Easter Sunday can be considered the third much-awaited holiday of the kids, next to Christmas and Halloween, for the many treats they get to bring home and egg hunts that they get to join. But with Metro Manila cities on lockdown, families are stuck at home and parents are already at a loss on how to keep our children happily preoccupied.
We’ve rounded up nine brands that offer quick and fun solutions to your problem that will put a sparkle in their eyes. Here they are.
1. Crack the mystery egg
Manila Hotel just leveled up the smash cakes trend with their “Easter Joy! Mystery Egg.” Handmade with Belgian chocolates, have fun cracking this giant egg opened to discover what’s inside. Every purchase of this mystery egg, worth P2,500, also entitles you to a raffle on April 5, 2 p.m. to be held on their Facebook page. Prizes up for grabs are a Chromebook laptop, even a set of Manila Hotel’s famous gelatos. Other prizes include kiddie workshops and activity kits. Call 85270011 or 0998-9501912 to order.
2. Easter painting
Oli’s boxship introduces their Easter bunny and eggs paint kit. The box set comes with a bunny and two eggs made out of plaster, and it also comes with washable non-toxic poster paint pots and a brush. Priced at P450, you can avail of this for free with a minimum purchase of P1,800 from their site at olisboxship.com
3. DIY egg hunt
Who said you can’t have one at home? Candy Corner’s DIY party kit will make your kids (and even the kids-at-heart) smile from ear to ear. The set comes with an egg hunt guide and over 20 pcs of treats, plus DIY bunny doll sheets that can serve as clues or put inside the eggs as a claiming coupon for the actual candies. Priced at P1,499, they also offer gifts sets of P199 and P250. To order, visit candycorner.ph
4. A splash of art
Here’s everything you need in one bucket. It comes with edible paint so you know it’s safe for even the toddlers, two pieces of paper mache eggs, six pieces mini plastic eggs, three pieces egg wooden ornaments, and one activity booklet. Visit playscapemanila.com for more details.
5. Customized cupcakes
Yes, you can now create your own Easter-themed cupcakes and eat them, too! DC Delights came up with this 12 mini-vanilla-cupcake boxed set for the family to enjoy. It also comes with two colored frostings in green and brown, a packet each of speckled eggs and marshmallows, two piping bags and tips, and an instruction card. Customers who purchased kits before and would rather reuse their old piping tips can save as much as P100 from this P799 kit. Check out dcdelights.com for more offerings.
6. Action-packed playdate
BrickedMNL has created a virtual interactive game which includes bento activity, Lego building, DIY cookie activity, game props, and treats. so you are set for the whole afternoon. Made for kids ages three to eight years old, who’s to say older kids won’t enjoy this kit as well? Send them a message via their Instagram account @brickedmnl to inquire.
7. Bunny’s home
If we have gingerbread house for the Christmas season, why not one for Easter? Cupcakes by Sonja’s just released these cute bunny hutch houses that you can decorate with the kids. Affordably priced at P500, it comes with pre-built mini sugar cookies, assorted sugar icing colors, and Easter-themed sugar paste decor. For more details, visit cupcakesbysonjaonline.com
8. Cookie munch
For only P500, you get eight Easter-themed butter cookies, four icing bas, and three cups of sprinkles to play around with. There’s even a cross-shaped cookie so you can segue to talk about how Jesus gave up his life and rose on Easter Sunday to save us. Order through their Instagram account @cookielicious.ph
9. Paper art
Papermo&co is an export company that wishes to share their amazing talent and products to our own country. Made with paper mache, their Easter kit comes with one egg basket, one rabbit, one bunny on egg, six small eggs, and four medium eggs. There are also 16 pots of 18ml paint of which you can choose the colors, one piece foam craft brush and craft materials of beads, sequins, glitter, fuzzy wires, and one pc of colored marker and glue. This craft kit costs P1,250 and is good for two kids to share and enjoy. Send them a message via their Instagram account @papermoandco