Pets have become an increasingly important part of people’s lives, so it’s no surprise to anyone that fur parents look for new ways to incorporate pets into holiday celebrations. One such celebration many of us look forward to is Easter. Whether you have an actual bunny or just the ears for your unsuspecting feline, Easter can be a lot of fun with your four-legged friends. Here are just a few of the many events and activities you can try this year and how you can tweak them to include your cats and dogs.
Decorating Easter eggs is one of the main staples of Easter celebrations, especially if there are children in the home. Because of this, there are tons of events to choose from in Massachusetts. Here are a few of the most popular ones:
- Easter Egg Decorating by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
- Kids Egg Decorating Workshop April Vacation by 4GoodVibes
- Easter Canvas Painting & Egg Coloring Workshop by Little Discoveries playcraft and parties
Unfortunately, dogs and other pets don’t often make good additions to these events. However, the good news is you can have your own egg decorating fun at home. Invite a few friends over with their kids and pets and enjoy some arts and crafts together.
Even though the pets may not be able to join in on the creative fun, they might enjoy the company. Here are some unique Easter egg designs you can put to the test.
Another hallmark of the Easter season are the Easter egg hunts. This year, like any other year, there are more than your fair share to choose from. See below for a few that may be worth the trip:
- Community Easter Egg Hunt by UCC Norwell
- Adult Easter Egg Hunt by Holbrook Rotary Club
- Egg Hunt (Easter Festival) by Grace Chapel Watertown
- Easter Egg Hunt by Faith Community Church, Framingham
Like egg decorating, egg hunts are usually for children, but that’s not to say adults can’t make it fun for themselves. You can mix a few $1 bills in with the candy and provide a grand-prize for the person who collects the most eggs, such as a gift card. Dogs may even help their owners to find the eggs!
As is the case with most gatherings, good food is one of the essentials you look forward to. This is true whether it’s a private party at home or a social affair at a restaurant. Here are some of the options available in Massachusetts this year:
- Easter Brunch by Glass House
- Easter Brunch Buffet by Beechwood Hotel
- Easter Brunch 2019 by Juliana’s Catering and Events
- Easter Cookie Decorating Class!! by Work of Art Cookies
- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny by Maggiano’s Little Italy- Boston
Easter is no one-day celebration, so you’re perfectly within your rights to host a smaller get-together at home after attending these. Again, this provides the perfect opportunity to invite over a few four-legged playmates with special Easter meals and treats for the pets.
Requiring costumes can make it even more fun. Children especially will enjoy dressing up. Fur parents may get creative with dressing up their pets as well. You may even consider handing out a small prize for the best costume.
Parties and food and friends are great, but there are few things your dog loves as much as exploring. If you are the lucky fur parents of an outdoorsy, leash-trained cat, your feline might enjoy celebrating on a boat or a hiking trail too.
Here are just a few of the options you can choose from when planning an exciting and fun-filled day that ventures far from the stereotypical Easter plans:
- The Freedom Trail
- Boating in Boston Rentals
- Charles River Canoe and Kayak
- Concord Guides & Press Walking Tours
If you are a hard-working fur parent with minimal time to spend with your pet, you could do them the real honor of making the trip to the Museum of Dog. The pet friendly museum houses an interesting collection of artifacts and artworks about our canine friends. It even includes artwork created by a dog. Some of what you can expect to see include the following:
- Rare dog collars
- Sculptures by Mary Engel
- Antique Steiff dog hand puppets
- Collection of Wegman photographs
If this isn’t enough, you can count on special treats for your dog, such as free admission and a snack. Humans, unfortunately, don’t get these perks.
The Easter holidays are a great time for fur parents to spend time with not just their pets, but family and friends. We hope these lists of activities will help you plan a fun-filled break from work.
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