Easter is also a time to be with family. You’ve got to have all the kids around, scrambling to find the eggs and candy. Our villas are large enough to accommodate all the gang. Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews; make it a new family tradition and bring the entire extended family! Many of our villas have large yards that will be perfect for hiding enough bright colored eggs for everyone. While there are Easter egg hunts around the area, why not have your own? Spread the holiday brunch out on the patio by the pool, surrounded by mountains and desert and watch the kids hunt. You can rent a villa with a heated pool or spa, or maybe even a putting green for even more fun. Wouldn’t that putting green look great covered in colorful Easter eggs and PEEPS!
Make the kids work for their colorful candy-filled plastic eggs by arranging them on the bottom of your rental’s pool! The adults can lounge around the pool enjoying the lovely spring weather (and maybe a mimosa or two) while the kids dive for their treats.
Since Scottsdale is home to several hot air balloon festivals and races, take the balloon theme and run with it. Arrange helium filled balloons tied to plastic eggs filled with candy around the yard. Heavy with candy, the eggs will keep the balloons close to the ground and to your kids’ open arms. Take everyone one on a real hot air balloon ride later; the view of the desert is breathtaking, and your entire family will love it!
If you want to let someone else do the egg hiding, pack everyone up and head to nearby Fountain Hills Eggstravaganza for their Easter egg hunt. They’ll have over 15,000 candy-filled eggs, bounce houses, crafts and more! You’ll need to get everyone there early, as this is a popular, fun event!
When there is a holiday and family, you’ve got to have food. And what would Easter be without that traditional Easter brunch? There are a few options for your meal: eat out, carry out and eat in, or cook and eat in. Most area restaurants will be offering some sort of holiday meal, and you can choose from an upscale, expensive dinner or a more casual buffet – whatever you’re in the mood for.
Try one of the area’s resorts for a high-end, dress-up brunch. For amazing food and views of Camelback Mountain, head to Elements at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa where Iron Chef America winner Beau MacMillan is sure to whip up some delectable treats for their Easter buffet. Nestled at the foot of Pinnacle Peak, the Four Seasons Resort also has amazing food and a view to match. One last suggestion for high-end resort dining – Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Don’t forget to make reservations wherever you decide to dine. If your group is leaning towards a more casual dining experiences, give our staff a call for suggestions.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will be offering their usual Easter celebration, this year inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Come for brunch at one of their restaurants, colorful Easter egg hunts and plenty more activities for the entire family. Come early and stay all day while enjoying your favorite Easter traditions in a beautiful setting!
The fully equipped kitchens in our villas will make cooking your meal, or warming up a pre-prepared meal, a breeze. There are several area restaurants, delis and markets that will be offering full meals for pick-up, just give our staff a call for up-to-date suggestions. We have rentals with gourmet kitchens that will make cooking that Easter meal as much fun to cook as it will be eat. Regardless of whether you have cooked your Arizona Easter meal from scratch, or will be enjoying a prepared meal, be sure to take it all outside to enjoy the view while you eat. Or, take things up a notch and reserve one of our villas with an outdoor kitchen or grill. Imagine your family’s reaction to grilling lamb shanks out by the pool! For dessert, let the kids make s’mores at the fire pit!
Plan Your Scottsdale Easter Journey Today
Don’t forget, you’ll need to make your dinner or brunch reservations ahead of time, and perhaps even reserve or purchase tickets to some egg hunts. If you need help with reservations or suggestions for egg hunts or dining, just give our helpful staff here at Parsons Villas a call. We’ve been in the area for a while now, and know all the best places for great buffets and kid friendly events. Give us a call today!