If you’ve been limping through the winter you’ll no doubt be counting down the days until the first spring holiday of the year. With just a few weeks left until Easter, here at Neviti we can’t wait to kick back for a few days and – fingers crossed – enjoy some warm spring sunshine. This bank holiday is made for venturing outdoors, spending quality family time together and, of course, eating lots of chocolate and other delicious delights!
If you’re looking for activities to do with your little ones over the break, we have some exciting new craft products, ideal for sparking some creativity in the school holidays. Spend a morning preparing for the egg hunt with some DIY colour in egg baskets, perfect for collecting all those yummy eggs. Made from sturdy white card and illustrated with a selection of spring scenes to colour in, they’re an easy way to get creative and make something a little more unique than a shop-bought basket. The range also includes some colour-in bunting which children can add their own creative touches to. A well as colouring it in, you could customise your bunting with some extra sparkle using glitter or stick on gems…a lovely way to decorate your home this bank holiday weekend.
Where children are concerned, it simply wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt, a great way to spark their imaginations and give them a bit of a challenge. Don’t be put off if the weather isn’t good on the day – an egg hunt is equally as fun indoors as out. To make your hunt extra special, invest in one of our kits, including everything you need to make it a challenge to remember. Use the sign-posts to give your hunters some clues (or perhaps lead them up a dead end!) and give each participant a colourful mask so they can transform themselves into their favourite farmyard characters. The kit includes colourful stickers, colour-in sheets and crayons to keep little ones busy while they scoff their chocolate haul. Also featured in the craft range are some bunny footprints, a sweet addition to your décor– kids will love seeing if they lead to more hidden treats!
Spring is also a great time for creative activities in the kitchen. The fresh flavours of the new season offer a great opportunity to refresh your repertoire and try out some new dishes. If you’re looking for lighter options after all that winter stodge, you might like to embrace a healthier way of eating in time for the warmer months (and to perhaps offset all that chocolate!) You’ve probably heard the buzz about Deliciously Ella and Hemsley and Hemsley, and for good reason – both Ella and the H&H girls are passionate about eating ‘clean’ and enjoying food that is fresh, unprocessed and seriously good for you. Thankfully it’s delicious too! Take a look at their recipe books for imaginative ideas to try in your kitchen this spring. You’ll also find interesting ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar, such as sugar-free desserts and baking ideas using raw cocoa, which is essentially healthy chocolate…what’s not to love?!
If you want to show off your new creations, an afternoon tea party is a great opportunity to do so, and we have a range perfect for showing off your cakes and savoury goodies in style. The Easter Chick range includes some vibrant table ware pieces perfect for bank holiday parties, picnics or tea gatherings, and features a breezy chick design in colours that shout ‘spring’. As well as essentials such as paper plates, cups and napkins, the range includes cute extras such as chick-shaped glass decorations and colourful straws, adorned with smiling chicks. Your cakes will really come to life with the baking accessories in the range, including cake cases decorated with multi-coloured eggs and chick-shaped cake picks. Showcase your goodies on a co-ordinating cake stand, the perfect centrepiece on your party table. The range also includes imaginative extras such as pretty bunting, bubble pots and an Egg hunt kit.
If you’re looking to get out and about over the break, there are all sorts of fun happenings and events taking place over the bank holiday. Why not explore a National Trust property in your area –sites often run special family activities over the break, such as egg hunts and spring trails. If you’re heading to the capital there’s a trail of another kind you can follow this spring – Shaun in the City runs from the end of March until May and challenges you to find over 100 individually designed, giant Shaun the Sheep’s, located at various key places around the city. A great way to work off all that chocolate!
To see all the pieces in our ranges, visit www.neviti.com