I make little baskets for the kids (I know, they're too old, but I've been doing it for ages. So, the one who lives out of state with her partner won't get one, but the college kid will get one and our 13 year old will get one. Last year I cut back a lot on the amount of candy I bought. And, I got, "What? No stuffed bunnies?" These are the kids who filled 4 or 5 plastic garbage bags with stuffed animals the last time they cleaned their rooms. Spoiled rotten, our kids.
Then, we go to my dad and stepmom's house for lunch. Most of the people there are my step mom's family, but they are nice people. My parents are divorced, so we do Thanksgiving with my mom and my step brother and his family. We do Easter with my dad and step mom and maybe my step sister and her husband and kids, if they are able to come (they live out of state) and then we have everybody over to our house for Christmas. Thank G*d my parents can act like adults and are civil around each other, so Christmas is usually nice, too.
My dad may be nutty (and he is certifiable) but he's kind. He wanted to make sure my mother (his ex wife) wouldn't be alone on Easter, so he invited her. She has plans with my cousin and his wife and kids and grandkids, though.
My mother has decided that C is spending the weekend with us (which means I'm not allowed to go to his place for the weekend). We're not Christian. She just wants to show off her mad ham baking skillz.
Since my daughter wasn't feeling good on her birthday we decided this year easter would be her birthday party since all of my mom's side of the family get together anyway..we will eat, have her party, let the kids go outside and hunt eggs, and spend all day mostly together. But its been a hell of a week my cousin lost his daughter at 28 weeks on 3/22/13 so the funeral will be the day before easter so its going to be a different celebration this year.
My parents still set up candy filled eggs for my sisters and I to hunt in our living room, and give us easter baskets with a few gifts, and then we go out for brunch, and then go over my aunt and uncle's house for a while. We used to go to church, but not anymore... Although I kinda wish we still did, even though I'm not religious, because that was the day they filled the church with lillies (my favorite flower) and when I was in the children's choir we sang my favorite song (it was actually fun and cheerful!)