Aloha Friday #77

April 9, 2009 by Kailani  
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

How do you celebrate Easter?

We usually get together with my family for dinner. We also dye eggs and have an Easter egg hunt with all the cousins. Since I’m not feeling well this year, we’ll just stay home, decorate cookies, and do our own little Easter egg hunt in the living room.

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82 Responses to “Aloha Friday #77”
  1. Jennifer says:

    We go to Easter Vigil service on Saturday and wake up Sunday, hunt for Easter Baskets and enjoy a day relaxing, eating candy and playing games as a family.

  2. Jen says:

    The kids wake up and find the eggs that the Easter bunny hides for them around the house. We have breakfast and then go to church. Then we go and visit with both of our parents. It is a pretty laid back day overall.

    Hope you enjoy your Easter!!

  3. Upstatemomof3 says:

    We go to mass in the morning and then as long as the weather is nice we will go for a walk or something like that. Then we either go to dinner or make a nice meal at home. Sometimes we go to my mom’s but this year we cannot go.

  4. Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too says:

    We celebrate Easter by attending church and then having a traditionalfamily dinner. We read the Easter story from the Scriptures and have an Easter egg hunt with the grandchildren

  5. Tena says:

    Tomorrow we will go to church for Good Friday, and on Easter the boys will wake up, do the Easter bunny stuff, than we will head back to church, come home and have a nice lunch, and play!!!

  6. Sarah says:

    We hide eggs for the boys, they find them, we have a big breakfast, and we just enjoy being a family. If it’s nice, we do a lot of outdoor activities.

  7. A Psych Mommy says:

    We celebrate as a family by eating a big breakfast and doing the traditional Easter egg hunt.

  8. Janet F says:

    Yes I celebrate Easter. We celebrate American Easter and Greek Orthodox Easter.

  9. Delaney says:

    We don’t do too much special since kids are grown and I’m waiting for grandchildren to do the fun stuff with.

  10. Sues2u2 says:

    The kids & I will decorate some eggs on Sat. Sunday we’ll go to church & come home for the kid’s baskets. After that we’ll go to substitute grandparent’s for dinner & probably an egg hunt w/ their only bio grandbaby.

  11. Ambrosia Jefferson says:

    With a nice simple dinner and a relaxing movie with family. Not traditional but it works for us.

  12. East Coast Wahine says:

    Breakfast and egg hunt with the grandkids!

  13. Jammie says:

    We get up find the easter basket, Then we go to my sister in laws for dinner and egg hunt for the kids then home to nap.

  14. Angie says:

    We have the kids look for their hidden Easter baskets, dinner and this year we’re doing our first Easter egg hunt.

  15. jenn says:

    We usually get up early and go to Sunrise Service on a mountain by our church, then back to the church for breakfast. Then home to change into out nice clothes, back for regular church service then home and usually to my grandmothers BUT this year we are all skipping church… I know… I am such a hethan…and I amcooking here.. so I will be cooking and hiding eggs all day LOL

  16. Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely says:

    I do an egg hunt with the kids and then take it easy for the morning. In the afternoon I’ll make some appetizers and start watching The Sound of Music. This year I may do an Easter Dinner but I’m still undecided as the kids fear my cooking so I don’t know if they’ll eat it, lol.

  17. TheAngelForever says:

    This year we will be eating Matzah for Passover ;)

  18. Breas Mommy says:

    We usually get together as a family and go out to eat. This year I have also enjoyed taking Brea Easter egg hunting and have lots planned for tomorrow!

  19. Elle says:

    We live far away from family so holidays are usually pretty quiet. We’ll have too much candy, an Easter egg hunt and a nice dinner.

  20. otin says:

    I usually visit my family that is close to where I live.

  21. Alicia says:

    We do the Easter bunny thing and then head off to church. We will spend most of the days with our parents and have numerous egg hunts there!

    Hope you get to feeling better! Happy Easter!

  22. Jen says:

    Egg hunt, Easter baskets, brunch & dinner with family. =)

    Have a wonderful weekend & blessed Easter.

  23. Nina says:

    Sunday morning service followed by a day with family.

  24. Semi Happy Homemaker says:

    Our family attends church Sunday morning. Then we have lunch with our extended family and hide eggs for the kids.

  25. Mighty M says:

    We almost always head down to my mother-in-law’s for an Easter meal and egg hunt! This year my son is turning one the day before Easter, so we will be celebrating that too!

  26. Definitely coloring eggs, making Easter baskets, and baking. Sometimes we go to a sunrise service at the Lake. This year, we’re going to Easter brunch at our daughter’s new home, then we’re doing whatever everyone wants for the rest of the day! HAPPY EASTER to all who celebrate!

  27. Hayley says:

    We have ham dinner, and have an Easter egg hunt, and let the kids search for their Easter baskets.

  28. ParentingPink says:

    Yes! This is one of our favorite holidays!

  29. Harriet says:

    It’s actually a work day around here for all of us.
    The weather is going to be spectacular! :)

  30. Nancy says:

    We’re both off work, so Golf today with friends, watching the Masters all week-end, Church, being thankful for all that we have and praying for all those who are in need of hugs and prayers and hope! And somekind of Easter dinner with friends – no family here this year – kids in CA and D.C. and rest of family back in the Midwest! Happy Easter wk-end to you and your family!

  31. Summer says:

    We’ll dye eggs tonight and have an easter egg hunt in the morning. Then we have egg salad sandwiches (out of our eggs) for lunch and then a delcious ham, scalloped potato and roasted asparagus dinner.

    Then we read int he scriptures abotu the Easter story.

  32. Jinxy says:

    In the past I haven’t done anything for Easter. This year we will take cute pictures of Lily. Next year when she’s older we will probably die some eggs and what not.

  33. Pamela Kramer says:

    Morning Easter baskets!
    Hunting eggs
    Meet up with family for a larger egg hunt.
    I’m ready for a nap just thinking about it.

  34. Auntie E says:

    We used to go to Mom and Dads. Now that Mom passed away, we need to do something else. Last year, the first year after death, Dad and us went to the Mountains and played in the snow. that isn’t something I liked to do for Easter,but we need to do something. This year we will go to Sunrise service have breakfast and go to DC ,then come home and Cook Ham and Martian Beans. I miss or tradition with Mom :-(

  35. Jo says:

    We celebrate Easter by doing an egg hunt at our home for our three daughters, dying eggs, attending church services on Good friday and on Easter, and by going to easter Dinner as my in laws.

  36. Jenni Jiggety says:

    We do the whole egg hunt and Easter basket thing! And then we go off visiting for the day!

  37. Mandee says:

    The kids get up and go hunt eggs and we relax all day then have a family dinner later :) Happy Easter everyone!

  38. Jenn(ifer) says:

    Normally, we’d wake up & find our baskets, go to church, come home & cook a big southern style Easter dinner…

    However, I am leaving this Easter and my kids are going to be celebrating alone with just my husband and his Mother. I am bummed, but I’m sure they will still have a good time.

    My best friend is dressing up in an Easter Bunny costume and will hand deliever their baskets this year. They are sure to get a kick out of that.

  39. MamaJoss says:

    My whole family is coming to our place this year…I have to satisfy the Irish Catholics and Polish Catholics with my menu…ok…better get cookin’…Happy Easter.

  40. Proud Mommy says:

    Easter dinner with the WHOLE family. Egg hunt…good times!!

  41. Sherrie says:

    This is my 1st Aloha Friday! Woohoo!

    On Easter, we always head over to my mom’s for Easter lunch. Then we let the kiddos have an egg hunt. After all of that, we usually come home and take a nice, long nap. :)

  42. Brandi says:

    First off I hope you start feeling better soon! It sucks to feel crappy all the time!

    And we don’t really have an Easter tradition. This year we are going to my families house to hang out, have an Easter egg hunt with cousins and to watch them. They are all little so it is fun for them! Next year when Marlee is older I am not sure what we will do.

    Have a fabulous Easter!

  43. IE Mommy says:

    It’s one of the few holiday where the entire family is together.
    We go to church, we have eat and we have an Easter egg hunt. It’s pretty low key. Someone always has a bible verse or story about the true meaning of Easter that they share with everyone. It’s my second favorite holiday.

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  44. Toni says:

    We go to my mother in laws or she comes here and we just spend time as a family after church. WE hide eggs for the kids and just have a fun time

  45. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    We go to dh’s parents house for breakfast and then my grandparents for lunch – good food, easter egg hunting, family. We would be adding church to this schedule but we had a timing conflict this year. :/

  46. Kim says:

    We always enjoy a Easter Sunday lunch at y parents house followed with egg hunting by the grandchildren.

  47. Renee says:

    We attend Church services all Holy Week. DD hunts for eggs early on Easter Morning and then we attend our Church Service.
    Later we will go to MIL’s house for Easter Brunch and possibly another egg hunt…if not then she’ll have a treat for DD cuz she loves to spoil her.

  48. Shannon says:

    We go to church in the morning. Then we have an Easter Egg Hunt in our backyard for the kids. If we hadn’t dyed eggs, we do it then. Plus we have ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and a yummy dessert for the evening’s meal.

  49. Shannon says:

    small easter hunt at the house, than church for breakfast, hunt, and church, and than home to eat with the family.

  50. Carol Olsen says:

    We’ll go to the sunrise service at church, have brunch and an egg hunt for our grandsons. It will be a quiet relaxing day.

  51. pamela says:

    I go to church with my sons and there girlfriends then afterwards we have a huge meal with other family too, and watch the other kids have an Easter Egg Hunt hope the weather coperates it might be raining then we will have to bring it all inside.

  52. Muthering Heights says:

    Since my girls are so little, we keep it casual – crafts and lessons, egg dying…then on Sunday, we go to church and have a big mid-day meal. :)

  53. Jen says:

    this year we’re keeping things very simple. not sure we’ve ever not been simple. we’ll go to church on Sunday and probably Saturday and Sunday afternoon we’ll hunt eggs for fun. i’ll ponder all weekend the meaning of this season in my life as a believer in Jesus Christ.

  54. Karen MEG says:

    Decorated eggs this year, SIL is hosting my husband’s side of the family dinner. My family is scattered this year…it’s tough, another difficult family event without my father who we just lost in January. Even my mom is away.

    So we’re just doing the Easter chocolate hunt at home this weekend. I’m still debating whether or not to attend mass on Sunday, but it might be too difficult without my parents and siblings.

  55. Autumn @ My MoonBean says:

    This year we are celebrating differently b/c my mom and Grandpa are going to the Master’s on Sunday. Our whole fam is getting together tomorrow at my sister’s house to eat lunch and then we will all have fun watching the little ones hunt Easter eggs! On a side note, this is the first year we are attemtping dying easter eggs w/ my 2 1/2 year old…should be fun :)

  56. heatherlyn says:

    We definitely color eggs! We do lots of things to celebrate Easter that are fun and springish and other things that focus on Jesus Christ. It is a lovely holiday. Happy Easter!

  57. Amy@Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    My family goes to church and then gets together for a big, family dinner. We’ll also be having an Easter Egg hunt around the house with Alex in the morning. :) *I have my fingers crossed that my parents made me an Easter basket. Is that silly?

  58. Megan says:

    It has definitely changed since I’ve gotten older. And since we don’t have kids we don’t do anything special. Go to church and then to one of our parents where we sit on our butts and watch tv and eat lunch / dinner. Nothing too thrilling. lol

  59. Rita says:

    We get up early, eat a good breakfast and hide Easter candy and eggs for the kids to find. Actually my hubby hides them. It’s a tradition I could do without. Then we all go to Easter services at church and worship the LIVING GOD. Then we come home, eat a feast of baked ham and all the trimmings – and take a long nap afterward.

  60. MommyAmy says:

    In years past we often go to a buffet type meal at this fancy hotel… it’s really yummy!

    But this year we decided that my nearly 2 year old twins needed to have their first Easter Egg Hunt, so we’re having Easter at my mom’s house. I’m planning to dye eggs either today or tomorrow, I’m so excited!!!

  61. Shelley K says:

    We go to church and then go to brunch. Oh, and we STILL color easter eggs–even though it’s just the two of us :)

  62. Abby says:

    We will go to church and then we are goinig to a friend’s house for brunch and an Easter egg hunt. Should be fun!

  63. Anne says:

    usually baskets but this year its going to be a chocolate bunny for kids and that’s it. Its not christmas lol

  64. jaime says:

    it’s not my holiday. but my mom got plastic easter eggs and filled them with cheerios. she hid them all over the house and yard for my son to find.

  65. Kate says:

    We’re going to have dinner for my father and my sister and her hubby and my brother. I think it’ll be about 9 of us altogether. My oldest has to work so it’ll just be a relaxing day and missing her at dinner.

  66. Krista says:

    Happy Easter!

    We always go to church and then have a small lunch with some family. Last year we visited my grandmother and then went out to eat since my parents were in the Virgin Islands… lucky them!

  67. The Girl Next Door says:

    In every year past, we have awoken to the Easter Egg Hunt left by the Easter bunny (yes even when the twins were 15 YO) and then we dress up for Church and have dinner with the family.

    this year they are out of town with their dad. And I am alone. My extended family is far away and the Ex’s family, well, that isn’t right. So I will go to church with friends and then spend the day doing my own, unEastery Thing. It will be different!

  68. Beth says:

    We attend Church and I cry every year because the hymns for Easter are so fantastic.

  69. Erin says:

    Every year is different because we have lived in different states and have not had family and/or a home church nearby.
    THIS year we will be going to Church (dont know WHICH service yet) and then the neighbors are having some sort of BBQ type thingie. So. This year, that is what we are doing!

  70. Bethany says:

    Usually I attend a vigil with my parents and party until dawn at my old college. This year I’ll be going to an Easter dinner with my co-worker’s family.

  71. Emily says:

    We go to sunrise service at a local lake, then head out to a family member’s beach house. The kids have an easter egg hunt on the beach and the adults make a huge dinner and watch the sunset from the porch.

    It’s usually a pretty nice day.

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  72. angela says:

    we have both religious and family customs, going to church is a must as is easter egg hunt for the little ones. We love to color eggs and have a large dinner as well.

  73. Caroline says:

    Hello! First timer here…love your site! We celebrate by going to church and Nana and Papa’s house for breakfast casserole. It is a fun tradition that the kids love along with the annual Easter egg hunt :) Of course, as tradition remains…nana calls over to read all of the ingredients in her candy for the kiddos. Our son has/had severe food allergies and Eczema and we are still careful about what he gets ahold of. However- thanks to many prayers, God took care of us and our miracle has been the children’s chewable probiotics that have virtually healed him. Happy Easter all! *Mommy of 2 (one with a missing front tooth and the other healed from Eczema…and as ornery as can be)

  74. Pamela says:

    My mom was a very conservative Christian — but we never really celebrated Easter. She let us dye & decorate eggs, but we didn’t do anything else. We didn’t have a big fancy dinner, and family never came over as if it was a holiday. Thus, I never did much either — kids dyed eggs – and that stuff.

    I guess it is never too late to start a new tradition.

  75. Jamie says:

    We always visit the local mall and have pictures made with the Easter bunny, attend a city-wide egg-hunt, church egg-hunt, and dye Easter eggs the day before Easter. Then we attend church services and spend the rest of the afternoon with family – a nice family meal and hunting eggs for the kiddies. It’s great to have family together time and remember the price Christ paid for us.


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