Easter is a holiday that has multiple meanings: it’s a religious festival and the end of Lent, it marks the close of winter and the arrival of spring, and it’s a time to celebrate with family and friends. And of course, for many of us Easter means Easter eggs, chocolate treats and Easter gifts.
However you choose to celebrate Easter, we’ve got some fantastic ideas for your Easter gatherings and festivities at Lakeland, from Easter decorations for your home to Easter chocolates and Easter-themed baking ideas.
When is Easter?
Unlike other major holidays throughout the year, Easter is a movable festival that’s dictated by the phase of the moon, rather than an event that occurs on a specific date. Easter falls on the Sunday after the first Full Moon that happens after the spring equinox. This is usually sometime between the 22nd March and 25th April.
Celebrate with Easter chocolate
Of all the Easter gifts, Easter chocolates come at the top of the list. And whether you’re looking for Easter treats for children or for the young-at-heart, you’ll find some fantastic Easter-themed chocolate and sweets at Lakeland, including plenty you can’t get on the high street. As well as Easter eggs and bunnies, take a look at our selection of Natural History Museum sweets for unique chocolate dinosaurs and animal gummies.
Indulge in Easter feasts
Celebrations may vary, but for most of us food is a major feature of the long Easter weekend. Alongside those Easter chocolates and treats, Easter is often a time for family and friends to gather around the table to share at least one hearty meal.
To help cook up a feast and to make sure Easter is relaxing rather than trying, we’ve put together a collection of Easter kitchen accessories and goodies. Our Easter baking supplies feature everything you’ll need to bake Easter cakes and homemade chocolates, including Easter egg moulds, silicone Easter moulds, Easter cookie cutters and Easter cake tins. We’ve even put together a host of recipes and other Easter baking inspiration over on our Lakeland Inspiration blog, including this fantastic Easter flowers traybake recipe.
And of course, let’s not forget the main event – the Easter Sunday roast. No matter what dish you’re planning – whether it’s lamb or chicken or whether you opt for fish or go meat free - we’ve got all the gear you need to serve up a winning Easter Sunday meal. Browse our range of roasting tins and accessories to pick up the perfect roasting tray, a carving knife and fork, a probe thermometer, or a brand new gravy jug.
Get into the Easter spirit with Easter decorations
Food is a big part of Easter, but so are Easter decorations. A sprinkling of decorative Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, a grass bunny or two, some flowers and other natural touches can really help to bring Easter alive in your home. Simply browse our selection of Easter decorations for inspiration and to find the Easter touches you need to evoke the spirit of the holiday.
Kit out your kitchen at Easter
You’ll find a huge range of kitchen accessories, kitchen utensils, bakeware and cooking inspiration at Lakeland. As you plan ahead for the Easter weekend, make sure to pick up any items you need for your kitchen, whether that’s a set of kitchen knives, some new tableware, cake decorating accessories or a traditional mixing bowl.