The Dating Divas http://www.thedatingdivas.com Strengthening Marriages, One Date and Anniversary Idea At A Time Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:29:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Divas’ Must Have Products http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/divas-must-have-products/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/divas-must-have-products/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70300 Must Have Diva Products

Our Top 10 Favorite Things

All of the Divas have been talking and sharing among ourselves some of our absolute FAVORITE products that we have found and been using lately.  We have all LOVED what we have been sharing with each other and thought, why not share these amazing products with our READERS?!!!!!  HELLO!  Why have we not done this before? In this post you will find our most prized, cherished, and life-saving products that we as Divas can't live without!

Must Have Diva Products

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Tried and True Products

1. Sleep Tape: You know those moments when you say something to your spouse and then the second it comes out, you immediately regret it?! Well, it's time to kiss those moments goodbye because I found the absolutely perfect solution. Let me introduce you to sleep tape - it's an adhesive for your mouth (or your spouse's). It's totally safe and don't worry - it hurts way less than a band-aid, when you pull it off. This tape has saved us from so many disputes. We've got a couple boxes stashed all around the house, in prime argument spots - under the kitchen table, in between two couch cushions and behind the toilet, I even keep one in my purse for those times when we're around town or in the car! Whenever one of us starts to get a nasty tone or is about to say something that we'll probably regret... we get to taping, to keep ourselves under control!  It literally stops the disagreement in its tracks because we have no choice but to shut our mouths and think about what we've said. Now our marriage is full of peaceful silence and way less regret!! ♥ Diva Megan

2. Baby Mop: Life can get so busy and I feel like there is never enough time in the day! Are you with me when you feel like you have a million things on your to-do list!? I mean, really! As a stay-at-home mom, the work is never done and with a 100% adorable {yet VERY messy} toddler with me at home all day, cleaning my floors always seems to fall to the bottom of the never ending to-do’s!! I was talking with a friend one day explaining my frustrations and she told me she had a little secret as to how her floors always stayed spotless!! I had to know what it was! When she shared the Baby Mop with me, I was sold!! I could not believe I had never heard of this product before! Seriously, why is this not on every mom's baby registry and gifted at every baby shower? The Baby Mop is simply ingenious! I put my little man into the adorable red suit and let him go about playing with his toys.  As he pushes his cars, tractors, and trucks around the floor, my floors are also getting cleaned!!! One quick trip through my washing machine and it is ready to go for the next time my floors need a quick mop.  Do yourself a favor and purchase this item today! My floors have never looked better!! ♥ Diva Niki

Divas Favorite Things

3. Solafeet: Last summer on our beach getaway to Florida for our 10th anniversary, I was SO EMBARRASSED with my pale, ghost-white feet! Honestly, I just wanted to hide in our room the entire trip. I found myself digging my little tootsies in the sand anytime I was outside - and flip flops were just OUT OF THE QUESTION! Instead of being a romantic trip and quality alone time with my hubby; I spent most of it in my sneakers, fully clothed, and avoiding walks on the beach at all costs. I went home broken-hearted and defeated. My husband was comforting, but I knew I needed a drastic change. When I returned, I was pouring my heart out to a very close friend. I mean, how could a man as wonderful as mine love a woman with pale, ghastly feet? It was humiliating. Surely, he didn’t want to be seen with me. Thankfully, she told me about the Solafeet. It saved her marriage, and it’s saved mine! I no longer hide in the shadows of ghost white feet - they are now bold, tanned, and beautiful! My confidence is back and better than ever, and I love boasting all types of footwear - everything from strappy sandals to rugged Tevas, the world of open-toed shoes is truly my oyster. More importantly, it’s brought back my hope in the belief that ANYONE can transform their marriage... all it took for me was the Solafeet! You can imagine my hubby goes absolutely wild for me now - I can hardly wear open-toed shoes without him whisking me away to that room! I booked another romantic beach getaway for our next anniversary, and I can’t wait to redeem myself and bring back those butterflies! No more feet in the sand for me. ♥ Diva Catharine

4. LED Slippers: I can’t even TELL you how many times I’ve stubbed my toe or hit my shin in the dark. I’m a complete klutz by nature… but turn off the light and there is just NO hope for me! When my husband surprised me with these AH-MAZING Bright Feet Lighted Slippers, it was like seeing the light for the first time… literally! Not only have the nightly bruises and bumps decreased, but now – I can stealthily sneak into the kitchen for my late night snack of Oreos and milk and not wake up my husband!!! But the best part about my new favorite footwear?? I can FINALLY find my way to the bathroom when nature calls in the middle of the night! Ahem, that’s one call I don’t want to be late for!  ♥ Diva Tara

Our top 10 Favorites

5. Ostrich Pillow: As a busy mom of three who works from home, finding a quiet corner to take a quick nap where I could escape from the world was nearly impossible! That is until I found the amazing Ostrich Pillow! It has forever changed my life. Now, whenever I’m feeling a pesky tension headache coming on I just strap this baby in place and find myself in a cocoon of silent bliss, perfect for grabbing a quick nap wherever I might be! It has not only made napping a breeze but has also made me a better wife and mother thanks to a comfortable, well rested and much needed nap!  ♥ Diva Jess

 6. The Original Sleeping Bag: My husband keeps the window open at night, even in the dead of winter. Now, I love cuddling as much as the next girl, but when it comes to sleep, Hubby and I agree on one thing - respect the bubble! Without a little personal space neither of us can fall asleep. Enter this product, which we affectionately call "The Bubble Bag." Now we can stay toasty and warm all night long AND enjoy our personal space! Added bonus -- we haven't had to worry about stealing the covers in years! Best purchase of our married lives, hands down! ♥ Diva Stacy

10 Amazing Products

7. Hug-me Pillow: My hubby travels a lot for work and going to bed at night gets pretty lonely. I used to resort to dressing a body pillow in one of his shirts for some comfort cuddling. . . Until I discovered the HUG ME PILLOW! Nothing can truly replace feeling your sweetie snuggle up next to you, but this is definitely the next best thing! My favorite feature is the arm you can put around you. It feels so life-like (and don’t tell my man, but this pillow has it’s perks - no bony ribs or getting too sweaty...). This is a MUST HAVE for long distance relationships!! ♥ Diva Gabby

8. Pickle Lip Balm: This is the perfect product for me and my spouse. He is OBSESSED with pickles and pickle-flavored anything. My other flavored lip glosses {cherry and strawberry} just weren’t cutting it. So, when I found this online I thought “Oh my gosh, he is going to make out with me daily now!” (pickle flavored anything to him is the ultimate turn-on). Since I bought my first tube of Pickle Lip Balm our intimacy has skyrocketed. I would definitely recommend to product to anyone. ♥ Diva Heather

10 Amazing Things

9. Poo-Pourri: Girls don’t poop…. it’s a scientific fact! Or so our husbands like to think!  It’s hard for them to imagine that their cute and classy wife can be just as smelly as their old college roommate.  But don’t be embarrassed for having a healthy digestive track! Instead, seal the smell with Poo-Pourri! It’s one of my new favorite products because it’s all natural and the refreshing scent of essential oils fools my spouse into thinking I am replenishing my perfume instead of “doing my business.”  In fact, I have a bottle in each of my bathrooms AND one in my travel bag for when I’m traveling with my spouse and need to clear the system {if you know what I mean}. It’s a girl’s best kept secret! ♥ Diva Paige

10. Sauna Shorts: Forget the fad diets people - this is your answer! These sauna shorts had my butt sweating just like was advertised. I haven’t found another product out there that can induce sweaty thighs and butt like this one can! The sleek and slimming stretch material sucks in my muffin top and slims down my waist. I wear it everywhere!  My hubby absolutely loves the butt this gives me. Talk about having confidence on date night! Get them now and see the improvements in not only your body but your marriage too! ♥ Diva Sarina

Want to see our BONUS Favorite Product?? 

Can you believe you've been living so long without these products in your life?! We LOVE these things and we just know you will, too! Have you already added them to your wishlist? Well, lucky for you, we actually have SO many favorites, we couldn't narrow it down to just ten, so we decided to share a BONUS idea with you, you're just never gonna guess what we've got in store for you now. Scroll on down to the very bottom of the post and check out the thing we divas love the MOST!!

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The Dating Divas' absolute FAVORITE thing........

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APRIL FOOLS' PRANKS!!!

Did we get you? Come on friends, you didn't really think we'd be taping our spouses' mouths shut or mopping the floors with our sweet babies, did you? Can you imagine slathering on that pickle lip balm or wearing an ostrich pillow around the house? We'll admit it, we had a little fun coming up with some crazy product reviews for you and we really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Happy April Fools' Day - and watch out for other prankers out there!

For a few more laughs, check out our PAST April's Fools' pranks: Adventurous Dining Date, Date Night Trends and Spring Fashion. ENJOY!! XOXO

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Must Have Diva Products

Our Top 10 Favorite Things

All of the Divas have been talking and sharing among ourselves some of our absolute FAVORITE products that we have found and been using lately.  We have all LOVED what we have been sharing with each other and thought, why not share these amazing products with our READERS?!!!!!  HELLO!  Why have we not done this before? In this post you will find our most prized, cherished, and life-saving products that we as Divas can't live without!

Must Have Diva Products

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Tried and True Products

1. Sleep Tape: You know those moments when you say something to your spouse and then the second it comes out, you immediately regret it?! Well, it's time to kiss those moments goodbye because I found the absolutely perfect solution. Let me introduce you to sleep tape - it's an adhesive for your mouth (or your spouse's). It's totally safe and don't worry - it hurts way less than a band-aid, when you pull it off. This tape has saved us from so many disputes. We've got a couple boxes stashed all around the house, in prime argument spots - under the kitchen table, in between two couch cushions and behind the toilet, I even keep one in my purse for those times when we're around town or in the car! Whenever one of us starts to get a nasty tone or is about to say something that we'll probably regret... we get to taping, to keep ourselves under control!  It literally stops the disagreement in its tracks because we have no choice but to shut our mouths and think about what we've said. Now our marriage is full of peaceful silence and way less regret!! ♥ Diva Megan

2. Baby Mop: Life can get so busy and I feel like there is never enough time in the day! Are you with me when you feel like you have a million things on your to-do list!? I mean, really! As a stay-at-home mom, the work is never done and with a 100% adorable {yet VERY messy} toddler with me at home all day, cleaning my floors always seems to fall to the bottom of the never ending to-do’s!! I was talking with a friend one day explaining my frustrations and she told me she had a little secret as to how her floors always stayed spotless!! I had to know what it was! When she shared the Baby Mop with me, I was sold!! I could not believe I had never heard of this product before! Seriously, why is this not on every mom's baby registry and gifted at every baby shower? The Baby Mop is simply ingenious! I put my little man into the adorable red suit and let him go about playing with his toys.  As he pushes his cars, tractors, and trucks around the floor, my floors are also getting cleaned!!! One quick trip through my washing machine and it is ready to go for the next time my floors need a quick mop.  Do yourself a favor and purchase this item today! My floors have never looked better!! ♥ Diva Niki

Divas Favorite Things

3. Solafeet: Last summer on our beach getaway to Florida for our 10th anniversary, I was SO EMBARRASSED with my pale, ghost-white feet! Honestly, I just wanted to hide in our room the entire trip. I found myself digging my little tootsies in the sand anytime I was outside - and flip flops were just OUT OF THE QUESTION! Instead of being a romantic trip and quality alone time with my hubby; I spent most of it in my sneakers, fully clothed, and avoiding walks on the beach at all costs. I went home broken-hearted and defeated. My husband was comforting, but I knew I needed a drastic change. When I returned, I was pouring my heart out to a very close friend. I mean, how could a man as wonderful as mine love a woman with pale, ghastly feet? It was humiliating. Surely, he didn’t want to be seen with me. Thankfully, she told me about the Solafeet. It saved her marriage, and it’s saved mine! I no longer hide in the shadows of ghost white feet - they are now bold, tanned, and beautiful! My confidence is back and better than ever, and I love boasting all types of footwear - everything from strappy sandals to rugged Tevas, the world of open-toed shoes is truly my oyster. More importantly, it’s brought back my hope in the belief that ANYONE can transform their marriage... all it took for me was the Solafeet! You can imagine my hubby goes absolutely wild for me now - I can hardly wear open-toed shoes without him whisking me away to that room! I booked another romantic beach getaway for our next anniversary, and I can’t wait to redeem myself and bring back those butterflies! No more feet in the sand for me. ♥ Diva Catharine

4. LED Slippers: I can’t even TELL you how many times I’ve stubbed my toe or hit my shin in the dark. I’m a complete klutz by nature… but turn off the light and there is just NO hope for me! When my husband surprised me with these AH-MAZING Bright Feet Lighted Slippers, it was like seeing the light for the first time… literally! Not only have the nightly bruises and bumps decreased, but now – I can stealthily sneak into the kitchen for my late night snack of Oreos and milk and not wake up my husband!!! But the best part about my new favorite footwear?? I can FINALLY find my way to the bathroom when nature calls in the middle of the night! Ahem, that’s one call I don’t want to be late for!  ♥ Diva Tara

Our top 10 Favorites

5. Ostrich Pillow: As a busy mom of three who works from home, finding a quiet corner to take a quick nap where I could escape from the world was nearly impossible! That is until I found the amazing Ostrich Pillow! It has forever changed my life. Now, whenever I’m feeling a pesky tension headache coming on I just strap this baby in place and find myself in a cocoon of silent bliss, perfect for grabbing a quick nap wherever I might be! It has not only made napping a breeze but has also made me a better wife and mother thanks to a comfortable, well rested and much needed nap!  ♥ Diva Jess

 6. The Original Sleeping Bag: My husband keeps the window open at night, even in the dead of winter. Now, I love cuddling as much as the next girl, but when it comes to sleep, Hubby and I agree on one thing - respect the bubble! Without a little personal space neither of us can fall asleep. Enter this product, which we affectionately call "The Bubble Bag." Now we can stay toasty and warm all night long AND enjoy our personal space! Added bonus -- we haven't had to worry about stealing the covers in years! Best purchase of our married lives, hands down! ♥ Diva Stacy

10 Amazing Products

7. Hug-me Pillow: My hubby travels a lot for work and going to bed at night gets pretty lonely. I used to resort to dressing a body pillow in one of his shirts for some comfort cuddling. . . Until I discovered the HUG ME PILLOW! Nothing can truly replace feeling your sweetie snuggle up next to you, but this is definitely the next best thing! My favorite feature is the arm you can put around you. It feels so life-like (and don’t tell my man, but this pillow has it’s perks - no bony ribs or getting too sweaty...). This is a MUST HAVE for long distance relationships!! ♥ Diva Gabby

8. Pickle Lip Balm: This is the perfect product for me and my spouse. He is OBSESSED with pickles and pickle-flavored anything. My other flavored lip glosses {cherry and strawberry} just weren’t cutting it. So, when I found this online I thought “Oh my gosh, he is going to make out with me daily now!” (pickle flavored anything to him is the ultimate turn-on). Since I bought my first tube of Pickle Lip Balm our intimacy has skyrocketed. I would definitely recommend to product to anyone. ♥ Diva Heather

10 Amazing Things

9. Poo-Pourri: Girls don’t poop…. it’s a scientific fact! Or so our husbands like to think!  It’s hard for them to imagine that their cute and classy wife can be just as smelly as their old college roommate.  But don’t be embarrassed for having a healthy digestive track! Instead, seal the smell with Poo-Pourri! It’s one of my new favorite products because it’s all natural and the refreshing scent of essential oils fools my spouse into thinking I am replenishing my perfume instead of “doing my business.”  In fact, I have a bottle in each of my bathrooms AND one in my travel bag for when I’m traveling with my spouse and need to clear the system {if you know what I mean}. It’s a girl’s best kept secret! ♥ Diva Paige

10. Sauna Shorts: Forget the fad diets people - this is your answer! These sauna shorts had my butt sweating just like was advertised. I haven’t found another product out there that can induce sweaty thighs and butt like this one can! The sleek and slimming stretch material sucks in my muffin top and slims down my waist. I wear it everywhere!  My hubby absolutely loves the butt this gives me. Talk about having confidence on date night! Get them now and see the improvements in not only your body but your marriage too! ♥ Diva Sarina

Want to see our BONUS Favorite Product?? 

Can you believe you've been living so long without these products in your life?! We LOVE these things and we just know you will, too! Have you already added them to your wishlist? Well, lucky for you, we actually have SO many favorites, we couldn't narrow it down to just ten, so we decided to share a BONUS idea with you, you're just never gonna guess what we've got in store for you now. Scroll on down to the very bottom of the post and check out the thing we divas love the MOST!!

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Are you ready?

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The Dating Divas' absolute FAVORITE thing........

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APRIL FOOLS' PRANKS!!!

Did we get you? Come on friends, you didn't really think we'd be taping our spouses' mouths shut or mopping the floors with our sweet babies, did you? Can you imagine slathering on that pickle lip balm or wearing an ostrich pillow around the house? We'll admit it, we had a little fun coming up with some crazy product reviews for you and we really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Happy April Fools' Day - and watch out for other prankers out there!

For a few more laughs, check out our PAST April's Fools' pranks: Adventurous Dining Date, Date Night Trends and Spring Fashion. ENJOY!! XOXO

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Spring Cleaning Giveaway http://www.thedatingdivas.com/giveaways/spring-cleaning-giveaway/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/giveaways/spring-cleaning-giveaway/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:06 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70701 Spring Cleaning Giveaway

Who's in the mood for a GIVEAWAY?!

It's springtime, and this time of year always makes us feel like cleaning! So... we've gotten together with some amazing blogger friends to make YOUR spring cleaning even better!  {Because we love you like that!}

 And this isn't just any small giveaway, either.  

Are you ready for this?  

Enter to Win Spring Cleaning Giveaway
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Yeah, it's THAT awesome.

Get your house professionally cleaned and arm yourself with amazing, new cleaning tools!  

We're talking about a (nearly) $1500 value giveaway!!  

Thanks to the amazing bloggers listed below and our sponsors HomeRight, Dyson and The Container Store, you can win these amazing prizes in ONE, once-in-a-lifetime Spring Cleaning pack!

  • HomeRight Steam Machine Plus (a $125 value) - It's lightweight and powerful and perfect for steam-cleaning floors. Plus, with the included attachments you can steam-clean bathrooms, kitchens, and more!
  • Dyson Big Ball Kinetic Vacuum (a $700 value) - Yes, it's that awesome machine you've been eyeing: its new technology captures even microscopic dust other vacuums miss and is completely HEPA compliant - without the need to change filters.
  • A $100 gift card to The Container Store - to help you get everything organized!
  • A $500 gift card to Molly Maid to help you do that deep clean without the work!  {Ummmm.... sign me up!}
  • A gift basket full of Mrs. Meyer's Lemon Clean Day supplies.  A collection of household products made with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell nice, but really pack a punch against daily dirt and grime.

So, what are you waiting for? Here's how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Don't forget to visit each of our sponsors:

HomeRight

Dyson

The Container Store

AND follow each of these amazing sites on Pinterest, using the contest widget above:

Somewhat Simple Tatertots & Jello Dating Divas Kids Activity Blog Catch My Party Living Locurto 30 Handmade Days No Biggie Mod Podge Rocks Freebies2Deals

{This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. It ends on April 6, 2015. We will email the winner as soon as the giveaway is over. The winner will need to respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Once we confirm, the winner's name will appear in the widget.}

Good Luck!

P.S.  Don't forget to check out our 65 Spring Cleaning Tips & Ideas

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Spring Cleaning Giveaway

Who's in the mood for a GIVEAWAY?!

It's springtime, and this time of year always makes us feel like cleaning! So... we've gotten together with some amazing blogger friends to make YOUR spring cleaning even better!  {Because we love you like that!}

 And this isn't just any small giveaway, either.  

Are you ready for this?  

Enter to Win Spring Cleaning Giveaway
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Yeah, it's THAT awesome.

Get your house professionally cleaned and arm yourself with amazing, new cleaning tools!  

We're talking about a (nearly) $1500 value giveaway!!  

Thanks to the amazing bloggers listed below and our sponsors HomeRight, Dyson and The Container Store, you can win these amazing prizes in ONE, once-in-a-lifetime Spring Cleaning pack!

  • HomeRight Steam Machine Plus (a $125 value) - It's lightweight and powerful and perfect for steam-cleaning floors. Plus, with the included attachments you can steam-clean bathrooms, kitchens, and more!
  • Dyson Big Ball Kinetic Vacuum (a $700 value) - Yes, it's that awesome machine you've been eyeing: its new technology captures even microscopic dust other vacuums miss and is completely HEPA compliant - without the need to change filters.
  • A $100 gift card to The Container Store - to help you get everything organized!
  • A $500 gift card to Molly Maid to help you do that deep clean without the work!  {Ummmm.... sign me up!}
  • A gift basket full of Mrs. Meyer's Lemon Clean Day supplies.  A collection of household products made with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell nice, but really pack a punch against daily dirt and grime.

So, what are you waiting for? Here's how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Don't forget to visit each of our sponsors:

HomeRight

Dyson

The Container Store

AND follow each of these amazing sites on Pinterest, using the contest widget above:

Somewhat Simple Tatertots & Jello Dating Divas Kids Activity Blog Catch My Party Living Locurto 30 Handmade Days No Biggie Mod Podge Rocks Freebies2Deals

{This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. It ends on April 6, 2015. We will email the winner as soon as the giveaway is over. The winner will need to respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Once we confirm, the winner's name will appear in the widget.}

Good Luck!

P.S.  Don't forget to check out our 65 Spring Cleaning Tips & Ideas

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“Bunny Brunch” Date http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/bunny-brunch-date/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/bunny-brunch-date/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=68436 Bunny brunch, free printables, spring, easter, activity, games, word search, word scramble, pin the tail on the bunny

Springtime Fun for Two or the Whole Crew!

The spring breeze is calling for some food and fun! So, The Dating Divas have created this cute activity fit for two, four, or many more!

You decide who's invited and let us help with the details!

Bunny brunch, free printables, spring, Easter, activity, games, word search, word scramble, pin the tail on the bunny.

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We've asked Crystal from A Well-Feathered Nest to create these darling printables for your own "Bunny Brunch." Complete with invitations, games, activities, and food toppers.

Bunny Brunch Free Printables

Aren't they fun? Choose how many people you'd like to invite and print out the invitations from the first page of the printable PDF. If you want to make it a fun family or group event, consider adding our fun Easter-Themed Photobooth Printables. On the other hand, you can make it an intimate occasion with your one-and-only by including this Intimate Easter Basket in the equation.

Bunny Brunch Invite Free printables

Now for the FOOD! The reason everyone came, right?! Whether you want to keep it simple or make it lavish, these darling food toppers are bound to add the finishing touch!

Bunny Brunch Free Printable Food Toppers

Need some recipe ideas?! Check out Easter Recipes: Tantalize Their Taste Buds by Molly Hooper! No doubt you'll find something fabulous in there! 

The activities we've provided are so fun and too cute! We've included the "Bunny Brunch Word Scramble," "Bunny Brunch Word Search," and a darling "Pin the Tail on the Bunny" game. Be sure to print as many word activity pages as there are guests. Have fun unscrambling, finding, and pinning!

Bunny Brunch Free Printable Game Activities

Now, it's time to download your

free "Bunny Brunch" Springtime Date printables 

and have yourself a hoppin' good time!

Can't get enough?! Want more?! Try our super fun You've Been Egged prank!

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Bunny brunch, free printables, spring, easter, activity, games, word search, word scramble, pin the tail on the bunny

Springtime Fun for Two or the Whole Crew!

The spring breeze is calling for some food and fun! So, The Dating Divas have created this cute activity fit for two, four, or many more!

You decide who's invited and let us help with the details!

Bunny brunch, free printables, spring, Easter, activity, games, word search, word scramble, pin the tail on the bunny.

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We've asked Crystal from A Well-Feathered Nest to create these darling printables for your own "Bunny Brunch." Complete with invitations, games, activities, and food toppers.

Bunny Brunch Free Printables

Aren't they fun? Choose how many people you'd like to invite and print out the invitations from the first page of the printable PDF. If you want to make it a fun family or group event, consider adding our fun Easter-Themed Photobooth Printables. On the other hand, you can make it an intimate occasion with your one-and-only by including this Intimate Easter Basket in the equation.

Bunny Brunch Invite Free printables

Now for the FOOD! The reason everyone came, right?! Whether you want to keep it simple or make it lavish, these darling food toppers are bound to add the finishing touch!

Bunny Brunch Free Printable Food Toppers

Need some recipe ideas?! Check out Easter Recipes: Tantalize Their Taste Buds by Molly Hooper! No doubt you'll find something fabulous in there! 

The activities we've provided are so fun and too cute! We've included the "Bunny Brunch Word Scramble," "Bunny Brunch Word Search," and a darling "Pin the Tail on the Bunny" game. Be sure to print as many word activity pages as there are guests. Have fun unscrambling, finding, and pinning!

Bunny Brunch Free Printable Game Activities

Now, it's time to download your

free "Bunny Brunch" Springtime Date printables 

and have yourself a hoppin' good time!

Can't get enough?! Want more?! Try our super fun You've Been Egged prank!

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You’ve been Egged! A Spring Service Idea http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/youve-been-egged/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/youve-been-egged/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=13329 egged pic11EDITED_websize

A Spring Service Idea For Your Family! 

Springtime is here and Easter is around the corner! This spring-time season, consider starting a new family tradition that is all about serving! "You've Been Egged" is a quick and easy service activity that you can do as a whole family! Egging your neighbors is now something that will bring a smile to their faces!

You've Been Egged Service Idea

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Some of my favorite memories as a kid were doing secret acts of service for neighbors. My mom always had us kids doing the 12 Days of Christmas to a neighbor in need and Heart Attacks to someone who could use some cheering up. Now I have a new Easter service tradition to add that I recently learned about: egging your neighbor's house. Only this type of egging will leave everyone smiling!

We have made egging your neighbors simple with these bright & cheerful printables created by our Diva Designer Kristin at CdotLove. Kristin completely made my vision come to life with her gorgeous designs!

Here Is What You Do:

Start by filling an egg carton with colorful plastic Easter eggs.

You've been egged egg carton idea .

Fill these plastic eggs with yummy Easter treats such as jelly beans or my personal favorite - cadbury mini eggs! You could also fill the eggs with small notes expressing appreciation and love.

You've Been Egged Treats

Next, add our clever poem that explains to your egging recipient what is happening!

You've Been Egged Poem

This poem plays with the "egg" phrase to explain everything.

You've Been Egged free printable poem

Finally, close up your egg treats in the carton and attach the "You've Been Egged" Printable to the top of the egg carton.

You've Been Egged egg carton printable.

Now you are all ready to deliver your gift to an unsuspecting neighbor. Take the whole family with you as you sneak up to the home and leave your egg carton full of treats on their doorstep.

You've Been Egged Lawn Signs

Finally, take the printable, decorative eggs and attach them to simple skewers & place these printable eggs throughout the lawn. You can even write personal notes on the back of the eggs sharing your appreciation and love!

You've Been Egged Service Idea for the Family

Isn't this fun? This sneaky ‘prank’ is sure to leave a smile on your neighbor's face and it is a great way to get you and your family giving to others this Easter season. You can get these free printables right here!

You've Been Egged Printables

And for an Easter surprise that is JUST for the spouse - check out our Intimate Easter Basket idea!

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A Spring Service Idea For Your Family! 

Springtime is here and Easter is around the corner! This spring-time season, consider starting a new family tradition that is all about serving! "You've Been Egged" is a quick and easy service activity that you can do as a whole family! Egging your neighbors is now something that will bring a smile to their faces!

You've Been Egged Service Idea

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Some of my favorite memories as a kid were doing secret acts of service for neighbors. My mom always had us kids doing the 12 Days of Christmas to a neighbor in need and Heart Attacks to someone who could use some cheering up. Now I have a new Easter service tradition to add that I recently learned about: egging your neighbor's house. Only this type of egging will leave everyone smiling!

We have made egging your neighbors simple with these bright & cheerful printables created by our Diva Designer Kristin at CdotLove. Kristin completely made my vision come to life with her gorgeous designs!

Here Is What You Do:

Start by filling an egg carton with colorful plastic Easter eggs.

You've been egged egg carton idea .

Fill these plastic eggs with yummy Easter treats such as jelly beans or my personal favorite - cadbury mini eggs! You could also fill the eggs with small notes expressing appreciation and love.

You've Been Egged Treats

Next, add our clever poem that explains to your egging recipient what is happening!

You've Been Egged Poem

This poem plays with the "egg" phrase to explain everything.

You've Been Egged free printable poem

Finally, close up your egg treats in the carton and attach the "You've Been Egged" Printable to the top of the egg carton.

You've Been Egged egg carton printable.

Now you are all ready to deliver your gift to an unsuspecting neighbor. Take the whole family with you as you sneak up to the home and leave your egg carton full of treats on their doorstep.

You've Been Egged Lawn Signs

Finally, take the printable, decorative eggs and attach them to simple skewers & place these printable eggs throughout the lawn. You can even write personal notes on the back of the eggs sharing your appreciation and love!

You've Been Egged Service Idea for the Family

Isn't this fun? This sneaky ‘prank’ is sure to leave a smile on your neighbor's face and it is a great way to get you and your family giving to others this Easter season. You can get these free printables right here!

You've Been Egged Printables

And for an Easter surprise that is JUST for the spouse - check out our Intimate Easter Basket idea!

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Free Printable April 2015 Love Calendar http://www.thedatingdivas.com/you-me/show-him-the-love/free-printable-april-2015-love-calendar/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/you-me/show-him-the-love/free-printable-april-2015-love-calendar/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=64858 2015 April Love Calendar

Your free printable April Love Calendar is here! 

And it's FULL of fun and flirty romance tips to help reconnect you with your spouse and strengthen your marriage this month!

2015 April Love Calendar
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Yep, we promised it would be coming and here it is!  Are you ready for another month of intentionally loving your spouse?

Have any suggestions for future romance calendars?  We'd LOVE to hear in the comments!!  

And if you're new to our Love Calendars then...

Here's How It Works

Just download the darling calendar, designed by the lovely Erin with Strawberry Mommycakes. Jennafer at Oh Creative One works with us to update it each month {Isn’t it fun?! Jennafer and Erin can seriously create anything we envision. Check out Jennafer's and Erin's work!}

Then, simply check it every day for your little “love assignment.” It might be a small act of service to do for your spouse, a love note to write, or a quick activity to do together.

Odd days are designated for the hubby and even days are for the wife. The husband is in charge of the days highlighted in blue and the wife is in charge of the days in white. When it’s your day, you will either serve your spouse, plan date night, or grab any needed printables. You’re welcome!

 We’ve even included great date night ideas for each Friday night! {Don’t worry, we’ve only scheduled one “out on the town” date each month, so you only have to arrange for a babysitter once a month! The rest of the dates are fun and creative at-home options.} We’ve done all of the work for you, now you just have to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

**TIP: I suggest that you print the calendar and stick it somewhere where you’ll see it often. That way you can check off the little “love assignments” as you complete them. BUT make sure that you also save the digital file to your desktop. Wanna know why? The red text on the calendar are actually links! If you click on them, it will take you to a post with more details and sometimes FREE Printables to go with your little love assignment. So if you see a “red day” on the calendar, don’t forget to check the link!

So, are you ready to join our Marriage Challenge?

Just imagine what a whole month {or YEAR} of intentionally loving your spouse could do for your relationship!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE APRIL LOVE CALENDAR

And make sure to check in next month for your free printable May 2015 LOVE Calendar!

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2015 April Love Calendar

Your free printable April Love Calendar is here! 

And it's FULL of fun and flirty romance tips to help reconnect you with your spouse and strengthen your marriage this month!

2015 April Love Calendar
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Yep, we promised it would be coming and here it is!  Are you ready for another month of intentionally loving your spouse?

Have any suggestions for future romance calendars?  We'd LOVE to hear in the comments!!  

And if you're new to our Love Calendars then...

Here's How It Works

Just download the darling calendar, designed by the lovely Erin with Strawberry Mommycakes. Jennafer at Oh Creative One works with us to update it each month {Isn’t it fun?! Jennafer and Erin can seriously create anything we envision. Check out Jennafer's and Erin's work!}

Then, simply check it every day for your little “love assignment.” It might be a small act of service to do for your spouse, a love note to write, or a quick activity to do together.

Odd days are designated for the hubby and even days are for the wife. The husband is in charge of the days highlighted in blue and the wife is in charge of the days in white. When it’s your day, you will either serve your spouse, plan date night, or grab any needed printables. You’re welcome!

 We’ve even included great date night ideas for each Friday night! {Don’t worry, we’ve only scheduled one “out on the town” date each month, so you only have to arrange for a babysitter once a month! The rest of the dates are fun and creative at-home options.} We’ve done all of the work for you, now you just have to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

**TIP: I suggest that you print the calendar and stick it somewhere where you’ll see it often. That way you can check off the little “love assignments” as you complete them. BUT make sure that you also save the digital file to your desktop. Wanna know why? The red text on the calendar are actually links! If you click on them, it will take you to a post with more details and sometimes FREE Printables to go with your little love assignment. So if you see a “red day” on the calendar, don’t forget to check the link!

So, are you ready to join our Marriage Challenge?

Just imagine what a whole month {or YEAR} of intentionally loving your spouse could do for your relationship!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE APRIL LOVE CALENDAR

And make sure to check in next month for your free printable May 2015 LOVE Calendar!

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60 Spring Break Boredom Busters For Kids http://www.thedatingdivas.com/family-fun/60-spring-break-boredom-busters-for-kids/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/family-fun/60-spring-break-boredom-busters-for-kids/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:37 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=69213 The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com

The Ultimate List of Boredom Busters to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Spring Break!

Not sure how to keep those kiddos busy this Spring Break? In charge of play group and at a complete loss as to what to plan? We have you covered! We have put together the ultimate list of unique spring break boredom busters for kids!

The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com

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Whether your kids enjoy a good craft, an art project, being outside or playing around with science, we've got you covered! We’ve even divided them into categories for you, including:

  • 10 Artsy Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Craft Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Educational Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Indoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Outdoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Big Group Spring Break Boredom Busters

Get ready for the best spring break yet; rain or shine!

10 Artsy Spring Break Boredom Busters

Pull out those art supplies and get ready for some fun! The best part is most of these can be done with items you already have around the house!

The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com

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1. Paint Filled Eggs on Canvas - your kids will love the opportunity to throw some eggs while creating a beautiful piece of artwork! 2. Make Your Own Stickers - A unique and easy art project for any age! 3. Painting with trucks - the kids LOVE this! 4. Paintsicles - Frozen paint cubes for creative fun. 5. Painting with Bubbles - Add an extra twist to painting! 6. Rainbow Toast - Edible milk homemade recipe. 7. Homemade Puffy Paint - A unique shaving cream art project. 8. Rolling Pin Yarn Prints - Make vibrantly colored prints with rolling pins and yarn. 9. Clothespin String Art - A unique and fun art project your kids will love! 10. Bubble Wrap Stomp Paint Project - The perfect art project for a kid on the move!
10 Craft Spring Break Boredom Busters
The ultimate list of spring crafts your kids won't be able to get enough of!
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11. Paper Bird Cages - Pull out the paper and scissors! 12. Paper Beads - A unique way to create homemade jewelry. 13. Toilet Tube Animals - Recycle while enjoying this fun craft! 14. Egg Crate Garden - Make An Egg Crate Garden For Spring! 15. DIY Bookmarks - Get the kids excited to start on those book lists for school! 16. DIY Car Mat - A unique activity mat! 17. Cork and Button Flowers - Bring spring inside this year! 18. DIY Pinwheels - Your kids will love how these turn out! 19. Rainbow Wind Catchers - A great opportunity to learn and craft at the same time! 20. Jelly Bean Bracelets - Easy & delicious!
10 Educational Spring Break Boredom Busters
Trying to find fun ideas for the kids that still feel like they're learning something? We've got a unique list for you here!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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21. Salt, Sugar & Flour Science - You'll have everything you need just around the house! 22. Recycled Crayons - A great way to use up your old supplies & have some fun! 23. Sight Word Hop Scotch - Get practicing on that word list the fun way! 24. How water moves - Learn all about how water moves through leaves with this fun experiment! 25. Letter Match - Alphabet matching to add to your busy bag or for a rainy day! 26. Balloon Experiments - Find out what happens to these balloons once you add candy! 27. Painted Daises - A unique science experiment for any age group! 28. Marbled Milk Paper - Have a quick and easy science lesson at home today! 29. Play Dough Name Practice- Have a little one at home who needs to learn some spelling? Pull out the cookie cutters and play dough! 30. Color Match - Work on fine motor skills while learning colors!
10 Indoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
Spring break turning out to be some pretty crummy weather? No problem! We have plenty of indoor activities to keep the kiddos busy this spring break!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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31. Sewing Cards - A great way to practice fine motor skills! 32. Pool Noodle Water Wall - A fun activity for bath time! 33. Plastic Egg Stacking Game - Pull out those old plastic easter eggs for this one! 34. Balloon Mayhem - Keep the kids active even though they are inside! 35. Marshmallow Catapult - Your kids will love creating their own! 36. Indoor Puddle Jumping - Your kids will love running around the house! 37. Homemade TV Dinners - Make meal time an adventure! 38. Marble Maze - Make it as easy or complicated as you please! 39. Cardboard Slide - A great activity when you can't go to the playground! 40. Paper Airplane Race - A great hands-on activity for all ages!
10 Outdoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
Going a little stir crazy inside these days? Check out these fun outdoor activities for all ages!
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41. Reading Tent Teepee - A unique way to get the kids reading! 42. Balloon Dart Painting - Enjoy getting a little messy! 43. DIY Mini Golf - a family favorite! 44. Nature Scavenger Hunt - A great idea for any setting! 45. Outdoor Game Board - The kids will love being able to create their own! 46. Practice Passing Tarp - Turn it into a contest! 47. Homemade bubble station - keep the bubbles coming! 48. Marble Race - A unique idea to get the kids excited! 49. DIY ring toss - A fun competition for any age! 50. DIY Sidewalk chalk - Make all your favorite colors with this easy recipe!
10 Big Group Spring Break Boredom Busters
Have some neighborhoods joining you today or are you in charge of play group? Check out these Divas tested ideas!
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51. DIY Backyard Bananagram - A fun twist to an old game! 52. Stumps Tug-of-War - This game isn't just about strength! 53. Water Balloon Piñata - Cool off in a unique way! 54. Giant Pick Up Sticks - Your kids will keep asking to play again! 55. Giant Bubbles - A fun way to create your own bubbles! 56. Life Size Angry Birds - Get ready to enjoy this popular game! 57. Homemade Outdoor Twister - Have a blast with this classic! 58. Hit the can party game - This one is a blast! 59. Tic Tac Toe Frisbee - An old game with a fun twist! 60. Super giant slip and slide - If it's sunny pull out this fun idea!
Phew! That should be enough ideas to keep your kids busy all spring time long! Enjoy!
Need more ideas for entertaining your kids? Check out Cami's 10 Indoor Playdate Ideas or Wendy's 60+ FUN Traditions YEAR ROUND!
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The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com

The Ultimate List of Boredom Busters to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Spring Break!

Not sure how to keep those kiddos busy this Spring Break? In charge of play group and at a complete loss as to what to plan? We have you covered! We have put together the ultimate list of unique spring break boredom busters for kids!

The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com

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Whether your kids enjoy a good craft, an art project, being outside or playing around with science, we've got you covered! We’ve even divided them into categories for you, including:

  • 10 Artsy Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Craft Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Educational Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Indoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Outdoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
  • 10 Big Group Spring Break Boredom Busters

Get ready for the best spring break yet; rain or shine!

10 Artsy Spring Break Boredom Busters

Pull out those art supplies and get ready for some fun! The best part is most of these can be done with items you already have around the house!

The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com

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The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
1. Paint Filled Eggs on Canvas - your kids will love the opportunity to throw some eggs while creating a beautiful piece of artwork! 2. Make Your Own Stickers - A unique and easy art project for any age! 3. Painting with trucks - the kids LOVE this! 4. Paintsicles - Frozen paint cubes for creative fun. 5. Painting with Bubbles - Add an extra twist to painting! 6. Rainbow Toast - Edible milk homemade recipe. 7. Homemade Puffy Paint - A unique shaving cream art project. 8. Rolling Pin Yarn Prints - Make vibrantly colored prints with rolling pins and yarn. 9. Clothespin String Art - A unique and fun art project your kids will love! 10. Bubble Wrap Stomp Paint Project - The perfect art project for a kid on the move!
10 Craft Spring Break Boredom Busters
The ultimate list of spring crafts your kids won't be able to get enough of!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
11. Paper Bird Cages - Pull out the paper and scissors! 12. Paper Beads - A unique way to create homemade jewelry. 13. Toilet Tube Animals - Recycle while enjoying this fun craft! 14. Egg Crate Garden - Make An Egg Crate Garden For Spring! 15. DIY Bookmarks - Get the kids excited to start on those book lists for school! 16. DIY Car Mat - A unique activity mat! 17. Cork and Button Flowers - Bring spring inside this year! 18. DIY Pinwheels - Your kids will love how these turn out! 19. Rainbow Wind Catchers - A great opportunity to learn and craft at the same time! 20. Jelly Bean Bracelets - Easy & delicious!
10 Educational Spring Break Boredom Busters
Trying to find fun ideas for the kids that still feel like they're learning something? We've got a unique list for you here!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
21. Salt, Sugar & Flour Science - You'll have everything you need just around the house! 22. Recycled Crayons - A great way to use up your old supplies & have some fun! 23. Sight Word Hop Scotch - Get practicing on that word list the fun way! 24. How water moves - Learn all about how water moves through leaves with this fun experiment! 25. Letter Match - Alphabet matching to add to your busy bag or for a rainy day! 26. Balloon Experiments - Find out what happens to these balloons once you add candy! 27. Painted Daises - A unique science experiment for any age group! 28. Marbled Milk Paper - Have a quick and easy science lesson at home today! 29. Play Dough Name Practice- Have a little one at home who needs to learn some spelling? Pull out the cookie cutters and play dough! 30. Color Match - Work on fine motor skills while learning colors!
10 Indoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
Spring break turning out to be some pretty crummy weather? No problem! We have plenty of indoor activities to keep the kiddos busy this spring break!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
31. Sewing Cards - A great way to practice fine motor skills! 32. Pool Noodle Water Wall - A fun activity for bath time! 33. Plastic Egg Stacking Game - Pull out those old plastic easter eggs for this one! 34. Balloon Mayhem - Keep the kids active even though they are inside! 35. Marshmallow Catapult - Your kids will love creating their own! 36. Indoor Puddle Jumping - Your kids will love running around the house! 37. Homemade TV Dinners - Make meal time an adventure! 38. Marble Maze - Make it as easy or complicated as you please! 39. Cardboard Slide - A great activity when you can't go to the playground! 40. Paper Airplane Race - A great hands-on activity for all ages!
10 Outdoor Spring Break Boredom Busters
Going a little stir crazy inside these days? Check out these fun outdoor activities for all ages!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
41. Reading Tent Teepee - A unique way to get the kids reading! 42. Balloon Dart Painting - Enjoy getting a little messy! 43. DIY Mini Golf - a family favorite! 44. Nature Scavenger Hunt - A great idea for any setting! 45. Outdoor Game Board - The kids will love being able to create their own! 46. Practice Passing Tarp - Turn it into a contest! 47. Homemade bubble station - keep the bubbles coming! 48. Marble Race - A unique idea to get the kids excited! 49. DIY ring toss - A fun competition for any age! 50. DIY Sidewalk chalk - Make all your favorite colors with this easy recipe!
10 Big Group Spring Break Boredom Busters
Have some neighborhoods joining you today or are you in charge of play group? Check out these Divas tested ideas!
The ultimate list of spring break boredom busters to keep the kids busy this year from thedatingdivas.com
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51. DIY Backyard Bananagram - A fun twist to an old game! 52. Stumps Tug-of-War - This game isn't just about strength! 53. Water Balloon Piñata - Cool off in a unique way! 54. Giant Pick Up Sticks - Your kids will keep asking to play again! 55. Giant Bubbles - A fun way to create your own bubbles! 56. Life Size Angry Birds - Get ready to enjoy this popular game! 57. Homemade Outdoor Twister - Have a blast with this classic! 58. Hit the can party game - This one is a blast! 59. Tic Tac Toe Frisbee - An old game with a fun twist! 60. Super giant slip and slide - If it's sunny pull out this fun idea!
Phew! That should be enough ideas to keep your kids busy all spring time long! Enjoy!
Need more ideas for entertaining your kids? Check out Cami's 10 Indoor Playdate Ideas or Wendy's 60+ FUN Traditions YEAR ROUND!
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100+ Ideas for a Christ-Centered Easter http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/100-ideas-for-a-christ-centered-easter/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/100-ideas-for-a-christ-centered-easter/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=69486 How to keep Easter about Jesus- over 100 fun ideas

Easter is just around the corner!   That means jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, and new Easter outfits.   While I'm totally a fan of ALL of those things {especially the chocolate bunnies}, it is sometimes easy to forget the real meaning of Easter.  

As a mom, I want my kids to have fun Easter memories, but I also want to make sure I am focusing on the most important things.  So that's why I decided to gather up LOTS of resources to help make the story of Jesus' death and resurrection fun, memorable, AND meaningful.  

And I have to say, I was blown away with alllll of the great ideas out there!  {Thank you Pinterest!}  Below you'll find...

Over 100 Ways to Keep Easter about Jesus

Ideas for a Christ-Centered Easter

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Actually,  it comes out to a grand total of 125 Christ-Centered Easter Ideas! 

Can you believe it? I started out thinking this was going to be a small round-up, but then I kept finding more and more great ideas that I wanted to try.   I love being able to create fun, new memories with my family, but I especially love ones that will also teach my children along the way.

I have a couple of favorites that I'm sure will become regular family traditions, but I love that I'll be able to come back to this every year and pick out a couple of new ideas to try.  So, if you're anything like me, you'll want to pin this baby right now!  Then start scrolling to find a couple of your favorite ideas to try this year.

To make browsing easier for you, I've divided the ideas into 10 different categories.  That way you can just scroll down for the one you're looking for.   

Below you'll find Christ-Centered Easter...

  • Family Traditions
  • Activities
  • Crafts
  • Treats
  • Coloring Pages
  • Countdowns
  • Easter Baskets
  • Easter Basket Stuffers
  • Prints
  • Scripture Study Helps

What did I tell you?  LOTS of great resources to choose from!  Ready for some serious Easter inspiration?  Start Scrolling! ;)

NOTE: For more details on each idea, just click the colored title next to the number.

13 Christ-Centered Easter Family Traditions

Christ-Centered Easter Family Traditions - These are great!

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Most of my favorite childhood memories have to do with family traditions.  When you re-create the same memory together every year it not only brings your family closer together, but also teaches your children that it's important to you.  And I can't think of anything that I want to teach my children about more than our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Christian Easter Family Traditions

1.  Easter TreeI love the idea of putting up an Easter tree each year.  Each Easter egg "ornament" has a symbol inside that corresponds with a lesson to teach the family about the Easter story.   2.  Resurrection EggsThere are a lot of different DIY versions of resurrection eggs out there, but this is where you can find a set completely done for you.  (You can even use these eggs to make your own Easter Tree!) 3.  Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers-  If regular resurrection eggs are a little too complex and over your little one's head, you should definitely check out this DIY version for toddlers!  I love how it simplifies the Easter story to their level of understanding. 4.  Easter Sunrise Breakfast-  Wake up early to watch the sunrise on Easter morning and have breakfast together on the front porch.  It's a great reminder that even though the sun sets at night, it rises in the morning- just like Christ rose again from the tomb. 5.  Meaningful Easter Dinner-   Each place setting has a printable napkin ring with a piece of the resurrection story on it. Everyone reads their part before saying dinner prayers.  I love how easy it is to pull this off with the free printables. 6.  Host a Passover Meal-   Hosting your own family passover meal is a great way to make the scriptures come to life for your children.   This post has great ideas for teaching the symbols of passover too.  If you do this, you might also want to check out this passover meal printable!

Family Easter Traditions

7.  Go on a Family Easter WalkRead the story Easter Walk and then go on your own family walk, finding symbols that represent the Easter story.   8.  Easter Carnation ExperimentEvery year on Easter we try to teach our children about the atonement.   I love how this simple experiment illustrates how Christ took our sins upon Him. 9.  Atonement Object LessonHere's another great idea to help teach children about the atonement of Christ.  Object lessons are wonderful at helping children remember a lesson, especially if it's repeated every year.   10.  Teach Children about the ResurrectionDeath and resurrection can be complex topics for children to understand, but using visual aids (like this glove) can really help simplify it for them. 11.  Share the Easter Story with NeighborsHappy Home Fairy shares a fun Easter service idea you can do with your families the week leading up to Easter.  It involves leaving yummy Easter treats along with pieces of the Easter story. 12.  "Egg" a Friend or Neighbor's House Another fun family Easter service idea.  And this post has ALL the printables for you to do it too, so it's super simple to pull off.   13.  Family Easter Service JarInstead of focusing inward on what they're going to get from the Easter bunny, I love how this idea helps get the kids excited about serving others like Jesus did.  

19 Christ-Centered Easter Activities

Christ Centered Easter Activities - fun ideas to help keep Easter focused on Jesus!

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Children seem to learn and remember the most when they are actively engaged and having fun.  Here are some great games, books, printables and projects to get the kids involved in the Easter story.

Christ-Centered Easter Activities for Kids

14.  Easter BingoA free printable Easter Bingo card with different picture symbols.  As you tell the Easter story, the children can place jelly beans or markers over the pictures as they're discussed.   A great way to keep them listening!  15.  Good Friday Nature WalkA free printable Nature Walk notebook page.  It has 6 different scriptures about Good Friday along with a corresponding activity to do together on your nature walk. 16.  Resurrection Scavenger HuntThis free printable scavenger hunt sheet has a list of items to find together that represent Christ's life, death and resurrection.   17.  Easter Garden- Use a pot or basket, some dirt, plants and stones to create a miniature Easter garden with the kids.  You could recreate the garden of Gethsemane, the cross on Calvary or Jesus' empty tomb. 18.  Easter ABC Fill-InA fun worksheet to complete together.  It has an Easter scripture for each letter of the alphabet with words missing for you to fill in. 19.  Easter Story Bag-  A fun idea to help keep the kids engaged while you tell the Easter story.  This wonderful site even has a script you can use to help tell the Easter story. 20.  The Story of Jesus Christ Booklet-  A free, printable booklet to put together that tells the story of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection. 

Fun Christ-Centered Easter Activities

21.  The Resurrection Printable Scripture StoryPrintable clipart to help tell the story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  You could even laminate them and add magnets to the back, so the kids can have fun re-telling the story on the fridge or any magnetic surface.   22.  Christ-Centered Easter Children's BooksA round-up of children's books that focus on the true meaning of the Easter season.  Definitely some great books to add to the family library. 23.  Easter Random Acts of KindnessPrint this list of Easter Random Acts of Kindness and let the kids take turns picking one to do together. 24.  Flannelboard Easter Story-  Printable flannelboard Easter clipart.  Print them out, cover with clear contact paper, cut them out and glue small pieces of sandpaper or felt on the back of each piece to they will stick to a flannel board.   25.  Easter Story in LegosLet the kids tell the Easter story in Legos.  If you do this, you should totally check out The Last Supper Building Block Set! 26.  Easter Play Dough Set- Use play dough to tell the Easter story!  Just download, print and laminate the story set.  Then get out some play dough and let the kids have fun.

Easter Activities for kids that help keep Easter about Jesus.

27.  Easter Story GameA fun printable Easter board game to print out and play together at home.  All you need is the printable board and a die. 28.  The First Easter Memory GameA fun memory game that also teaches your children the story of the first Easter. 29.  Resurrection Story Card GamesPrintable Easter story cards you can use to play three different games to help the kids remember the resurrection story.     30.  Jesus Easter EggsDecorating Easter eggs is probably the most popular Easter activity, but I love how you can add a little more meaning to it simply by spelling out Jesus' name.  It would also make a beautiful centerpiece for the table. 31.  "Jesus is Our Guiding Light" Egg HuntPut little finger lights instead of plastic Easter eggs and let the kids go on an egg hunt in the dark.  Afterward, discuss how Jesus is our guiding light and our Savior from the darkness of the world. 32.  Easter Symbol Egg HuntAdd a little more meaning to the traditional Easter egg hunt by placing symbols inside each Easter egg.  {You can get a list of symbols and printable scripture verses for each one here.}  

15 Christ-Centered Easter Crafts

Christ Centered Easter Crafts - Fun ideas for the kids!

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FUN Christian Easter arts and crafts for kids!  Great ideas to go beyond the Easter Bunny to the real reason behind Easter.

Christian Easter Crafts for Kids

33.  Printable Resurrection SetNativity sets are super popular at Christmas, but I love the idea of letting the kids make their own resurrection set at Easter.  All you need are the free printables, some empty toilet paper rolls, crayons, scissors and glue.   34.  The Good Shepherd Craft SetIf you love the printable resurrection set, you should also check out this good shepherd set!  She even has a great lesson to go with it. 35.  Easter Resurrection SetHere's another great printable resurrection set.   And you don't need toilet paper rolls for this one- just some cardstock to help them stand up.  {You could even mod podge them onto blocks of wood if you wanted to, so they'll last year after year.} 36.  Pop-Up Easter Scenes- This is a great one for older children.  Use the free printables to help your children create their own 3D Easter scenes.  They're even interactive with tabs that you can pull to make the characters and pieces move. 37.  Easter Resurrection Pop-Up SceneThis easy, pop-up craft is great for kids of all ages and depicts Christ rising from the tomb. 38.  Palm Sunday Donkey CraftTeach the kids the story of Jesus riding the donkey on Palm Sunday with this fun and easy craft.  39.  Jelly Bean Prayer Box- This jelly bean prayer box is a great craft project for kids that they can then use as a meaningful Easter gift for a friend or family member. 40.  Paper Plate Tomb Use their free printable, a paper plate, cardstock, craft sticks and paint to make Jesus' tomb.

Fun Christ-Centered Easter Crafts for Kids

41.  Paper Plate Calvary HillAll you need is a paper plate, brown paper, crayons, scissors and glue to make this Calvary Hill craft. 42.  Easter Story WreathUse the free printables to make an Easter story wreath.  She's even included printable scriptures to go with it. 43.  Salt Dough TombLet the kids make their own miniature tomb using salt dough. 44.  Cardboard Box TombUse a large cardboard box and some poster board or paper to make Jesus' tomb.  Children love being able to go inside while hearing the story of Jesus' resurrection.  45.  Easter Felt Finger PuppetsUse the printable templates and tutorials to make your own Easter felt finger puppets. 46.  Hidden Easter MessageDoesn't this Easter water color art look fun?!  Your kids will think it's magic.  Just download the printable on I can Teach My Child. 47.  Jesus WheelThis printable craft is great for teaching children the "I Ams" of Jesus.

13 Christ-Centered Easter Treats

Christ Centered Easter Treats

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I don't know about your kids but my kids' favorite crafts are food crafts!  Here are some fun Christian treats that are perfect for Easter.

Fun Christ-Centered Easter Treats for Kids

48.  Empty Tomb Snack-  I love that this donut tomb snack is no-bake and easy for kids to assemble! 49.  Crown of Thorns SnackCreate Christ's crown of thorns using a cookie or cracker, some peanut butter and pieces of pretzels.   50.  Dipped Pretzel CrossesUse melted chocolate and pretzel sticks to make Easter crosses. 51.  Colors of Faith Jelly Bean BraceletString jelly beans to make a bracelet.  It even has a printable poem explaining what each color symbolizes.   52.  Resurrection CookiesLet the kids help make these yummy Easter cookies.  The recipe also helps you tell the Easter story! 53.  Resurrection Rolls- A wonderful (and tasty) hands-on Easter object lesson.   54.  Resurrection Sticky Buns- Most people have tried resurrection rolls or cookies, but these resurrection sticky buns looks like a fun and delicious alternative.

Fun Christian Easter Food Crafts

55.  Lamb of God CupcakesMake lamb cupcakes with the kids and talk about what it means that Jesus is the "Lamb of God." 56.  Resurrection Cake-  Wouldn't it be fun to make and decorate a resurrection cake together?  Here's another fun Resurrection Cake, if you need more cake decoration inspiration.    57.  Surprise Cross Cake- If you're looking for a fabulous Easter dinner dessert, you need to check out this cake.  It looks like an ordinary cake until you cut it open to reveal the surprise cross inside. 58.  Rice Krispie Easter ScenesRice Krispie treats are perfect for molding into your own Easter scene.  I love how they used Twizzlers to make the crosses. 59.  Rice Krispie Resurrection Scene-  Here's another fun Rice Krispie Easter scene.  This one uses gum drops to make the people and angel.   60.  Prayer PretzelsDid you know that pretzels are a traditional food for lent?  Make some homemade pretzels and talk about the symbolism of the arms crossed in prayer.

11 Christ-Centered Easter Coloring Pages

Christ Centered Easter Coloring Pages

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Free printable Easter coloring pages that tell the story of the last days of Jesus' life, his death and resurrection.  Just print!

Free Christ-Centered Easter Coloring Pages for Kids

61.  Palm SundayJesus riding the donkey with palm leaves. 62.  The Last Supper-  Jesus at the Last Supper with his apostles. 63.  Jesus Prays in the GardenJesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane.   64.  Jesus is Betrayed- Judas betraying Jesus. 65.  Jesus on the CrossJesus on the cross on Calvary. 66.  Empty TombThe inside of the empty tomb.

Free Easter Coloring Pages

67.  He Is RisenThe stone rolled away. 68.  AlleluiaJesus is risen!  69.  The Good ShepherdJesus as the Good Shepherd. 70.  John 3:16-  The scripture verse to color in. 71.  Resurrection Egg Coloring Pages-  Coloring pages to go with each resurrection egg!  

9 Christ-Centered Easter Countdowns 

Christ-Centered Easter Countdowns

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Instead of limiting your celebrations to Easter day, you can countdown to Easter the week or two leading up to the holiday for a more meaningful and memorable experience.

Christian Easter Countdowns

72.  Easter All Week-  A printable Easter booklet for the kids to put together.  Each day of the week of Easter you read the scripture references, then talk about what happened each day during the final week of Christ's life. 73.  8 Day Walk With ChristFree printable labels and story cards for an 8 day "walk with Christ."  Each day you open an envelope and an egg and are led through the last week of Jesus Christ's life. 74.  14 Day Walk With JesusPrintable lesson outlines, handouts and journal cover for a 14 day "walk with Christ."  Each egg has a topic to help your family come closer to Christ in preparation for Easter.  Each evening you have a small lesson and activity that corresponds with the day's topic.  There is also a handout for each day to put into a journal where you can record your feelings that day. 75.  30 Day Easter Countdown- A free pdf file to help you countdown the entire month leading up to Easter,  including daily devotional ideas and tags and artwork to cut out and display on an Easter tree. 76.  Countdown to Easter Activity CardsPrintable cards with fun activities to do in the days leading to Easter.  They don't need to happen in any particular order and most of them are quick and easy to do.  This would also make a great, easy Easter gift! 77.  The Joy Journey- 20 Christ-centered activity cards.  Just print them off, stick them inside 20 plastic Easter eggs and let the children pick one out each night. 78.  Exploring EasterA whole week of Christ-focused activities from Thriving Family.  Simple ways to celebrate Easter with your kids, broken down into daily ideas. 79.  Easter Advent for Families- Printable advent direction cards for an 8 day countdown.   Just stick the advent cards in some envelopes and hang them up with some twine and clothespins. 80.  Day-By-Day Activities to Celebrate Easter Week-  This wonderful book has devotional ideas for every day from Palm Sunday through Easter.  It's organized well and has great suggestions for children and adults of all ages.

5 Christ-Centered Easter Baskets

Christ Centered Easter Baskets

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Fun, themed Easter baskets that also focus on the real reason for the holiday.

Christ-Centered Easter Basket Ideas

81.  Resurrection BasketFree printable pack to make your own resurrection basket!  The printable eggs spell out "Jesus is Risen."  Each egg has a letter at the top and part of a poem on the bottom.  When read all together in sequence, it tells the story of Christ's resurrection.  She even has a girl and a boy version! 82.  Jesus Baskets- Instead of a regular Easter basket, put together a Jesus basket.  It's still full of candy and eggs, but everything in it is also a symbol of Christ.  The idea is to replace the trinkets and toys with items that will have a connection to the Savior. 83.  Easter Basket Alternative- Instead of getting Easter baskets from the Easter bunny, I love this idea for making the atonement more personal.  You can read her blog for all the details, but basically you have an object lesson the night before about sins.  The next morning, Christ has paid for your sins and replaced them with gifts or blessings. 84.  Christ-Centered Easter Basket- Lots of fun ideas for Easter basket stuffers that point to Jesus- the true reason we celebrate Easter. 85.  Scripture Egg Easter Basket- Some great Easter basket filler ideas with corresponding printable scripture eggs.

24 Christ-Centered Easter Basket Stuffers

Christ Centered Easter Basket Stuffers - these are cute!

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Fun, Christ-centered Easter gift ideas that are perfect for Easter Basket fillers!  {Or just a quick and easy meaningful gift!} 

Christ-Centered Easter Basket Fillers

86.  The Jelly Bean Story- Fill a bag with jelly beans and add the free printable story tag.   87.  M&M Easter PoemFill a bag or jar with Easter M&Ms and attach the free printable poem.   88.  The Stone was ROLO-ed AwayFill a small bag with ROLOs and add the free printable tag. 89.  No "Bunny" Loves You Like JesusAttach the free printable tag to a chocolate Easter bunny. 90.  No "Bunny" Loves You Like Jesus (Peeps)Attach the free printable gift tag to some Easter bunny peeps. 91.  He Knows the Hairs on Your HeadAttach the free printable tag to a hair bow or clip.

Christ-Centered Easter Basket Stuffers

92.  Clothe Yourselves with the Lord-  Wrap up a new Easter outfit or dress and add the free printable scripture tag. 93.  Clean Hand and a Pure HeartAttach the printable Easter tag to a bottle of hand soap or sanitizer. 94.  Jesus is the RockAttach the printable Easter tag to pop rocks OR rock candy!  95.  He is the PotterFill a mason jar with some homemade (or store-bought) play dough and add the printable tag. 96.  Jesus Cares, No EGG-ceptionsFill a small bag with Easter egg candies (like Cadbury minis) and attach the free, printable treat bag topper. 97.  Easter Pencil PrintablePoke some new pencils through these cute Easter pencil printables.

Easy, Christ-Centered Easter Gifts

98.  The Lamb of God-  Attach the printable tag to a stuffed animal lamb. 99.  Fishers of MenAttach the printable tag to a bag of goldfish crackers or Swedish fish candies. 100.  Easter Verses for ChildrenThe printable Easter egg verses are perfect for adding to their Easter baskets. 101.  Jesus Egg- Follow the directions to make the baby Jesus, then stick it inside a plastic Easter egg along with  some Easter grass, a wooden cross and the printable tag. 102.  Empty Easter Egg PoemJust stick the free printable poem in the basket along with an empty plastic Easter egg. 103.  Egg-stra Special Egg-  Fill a plastic Easter egg with candy, then attach the free printable tag.

Fun and Easy Christ-Centered Easter Gifts

104.  "Measure" of the Gift of Christ-  Attach the free printable tag to a ruler. 105.  Colors of Christ Egg Coloring Kit- Attach the free printable cover to a PAAS egg coloring kit. 106.  "Why Do We Celebrate Easter" Flip BookA wonderful flip book that talks about the real reason we celebrate Easter. 107.  Pictures of Christ- Instead of just candy, you can also fill plastic Easter eggs with little pictures of Christ! 108.  Scripture Stickers-  Scripture stickers are a great Easter basket stuffer and help the scripture stories come to life. 109.  Real Easter Bunnies- Here's a fun way to incorporate the Easter bunny but still focus on the real reason for the holiday.  Just print out the cute picture and stick it in their basket.

12 Christ-Centered Easter Prints

Christ-Centered Easter Prints

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I love decorating my home for the holidays, but it can be hard to find Easter decorations outside of all the bunnies, carrots, and chicks.  Here are some gorgeous wall art prints that focus on Christ and the atonement.

Christ-Centered Easter Wall Prints

110.  He is RisenFree watercolor Easter printable by Craftberry Bush. 111.  He Has RisenThree free Easter printables by The 36th Avenue. 112.  My Redeemer Lives-  Free Easter printable by Yellow Bliss Road. 113.  Christ the Lord is Risen TodayFree Easter chalkboard printable by Hymns and Verses. 114.  He is Not Here for He is RisenGorgeous Easter print by Dear Lillie. 115.  He Has Risen Just as He SaidFree printable by Gimme Some Oven.

Christian Easter Wall Art

116.  Matthew 28:5-6-  Free printable by One Dog Woof. 117.  Silly Rabbit Easter is for JesusVinyl Wall Decal by WelcomingWalls. 118.  By His Wounds We are Healed- Free printable by Moritz Fine Designs. 119.  Death is ConqueredFree printable in 5 colors by Capital B. 120.  Hosanna-  Free Easter printable by Mostly Homemade Mom. 121.  Easter BannerAnd, we had to include this free, printable Easter banner by Whimsicle Design Studio.

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Scripture Study Helps

Christ Centered Easter Scripture Study Helps

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Amazing scripture study guides, handouts and helps to grow closer to Christ this Easter!

Easter Scripture Study Helps

122.  The Last Hours of Christ's Life Study PacketA study packet about the last week of Christ's life.  It takes you from the betrayal of Christ after Gethsemane, to the crucifixion and includes the details of what happened while he was on the cross. 123.  The Last Days of Christ Handouts-  Printable cover sheet, bookmarks and 15 pages of daily handouts walking you through the last days of Christ's life. 124.  Developing Christ-Like AttributesA wonderful handout from our very own Diva Courtney (of All Things Bright and Beautiful) to assess yourself on how you're doing developing Christ-Like attributes.  I think this would be a wonderful Easter activity. 125.  Names of Christ Study Flip BookA printable book to help you study the names of Christ in the scriptures.  There are 72 names to study and they have a version for girls and guys.

See?!  What did I tell you?  TONS of great resources and ideas right at your fingertips.  Pick a few to try this year, then pin this post so you can keep coming back each Easter to try some new ones.  With this many ideas- you'll never run out! 

HAPPY EASTER!

Oh, and if you liked this post, don't forget to check out 12 Ways to Keep CHRIST in Christmas.  It's full of wonderful ideas you'll want to save for Christmas time!

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How to keep Easter about Jesus- over 100 fun ideas

Easter is just around the corner!   That means jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, and new Easter outfits.   While I'm totally a fan of ALL of those things {especially the chocolate bunnies}, it is sometimes easy to forget the real meaning of Easter.  

As a mom, I want my kids to have fun Easter memories, but I also want to make sure I am focusing on the most important things.  So that's why I decided to gather up LOTS of resources to help make the story of Jesus' death and resurrection fun, memorable, AND meaningful.  

And I have to say, I was blown away with alllll of the great ideas out there!  {Thank you Pinterest!}  Below you'll find...

Over 100 Ways to Keep Easter about Jesus

Ideas for a Christ-Centered Easter

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Actually,  it comes out to a grand total of 125 Christ-Centered Easter Ideas! 

Can you believe it? I started out thinking this was going to be a small round-up, but then I kept finding more and more great ideas that I wanted to try.   I love being able to create fun, new memories with my family, but I especially love ones that will also teach my children along the way.

I have a couple of favorites that I'm sure will become regular family traditions, but I love that I'll be able to come back to this every year and pick out a couple of new ideas to try.  So, if you're anything like me, you'll want to pin this baby right now!  Then start scrolling to find a couple of your favorite ideas to try this year.

To make browsing easier for you, I've divided the ideas into 10 different categories.  That way you can just scroll down for the one you're looking for.   

Below you'll find Christ-Centered Easter...

  • Family Traditions
  • Activities
  • Crafts
  • Treats
  • Coloring Pages
  • Countdowns
  • Easter Baskets
  • Easter Basket Stuffers
  • Prints
  • Scripture Study Helps

What did I tell you?  LOTS of great resources to choose from!  Ready for some serious Easter inspiration?  Start Scrolling! ;)

NOTE: For more details on each idea, just click the colored title next to the number.

13 Christ-Centered Easter Family Traditions

Christ-Centered Easter Family Traditions - These are great!

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Most of my favorite childhood memories have to do with family traditions.  When you re-create the same memory together every year it not only brings your family closer together, but also teaches your children that it's important to you.  And I can't think of anything that I want to teach my children about more than our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Christian Easter Family Traditions

1.  Easter TreeI love the idea of putting up an Easter tree each year.  Each Easter egg "ornament" has a symbol inside that corresponds with a lesson to teach the family about the Easter story.   2.  Resurrection EggsThere are a lot of different DIY versions of resurrection eggs out there, but this is where you can find a set completely done for you.  (You can even use these eggs to make your own Easter Tree!) 3.  Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers-  If regular resurrection eggs are a little too complex and over your little one's head, you should definitely check out this DIY version for toddlers!  I love how it simplifies the Easter story to their level of understanding. 4.  Easter Sunrise Breakfast-  Wake up early to watch the sunrise on Easter morning and have breakfast together on the front porch.  It's a great reminder that even though the sun sets at night, it rises in the morning- just like Christ rose again from the tomb. 5.  Meaningful Easter Dinner-   Each place setting has a printable napkin ring with a piece of the resurrection story on it. Everyone reads their part before saying dinner prayers.  I love how easy it is to pull this off with the free printables. 6.  Host a Passover Meal-   Hosting your own family passover meal is a great way to make the scriptures come to life for your children.   This post has great ideas for teaching the symbols of passover too.  If you do this, you might also want to check out this passover meal printable!

Family Easter Traditions

7.  Go on a Family Easter WalkRead the story Easter Walk and then go on your own family walk, finding symbols that represent the Easter story.   8.  Easter Carnation ExperimentEvery year on Easter we try to teach our children about the atonement.   I love how this simple experiment illustrates how Christ took our sins upon Him. 9.  Atonement Object LessonHere's another great idea to help teach children about the atonement of Christ.  Object lessons are wonderful at helping children remember a lesson, especially if it's repeated every year.   10.  Teach Children about the ResurrectionDeath and resurrection can be complex topics for children to understand, but using visual aids (like this glove) can really help simplify it for them. 11.  Share the Easter Story with NeighborsHappy Home Fairy shares a fun Easter service idea you can do with your families the week leading up to Easter.  It involves leaving yummy Easter treats along with pieces of the Easter story. 12.  "Egg" a Friend or Neighbor's House Another fun family Easter service idea.  And this post has ALL the printables for you to do it too, so it's super simple to pull off.   13.  Family Easter Service JarInstead of focusing inward on what they're going to get from the Easter bunny, I love how this idea helps get the kids excited about serving others like Jesus did.  

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Christ Centered Easter Activities - fun ideas to help keep Easter focused on Jesus!

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Children seem to learn and remember the most when they are actively engaged and having fun.  Here are some great games, books, printables and projects to get the kids involved in the Easter story.

Christ-Centered Easter Activities for Kids

14.  Easter BingoA free printable Easter Bingo card with different picture symbols.  As you tell the Easter story, the children can place jelly beans or markers over the pictures as they're discussed.   A great way to keep them listening!  15.  Good Friday Nature WalkA free printable Nature Walk notebook page.  It has 6 different scriptures about Good Friday along with a corresponding activity to do together on your nature walk. 16.  Resurrection Scavenger HuntThis free printable scavenger hunt sheet has a list of items to find together that represent Christ's life, death and resurrection.   17.  Easter Garden- Use a pot or basket, some dirt, plants and stones to create a miniature Easter garden with the kids.  You could recreate the garden of Gethsemane, the cross on Calvary or Jesus' empty tomb. 18.  Easter ABC Fill-InA fun worksheet to complete together.  It has an Easter scripture for each letter of the alphabet with words missing for you to fill in. 19.  Easter Story Bag-  A fun idea to help keep the kids engaged while you tell the Easter story.  This wonderful site even has a script you can use to help tell the Easter story. 20.  The Story of Jesus Christ Booklet-  A free, printable booklet to put together that tells the story of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection. 

Fun Christ-Centered Easter Activities

21.  The Resurrection Printable Scripture StoryPrintable clipart to help tell the story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  You could even laminate them and add magnets to the back, so the kids can have fun re-telling the story on the fridge or any magnetic surface.   22.  Christ-Centered Easter Children's BooksA round-up of children's books that focus on the true meaning of the Easter season.  Definitely some great books to add to the family library. 23.  Easter Random Acts of KindnessPrint this list of Easter Random Acts of Kindness and let the kids take turns picking one to do together. 24.  Flannelboard Easter Story-  Printable flannelboard Easter clipart.  Print them out, cover with clear contact paper, cut them out and glue small pieces of sandpaper or felt on the back of each piece to they will stick to a flannel board.   25.  Easter Story in LegosLet the kids tell the Easter story in Legos.  If you do this, you should totally check out The Last Supper Building Block Set! 26.  Easter Play Dough Set- Use play dough to tell the Easter story!  Just download, print and laminate the story set.  Then get out some play dough and let the kids have fun.

Easter Activities for kids that help keep Easter about Jesus.

27.  Easter Story GameA fun printable Easter board game to print out and play together at home.  All you need is the printable board and a die. 28.  The First Easter Memory GameA fun memory game that also teaches your children the story of the first Easter. 29.  Resurrection Story Card GamesPrintable Easter story cards you can use to play three different games to help the kids remember the resurrection story.     30.  Jesus Easter EggsDecorating Easter eggs is probably the most popular Easter activity, but I love how you can add a little more meaning to it simply by spelling out Jesus' name.  It would also make a beautiful centerpiece for the table. 31.  "Jesus is Our Guiding Light" Egg HuntPut little finger lights instead of plastic Easter eggs and let the kids go on an egg hunt in the dark.  Afterward, discuss how Jesus is our guiding light and our Savior from the darkness of the world. 32.  Easter Symbol Egg HuntAdd a little more meaning to the traditional Easter egg hunt by placing symbols inside each Easter egg.  {You can get a list of symbols and printable scripture verses for each one here.}  

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Christ Centered Easter Crafts - Fun ideas for the kids!

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FUN Christian Easter arts and crafts for kids!  Great ideas to go beyond the Easter Bunny to the real reason behind Easter.

Christian Easter Crafts for Kids

33.  Printable Resurrection SetNativity sets are super popular at Christmas, but I love the idea of letting the kids make their own resurrection set at Easter.  All you need are the free printables, some empty toilet paper rolls, crayons, scissors and glue.   34.  The Good Shepherd Craft SetIf you love the printable resurrection set, you should also check out this good shepherd set!  She even has a great lesson to go with it. 35.  Easter Resurrection SetHere's another great printable resurrection set.   And you don't need toilet paper rolls for this one- just some cardstock to help them stand up.  {You could even mod podge them onto blocks of wood if you wanted to, so they'll last year after year.} 36.  Pop-Up Easter Scenes- This is a great one for older children.  Use the free printables to help your children create their own 3D Easter scenes.  They're even interactive with tabs that you can pull to make the characters and pieces move. 37.  Easter Resurrection Pop-Up SceneThis easy, pop-up craft is great for kids of all ages and depicts Christ rising from the tomb. 38.  Palm Sunday Donkey CraftTeach the kids the story of Jesus riding the donkey on Palm Sunday with this fun and easy craft.  39.  Jelly Bean Prayer Box- This jelly bean prayer box is a great craft project for kids that they can then use as a meaningful Easter gift for a friend or family member. 40.  Paper Plate Tomb Use their free printable, a paper plate, cardstock, craft sticks and paint to make Jesus' tomb.

Fun Christ-Centered Easter Crafts for Kids

41.  Paper Plate Calvary HillAll you need is a paper plate, brown paper, crayons, scissors and glue to make this Calvary Hill craft. 42.  Easter Story WreathUse the free printables to make an Easter story wreath.  She's even included printable scriptures to go with it. 43.  Salt Dough TombLet the kids make their own miniature tomb using salt dough. 44.  Cardboard Box TombUse a large cardboard box and some poster board or paper to make Jesus' tomb.  Children love being able to go inside while hearing the story of Jesus' resurrection.  45.  Easter Felt Finger PuppetsUse the printable templates and tutorials to make your own Easter felt finger puppets. 46.  Hidden Easter MessageDoesn't this Easter water color art look fun?!  Your kids will think it's magic.  Just download the printable on I can Teach My Child. 47.  Jesus WheelThis printable craft is great for teaching children the "I Ams" of Jesus.

13 Christ-Centered Easter Treats

Christ Centered Easter Treats

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I don't know about your kids but my kids' favorite crafts are food crafts!  Here are some fun Christian treats that are perfect for Easter.

Fun Christ-Centered Easter Treats for Kids

48.  Empty Tomb Snack-  I love that this donut tomb snack is no-bake and easy for kids to assemble! 49.  Crown of Thorns SnackCreate Christ's crown of thorns using a cookie or cracker, some peanut butter and pieces of pretzels.   50.  Dipped Pretzel CrossesUse melted chocolate and pretzel sticks to make Easter crosses. 51.  Colors of Faith Jelly Bean BraceletString jelly beans to make a bracelet.  It even has a printable poem explaining what each color symbolizes.   52.  Resurrection CookiesLet the kids help make these yummy Easter cookies.  The recipe also helps you tell the Easter story! 53.  Resurrection Rolls- A wonderful (and tasty) hands-on Easter object lesson.   54.  Resurrection Sticky Buns- Most people have tried resurrection rolls or cookies, but these resurrection sticky buns looks like a fun and delicious alternative.

Fun Christian Easter Food Crafts

55.  Lamb of God CupcakesMake lamb cupcakes with the kids and talk about what it means that Jesus is the "Lamb of God." 56.  Resurrection Cake-  Wouldn't it be fun to make and decorate a resurrection cake together?  Here's another fun Resurrection Cake, if you need more cake decoration inspiration.    57.  Surprise Cross Cake- If you're looking for a fabulous Easter dinner dessert, you need to check out this cake.  It looks like an ordinary cake until you cut it open to reveal the surprise cross inside. 58.  Rice Krispie Easter ScenesRice Krispie treats are perfect for molding into your own Easter scene.  I love how they used Twizzlers to make the crosses. 59.  Rice Krispie Resurrection Scene-  Here's another fun Rice Krispie Easter scene.  This one uses gum drops to make the people and angel.   60.  Prayer PretzelsDid you know that pretzels are a traditional food for lent?  Make some homemade pretzels and talk about the symbolism of the arms crossed in prayer.

11 Christ-Centered Easter Coloring Pages

Christ Centered Easter Coloring Pages

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Free printable Easter coloring pages that tell the story of the last days of Jesus' life, his death and resurrection.  Just print!

Free Christ-Centered Easter Coloring Pages for Kids

61.  Palm SundayJesus riding the donkey with palm leaves. 62.  The Last Supper-  Jesus at the Last Supper with his apostles. 63.  Jesus Prays in the GardenJesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane.   64.  Jesus is Betrayed- Judas betraying Jesus. 65.  Jesus on the CrossJesus on the cross on Calvary. 66.  Empty TombThe inside of the empty tomb.

Free Easter Coloring Pages

67.  He Is RisenThe stone rolled away. 68.  AlleluiaJesus is risen!  69.  The Good ShepherdJesus as the Good Shepherd. 70.  John 3:16-  The scripture verse to color in. 71.  Resurrection Egg Coloring Pages-  Coloring pages to go with each resurrection egg!  

9 Christ-Centered Easter Countdowns 

Christ-Centered Easter Countdowns

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Instead of limiting your celebrations to Easter day, you can countdown to Easter the week or two leading up to the holiday for a more meaningful and memorable experience.

Christian Easter Countdowns

72.  Easter All Week-  A printable Easter booklet for the kids to put together.  Each day of the week of Easter you read the scripture references, then talk about what happened each day during the final week of Christ's life. 73.  8 Day Walk With ChristFree printable labels and story cards for an 8 day "walk with Christ."  Each day you open an envelope and an egg and are led through the last week of Jesus Christ's life. 74.  14 Day Walk With JesusPrintable lesson outlines, handouts and journal cover for a 14 day "walk with Christ."  Each egg has a topic to help your family come closer to Christ in preparation for Easter.  Each evening you have a small lesson and activity that corresponds with the day's topic.  There is also a handout for each day to put into a journal where you can record your feelings that day. 75.  30 Day Easter Countdown- A free pdf file to help you countdown the entire month leading up to Easter,  including daily devotional ideas and tags and artwork to cut out and display on an Easter tree. 76.  Countdown to Easter Activity CardsPrintable cards with fun activities to do in the days leading to Easter.  They don't need to happen in any particular order and most of them are quick and easy to do.  This would also make a great, easy Easter gift! 77.  The Joy Journey- 20 Christ-centered activity cards.  Just print them off, stick them inside 20 plastic Easter eggs and let the children pick one out each night. 78.  Exploring EasterA whole week of Christ-focused activities from Thriving Family.  Simple ways to celebrate Easter with your kids, broken down into daily ideas. 79.  Easter Advent for Families- Printable advent direction cards for an 8 day countdown.   Just stick the advent cards in some envelopes and hang them up with some twine and clothespins. 80.  Day-By-Day Activities to Celebrate Easter Week-  This wonderful book has devotional ideas for every day from Palm Sunday through Easter.  It's organized well and has great suggestions for children and adults of all ages.

5 Christ-Centered Easter Baskets

Christ Centered Easter Baskets

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Fun, themed Easter baskets that also focus on the real reason for the holiday.

Christ-Centered Easter Basket Ideas

81.  Resurrection BasketFree printable pack to make your own resurrection basket!  The printable eggs spell out "Jesus is Risen."  Each egg has a letter at the top and part of a poem on the bottom.  When read all together in sequence, it tells the story of Christ's resurrection.  She even has a girl and a boy version! 82.  Jesus Baskets- Instead of a regular Easter basket, put together a Jesus basket.  It's still full of candy and eggs, but everything in it is also a symbol of Christ.  The idea is to replace the trinkets and toys with items that will have a connection to the Savior. 83.  Easter Basket Alternative- Instead of getting Easter baskets from the Easter bunny, I love this idea for making the atonement more personal.  You can read her blog for all the details, but basically you have an object lesson the night before about sins.  The next morning, Christ has paid for your sins and replaced them with gifts or blessings. 84.  Christ-Centered Easter Basket- Lots of fun ideas for Easter basket stuffers that point to Jesus- the true reason we celebrate Easter. 85.  Scripture Egg Easter Basket- Some great Easter basket filler ideas with corresponding printable scripture eggs.

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Christ Centered Easter Basket Stuffers - these are cute!

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Fun, Christ-centered Easter gift ideas that are perfect for Easter Basket fillers!  {Or just a quick and easy meaningful gift!} 

Christ-Centered Easter Basket Fillers

86.  The Jelly Bean Story- Fill a bag with jelly beans and add the free printable story tag.   87.  M&M Easter PoemFill a bag or jar with Easter M&Ms and attach the free printable poem.   88.  The Stone was ROLO-ed AwayFill a small bag with ROLOs and add the free printable tag. 89.  No "Bunny" Loves You Like JesusAttach the free printable tag to a chocolate Easter bunny. 90.  No "Bunny" Loves You Like Jesus (Peeps)Attach the free printable gift tag to some Easter bunny peeps. 91.  He Knows the Hairs on Your HeadAttach the free printable tag to a hair bow or clip.

Christ-Centered Easter Basket Stuffers

92.  Clothe Yourselves with the Lord-  Wrap up a new Easter outfit or dress and add the free printable scripture tag. 93.  Clean Hand and a Pure HeartAttach the printable Easter tag to a bottle of hand soap or sanitizer. 94.  Jesus is the RockAttach the printable Easter tag to pop rocks OR rock candy!  95.  He is the PotterFill a mason jar with some homemade (or store-bought) play dough and add the printable tag. 96.  Jesus Cares, No EGG-ceptionsFill a small bag with Easter egg candies (like Cadbury minis) and attach the free, printable treat bag topper. 97.  Easter Pencil PrintablePoke some new pencils through these cute Easter pencil printables.

Easy, Christ-Centered Easter Gifts

98.  The Lamb of God-  Attach the printable tag to a stuffed animal lamb. 99.  Fishers of MenAttach the printable tag to a bag of goldfish crackers or Swedish fish candies. 100.  Easter Verses for ChildrenThe printable Easter egg verses are perfect for adding to their Easter baskets. 101.  Jesus Egg- Follow the directions to make the baby Jesus, then stick it inside a plastic Easter egg along with  some Easter grass, a wooden cross and the printable tag. 102.  Empty Easter Egg PoemJust stick the free printable poem in the basket along with an empty plastic Easter egg. 103.  Egg-stra Special Egg-  Fill a plastic Easter egg with candy, then attach the free printable tag.

Fun and Easy Christ-Centered Easter Gifts

104.  "Measure" of the Gift of Christ-  Attach the free printable tag to a ruler. 105.  Colors of Christ Egg Coloring Kit- Attach the free printable cover to a PAAS egg coloring kit. 106.  "Why Do We Celebrate Easter" Flip BookA wonderful flip book that talks about the real reason we celebrate Easter. 107.  Pictures of Christ- Instead of just candy, you can also fill plastic Easter eggs with little pictures of Christ! 108.  Scripture Stickers-  Scripture stickers are a great Easter basket stuffer and help the scripture stories come to life. 109.  Real Easter Bunnies- Here's a fun way to incorporate the Easter bunny but still focus on the real reason for the holiday.  Just print out the cute picture and stick it in their basket.

12 Christ-Centered Easter Prints

Christ-Centered Easter Prints

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I love decorating my home for the holidays, but it can be hard to find Easter decorations outside of all the bunnies, carrots, and chicks.  Here are some gorgeous wall art prints that focus on Christ and the atonement.

Christ-Centered Easter Wall Prints

110.  He is RisenFree watercolor Easter printable by Craftberry Bush. 111.  He Has RisenThree free Easter printables by The 36th Avenue. 112.  My Redeemer Lives-  Free Easter printable by Yellow Bliss Road. 113.  Christ the Lord is Risen TodayFree Easter chalkboard printable by Hymns and Verses. 114.  He is Not Here for He is RisenGorgeous Easter print by Dear Lillie. 115.  He Has Risen Just as He SaidFree printable by Gimme Some Oven.

Christian Easter Wall Art

116.  Matthew 28:5-6-  Free printable by One Dog Woof. 117.  Silly Rabbit Easter is for JesusVinyl Wall Decal by WelcomingWalls. 118.  By His Wounds We are Healed- Free printable by Moritz Fine Designs. 119.  Death is ConqueredFree printable in 5 colors by Capital B. 120.  Hosanna-  Free Easter printable by Mostly Homemade Mom. 121.  Easter BannerAnd, we had to include this free, printable Easter banner by Whimsicle Design Studio.

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Scripture Study Helps

Christ Centered Easter Scripture Study Helps

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Amazing scripture study guides, handouts and helps to grow closer to Christ this Easter!

Easter Scripture Study Helps

122.  The Last Hours of Christ's Life Study PacketA study packet about the last week of Christ's life.  It takes you from the betrayal of Christ after Gethsemane, to the crucifixion and includes the details of what happened while he was on the cross. 123.  The Last Days of Christ Handouts-  Printable cover sheet, bookmarks and 15 pages of daily handouts walking you through the last days of Christ's life. 124.  Developing Christ-Like AttributesA wonderful handout from our very own Diva Courtney (of All Things Bright and Beautiful) to assess yourself on how you're doing developing Christ-Like attributes.  I think this would be a wonderful Easter activity. 125.  Names of Christ Study Flip BookA printable book to help you study the names of Christ in the scriptures.  There are 72 names to study and they have a version for girls and guys.

See?!  What did I tell you?  TONS of great resources and ideas right at your fingertips.  Pick a few to try this year, then pin this post so you can keep coming back each Easter to try some new ones.  With this many ideas- you'll never run out! 

HAPPY EASTER!

Oh, and if you liked this post, don't forget to check out 12 Ways to Keep CHRIST in Christmas.  It's full of wonderful ideas you'll want to save for Christmas time!

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Spring Themed Love Cards http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/spring-themed-love-cards/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/easter/spring-themed-love-cards/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:40 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=68428 Spring Themed Love Cards- free printable

Don't you just love spring?!  The weather is finally warming up, flowers are starting to bloom - and love is in the air!  Feel spring fever coming over you, too?  Then you need to check out our...

Printable Spring Love Notes for Him

 

Spring Cards for Husband or Boyfriend

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  Kensie Kate, one of our very favorite designers, designed FIVE different cards for you to choose from! Don't you just love the bright, happy colors and her hand-lettered designs?  

If you're anything like me, you won't be able to choose a favorite and will have to print them all!   {So make sure to stop by her page, give her a much-deserved “thank you!” and check out her other beautiful designs.}

Printable Spring Love Notes

Don't you think these make the perfect, romantic Easter card?  Just pick your favorite to stick in his Easter basket. OR give them to him... just because!  You're an awesome wife like that.  ;)   I think it would be fun to hide them all around the house or bedroom.

Here's a closer look at each of the cards...

 

Twitterpated Card - for husband or boyfriend.  Perfect for Spring!

Spring is twitterpation season, after all.  And I just love the definitions on the inside of the card.

Flirty Easter Card for Husband

I'm always quoting these song lyrics from Ingrid Michaelson, so I just adore this flirty card!  It's perfect for us.

Sexy Easter Card for Him

The outside of the card is sweet, and the inside is sassy.  Pretty sure any husband would love to get this one!  *wink*wink*

Free Printable Easter Card

Super sweet, right?  This one would work great as a lunchbox love note for the kiddos too!

Vernorexia Card - cute idea for the hubby's Easter basket!

I just love that there is actually a word for "a romantic mood inspired by spring."  I definitely have a case of vernorexia.  ;)

Flirty Easter Cards for Him

Aren't they just gorgeous?

See!  I told ya you wouldn't be able to choose just one!

That's okay, go ahead and download them all.  Why not?  They're free!  And you can never spread too much love...

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SPRING CARDS

{Note:  I recommend printing these onto quality cardstock.}

Oh, and while you're warming up that printer - you might want to check out these FREE Spring Printables {including another super sassy card for the hubby!}...

Sexy Spring Card for Husband

What can I say, we love to love our men.   ;)  And if you have a case of vernorexia too, then you'll want to go browse our 40 Spring Date Ideas.

Happy Spring!

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Spring Themed Love Cards- free printable

Don't you just love spring?!  The weather is finally warming up, flowers are starting to bloom - and love is in the air!  Feel spring fever coming over you, too?  Then you need to check out our...

Printable Spring Love Notes for Him

 

Spring Cards for Husband or Boyfriend

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  Kensie Kate, one of our very favorite designers, designed FIVE different cards for you to choose from! Don't you just love the bright, happy colors and her hand-lettered designs?  

If you're anything like me, you won't be able to choose a favorite and will have to print them all!   {So make sure to stop by her page, give her a much-deserved “thank you!” and check out her other beautiful designs.}

Printable Spring Love Notes

Don't you think these make the perfect, romantic Easter card?  Just pick your favorite to stick in his Easter basket. OR give them to him... just because!  You're an awesome wife like that.  ;)   I think it would be fun to hide them all around the house or bedroom.

Here's a closer look at each of the cards...

 

Twitterpated Card - for husband or boyfriend.  Perfect for Spring!

Spring is twitterpation season, after all.  And I just love the definitions on the inside of the card.

Flirty Easter Card for Husband

I'm always quoting these song lyrics from Ingrid Michaelson, so I just adore this flirty card!  It's perfect for us.

Sexy Easter Card for Him

The outside of the card is sweet, and the inside is sassy.  Pretty sure any husband would love to get this one!  *wink*wink*

Free Printable Easter Card

Super sweet, right?  This one would work great as a lunchbox love note for the kiddos too!

Vernorexia Card - cute idea for the hubby's Easter basket!

I just love that there is actually a word for "a romantic mood inspired by spring."  I definitely have a case of vernorexia.  ;)

Flirty Easter Cards for Him

Aren't they just gorgeous?

See!  I told ya you wouldn't be able to choose just one!

That's okay, go ahead and download them all.  Why not?  They're free!  And you can never spread too much love...

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SPRING CARDS

{Note:  I recommend printing these onto quality cardstock.}

Oh, and while you're warming up that printer - you might want to check out these FREE Spring Printables {including another super sassy card for the hubby!}...

Sexy Spring Card for Husband

What can I say, we love to love our men.   ;)  And if you have a case of vernorexia too, then you'll want to go browse our 40 Spring Date Ideas.

Happy Spring!

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The Ultimate DIY Honeymoon Gift http://www.thedatingdivas.com/diy/the-ultimate-diy-honeymoon-gift/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/diy/the-ultimate-diy-honeymoon-gift/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70048 Honeymoon Gift Idea

The Perfect Wedding Gift: HONEYMOON KIT

Whether you are preparing for your own special wedding day and honeymoon getaway, OR are looking for unique wedding gifts, we've got you covered! Our honeymoon printable pack is full of sweet and spicy ideas to create a fun and memorable honeymoon experience!

Honeymoon Gift Idea

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This DIY printable honeymoon gift is everything a newly married couple needs for an unforgettable honeymoon! The fabulous Kristin at CDotLove put together a bright, colorful printable kit just for the new "Mr. and Mrs!" Kristin did an absolutely amazing job! I am completely in LOVE with these romantic getaway ideas... and the printables are making me wish I could take my honeymoon again! Just wait until you see this incredible collection of fun wedding gift ideas!

A peek inside the "Honeymoon Kit":

  • Honeymoon Printable Gift Basket Tags
  • Wedding Getaway Car Decorations
  • Goodie Bag Labels
  • Honeymoon Memory Journal
  • Intimacy Dice Game
  • Newlyweds Luggage Tags
  • Couples Trivia
  • Honeymooner's Door Hanger

Gift Basket Tags for Honeymoon Essentials

Make the honeymoon packing list easier with our printable gift basket tags, which attach to those essentials items you don't want to forget (sunscreen, snacks, mints, lip balm, lubricant, lingerie and MORE)!

Honeymoon Gift Tags

Put this basket together as the PERFECT gift for a new bride. It would be a total hit at a bridal shower or bachelorette party!

Gorgeous design + Practical Gift Items = 1 Happy Couple!

Honeymoon Gift Basket

Wedding Getaway Car Decorations

After the big celebration, send the happy couple on their way with our printable car decorations! These pieces would also be a blast in a wedding photo booth as signs/props for your guests. ...And, how cute would it be to present our "Just Married" banner to the couple to include in photos on their Honeymoon?!

Wedding Gift for Bride

Goodie Bag Labels for Honeymoon Romance

The new Mr. and Mrs. can surprise each other during the honeymoon with little unexpected gifts! Just attach one of our goodie bag labels to a cute bag. Fill it with something sweet or flirty, like chocolates, treats, love letters, or something sexy to wear!

Honeymoon Gift Bag

Honeymoon Memory Journal

The honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you NEVER want to forget. That's why our printable journal is the perfect item to add to a honeymoon essentials list! Record sweet memories on the printable pages and store keepsakes, like ticket stubs and photos, in the pocket pages.

Printable Honeymoon Journal

Honeymoon Memory Journal

Intimacy Dice Game

Honeymoons are all about fun in the BEDROOM, of course! Keep things exciting with our intimate dice game as you get to know your new spouse even better... {WINK!}

Intimate Honeymoon Game

"Do Not Disturb" Door Hanger

Honeymooners always need LOTS of alone time and privacy! Our darling door hanger will allow the bride and groom some secluded space... free from interruptions. It's a definite "MUST HAVE" for any honeymoon packing list!

DIY Honeymoon Printables

Newlyweds Luggage Tags

The love birds won't lose any suitcases with these bright luggage tags! The DIY tags are so simple to create, and they make it easy to spot your bags. Travel in style and let everyone in the airport know you're celebrating your new life together! Tip: Laminate these elements for extra durability!

Honeymoon Packing Ideas

Couples Trivia Honeymoon Game

Think you know everything there is to know about your spouse? Perfect for honeymoon traveling entertainment, our new couple's trivia quiz will test your knowledge and keep you learning about your new husband or wife!

Honeymoon Printable Kit

If you are engaged and planning your honeymoon packing list, or need a FABULOUS wedding gift for a new bride, we know you are going to want get your hands on this printable DIY gift idea! The Ultimate Honeymoon Pack could even be perfect for a married couple wanting to recapture that newlywed love and take a second, romantic honeymoon!

Get This Entire Honeymoon Essentials Gift For Just $12.97!

Add to Cart

This adorable Honeymoon Kit has everything you need to celebrate, including gorgeous gift tags, spicy games, and so much more! Any newlywed couple would be ecstatic to receive this creative DIY wedding gift that is sure to spark some romance!

BRIDES: Do want to keep the romance alive during your first year of wedded bliss?

Check out our Year of Dates Binder, which helps couples (newlyweds and long-time lovers alike) keep dating each other all year long with done-for-you dates! Our gorgeous "I Love Us" Book is another great gift for couples to document their unique love story. You'll love filling its pages with priceless memories. And, if you are looking for ideas to fan the flames of intimacy, look no further than our pack of 12 Sexy Bedroom Games.

Cheers to finding fun wedding gift ideas, creating the perfect honeymoon packing list, and celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs.!

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Honeymoon Gift Idea

The Perfect Wedding Gift: HONEYMOON KIT

Whether you are preparing for your own special wedding day and honeymoon getaway, OR are looking for unique wedding gifts, we've got you covered! Our honeymoon printable pack is full of sweet and spicy ideas to create a fun and memorable honeymoon experience!

Honeymoon Gift Idea

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This DIY printable honeymoon gift is everything a newly married couple needs for an unforgettable honeymoon! The fabulous Kristin at CDotLove put together a bright, colorful printable kit just for the new "Mr. and Mrs!" Kristin did an absolutely amazing job! I am completely in LOVE with these romantic getaway ideas... and the printables are making me wish I could take my honeymoon again! Just wait until you see this incredible collection of fun wedding gift ideas!

A peek inside the "Honeymoon Kit":

  • Honeymoon Printable Gift Basket Tags
  • Wedding Getaway Car Decorations
  • Goodie Bag Labels
  • Honeymoon Memory Journal
  • Intimacy Dice Game
  • Newlyweds Luggage Tags
  • Couples Trivia
  • Honeymooner's Door Hanger

Gift Basket Tags for Honeymoon Essentials

Make the honeymoon packing list easier with our printable gift basket tags, which attach to those essentials items you don't want to forget (sunscreen, snacks, mints, lip balm, lubricant, lingerie and MORE)!

Honeymoon Gift Tags

Put this basket together as the PERFECT gift for a new bride. It would be a total hit at a bridal shower or bachelorette party!

Gorgeous design + Practical Gift Items = 1 Happy Couple!

Honeymoon Gift Basket

Wedding Getaway Car Decorations

After the big celebration, send the happy couple on their way with our printable car decorations! These pieces would also be a blast in a wedding photo booth as signs/props for your guests. ...And, how cute would it be to present our "Just Married" banner to the couple to include in photos on their Honeymoon?!

Wedding Gift for Bride

Goodie Bag Labels for Honeymoon Romance

The new Mr. and Mrs. can surprise each other during the honeymoon with little unexpected gifts! Just attach one of our goodie bag labels to a cute bag. Fill it with something sweet or flirty, like chocolates, treats, love letters, or something sexy to wear!

Honeymoon Gift Bag

Honeymoon Memory Journal

The honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you NEVER want to forget. That's why our printable journal is the perfect item to add to a honeymoon essentials list! Record sweet memories on the printable pages and store keepsakes, like ticket stubs and photos, in the pocket pages.

Printable Honeymoon Journal

Honeymoon Memory Journal

Intimacy Dice Game

Honeymoons are all about fun in the BEDROOM, of course! Keep things exciting with our intimate dice game as you get to know your new spouse even better... {WINK!}

Intimate Honeymoon Game

"Do Not Disturb" Door Hanger

Honeymooners always need LOTS of alone time and privacy! Our darling door hanger will allow the bride and groom some secluded space... free from interruptions. It's a definite "MUST HAVE" for any honeymoon packing list!

DIY Honeymoon Printables

Newlyweds Luggage Tags

The love birds won't lose any suitcases with these bright luggage tags! The DIY tags are so simple to create, and they make it easy to spot your bags. Travel in style and let everyone in the airport know you're celebrating your new life together! Tip: Laminate these elements for extra durability!

Honeymoon Packing Ideas

Couples Trivia Honeymoon Game

Think you know everything there is to know about your spouse? Perfect for honeymoon traveling entertainment, our new couple's trivia quiz will test your knowledge and keep you learning about your new husband or wife!

Honeymoon Printable Kit

If you are engaged and planning your honeymoon packing list, or need a FABULOUS wedding gift for a new bride, we know you are going to want get your hands on this printable DIY gift idea! The Ultimate Honeymoon Pack could even be perfect for a married couple wanting to recapture that newlywed love and take a second, romantic honeymoon!

Get This Entire Honeymoon Essentials Gift For Just $12.97!

Add to Cart

This adorable Honeymoon Kit has everything you need to celebrate, including gorgeous gift tags, spicy games, and so much more! Any newlywed couple would be ecstatic to receive this creative DIY wedding gift that is sure to spark some romance!

BRIDES: Do want to keep the romance alive during your first year of wedded bliss?

Check out our Year of Dates Binder, which helps couples (newlyweds and long-time lovers alike) keep dating each other all year long with done-for-you dates! Our gorgeous "I Love Us" Book is another great gift for couples to document their unique love story. You'll love filling its pages with priceless memories. And, if you are looking for ideas to fan the flames of intimacy, look no further than our pack of 12 Sexy Bedroom Games.

Cheers to finding fun wedding gift ideas, creating the perfect honeymoon packing list, and celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs.!

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A Night of Surprises! http://www.thedatingdivas.com/just-the-two-of-us/a-night-of-surprises/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/just-the-two-of-us/a-night-of-surprises/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=69041 Have some old balloons laying around? Use them for an incredible unique date night!

Spoil your spouse with a night of surprises they'll never forget!

Have a special occasion coming up for your spouse?  A birthday?  An anniversary?  Or you just plain want to have a unique date night full of excitement with your sweetie?  Well, we have got the perfect date planned for you that's full of surprises and fun!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

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So, I am a total surprise lover.  I love to be surprised with notes, activities, or even just a big unexpected hug!  I don't think there's anything better!  So that's why I planned this surprise date night for my hubby.  Thanks to the talented Kiki at Kiki and Company we have the world's cutest free printables to make putting this date together easy as pie!

My hubby woke up first thing to see my balloon date night countdown hanging up in the living room before heading to work.  I wanted to get him excited about all the surprises in store for the evening!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

Talk about building the anticipation of surprise before the night even began!

While my husband was at work, I put everything together to make sure I would be ready in time!  Make sure you have a paper cutter, pen, pack of balloons {the darker the better so they can't see the surprise inside} and string on hand to prepare your night of surprises!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

First, I chose which activities I wanted to be a part of our evening.  We have a list of activities you can choose from as well as blank strips to write in your own ideas!  You will choose however many activities you want, along with their time to fill your evening with surprises.  Each activity will be rolled up and go inside a balloon with a matching clock taped to the outside telling your sweetie the time to pop it open and see what's in store!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

After I chose my activities, I rolled each one up and put it inside a balloon.  My advice is to roll them up along a pen or pencil, makes it quick and easy and the pencil also helps pop it inside!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

Be sure to keep track of which balloon has which activity in it by securely taping your clocks on the front of each balloon {I'll be the first to admit I got mixed up a few times}.  Don't worry if our times don't match your schedule!  We provided blank clocks for you to fill in as well!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from thedatingdivas.com

Once you have all your activities planned and hidden inside your balloons, and your times taped to the front, tie them on your string and let the fun begin!

Once each time comes in the evening, your spouse gets to pop the balloon to find the activity inside!  Here's a little sneak peek at our date night: My first activity was going out to dinner at my hubby's all time favorite: BBQ!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

He loved it!  We came back for a game night with a few of our all time favorites: Rummikub, Dominion, and Settlers of Catan!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

We also popped balloons for playing tennis, dessert, some dessert after dessert, mystery clues, and ended our night with homemade popcorn and snuggling up on the couch with our favorite movie!  You don't have to have a million crazy activities planned, the balloons and surprises make it fun themselves!

I did this date for my husband's birthday and so, as I mentioned, one of his surprise balloons was a mystery clue!  Similar to our activity strips we also have 6 clue strips for you to fill in and lead your spouse on a hunt to a gift you have in store for them!  Put the first clue in a balloon to pop and hide the rest along the way with clues you create.  From the kitchen, to the fridge, to the dog kennel, to the car, my hubby went on the hunt to find where I left his birthday surprises!  It was the perfect way to top off our night of surprises.

GRAB YOUR FREE NIGHT OF SURPRISES PRINTABLES HERE...

...and enjoy a night of surprises with your spouse!

Need some other great date night ideas?  Check out Sarina's Date Night in a Box idea or Kimberly's 50 Healthy and Active Date Ideas!

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Have some old balloons laying around? Use them for an incredible unique date night!

Spoil your spouse with a night of surprises they'll never forget!

Have a special occasion coming up for your spouse?  A birthday?  An anniversary?  Or you just plain want to have a unique date night full of excitement with your sweetie?  Well, we have got the perfect date planned for you that's full of surprises and fun!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

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So, I am a total surprise lover.  I love to be surprised with notes, activities, or even just a big unexpected hug!  I don't think there's anything better!  So that's why I planned this surprise date night for my hubby.  Thanks to the talented Kiki at Kiki and Company we have the world's cutest free printables to make putting this date together easy as pie!

My hubby woke up first thing to see my balloon date night countdown hanging up in the living room before heading to work.  I wanted to get him excited about all the surprises in store for the evening!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

Talk about building the anticipation of surprise before the night even began!

While my husband was at work, I put everything together to make sure I would be ready in time!  Make sure you have a paper cutter, pen, pack of balloons {the darker the better so they can't see the surprise inside} and string on hand to prepare your night of surprises!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

First, I chose which activities I wanted to be a part of our evening.  We have a list of activities you can choose from as well as blank strips to write in your own ideas!  You will choose however many activities you want, along with their time to fill your evening with surprises.  Each activity will be rolled up and go inside a balloon with a matching clock taped to the outside telling your sweetie the time to pop it open and see what's in store!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

After I chose my activities, I rolled each one up and put it inside a balloon.  My advice is to roll them up along a pen or pencil, makes it quick and easy and the pencil also helps pop it inside!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

Be sure to keep track of which balloon has which activity in it by securely taping your clocks on the front of each balloon {I'll be the first to admit I got mixed up a few times}.  Don't worry if our times don't match your schedule!  We provided blank clocks for you to fill in as well!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from thedatingdivas.com

Once you have all your activities planned and hidden inside your balloons, and your times taped to the front, tie them on your string and let the fun begin!

Once each time comes in the evening, your spouse gets to pop the balloon to find the activity inside!  Here's a little sneak peek at our date night: My first activity was going out to dinner at my hubby's all time favorite: BBQ!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

He loved it!  We came back for a game night with a few of our all time favorites: Rummikub, Dominion, and Settlers of Catan!

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

A night of surprises for your spouse from www.thedatingdivas.com

We also popped balloons for playing tennis, dessert, some dessert after dessert, mystery clues, and ended our night with homemade popcorn and snuggling up on the couch with our favorite movie!  You don't have to have a million crazy activities planned, the balloons and surprises make it fun themselves!

I did this date for my husband's birthday and so, as I mentioned, one of his surprise balloons was a mystery clue!  Similar to our activity strips we also have 6 clue strips for you to fill in and lead your spouse on a hunt to a gift you have in store for them!  Put the first clue in a balloon to pop and hide the rest along the way with clues you create.  From the kitchen, to the fridge, to the dog kennel, to the car, my hubby went on the hunt to find where I left his birthday surprises!  It was the perfect way to top off our night of surprises.

GRAB YOUR FREE NIGHT OF SURPRISES PRINTABLES HERE...

...and enjoy a night of surprises with your spouse!

Need some other great date night ideas?  Check out Sarina's Date Night in a Box idea or Kimberly's 50 Healthy and Active Date Ideas!

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