parameters of your hunt and draw a little map of the area. Next, fill your Easter eggs with little prizes (anything from plastic toys to cinema tickets) and strategically place the eggs (and whatever treats you deem necessary) around the area, hiding them in drawers, cupboards, in bushes, behind trees… you get the picture.
The better the prize in the egg, the harder it should be to find. Design a set of clues to give the kids an idea where to look, and consider giving younger kids a head start. You could also play a few games, like ‘Who kidnapped the Easter Bunny?’ and have lots of bunny ears, face paints and dress up items for the kids to wear. Have an adult or two dress as The Easter Bunny, and if anybody has a real fluffy bunny (a friendly one) for the kids to pet, even better.
- Go on a chocolate tour
Go on a chocolate expedition through Melbourne’s streets, stopping at the most decadent chocolate shops and tasting their finest sweet creations, as well as drinks and all manner of desserts. Chocoholic Tours Melbourne just so happen to have a special Easter tour with your name on it. Book now to avoid disappointment!
You can even book your own private tour at any time of the year, and the options vary – there’s a lot of chocolate in Melbourne, it seems, try not to make yourselves sick!
- Throw a Willy Wonka’s Easter Party
Having a themed party is fun for all the family – or just for you and your friends; the party can be tailored to suit whatever age group you’re entertaining. Willy Wonka is a firm favourite and makes for a fabulous dressing up opportunity. Send out golden ticket invites to your invitees, and have everyone dress as Willy Wonka, another character from the story, or an Easter bunny.
An egg-painting competition is a fun idea for any age group; all you need to do is hard boil a few eggs and have some acrylic paints to the ready. If there are kids involved, put down a plastic sheet or some newspaper – things will get messy! Get in a few chocolate egg prizes for the winning kids, or chocolate liqueurs for winning adults.
Have a screening of the Willy Wonka movie in one room, and lay on as many chocolate treats, chocolate fountains, drinks, and hot cross buns as you think you’ll be able to stomach! An Easter egg hunt can appeal to any age group, and can be jazzed up a bit for adults, perhaps with a golden ticket (in the form of a voucher for something special) hidden in the main prize.
- Attend a Playboy Mansion Easter Party
There will be a whole different category of bunny at this party, we wouldn’t mind betting. The ‘Hit the Turf’ Easter Party kicks off on Saturday 15th April at 8pm, and it has a few things lined up for adventurous adults wishing to celebrate Easter. There are going to be prizes for the best dressed, so donning a fabulous Easter costume Is a must. Sexy outfits are ideal for a playboy party, and they can be ‘Eastered up’ with a bunny set… or you can go the whole hog by getting your gang together and going as Hugh Heffner and his Playboy bunnies.
There will be many food and drinks specials available, a live DJ will be spinning the tunes, and you can take part in lots of games… hopefully you’ll score some of the many giveaways! Of course no Easter party would be complete without an Easter egg hunt, so you can expect to get your Easter chocolate hit here too. Wishing you a fabulous Easter from all at Creative Costumes Melbourne!