Here are just a few of our faves for welcoming the Easter Bunny in 2013. There’s plenty of family friendly dining options and, of course, chocolate galore! Already over the sugar-rush? Not to worry – there’s non-edible treats aplenty here too. Just make sure to save a secret stash of sweeties just for mama…
If you prefer your eggs doused in hollandaise rather than chocolate sauce, 208 Duecento Otto have a few specials just in for Easter. The major selling point here is the playroom, which will keep your little chicks from wandering too far whilst you enjoy your free-flow Prosecco.
Assagio are offering a brief respite from the chocolate-frenzy with a pizza-jam on 29 and 30 March, where kids can get hands-on with some savoury creativity.
Bloom’s semi-buffet brunch on Easter Sunday promises an egg art-jamming session for the littlies whilst parents partake of oysters and Bellinis. Sounds like the perfect combo to us!
Sassy Mama family-friendly favourite, The Bostonian at the Langham Hotel will hold a special egg-decorating session on 31 March in their dedicated Kids Corner. There’ll also be plenty of the brown stuff, including chocolate eggs and an organic chocolate fountain (if you’re determined to at least try to keep it healthy!)
The Renaissance Harbour View’s Café Renaissance Easter Extravaganza Buffet will keep young visitors more than happy, with festive face painting, a candyfloss station and balloon twisting fun. (And if you haven’t yet entered our amazing Sassy Mama giveaway, you could rock up to The Renaissance Harbour View for a super staycation, so get clicking, mama!)
Egg fans should head to California Vintage in Wan Chai on Easter Sunday for plenty of new brunch dishes and a new kids’ menu that will keep wee one munching quite happily, while you make the most of their extensive wine selection.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s MO Bar is promising sweet treats for parents and kids alike, with an Easter afternoon tea buffet running between 29 March and 1 April.
Spasso are laying on a clown to entertain the kiddos on 31 March and 1 April, while you tuck into a tasty Italian brunch featuring seasonal specialties and plenty of traditional Easter sweets.
Wan Chai mamas without plans for Easter Sunday might want to investigate the Easter Kids Corner at View 62 in the Hopewell Centre. We’re assured that the Easter Bunny himself will be calling in, and there will be balloon-twisting and egg painting fun to boot at Hong Kong’s only revolving restaurant.
Not for those suffering from vertigo, world’s highest bar Ozone at the Ritz Carlton has an Easter BBQ brunch on their alfresco terrace between 29 March and 1 April. At 490 metres above sea level, this is one that kids will love.
Easter Egg Hunts
Head to The Backyard at Langham Place, Mongkok for an Easter Wonderland on 30 and 31 March. There’ll be Easter egg hunts and a bouncy castle to entertain the littlies, and kids receive a miniature Lindt Gold Bunny to take home.
For a gourmet hunt, Jean Paul Hévin Boutique et Bar à Chocolat in Lyndhurst Terrace is the place to go on 29 and 30 March. Get your 4-10 year olds scooping up Jean-Paul Hévin goodies galore – just don’t forget to remind them that it’s good to share (with mama!)
The French Window are bringing the Easter egg hunt to the IFC on Easter Sunday, with eggs galore to be found, leaving you to enjoy brunch (and a glass or two of bubbly?)
This is what we call a sweet deal – choose three treatments from Bliss Spa’s ‘Three’s a Charm’ Easter menu and receive 20% off the total. There are yummy facials, scrubs and peels to choose from, and they’ll even throw in a chocolate egg.
This is way cooler than a shop-bought egg, right mama? ChocoYou will help you to create personalised bars of delish Belgian chocolate then deliver them to your door! With Easter-themed decorations including bunnies, flowers and sugar eggs, the combinations are as pretty as they are tasty. Check out our review here for more insider info.
Stop press! The good folks at ChocoYou are offering Sassy Mama readers a very scrummy 15% discount on their personalised chocolate orders from now until 8 April. Simply build your bars, and then enter the discount code sassyeaster2013 to bag your goodies at a great price! Delivery is a flat fee of $45 in Hong Kong. We’ll be munching our way into spring with pink chocolate bedecked with mint leaves and crystalised lavender – pastel perfection!
From now until 1 April, stock up on Easter treats to nibble on at home once the kids are asleep from COCO, The Mira Hong Kong’s patisserie. We think the Calimero – a dark chocolate egg filled with Baileys cream and coffee jelly sounds suitably grown up.
If Sassy Mama were granted an Easter wish, then it would be for a Godiva Spring Cheers Basket. There’s a cuddly bunny for the kids, enough luxe chocolate novelties to keep us going until Santa stuffs our stockings, and the basket would probably be useful for… something or other. This is mama logic.
If you’ve had all the chocolate you can stomach until the Easter Bunny’s next visit, then head down to Lush’s flagship store at 28 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, and pick up some deliciously scented goodies to get your sweet hit without the calories. If there’s anything out there cuter than the Hoppy Easter gift set, we’ve yet to see it!
Do your feet (and your waistline!) a favour and head to the Mandarin Oriental for a rather seasonal Chocolate and Rose pedicure. Check out our review here, and don’t forget to leave enough time for afternoon tea.
Phew! We’re off for a sit down with a cup of tea and a chocolate egg! But if your little chicks have excess energy to burn, check out our Guide to Easter Holiday Camps and Workshops, our comprehensive Ideas and Inspiration page and, of course, our Events Calendar for oodles of fab family fun over the hols!
Happy Easter, mama!