Easter Sunday is April 16th this year. For many Novato families, that means Easter Sunday brunch at one of our town’s popular brunch spots. Remembering that so many get-togethers take place on this spring day, reservations are always recommended.
Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar will be offering a lavish buffet selection with poached salmon, slow roasted beef brisket and too many other delicious dishes to list here. Fortunately, you can check out their full Easter menu online. Brunch is served from 10am till 2pm, and as ever, there will be face painting, craft stations for the kids and Easter Egg hunts at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm.
Hilltop 1892 offers spectacular Marin views and “classic Easter brunch and dinner” on the menu. The Wildfox Restaurant, family-owned Grazie on Grant and the HopMonk Tavern are popular Easter dining destinations, putting their own signature spins on the classic menu items that help make family brunch such a treat.
Pioneer Park on Wilson Avenue is host to Novato’s annual free Easter Egg Hunt, which takes place on Sunday April 9th (that’s the weekend before Easter Sunday, don’t show up a week too late!). There will be bounce houses, Easter Bunny photo ops, a toddler fun area and of course egg hunts for kids ten and under, starting at 1:30pm.
Novato’s Rolling Hills Club will be hosting an “eggcellent egg hunt” on Sunday April 2nd, with kids swimming for eggs in the Club pool. The event is open to club members and their guests. Get more info online.
The day before Easter, on Saturday April 15th, All Saints Lutheran Church offer their Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, from 11am, with lunch, children’s theater, crafts and a massive egg hunt.
Want to dye some easter eggs without resorting to commercial dye kits? Marin Mommies has a great article on using things like beets and turmeric to achieve colorful egg effects. If you want to think beyond eggs, Pinterest has Easter treasure troves of craft inspiration.
If you’re planning on your own backyard egg hunt, don’t forget to help the Easter Bunny out by picking up some hollow plastic eggs to hide around the year — you can usually find them at stores like CVS and Lucky. For non-candy fillings, pick up some stocking-stuffer style gifts from Five Little Monkeys. They have a great selection of small trinkets that kids will love.
However you spend your Easter weekend (and don’t forget the Pioneer Park egg hunt the weekend before), spend a little time with your local retailers and restaurateurs. Your custom is always appreciated.