Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Pete0
Ultimate 5 Top Tips to Saving Money at Easter
Easter is just around the corner, so I thought it would be useful to think about some money saving techniques that might allow you to keep more of your money from being spent on chocolate and activities. So, why don’t you ‘chick’ it out (sorry)….
1. Homemade Easter Egg Hunt
There are a couple of versions of this. Rather than splash out on Easter eggs at £2-£4 each, why not but a bag of smaller chocolate eggs, and then hide them around the garden, or other outside space. One option might be to invite all the family round, and then they could also all bring eggs, meaning that the costs of the eggs are further split. The kids will all get to have some eggs, have fun finding them, and you will save yourself a lot of money.
2. Even Cheaper Homemade Easter Egg Hunt
This is something that my father always did for me and my siblings as a child. He would boil some chicken eggs, and after they had cooled down, he would draw our faces on them with some felt tips (normally with some hilarious personal touches e.g. Acne, braces etc) as well as writing our names on them. After hiding them in the garden, we would then be sent out to find our own eggs, and could often spend a couple of hours trying to track it down. It was always fun, and we would always look forward to seeing how Dad had misrepresented us on an egg.
3. Presents instead of just chocolate
Easter is clearly mainly thought about in terms of Easter Eggs, especially by children. However, why not make a basket containing a few smaller gifts, including an egg. This means that they can enjoy a few smaller items, and can still have an egg or two. A few items that keep them busy might also minimise complaints about the fact that they have received less than thirty Easter eggs! Also, it’s well worth going to the shops the day after Easter if you can get there; you’ll find plenty of Easter bits and bobs available for half the price they would have cost you 24 hours before – perfect for next year!
4. Give Homemade Food Gifts
Homemade Easter Gifts are a great way to show your loved ones, just how special they are to you. Rather than rush out and spend a lot of money on Easter Eggs, why not make some cookies, or cakes, and give these out instead. As much as people like chocolate Easter eggs, I’m personally can get quite bored of these quite quickly. A little bit of variety, is very much the spice of life, and I am partial to the odd cookie
5. Make Easter Decorations
I’ve noticed that over recent years there seems to have been a development of Easter decorations. Why not spend some time making these with the children? Kids normally love getting hands on with parents, especially when the results can be kept and enjoyed year after year. You can buy inexpensive kits to make chicks at most supermarkets, or just use what you’ve got at home. A cheap activity that can kill a couple of hours over the Easter weekend.
I hope you find these tips useful, and that you have a frugal, but fun Easter weekend! If you have any further tips to add, please don’t be shy!