Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day

Today, May 4th is Star Wars Day. Celebrating George Lucas’ Star Wars, May 4th is known as May the Fourth Be with You. For diehard fans, the catch slogan is a clever play on words to the catchphrase “May the Force Be With You.” A general wish of good luck or goodwill as a person leaves to go on a mission.

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Beginning in May 1977, Star Wars enticed theater and drive-in movie goers around the globe. Through the years, other installments were released only to further the storyline. Today, fans enjoy movies, animated series, and an ongoing series, The Mandalorian. Later this month, a new weekly series, Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut. The latest installments add to the excitement of being part of the Star Wars fandom.

  • Binge-Watch: From the first Star Wars, the prequels, and the sequels, there is plenty to binge to celebrate May the Fourth Be With You. Not to mention, the series on Disney+, The Mandalorian, centering on The Child, the show provides hours of entertainment.
  • Read: The Star Wars Universe has numerous books and comics. Grab a favorite or buy a new book.
  • Audio Books: If you are cleaning or doing yard work, try listening to Star Wars. The different stories are brought to life in an entertaining way.
  • Play Games: Do you have a Star Wars-themed video game or board game? Today is the perfect day to play. Gather your family together for game night, make snacks, and enjoy the day.
  • Cosplay Photo Shoot: Using a sheet or blanket as a backdrop, set up your own photo session. Wear your Star Wars apparel, act out scenes, and have fun.
  • Make Crafts: Star Wars is full of unique characters and creatures. Use the different species as inspiration for crafts. For example, make homemade modeling clay (the recipe is on Pinterest). Use the clay to make a Star Wars-themed creature of your own.
  • Cook a Meal or Dessert: Ever tried galactic meatballs or out-of-this-world spaghetti? Adding a space name to any food is an excellent way for children to enjoy the day without a lot of added fuss. Use your imagination to prepare an entire meal or snack with different names.
  • Listen to Soundtracks: The Imperial March by John Williams is a recognizable tune for all Star Wars fans. Turn up the music and enjoy.
  • Lego: Grab a new Star Wars-themed Lego set to put together. Legos are a great family project. You can put the Lego set together while watching the movies.

Happy Star Wars Day! And as always, May the Force Be With You!

21 Alternative Containers for Easter Baskets

Are you doing last-minute Easter shopping? Are you getting ready to play the honorary role of the Easter Bunny? Giving Easter baskets is a wonderful family tradition. But the baskets often go to waste. If you are searching for alternative containers for Easter baskets, consider the following list.

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  1. Tacklebox
  2. Dump Truck
  3. Makeup Case or Bag
  4. Sand Pail and Shovel
  5. Purse
  6. Popcorn Bowl
  7. Decorative Wooden Box (or an unfinished one to use as an art project later)
  8. Open Umbrella
  9. Baby Swing
  10. Wagon
  11. Jewelry Organizer
  12. Baseball Cap
  13. Football Helmet
  14. Straw Hat
  15. Book Bag or Messenger Bag
  16. Backpack
  17. Beach Tote
  18. Rainboots
  19. Kiddie Pool
  20. Lunch Cooler
  21. Toy Shopping Cart

Happy Easter! Enjoy playing the Easter Bunny!

Photos Ideas to Capture Your Easter Memories

Are you preparing for Easter? Do you want to preserve the moments with your family for lasting memories? If you are searching for inspiration, here is a checklist of photo ideas to capture this Easter.

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Dyeing Eggs

Coloring eggs at Easter is a long-standing tradition and perfect photos. Considering capture each step of the egg dyeing process.

  • Set up including plain eggs ready to go.
  • Dyeing process in cups.
  • Colorful eggs.
  • Dye on hands.
  • The result with everyone in the photo.
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Easter Egg Hunts

Are you hosting or attending an Easter egg hunt? Grab your camera to capture the fun.

  • Try different angles to capture the best photos.
  • Get down to your child’s level.
  • Photograph your children in line.
  • Collecting eggs.
  • Final count.
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Visit With the Easter Bunny

The yearly visit with the Easter Bunny is a great time for photos.

  • Standing in line.
  • The decorations around the Easter Bunny area, if applicable.
  • Going up to meet the Easter Bunny. Get a close-up of the first reaction.
  • Sitting on or beside the Easter Bunny.
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Easter Baskets

If Easter baskets are part of your holiday tradition, document every stage with photos.

  • Preparation, show everything before you build the baskets.
  • Playing Easter Bunny and hiding baskets.
  • Your children searching for the baskets.
  • Posing with all the Easter goodies.
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Church

For many attending church services is the main part of Easter celebrations. Capturing small moments before and after services is a great way to preserve the day.

  • Getting ready for church.
  • Easter Sunday attire
  • Arrival
  • In front of the church sign
  • Shaking hands with the pastor.
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Easter Dinner

Food is generally a vital component of any holiday. If you are preparing or attending an Easter dinner, photos are a must.

  • Table set up
  • Preparing food
  • Gathering around the table
  • Selfies with extended family members
  • Group poses after the meal
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Family Night

Your Easter is ending, time for family night. Gather everyone to watch an Easter -themed movie with light snacks or leftovers.

  • Selfie on the couch with family
  • Snacks
  • Movie of choice

Enjoy capturing photos to make your Easter a lasting memory. Yes, formal poses are nice. But the silly photos are the ones that make you smile.

Happy Easter!

Tips on Hosting a Last-Minute Easter Dinner

Do you realize Easter is only a few days away? Easter like any holiday is a perfect time to gather friends and family together. Did you decide to host an Easter dinner at the last minute? Do not panic; start planning. Here are some tips on hosting a last-minute Easter dinner.

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Who is Coming to Your Easter Dinner?

The guest list is essential to your planning. Reach out to friends and family members to get a headcount for Easter dinner. Make a list of your Easter dinner guests to help in the planning process. A bigger guest list is always fun, but it means more work for you.

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Formal or Informal

What type of Easter dinner are you going to host? Remember there is no right or wrong way to host an Easter dinner. The dinner should focus on gathering people together. Consider one of the following types of meals for Easter.

  • Traditional Sit-Down Meal
  • Brunch
  • Light Snacking and Desserts
  • BBQ
  • Pot-Luck Style
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Menu

After deciding on the type of meal, start planning your menu. If you are serving a large crowd, ask your guests to help. Remember to write down the dishes or desserts your guests are bringing to Easter dinner. Keeping a list allows for a variety of different dishes. Or if you love to cook, you are welcome to do the entire meal prep yourself.

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Grocery List

Carefully go over your menu. Take an inventory of items you have on hand for your Easter dinner. Now, write out a detailed grocery list. Relax and imagine going aisle by aisle in your grocery store.

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Decorate Early

Decorating is not a necessity for Easter dinner. But, if you do decide to decorate, do it early. Getting your children to help make the decoration is always a fun task. Homemade placemats, place cards, and small table decorations are fun additions to the Easter table.

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Cook or Bake in Advance

If possible, cook or bake part of your Easter dinner early. By starting early, you do not have to hurry to complete the meal.

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Set Table the Night Before

Unless you are eating outdoors, set the table the night before your Easter dinner. Set up your entire eating area including decorations, tablecloths, plates, silverware, glasses, and napkins. The early setup process allows you to look for any shortages. A quick run to the supermarket is easier the night before than on Easter Sunday.

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Dinner Day

Despite all the prep work, preparing dinner may still feel chaotic. Do not worry.

  • Create a checklist of everything that needs to be cooked, baked, warmed up, and served.
  • Designate tasks to others who arrive early. (You may need to call them in early).
  • Cook everything as directed. Do not skip steps to get your meal done quickly.
  • Send children out of the kitchen to avoid accidents.
  • Enjoy yourself. Take photos of the preparation process. Unfortunately, you never know who will be missing from your next holiday meal.
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Enjoy Your Meal

You made it. After all of the planning and hard work, your Easter dinner is ready. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal. Do not fret about the things that did not go as planned. On Easter Sunday, gathering with your family and friends is all that really matters.

Happy Easter!

36 Easter Movies for the Whole Family

April 17th is Easter. What are you doing to celebrate? Coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts, and watching your favorite shows are wonderful ways to enjoy the holiday. Do you want an Easter theme for family movie night? If you are looking for Easter movies for the whole family to enjoy, check out the following list for ideas.

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  1. Hop (2011)
  2. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
  3. VeggieTales Double Feature: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter/An Easter Carol
  4. Peter Rabbit (2018)
  5. Peter Rabbit 2 (2021)
  6. An Easter Story (1984)
  7. The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
  8. Daffy Duck’s Easter Egg-Citement (1980)
  9. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Adventure (2012)
  10. Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
  11. Yogi: The Easter Bear (2016)
  12. Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
  13. Peppa Pig: The Easter Bunny (2018)
  14. Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-Extradinary Adventure
  15. The New Adventures of Peter Rabbit
  16. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit (2005)
  17. Rise of the Guardians: (2012)
  18. Easter Bunny Adventure
  19. Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter (2018)
  20. Easter Someday (2021)
  21. The First Easter Rabbit (1976)
  22. The Easter Promise (2006)
  23. Curious George: Egg Hunting (2017)
  24. The First Easter Egg (1999)
  25. Easterland (2019)
  26. An Easter Bunny Puppy
  27. Bugs Bunny: Easter Funnies
  28. Easter With Max & Ruby
  29. Rolie Polie Olie: An Easter Egg-stravaganza
  30. An Easter Egg Adventure
  31. The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)
  32. The Lion of Judah (2011)
  33. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)
  34. Rabbit School: Guardians of the Golden Egg (2017)
  35. Dinosaur Train: Eggstravaganza
  36. Baby Huey’s Great Easter Adventure

Happy Easter!

20 Easter Drawing Prompt Ideas

Are you celebrating Easter? Do you want to incorporate the holiday into your daily drawings? Or are you looking for a family-friendly Easter activity for your children? Drawing is an easy way to bring your imagination to life. If you need inspiration, check out the following Easter drawing prompts.

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  1. Easter-themed self-portrait
  2. Happy Easter!
  3. Easter scene
  4. Easter Bunny
  5. Easter eggs
  6. Easter basket filled with goodies
  7. Jellybeans
  8. Peeps
  9. Chocolate bunny
  10. Easter bonnets
  11. Easter flowers
  12. Tomb
  13. Cross
  14. Church
  15. Baby animals
  16. Chickens hatching
  17. Lamb
  18. Bunnies
  19. Cottontails
  20. Artist’s choice

Happy Easter!

75 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Are you making Easter baskets for your loved ones this holiday? Creating baskets to give on Easter morning is a fun tradition. If you are searching for non-candy Easter basket ideas, check out the following list for inspiration.

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  1. Gift cards (great for teens)
  2. Money hidden inside Easter Eggs
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Hat
  5. Bandana
  6. Flip Flops
  7. Socks (Themed ones are always fun)
  8. Baseball and Glove
  9. Baseball cards or non-sports trading cards
  10. Kazoo
  11. Watch
  12. Toy Binoculars
  13. Butterfly Net
  14. Bug Catchers
  15. Art or Sketching Paper
  16. Colored Pencils
  17. Markers
  18. Water Paints
  19. Acrylic Paints
  20. Paint Brushes
  21. Glitter and Glue
  22. Construction Paper
  23. Scissors
  24. Model Clay
  25. Rubber Stamps and Ink Pad
  26. Bubbles
  27. Umbrella
  28. Bouncy Balls
  29. Sand Toys
  30. Water Toys
  31. Sidewalk Chalk
  32. Balloons
  33. Playdough
  34. Slime or Silly Putty
  35. Slinky
  36. Comic Books
  37. Drawing Books
  38. Coloring Books
  39. Books or Magazines
  40. Magnifying Glass
  41. Lego
  42. Hot Wheel or Matchbox Cars
  43. Stuffed Animal
  44. Travel Games
  45. Puzzles
  46. Posters
  47. Movie Tickets
  48. Doll or Barbies
  49. Animal Figures
  50. Toy Dinosaurs
  51. Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings
  52. Hair Ties and Accessories
  53. Travel Cup
  54. DVDs
  55. Frisbee
  56. Journal
  57. Writing Pens
  58. Washi Tape
  59. Stickers
  60. Bubble Bath
  61. Wind Up Toys
  62. Jump Rope
  63. Kite
  64. Temporary Tattoos
  65. Punch Balls
  66. Yo-yos
  67. Ear Buds
  68. Wallet
  69. Coin Purse
  70. Flashlight
  71. Perfume/Cologne
  72. Make-up
  73. USB or SD cards
  74. Expandable Washcloths
  75. Coupons for fun adventures.

Happy Easter!

50 Ideas for Your Spring Bucket List

Today, March 20, 2022, is the first official day of Spring. Are you and your family ready for Springtime adventures? If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Spring bucket list.

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  1. Photograph new blooming flowers.
  2. Make sidewalk chalk art.
  3. Celebrate Easter.
  4. Go on a picnic.
  5. Celebrate Earth Day.
  6. Visit a botanical garden.
  7. Attend Spring festivals.
  8. Host the 1st bonfire of the season.
  9. Go for a bike ride.
  10. Go on a nature walk.
  11. Fly a kite.
  12. Go hiking.
  13. Make Spring YouTube or TikTok videos to share with friends and family.
  14. Discover new walking trails.
  15. Host a BBQ.
  16. Go to the zoo or wildlife sanctuary.
  17. Plant herbs.
  18. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  19. Make a fairy garden.
  20. Pick wildflowers.
  21. Be a local tourist.
  22. Host a brunch or an afternoon tea party.
  23. Spring clean and declutter.
  24. Find a rainbow.
  25. Dance in the warm, Spring rain.
  26. Visit a farm.
  27. Catch frogs.
  28. Play miniature golf.
  29. Take outdoor family (or friends) pictures.
  30. Make a birdfeeder.
  31. Search for migratory birds.
  32. Go stargazing.
  33. Play frisbee.
  34. Feed peas to the wild ducks.
  35. Go to a baseball game or other sporting event.
  36. Host or go on a scavenger hunt.
  37. Go Geocaching.
  38. Volunteer at the local shelter or rescue as a dog walker.
  39. Paint flowers on small rocks to hide around town.
  40. Go to a local nature preserve (or park). Bring a sketch book to draw the wildlife or scenery.
  41. Paint silly faces on flowerpots. Painted pots with newly planted flowers are great gifts or decorations for your home.
  42. Go fishing.
  43. Go on a day trip.
  44. Go on a street art tour.
  45. Go Spring camping for the weekend.
  46. Blow bubbles.
  47. Have a movie marathon on a rainy day.
  48. Play outdoor games.
  49. Participate in your community Spring cleanup program.
  50. Go to a different local café or restaurant each week.

Happy Spring!

Family-Friendly Movies for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th! Are you celebrating with your family? If you are searching for family-friendly movies for St. Patrick’s Day, check out the following list.

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 St. Patrick’s Day Movies for Family Night

  1. Walt Disney’s “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” – (1959)
  2. “The Secret of Roan Irish” – (1994)
  3. “The Secret of Kells” – (2009)
  4. “The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns” – (1999)
  5. The Luck of the Irish” – (2001)
  6. “Magical Legend of Leprechauns” – (1999)
  7. “Finian’s Rainbow” – (1968)
  8. Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle”
  9. “The Last Leprechaun” – (2001)
  10. “Dwegons and Leprechauns” – (2014)
  11. “10 Little Leprechauns” – (2017)
  12. “Leapin’ Leprechauns” – (1997)
  13. “St. Patrick’s Day” (2016)
  14. Patrick
  15. “Song of the Sea”
  16. “How to Catch a Leprechaun” – (2017)
  17. “A Very Unlucky Leprechaun” – (1998)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have a favorite movie to watch for St. Patrick’s Day?

Books for Kids to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. Are you looking for easy ways to celebrate the annual holiday? Reading books with your kids is a quiet and rewarding way to explore the long-standing Irish tradition. If you are searching for books for kids to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, check out the following list.

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  1. “How to Catch a Leprechaun” (2016) – Adam Wallace
  2. Liam the Leprechaun Loves to Fart” (2021) – Humor Heals Us
  3. “The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day” (2009) – Natasha Wing
  4. “The Berenstain Bears’ St. Patrick’s Day” (2021) – Mike Berenstain
  5. “Leo the Farting Leprechaun and the Great Rainbow” (2022) – Emma Sill Publishing
  6. “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George” (2014) – H.A. Rey
  7. “I Spy St. Patrick’s Day Book: St Patrick’s Day’ (2022) – Flora Sootie
  8. “St. Patrick’s Day” (1994) – Gail Gibbons
  9. “The Secret Life Of Leprechauns” (2020) – Luna James
  10. “Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade” (2017) – Shana Gorian
  11. “St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning” (1983) – Eve Bunting
  12. “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!” (2012) – Lucille Colandro
  13. “Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland” (1992) – Tomie dePaola
  14. “Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato’ (1997) – Tomie dePaola
  15. “That’s What Leprechauns Do” (2009) – Eve Bunting
  16. Pout-Pout Fish: Lucky Leprechaun” (2019) – Deborah Diesen
  17. “Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase” (2019) – James Dean
  18. “Ten Lucky Leprechauns” (2013) – Kathryn Heling
  19. “Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk” (1992) – Gerald McDermott
  20. “Lucky Day” (2020) – Matt Donnelly

Enjoy! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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