The festive season is almost here again, hurray! Who’s excited? I am Maama. I love the Holidays because I get to eat good food and spend quality time with my family. The Easter Celebration is fast approaching. Apart from the fact that there will be a lot of jollying, we must understand the reason for the celebration.
Why do we celebrate Easter?
Christians celebrate Easter because they believe Jesus Christ was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion on Friday (known as Good Friday).
His body was brought down from the cross and buried according to Christianity. That calls for celebration, right? Indeed it does.
Good Friday this year comes up on the 15th of April, 2022, while Easter Sunday comes up on the 17th of April, 2022.
If you don’t have plans of celebrating yet, then you need to start making plans, and I’m going to tell you how to have the best Easter celebration without spending so much money.
How to celebrate Easter without breaking the bank
Can you celebrate Easter on a budget? Of course, you can.
For some families, celebrating Easter comes with a lot of preparation, cooking, decoration, etc. All that requires money, you know? Yes, it does.
Keep reading to find out how to have the best Easter celebration on a budget.
Your children don’t need new clothes
Ouch, did that hurt?
Maama, I know you want everyone to look fantastic, but you don’t have to go out and buy new clothes and accessories for the entire family.
Mix and match to put outfits together with what you already have in your closet.
Focus on getting everyone one new accessory, such as a new tie, handbag, hat, or even just cute seasonal socks, if you want to experience that tiny spark of something new without breaking the bank.
It’s okay for friends to bring food
Don’t go overboard arranging the menu, whether you choose a pre-lunch or a traditional Easter dinner.
If you’re hosting guests, ask them to bring a specific dish so you can cover all of your bases and avoid duplicates.
If you’re going to do the cooking, keep it simple
Food is often the primary event on Easter, whether you do the traditional dinner or choose a noon gathering.
And, happily, you don’t have to slave away in the kitchen for hours to prepare a delectable Easter feast.
If you’re tempted to make all of the sides for a spectacular Easter meal, resist. You’ll blow your budget and end up with way too many leftovers to eat.
The most essential thing is to sit down and enjoy your meal with those you care about.
So, instead of complicating things, prepare a simple, yet delicious meal that will go around.
Don’t let social media pressure you into overpaying on Instagrammable Easter baskets or Facebook-worthy gift arrangements.
Easter doesn’t have to be a large gift-giving event if it isn’t your tradition or if you don’t want it to be. A simple presentation of a sincere card, some candies, and perhaps a tiny toy will do.
You can teach your children that this holiday is about spending time with family and, if you’re religious, worshiping.
Shop at the right time & Take advantage of discounts
I strongly advise avoiding going shopping during “rush hour.” This not only allows you to visit multiple stores and compare prices before making a purchase, but it also allows you to avoid paying exorbitant expedited delivery fees.
Also, because it is the Easter season, you may want to take a brief vacation. I suggest that if you book ahead of time at your favorite hotel, resort, or whatever place you choose, you will likely receive discounts and therefore save money.
Buy what can be reused
If you commit to reusing everything you can, it will be much easier to enjoy Easter on a budget.
Aside from your boiled eggs, which will very certainly be rancid by next Easter, reuse everything!
You can save old plastic eggs, fake grass, Easter baskets, and anything else that isn’t perishable, for example!
Have a budget
Experts argue that the more cash you have on hand, the more likely you are to overspend.
As a result, experts advise that you only spend a set amount of money while going to the movies, events, picnics, or visiting friends and family.
Resist the temptation to walk around with your credit cards, which allow you to buy things in excess, or your ATM cards, which allow you to take money from your account at any time, so you don’t deplete your bank account by the end of the celebration.
Read More: Budgeting Tips For Big Families
There you have it, Maama. You can have the best Easter celebration without emptying your bank account.
Sending all my love, and wishing you the best Easter celebration!
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