Easter Weekend Activities, Recipes, Crafts & More! ~ Tuesday Tips

| March 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

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If you are Catholic or Christian, Easter is a time to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I think that after Christmas, it is typically the most well-attended Sunday celebration of the year for churches. It’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with family members during the long weekend, have a get together for a delicious meal, eat lots of chocolate and take part in fun family activities.

Are you looking for family activities to take part in:

  1. Easter Eggstravaganza at Canada Children’s Museum
  2. Easter at the Farm at the Canada Agriculture Museum
  3. Easter Egg Hunt Stanley’s Farm
  4. Easter Egg Hunt at Valleyview Little Animal Farm
  5. Cineplex Family Film Favourites (Saturday Only)
  6. “Eggs” ellent Easter Activities at Ottawa’s historic site! at the Cumberland Heritage and Village Museum & Billings Estate National Historic Site (Saturday only)
  7. Flutter For Fun (Monday only)
  8. Thinking of bringing the family to a Sugarbush this week?  Click here to view a list of the ones in the area!
  9. Movie Theatres are all open so why not go and see The Croods!
  10. How about cheering on the Sens against the Leafs on Saturday!

What is open and close Easter Weekend:

  • Banks are closed on Friday and open on Monday.
  • Grocery stores, shopping malls and retail outlets are closed on Friday and Sunday, but open on Monday.
  • Most Drug stores are open the 4 days.
  • Beer and LCBO stores are closed on Friday and Sunday, but some LCBO stores are open on Monday.
  • Many recreation complexes and arenas will be open during the Easter weekend for fitness classes, and public swimming & skating. Please check the City of Ottawa website for more details.
  • Lots of Museums in the area are open all weekend.  Check out their websites to see what they have planned the Easter Weekend.
  • City of  Ottawa services are closed on Friday and Monday.  You can still contact 3-1-1 for any inquiries.
  • No garbage collection on Friday or Monday.

Easter Crafts

Easter Baskets from Recycle Cans

Easter Baskets Made From Recycled Cans


Easter Sensory Basket

Easter Sensory Basket for Kids

Easter Cake Recipes

bunny cake logoEaster Bunny Carrot Cake


peepscakePeeps Sunflower Cake 

Easter Cocktail and Mocktail

Easter Bunny Cocktail



Celebrate Easter With My Cottontail Mocktail

 Delicious meal ideas by Campbell

For the smaller gathering. We know that having a few people over can be even more pressure than the big family potluck – intimate settings allow for opportunities to create innovative dishes that inspire the taste buds. Try:

ImageHandler (1)Three Cheese Fondue

Spiced Leg of Lamb

Café Crème Caramel

Cook to impress. Try out these tried and true favourites for a delicious meal:

ImageHandlerMaple Glazed Ham

Moist and Delicious Stuffing

Asparagus with Oka Cheese

Big family potluck.  Try out these simple recipe solutions with sought-after outcomes:

ImageHandler (2)Creamy Green Bean Casserole

Mashed Potato Medley

Baked Artichoke Mozzarella Dip

 Decorate your table for Easter


An Easter Table….


Kids Easter Party 2

An Easter Party For Kids

For more ideas, check out our Pinterest boards! Happy Easter!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Amy Lovell says:

    These are all such great projects! Just wish I had stumbled across this before easter! Ah well next year!

  2. kathy downey says:

    I love these projects,will be saving these for Easter

  3. kathy downey says:

    Bunny cake is so cute

  4. kathy downey says:

    I remember making those Easter cakes when my kids were young,they enjoyed them so much…the good old days !!

  5. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    There’s so many great ideas on your page but the mocktail looks yummy

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