What are your absolute favorite seasonal or holiday children's books? Bonus points: lovely illustrations; likely out of print or otherwise not on the front page of the relevant section of Amazon. [more inside]
I want to use obscure Harry Potter trivia to make an Easter morning treasure hunt for my daughter. She has read the books so much that I say she's working on memorizing them. What difficult trivia questions could lead to answers of things that we might have around the house? [more inside]
We are traveling tomorrow night to my girlfriend's family relatives for Easter; although no dish has been assigned to us, I would like to prepare something to bring. Ideally this will be something that I can fully prepare and/or cook on Saturday and then re-heat or fully cook on Sunday before going to their house. The trip is only an hour away, but what type of dishes will travel and hold up well a day in advance? [more inside]
I received a Facebook message from relatives inviting me to their Easter gathering. I assumed my dad had been invited and would be going as well, so I opted in. The thing is... he hasn't been invited yet, and is adamant that I don't check with them to see if he's allowed to come because doing so would embarrass him. How do I navigate these holiday shenanigans, and how do I phrase it if I decide to inquire into this matter? [more inside]
I'm looking for any suggestions from the crafters, artists, and haunters, on how I can make these large plastic eggs I purchased from Michaels into something scary or creepy for decorative purposed. I have a dozen, in three different sizes. Photo link attached... [more inside]
While we aren't religious, we still celebrate Easter as a holiday by branding it as a celebration of spring/renewal/rebirth/life etc. I am looking for ideas we can add to that tradition. [more inside]
Do you know of a store in the Toronto area that sells those hollow chocolate eggs that you can personalize for Easter? [more inside]
Does anyone have a firm handle on the traditions and customs of hot cross buns? [more inside]
Traveling to Madrid April 1 2015 what should we do? [more inside]
Small child paid more attention than expected at our Easter services and is now retelling us with gusto how Mary nailed Jesus to the wood and then he melted (death as understood by her from Raymond Brigg's The Snowman) and then woke up again. Only with a lot more details and blood. The story is quite mixed up in her mind because she's pieced it together from icons and gospel passages and questions we've answered. We're matter-of-fact about death etc in our household, and she's very interested in emotional narratives, so this is fascinating and confusing her. The children's bibles we have elide over the actual details of the crucifixion, and while I can and have read her the actual accounts, they're a struggle for her to follow the language. Is there a film or animation out there that includes the crucifixion and resurrection but doesn't revel in the gore like Mel Gibson, or reduce it to singing vegetables?
Trying to find a place to go for a long weekend, within a four hour drive of northern RI. Complication: Easter weekend in the off season. [more inside]
I know Australia has taken the idea of the Easter Bunny and turned it on it's [feral pest] head in the form of the Easter Bilby, highlighting native species. Where can I buy one of these chocolate darlings that will ship to the US? [more inside]
I was awakened at 6:30 am by around hundred people - some in robes carrying large banners - and a band with loud drums, all proceeding down my street and singing something in a foreign language. What was it all about? [more inside]
Hi, having recently returned to my home state of Indiana, I'm noticing things are still a bit different here (e..g it's like the last state in which you can't buy alcohol on Sundays). So I'm wondering if this is Hoosier specific too. Everything is closed today (excepting some restaurants). Is this a national thing? Has it always been so, and I just never noticed? Christmas, sure. New Year's Day, yep. But Easter?
I am hosting a dinner party and one of the guests is observing passover. I need to stay away from rice, beans, corn, and bread. I am looking for some awesome dishes / dish combinations to serve so everyone is happy. Bring on your tasty dishes.
Homemade Easter gifts. Preferably edible - my friends and family are, like me, wretchedly gluttonous fiends but prefer the not super-processed or over-sweet stuff, so if it's got token fruit or something in then even better. I just realised there's like a week to go and I have no idea what to make these people. HALP.
Due to a last-minute work trip and a big difference in plane ticket prices, I have from Thursday evening through to a 2 PM Heathrow departure Monday free to go exploring. Where should I go and what should I do? [more inside]
What are some fun things to put into plastic Easter eggs for an egg hunt? [more inside]
What healthful treats can I give at Easter? [more inside]
We want to have Easter brunch in Edinburgh this year. Where to go? [more inside]
What dye could we use to replicate robin's egg blue on a chicken egg? [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
Where is there a Thursday Pre-Easter Holiday? I met an Asian tourist today who asked whether banks, libraries, and schools would be open on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Easter. When I said the only "holiday" was Easter Sunday, he said that 15 yrs or so ago he visited the US and remembered these days as holidays. Now I'm curious. Does anyone know where in the world this might be so? I told him that some churches might hold special services on those days, but that wasn't what he remembered.
Is Easter a secular holiday now? [more inside]
What wonderful things for grownups can be hidden inside standard plastic Easter eggs? [more inside]
VirginiaFilter: Where in Virginia can I find a midnight Easter vigil service... in Spanish? [more inside]
How can I ensure I get good quality yogurt from my yogurt maker? Plus, what cakes would you recommend for Easter? [more inside]
What should I call my adults-only, secular, cocktail-intensive Easter egg hunt on the invitations? [more inside]
Where should I attend Easter Vigil in Chicago next month? [more inside]
Where should I take my UK-based family on holiday this Easter? [more inside]
Italy the week after Easter: deserted or still a mob scene? Help us save our honeymoon from the herds of the faithful. [more inside]
The other day a childhood memory came back to me. Forgot all about it until we bought and were talking about our Easter Eggs. [more inside]
I need a simple Easter game that my whole family can play. The winner needs to be determined quickly. Any ideas? [more inside]
The US has holidays at Christmas. Why not Easter? [more inside]
Visiting Paris during EASTER. I heard the whole city is closed. I have been advised to go to the Jewish section of Paris, but it will be Passover. What can I do that day? (any advice about what to do on other days or what not to miss would also be appreciated)
I'm in the US, my partner is in Melbourne AU. In a very last minute arrangement, he is picking up his 6 year old daughter for Easter weekend. Does anyone know any way that I can get some Easter goodies (a traditional Easter basket, preferably) delivered there in time? I would likely need to accomplish this online.
Does anyone know where to find the 2002 Easter cards from The Onion? [more inside]
Advise-an-alien-filter: Easter version [more inside]
I want to affix Peeps (the Easter atrocities) to fabric in order to make a costume. BY TOMORROW. Crafty MeFites, hope me with your glue-gun wisdom! [more inside]
What should I wear to a Catholic church on Easter Sunday? [more inside]
Easter is nearly here and I am stuck at a crucial point in my Easter Bunny costume construction. How do I make myself an adorable fluffy bunny tail suitable for pinning to bunny-pants and sturdy enough to withstand vigorous hopping and chocolate treasure huntin'? [more inside]
Here's an obscure one: suggest some (brief, advanced beginner to early intermediate) musical interludes for a Tenebrae service. For double bass (or easily transposed cello, I suppose). [more inside]
What are some fun/mischievous things to do with 60oz of Easter grass? [more inside]
What nut should I use in place of almonds? [more inside]
What's on the dinner table at your Polish Easter celebration? [more inside]
How does the music in the St. Matthew´s Passion by J.S. Bach relate to the lyrics and what effect do they have on each other (lyrics and music)?
How does the music in the St. Matthew´s Passion by J.S. Bach relate to the lyrics and what effect do they have on each other (lyrics and music)? [more inside]
I'm hunting down an Easter themed children's book for a friend... [more inside]
What is a devout Christian to do that doesn't believe in the divinity of Christ? [more inside]
Can you dye fabric with Paas tablets? How? [more inside]
Does anyone make a sugar-free chocolate bunny with something other than maltitol? [more inside]
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