Here at NL, we all have our own way of celebrating Easter. Account executing Janna Landry gets together with her family for a big crawfish boil (“they’re fat in the spring!” she says) while Taylor Middleton sets up a beautiful homemade brunch spread.
For controller Kimberly Higdon, Easter is a time to spoil her kids with big, gift-filled baskets:
“I would always opt for homemade. Instead of a huge candy bunny, I would buy a great Barbie Doll or whatever they were into at the time (beanie babies, cds, etc.) Under the Easter grass I would always put some new clothes—usually a new bathing suit—and would also have lots of plastic Easter eggs that I would hide outside with money in them instead of candy. I would have one or two special eggs that were metallic in color and in those I would put $10 or $20. You have never seen two girls work so hard for an Easter egg!! I would hide so many eggs that we would always count them first so that we knew if we were missing any. Needless to say they were very disappointed when the Easter bunny stopped coming…”
She’s inspired me to create a fun Easter egg hunt for my own son this year, complete with money filled eggs!
If you’re looking for your own Easter fun, there’s plenty to do this weekend. First, you might want to start by sending a donation to the Nashville Rescue Mission, which will provide traditional Easter meals to hundreds of homeless and hungry, over the course of the holiday weekend. Donations can be made online or in person at the Mission’s Donation Center, at 616 7th Ave. S, Nashville (open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). It’s a good way to get into the spirit before enjoying the festive Egg Hunts around town.
Nashville Zoo EggstravaganzooThe Nashville Zoo hosts its 15th annual Eggstravaganzoo One of the Zoo’s highest attendance days, the egg hunt will draw more than 12,000 in search of colorful eggs and a host of other activities. Saturday, March 30; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spring Art Hop at CheekwoodMore than 20,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the gardens of Cheekwood for the 21st Annual Spring Art Hop. Easter egg hunts take place every half hour throughout the day, and there are even hunts for our youngest visitors, those ages two and younger! There are also family friendly musical performances from Eve and Mare, Nashville Jazz Workshop, and Rachel Sumner. Art and craft activities will be offered throughout the day in Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall as well as face painters, balloon artists and, of course, the Easter Bunny! Saturday, March 30; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
—Erin B. Murray, Managing Editor