Hop, hop, hop like a bunny!
Hopefully, you’re as "hoppy" as me that Easter is almost here and are already knee-deep in decorating the house with all your bought and homemade Easter decorations. Unfortunately, my son’s preschool decided to break out the glitter for the kids' DIY cards, so our house is sparkling (and not in the clean sense of the word).
If the house is kitted out, then it’s only fair to ensure that your kids look the part too. However, saying that, "re-use" is the buzzword right now for good reason so if you can find something that looks sweet enough for Easter Sunday but that they can wear again that’s ideal.
Predictably, pastels and soft shades are popular again this year and they’re not limited to clothes. You can also source matching shoes, sun hats and hair accessories and if you’re feeling optimistic or are heading abroad, you’ll be looking out for swimwear in spring shades too. The only thing I’d keep in mind if your kids are as messy as mine (particularly if chocolate is on the menu) is not to go for anything too light in colour, so smears can be wiped away and won’t leave a mark.
Thankfully there are plenty of tie-dyes around because it’s the perfect design to throw on if you and the family are crafty and want to try your hand at tie-dye eggs. While food colouring is normally a disaster waiting to happen when kids are around, choose your shade wisely (i.e make sure it’s similar to their outfits) and if a few drops go astray, it won’t be the end of the world.
If like me, you have a friend or family member that is due a baby soon, you have the perfect excuse to browse the baby section of your favourite shop that is sure to be filled with adorable little outfits covered in bunnies. Aside from Christmas when newborns can be decked out as a little elf or reindeer, Easter is the next best opportunity to make them look as cute as can be and dress them as a little chick. Hopefully, the new mother will be just as enthusiastic about getting on board with the theme and won’t despise you for being completely unpractical!
Like with St. Patrick’s Day where us adults add a splash of green to our outfits, when it comes to an Easter outfit, a yellow top, blazer or hoodie will help you blend in nicely with your little ones. Thankfully, as with bright green, the colour lemon is riding high at the top of the fashion charts right now, so you’ll have no problem incorporating it into your wardrobe once all the Easter eggs have been eaten.