We might not be able to celebrate Easter like we normally would, with extended family, friends and communities of worship, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate at all. From making your house feel festive, to planning a special dinner with members of your household, to attending online church services, we want to bring a little bit of Easter joy to your weekend with these ideas:

DECOR

Moon’s Flowers

Nothing brightens up a room like fresh flowers! Place an order from Fiori or Moon’s Flowers and have the perfect centrepiece delivered right to your doorstep. Complete your table with bunny napkin rings from Accents for Living and other festive decor items from Winterberry Lane and Write Impressions.

DINNER

Whether you’re preparing a small dinner for your household or planning to order in, Downtown Oakville has many small grocery stores and gourmet restaurants that are ready to serve you. For your home-cooked Easter dinner, you can buy organic, grass-fed meats from Just an Olde Fashioned Butchery, freshly-baked dinner rolls from COBS Bread (pickup in-store or order via Uber Eats), fresh produce and gourmet sides from Jubilee Market (delivery and curb side pickup available), and top it off with infused extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the table from Olives en Folie. Don’t feel like cooking? Click here for a list of restaurants offering takeout, delivery and curb side pickup. Serve up your home cooked meal or gourmet takeout on stylish dish ware from Nicetys.

DESSERT

Finish off dinner with something sweet from these five bakeries and candy stores! Stop by The British Grocer to take a trip through their Easter Emporium offering more than 100 imported British sweet treats, or call them at (905) 845-2748 to pre-order and pick it up curb side, or order donuts from La Diperie (pick up in-store or order via Uber Eats). Craving baked goods? Mini egg is the theme for this year – mini egg cake, cheesecake, GF brownies, and cupcakes!

Vanilla Mini Egg Cake – Black Forest Pastry Shop

Browse Easter menus here:
Black Forest Pastry Shop (menu) – Call (905) 337-1671 to pre order Tuesday-Thursday. Curb side pickup only Friday and Saturday from 10-3.
Sugar Suite Cakes (menu – GF, Nut Free) – Send a DM on Instagram, Facebook message or email info@sugarsuitecakes.com to order. Orders accepted until Thursday at 6.
Sweetbites (menu) – Call (289) 291-0203 or email sweetbitesbakeshoppe@gmail.com to order. Delivery or curb side pick up available.

EASTER WEEKEND MASSES

Downtown Oakville’s churches are closed but you can still celebrate with them online at the links below:
Knox Presbyterian Church
St. Andrew Catholic Church
St. John’s United Church
St. Jude’s Anglican Church

Special thanks to Accents for Living for providing the cover image!