6 FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE EASTER WITH YOUR ADULT FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
In recent years, the focus of Easter has been on the children – Easter egg giving, the Easter bunny, and Easter egg hunts. If you’re an adult,you might want to do something a little more grown up and make the most of the 4-day weekend. Check out what’s on offer during this seasonal celebration.
1. ENJOY A DAY AT THE RACES
There are plenty of horse racing events during the Easter period around Australia. These include the Easter Cup races in Melbourne, the Schweppes All Age Raceday in Sydney, the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival in Adelaide, and the Western Australian Cup in Perth.
2. CATCH A WAVE
Autumn is the best season for surfing so why not indulge in this classic Aussie activity over Easter. Margaret River, Western Australia, has some of the best surfing spots in the country so why not arrange a trip with your mates you’ll never forget.
Or, if you’re an armchair surfer, Rip Curl Pro is being held at Bell’s Beach, Melbourne, over the Easter weekend. As part of the World Surf League World tour, it promises to showcase some of the world’s greatest surfers.
3. ENJOY AFL SEASON
Another Aussie tradition, the AFL, is in full swing at this time of year and there are plenty of games scheduled over the Easter weekend. Enjoy watching at home with your mates or support your team in person.
4. BE UPLIFTED AT A CHURCH SERVICE
If you want to celebrate Easter in a more traditional way, most churches and cathedrals are holding beautiful services and music events.
These include a performance of Bach’s Easter Oratorio in the City Recital Hall in Sydney, special choral services at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St George’s Cathedral in Perth.
5. LIVE IT UP AT BLUESFEST
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bluesfest in beautiful Byron Bay, with an amazing international line-up of talented musicians such asIggy Pop, Norah Jones, Jack White and The Raconteurs.
Ticket prices range from $200 for adults for a single day, up to $650 for the full five-day experience.
6. HAVE A LAUGH
Enjoy a great line-up of comedians at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This 3 ½ week event features stand-up comedy, street performances, theatre and film. It’s a great-value event with ticket prices averaging at $30 and with literally 100s of shows, you’re bound to find something that tickles the funny bone.
Be treated to some of Australia’s top comedians such as Lawrence Mooney, Dave ‘Hughsey’ Hughes and Becky Lucas, plus international performers that make up the Best of Edinburgh Fest show.
DON’T FORGET THE GIFTS
Easter is also a great time to connect with friends, family, colleagues and clients by giving them a special gift.
And if you’re leaving family behind to go on a trip with friends for the weekend, surprise them with a gourmet gift hamper delivered to their door. None of it even requires a trip to the shops or the post office. Just go online, choose and pay – job done!
Online stores such asGourmet Basket, offer a vast range of preselected gift hampers, and you cancustomise as much as you want also.
For the real foodies, you can choose expensive bottles of bubbly andfresh cheeses. For the non-foodies, there are luxury pamper itemsand wellness items as part of gift baskets for him or for her.
If you want to stick to chocolate gift hampers at Eastertime, Gourmet Basket have a wide selection of sweet and chocolate gift baskets.
You might also want to try specialist stores such as Edible Blooms whichoffers unique chocolate bouquets. Or for something very upmarket head over to Godiva.com for top-quality Belgian chocolate.