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The year in awesome used kids' books

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]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 19, 2016 - 33 answers

Harry Potter trivia for treasure hunt

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]
posted by Margalo Epps on Mar 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Recipe Suggestions for Dish that will travel/keep well?

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]
posted by andruwjones26 on Mar 25, 2016 - 14 answers

Is my Dad invited to Easter dinner with the family? How to inquire?

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]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Mar 23, 2016 - 22 answers

How can I make these Easter eggs scary?

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]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Mar 19, 2016 - 9 answers

Celebrating spring with a small side plate of 'Easter'

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]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 3, 2015 - 15 answers

Great Eggspectations

Do you know of a store in the Toronto area that sells those hollow chocolate eggs that you can personalize for Easter? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Mar 27, 2015 - 6 answers

Hot Cross Buns! Because....why?

Does anyone have a firm handle on the traditions and customs of hot cross buns? [more inside]
posted by SemiSalt on Mar 21, 2015 - 6 answers

Madrid Spain at Easter

Traveling to Madrid April 1 2015 what should we do? [more inside]
posted by leafwoman on Feb 9, 2015 - 1 answer

Looking for a film about Easter for a small child

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?
posted by viggorlijah on Apr 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Easter weekend getaway!

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]
posted by Ruki on Mar 26, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I score a Happy Easter Bilby?

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]
posted by sweetmarie on Mar 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Catholics singing in the street on Easter?

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]
posted by theraflu on Mar 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Is everything closed for Easter where you are? Has it always been?

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?
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 31, 2013 - 64 answers

Cooking for Passover

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.
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Homemade Easter gifts. 3...2...1... GO

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.
posted by greenish on Mar 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Easter Weekend, starting in London, going where?

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]
posted by psycheslamp on Mar 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me fill my eggs.

What are some fun things to put into plastic Easter eggs for an egg hunt? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 6, 2012 - 46 answers

Hot cross apples

What healthful treats can I give at Easter? [more inside]
posted by Trivia Newton John on Apr 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Easter brunch in Edinburgh?

We want to have Easter brunch in Edinburgh this year. Where to go? [more inside]
posted by laskagirl on Apr 1, 2012 - 12 answers

What dye could we use to replicate robin's egg blue on a chicken egg?

What dye could we use to replicate robin's egg blue on a chicken egg? [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Nov 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Trying to figure out the title of an old Easter special from HBO...

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.
posted by mintcake! on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Who celebrates pre-Easter holidays?

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.
posted by calgirl on Apr 20, 2011 - 28 answers

Do you believe in Christ or the Easter Bunny?

Is Easter a secular holiday now? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Apr 4, 2010 - 80 answers

Baby chicks won't work either.

What wonderful things for grownups can be hidden inside standard plastic Easter eggs? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Mar 31, 2010 - 24 answers

Spanish-language Easter vigil in VA/DC

VirginiaFilter: Where in Virginia can I find a midnight Easter vigil service... in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by math on Mar 31, 2010 - 3 answers

I could make soured milk myself...

How can I ensure I get good quality yogurt from my yogurt maker? Plus, what cakes would you recommend for Easter? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me title this party

What should I call my adults-only, secular, cocktail-intensive Easter egg hunt on the invitations? [more inside]
posted by janell on Mar 16, 2010 - 47 answers

Esater Vigil in Chicago?

Where should I attend Easter Vigil in Chicago next month? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Where should I take my UK-based family on holiday this Easter?

Where should I take my UK-based family on holiday this Easter? [more inside]
posted by simcd on Feb 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Easter Monday in Italy

Italy the week after Easter: deserted or still a mob scene? Help us save our honeymoon from the herds of the faithful. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Apr 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Putting all your eggs in one window.

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]
posted by Webbster on Apr 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Simple Easter game for the whole family?

I need a simple Easter game that my whole family can play. The winner needs to be determined quickly. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by banished on Apr 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Where's my American Easter holiday gone?

The US has holidays at Christmas. Why not Easter? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Apr 10, 2009 - 39 answers

What do I do Easter Sunday In Paris?

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)
posted by marlys27 on Apr 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Easter basket delivery in Melbourne

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.
posted by newpotato on Apr 8, 2009 - 3 answers

The Easter Bunny is risen

Does anyone know where to find the 2002 Easter cards from The Onion? [more inside]
posted by wherever, whatever on Apr 7, 2009 - 4 answers

things cadbury never taught me about

Advise-an-alien-filter: Easter version [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Apr 7, 2009 - 26 answers

1. Peeps 2. Glue Gun 3. ???? 4. PROFIT!

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]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 3, 2009 - 18 answers

What should I wear to a Catholic church on Easter Sunday?

What should I wear to a Catholic church on Easter Sunday? [more inside]
posted by LittleKnitting on Apr 3, 2009 - 25 answers

Hipity hop

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Short, solemn, and written in bass clef, please.

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]
posted by availablelight on Oct 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Fun with Easter grass!

What are some fun/mischievous things to do with 60oz of Easter grass? [more inside]
posted by ThirstyEar2 on Apr 2, 2008 - 13 answers

What's the closest approximation of an almond?

What nut should I use in place of almonds? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Mar 19, 2008 - 12 answers

I wanna (healthier?) eastah egg!

What's on the dinner table at your Polish Easter celebration? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Feb 24, 2008 - 11 answers

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]
posted by freddymetz on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Trying to find the name of an Easter Bunny themed kid's book.

I'm hunting down an Easter themed children's book for a friend... [more inside]
posted by tomble on Oct 21, 2007 - 5 answers

So this is Easter... and what have you done

What is a devout Christian to do that doesn't believe in the divinity of Christ? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Apr 7, 2007 - 83 answers

How can I use Paas tablets to dye fabric?

Can you dye fabric with Paas tablets? How? [more inside]
posted by izatchu on Apr 4, 2007 - 3 answers

A Diabetic-Friendly Easter Basket

Does anyone make a sugar-free chocolate bunny with something other than maltitol? [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Feb 24, 2007 - 7 answers

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