Easter is a great time to catch up with family and friends and for indulging in treats that will make your tummy burst! While it’s good to unwind and have fun, Easter can often be an expensive holiday. So we’ve put together some ideas to help maximise the fun whilst minimising the spend during the Easter break.
Write it down!
First and foremost, write down exactly what you need and how much you want to spend. Showing love and appreciation doesn’t have to be expressed through how much money you spend. To reign in the Easter spending, it helps to plan and make sure that you are following a budget – track your spending as you go to avoid going over.
Re-discover the old
Before you go out and buy anything new, take a look at what you may be able to re-service from last Easter. You may discover that you have items that have been hanging around in your garage or wardrobe – things like old baskets, ornaments, or decorations that can be used again this year.
Bake your own treats
There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked hot cross buns. So instead of buying all your Easter treats from the store, have you considered making your own? Not only could this save you money but it’s also a great activity to do with your family. There are many easy and delicious Easter recipes out there for biscuits, cupcakes, chocolates and hot cross buns. Here’s one to try classic hot cross buns.
Get crafty with DIY
Whether you’re hosting a family get-together or simply want to add some cheer to your home, creating your own Easter decorations can be an inexpensive activity that everyone can get amongst. You can find materials in your house you can use to craft your own decorations from old egg cartons, paper plates, jars, buttons, fabric, glitter, paint and brushes – you can transform almost anything into something while having some fun along the way! Here’s a DIY Easter bunny to try with the kids:
You will need:
You have yourself a cute Easter bunny! You could even decide to cut out the eyes and attach a band to make a mask your kids (or you) can wear.Share the cooking
If you are planning a large get-together with extended family and friends, another way to help save money is to get everyone to bring a dish to the gathering.. This will drastically cut down on your grocery spending as well as minimise the stress that may come from cooking for everyone. Also, a great way to find out who’s the best chef!
From everyone at MyState Bank, we wish you all a safe and fun Easter break.