Hello Beauties! Ester is upon us and although it is a symbol of regeneration and growth it’s not expected with a lot of anticipation from most of the vegans - me included.
There are many traditions and activities around this holiday but unfortunately most of them involve some form of animal cruelty. It might be hard to enjoy your Easter Break if everyone around you have fun and you feel left from all the activities.
That’s why I created a mini guide of 7 fun, yet cruelty - free activities that you can enjoy as a vegan during this Easter.
1. Stock on Vegan Easter Sweets
When someone says “Easter” to me, a dozen of chocolate bunnies appear in my mind, followed by chocolate eggs filled with cream, tons of sweets and various treats. If you think that you should sacrifice that as a vegan, think again my friend! There are plenty of vegan Easter treats out there. They are delicious as much as the regular ones, without the cruelty in the list of ingredients.
Here are some of the most popular that I found for you:
2. Decorate Styrofoam Eggs
You should not deny yourself the pleasure of decorating Easter Eggs, especially if you are creative person and you enjoy this part of the holiday. However instead of real eggs you can use styrofoam eggs. Seek a craft store near you and unleash your creativity. Bonus points goes to the fact that the styrofoam is hard to break and your design can last for many years to come.
3. Go on a Treasure Hunt
Well, of course you can use vegan chocolate eggs for the Egg Hunt, but why not go one step further and create a Treasure Hunt for you and your friends. You can have a clue hidden in each location, which will lead you to the next one, until one of you discover the big treasure. If you are wondering what to have as a prize, a big basket filled with vegan goodies will be a great idea.
4. Visit Animal Sanctuary
In my opinion cuddling a baby lamb is way more satisfying than eating it. Search the web for an animal sanctuary near you and go give these beautiful creatures some love. I am most certain that you’ll be back home with a giant smile on your face, loaded with positive emotions.
5. Try New Recipe
I like to experiment with new recipes around the holidays, not only because I have more free time but also because what is a family gathering without food. The Easter Break is the perfect time to roll of your sleeves and to hop in the kitchen. Get your imagination going or try some of the recipes that I picked for you in the Pinterest board below:
6. Bring Your Own Food
Remember the new recipes that you’ve tried! It’s time to show off and bring them to your family gathering or your local Easter Picnic. This is a win - win situation all the way. On one hand you will have delicious food to eat, without worrying too much what your aunty put in the appetizers and on another you can show your family and friends how amazing the vegan food actually is. As I said, win - win!
7. Plant a Tree or a Flower
What a better way to celebrate the rebirth symbolic of Easter, than planting a tree. If this is not an option for you then buy some seeds and plant a beautiful flower in your home. Easter Lilies are gorgeous and also symbolic for this holiday. Plus you will have an amazing addition to the decoration of your home. Fresh flowers, new beginnings, sunny days and tons of vegan chocolate. That’s a dream life for me!