Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Easter Day in Santa Ynez

Easter is just around the corner! This is a chance for joyous contemplation and appreciation of life’s gifts! If you’re looking for fun activities to celebrate this occasion, consider devouring delightful dishes at some of the best restaurants in Santa Ynez Valley or treating yourself to a relaxing weekend break in Solvang. There are plenty of ideas we’ve included below, so keep on reading.

  1. Design your own Easter eggs

Dyeing, painting, and decorating Easter eggs are fun activities for both kids and adults. Just be sure to clean the eggs and remove their contents before starting. Make a dye using a food coloring and soak the eggshells in them, or simply paint the eggshells with acrylic paint. You can also check out these decorating ideas if you’re feeling more creative!

  1. Make an Easter egg tree

Make your Easter celebration extra special with a one-of-a-kind egg tree! To begin, take a stroll outside and search for the perfect branch. Look for something that has multiple stems so there’s plenty of room to hang colorful eggs. You can go wild by adding decorative touches like spray painting the branch white or adorning it with festive ribbons.

The next step is to secure your branch firmly inside the bucket and fill it up with rocks, sand, or dirt to keep it stable. Use a glue gun to stick a ribbon or yarn loop onto each egg so you can easily hang them on the branches of your tree. Bring out your creative side as you decorate. There are really no rules, except to have fun!

  1. Go on an egg hunt

Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt! The Easter weekend is the perfect time to organize an egg hunt for your kids and see their faces light up with joy. Invite neighborhood children or cousins to participate to make it even more exciting.

And who says that this activity is just for kids? If you’re up for it, you can organize an Easter egg hunt for all the adults in your family. You can even make it more exciting by providing a prize, such as a dinner for two at one of the best restaurants in Solvang CA.

  1. Race with an egg and spoon

Egg racing is an activity that everyone can join in on. All you need are hard-boiled eggs and spoons. Set up a course with a starting line and finishing line, then have each racer carry their egg on their spoon all the way to the finish without dropping it or touching it. To make this race extra thrilling, announce an amazing grand prize at stake, such as a 5-course dinner at one of the top restaurants in Santa Ynez.

  1. Celebrate Easter in Santa Ynez

Do you feel like enjoying a mini holiday? Santa Ynez Valley has a lot in store for everyone this Easter!

Don’t miss the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at River View Park in Buellton on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. After an exciting hunt, the fun continues with Easter crafts, games, and other events.

For something more laid-back and luxurious, book a Five Course Dinner Menu at First & Oak and indulge in delicious fare with a fine selection of wines for the season.

Enjoy Easter at First & Oak

First & Oak is one of the most established restaurants in Solvang CA. It is known for its meticulously curated dishes that bring out the best taste and aromas of Santa Ynez Valley. 

Unlike other restaurants in Santa Ynez, First & Oak offers a unique fine dining experience where you can enjoy multiple courses without being restricted by the usual appetizer and entree format. You can even create a personal tasting menu and try the wine pairings by the in-house sommelier. Reserve a spot by calling 805-688-1703.

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AuthorJonathan Rosenson

Jonathan, the Chief Operating Officer at DDR Hospitality, is a seasoned level 2 sommelier with over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He serves as the Managing Partner and Director of Hospitality for prestigious boutique hotels such as the Mirabelle Inn, Chateau du Sureau, and The Mansion on Sutter, which are celebrated for their luxurious dining experiences, including the Michelin Plate-awarded First and Oak. Additionally, in his role as Creative Director and Sommelier for Coquelicot Estate Vineyards, Jonathan is deeply involved in organic wine growing and wholesale practices, significantly contributing to renowned establishments like The Sky Room and The Wine Cask.

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