April 9, 2020


Australians are set to stay at home this Easter long weekend, however there are still many fun ways Aussie families can bring a little bit of Easter Show magic into the home!

While Aussies may not be able to celebrate Easter as we traditionally know it with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the good news is that they can bring the festivities indoors.

With showbags being one of the favourite traditions at the show, Aussies will be pleased to know that the classic Chicane Showbags, such as Allen’s, KitKat, Milkybar and Bertie Beetle showbags can be delivered to their doorstep.

Looking for something to keep the family entertained over the Easter long weekend? Celebrate the holiday and recreate your own Easter Show from your very home with these fun activities.

  1. Turn the living room into a Showbag Area

Once Aussies have received the order of their showbag delivery, families can turn the living room into a Showbag Arena and unpack some of these delicious treats with the family. By rearranging couches and chairs in the house, lining them all up next to each other and hanging a showbag off the front, families can create their own stalls and take a walk through the ‘arena’ to pick out some favourites.

  1. Get the family pup involved in your very own Sydney Royal Dog Show

To continue the Easter show fun throughout the day, families can teach their household pups how to ‘sit pretty’ and give ‘heart-warming hugs’. Once the showbags arrive, turn the front yard into the stage for the Sydney Royal Dog Show and join friends and family on a video call to share all the tricks the new pup has learnt.

To create a podium, find three sturdy boxes of different sizes from around the house which your dog has comfortably sat on before, and cover them individually with table clothes. Using any previous school athletic carnival ribbons around the house, create first, second and third place to add that award-winning feeling.

  1. Get creative in the kitchen with classic Easter Show treats

When it hits lunch time, families can prepare a meal with any food they already have in the house but pop it onto the end of chopsticks to bring to life the novelty of Cheese or Hotdog on a Stick to their home. To create the famous hot dog on a stick in particular, parents can follow this recipe for some guidance and have it ready within 30 mins.

  1. Time for challenge!

Now that the household pet is trained, move onto the kids! By setting up a series of household chores for the children to complete, families can create a Young Farmer Challenge with kids being challenged to prove their ability of completing the chores the fastest all while wearing a cowboy hat or boots. YouTube Channel Common Sense has a guide on how to create a paper version at home.

  1. DIY Royal Beer & Cider Show for mum and dad

Once the kids are all tired out from ‘a big day at the show’, adults can indulge in their own favourite traditions and taste-test a variety of beverages, creating their very own Royal Beer & Cider Show. Transform the kitchen bench into a blind taste test, placing bottles in brown paper bags labelled one to five and create a vote sheet so by the end of the night the ‘judges’ have settled the debate for the best tasting drink.

Get the whole family involved and make the most of this Easter long weekend with these easy Easter activities.

How are you spending the Easter long weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • We stayed home and zoom called family


  • Thank you for the great idea and link for showbags.


  • The postage on the showbags put me off a bit.


  • Woolies has the show bags they are cute and thank you for the tips


  • Thanks for the link for the Showbags – they look awesome!


  • If you have a cat and have bought something in a small carton that has been cut too much to open it leave a piece on the top open and lay it on its side. The cat will love it as a bed or hiding spot. You can decorate the box for Easter. Nothing a cat or other pet shouldn’t eat.


  • Sounds like fun for kids


  • We’ve never been so don’t know what we’re missing :)


  • Design and make your own show bags :)


  • some great ideas thank you


  • wooohhhh …. love the tips…here i go!


  • We ordered a few showbags and set up a show bag stall, popcorn and plutonpop stall, some games like pin the tail and a “mechanical” bull (rocking horse). Great opportunity to play and learn with fake money!


  • Oh this is such a cute idea! We are just going to have a family Easter movie night and make Easter foods (hot cross bun pudding, Easter eggs ect), my sister in law is “camping” in the lounge room with my niece at her house which is a wonderful idea but we don’t have a tent anymore


  • I see Woolworths on the mainland are selling showbags this year because of the royal Easter show being cancelled. Never been to a Sydney show, don’t think we even have Easter shows here in tas. Great idea though


  • We certainly need to get our creative caps on this year – some good ideas here!


  • I will be cooking, reading. And we will surely go out for a walk together.


  • We lived for 10yrs in Sydney but never attended the Easter show (too dear) so I don’t feel the need to bring the Easter show home.


  • I was thinking about buying showbag online

    • I love how many products are now online. Such a good way to keep people at home right now.


  • Such a fun idea to do at home! Love it


  • Sounds like some good ideas there! We need to be extra creative this yr!


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