Eid is just around the corner and we know you’re excited. Here’s a list of all the things you can do on Eid with your loved ones to make the most of the three auspicious festival.
1. Decorate your house
How can your family notice it is a special day? Through bright and colorful decorations in the house. These days Eid themed decorations are available everywhere, however if you do not want to spend money you can be creative instead. Make banners and flags yourself by cutting colorful paper in the form you want and draw ‘Happy Eid!’ or ‘Eid Mubarak’ on it.
When you do not have enough time, you could also download many Eid printables from the internet for free! Ready to print, so you have your Eid treat bags, dessert flags and banners in a few minutes.
Let your family help you with decorating and make it a fun activity. Or keep it a secret for your family and decorate the whole house by yourself at night. Surprised faces guaranteed in the morning!
2. Secret Eidia
Others have Secret Santa, we have Secret Eidia. As Eid approaches it is time to buy each other gifts. All names of the participants are placed in a box and every participant draws a person’s name out of the box. Afterwards you buy a gift for that person. On Eid each participant places the present on the table. The gifts are marked with the name of the receiver only, and not the giver. So the receiver has to guess who the giver is. Whether you have a small or big family, this is a fun way to give each other gifts.
3. Get the kids involved!
What did you love to do when you were a child? Play games right? Put away the phones and iPads, turn off the television and grab those board games covered with dust. Play monopoly or twister with your younger siblings or cousins, or make an Islam quiz with fun prizes to win. Have fun like old times and get to know each other better.
Another option is to bake cupcakes and cookies during Eid. Get the children involved and make them sit at the table with all kinds of cupcake decorations. Give an empty cupcake so they can start decorating. Unleash the creativity, kids!
4. Candy buffet
Transform a table into candy table. Place a nice tablecloth and fill glass jars and plates with an assortment of brightly coloured candy and sweets. Buy treat bags from the shop and let everyone fill their bag with the candy they like. This one is not just for the kids, the whole family can enjoy. There is no limit to eating candy on Eid ;). A candy buffet brightens the room and makes eating candy more special. A great alternative is a fruit buffet, dessert buffet, cookie buffet or a mix of all.
5. Day out
Instead of having the whole family coming over to come eat, eat and eat after Eid prayers, you could also choose to have a day out. In this way, all family members can enjoy Eid equally so no one has to stand in the kitchen all day. Going to the zoo or an amusement park and afterwards to a restaurant is a great way to spend your Eid in a relaxed way.