Is Easter prepping on your mind? With nearly 8 out of 10 consumers celebrating Easter this year, you're not alone. Luckily, these 5 unique Easter hacks will have you ready for the Easter bunny (and family) in no time.
And to keep it local, we've added where you can find the supplies in Ocala, too.
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1. Whip up an edible Easter basket (or use an umbrella).
You may laugh, but Easter baskets stress me out more than the actual gifts, so I’m always looking for creative ways to seamlessly integrate the Easter basket.
This edible “basket” can be whipped up in a jiffy.
- Pick six of your favorite movie theatre-style boxed candies and glue them together in a square while using two more candy boxes as the base.
- Hot glue a Twizzler onto the center for a handle.
- Fill it with Pirate Booty for some tasty grass. (Yeah, it won't last forever, but that’s kind of the point.)
Another fun option: flip over an umbrella and load it with goods for a basket and gift all in one - score!
2. Throw a glow-in-the-dark Easter hunt.
Not into the usual morning or afternoon egg hunts? Offer one at night with this fun twist. Put mini glow sticks into plastic eggs and hide them in the backyard or use them for a fun centerpiece after dark.
If there are no kids around, this hack still works and provides a romantic setting for an Easter dinner. Who needs candles when you have glow-the-dark eggs, right?
Where to find plastic eggs and mini glow sticks in Ocala
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3. Add baking soda for easy shell removal.
Do you get frustrated peeling hard-boiled eggs? We’ve got your back. Just add a little baking soda to the water before cranking up the heat, and you'll save some time when it's time to peel.
Seriously, it works, and you’ll save yourself a crumbly mess.
Where to find baking soda in Ocala:
4. Bake a casserole or make a colorful s'more
Want an easy and delicious dessert? Bake a Peep casserole. Trust me; it's tasty.
And the best news, one Peep only holds 32 calories - or 160 calories for five chicks - so no guilt required!
Here's how to bake a Peep casserole:
- Line a casserole dish with chocolate chips, then top with a colorful pattern of Peeps.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Not into baking? Use your Peeps for a colorful s'more - the dessert will give you an excuse to use the line - “Where my Peeps at?”
Where to find Peeps and chocolate chips in Ocala:
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4. Marbelize those Eggs!
Want to give those eggs some pizazz? Opt for mixing the food coloring with a little oil, then stirring for a marbelized effect that will have the whole family gawking. They'll be so beautiful that you’ll have to force Aunt Sally to eat them.
Where to find food coloring and cooking oil in Ocala:
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5. Use the Easter egg cups for anything but eggs.
Do you know those cute little egg-holding cups? Why not use them for holding some small pink flowers or a tea light candle? Heck, you could even put a little dirt and add a mini cactus or plant in those decorative items.
The egg holders will work like a charm, and the idea will spread like wildfire.
Where to find egg cup holders, tea light candles, and flowers in Ocala:
The Bottom Line
Hopefully, these unique Easter hacks will free up some time, alleviate prepping headaches, and add pizazz to your holiday.
But no matter what, have a wonderful Easter, and remember that decorations and eggs are fun but enjoying those you love matters the most.
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