Easter weekend is generally a time to get together with friends and family, enjoy some good food, and bask in the sunshine as spring is in full bloom. This year, however, things will be a little different with much of the world being in forced isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, there are several activities you can enjoy to have a pleasurable holiday weekend.
The internet has been buzzing with ways to keep ourselves occupied while in isolation, seeing as we’ve been doing this whole quarantine thing for weeks now. Whether you’ve been attempting to acquire a new skill, or simply binge watching all that Netflix has to offer, there is no right or wrong way to get through this strange period.
We hope that our list of activities for a more enjoyable Easter weekend in quarantine will lift your spirits and if nothing else, help you occupy some time. See below for the best ways to get through the Easter holiday, and be sure to have a good one!
1. Virtually attend Kanye West’s Sunday Service
Kanye West is teaming up with televangelist Joel Osteen for a special Easter edition of his Sunday Service. They will be joined by Tyler Perry and Mariah Carey, who is reportedly performing her hit, “Hero,” via webcam in honor of all the medical professionals and first responders on call during the pandemic. It remains to be seen if the performances will be live or pre-recorded.
2. Play Cards Against Humanity
In case you hadn’t heard, you can now play adult card game Cards Against Humanity online. You can participate in the beloved NSFW game with up to six players — for free — courtesy of Playingcards.io.
3. Learn how to make edibles
We know you’ve been dying to try your hand at weed edibles, and as with many other things on this list, there is no better time. Full disclosure, this one is pretty much all about trial and error, but you’re sure to have fun along the way. Here are six tips to get you started on making your own edibles.
4. Netflix and chill
This one is certainly a no-brainer, but if you’ve been looking for something new to watch — you know, in addition to Tiger King — we’ve compiled a list of 11 documentaries on Netflix that can help transform your outlook on the world. Also, the Highsnobiety staff is offering recommendations on other movies and TV shows ideal for watching in self-isolation.
5. Virtually tour a gallery
Add some culture to your weekend by virtually visiting one of 500-plus museums and art galleries. Google has highlighted hundreds of locations all across the globe that offer photos and virtual tours. You can step into the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Van Gogh Museum, Musée d’Orsay, and Tate Britain, among others, by visiting artsandculture.google.com.
6. Listen to our new playlist
Seeing as music can cure just about anything, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our “Don’t Sweat” playlist. The compilation features selections by the Highsnobiety staff, curated specifically for those quarantine blues. The eclectic playlist includes tracks by everyone from Sade and Fela Kuti, to Kaash Paige, Thundercat, and Santi. You can check it out below.
7. Dress your Animal Crossing character in high-end streetwear
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the world by storm. The new Nintendo Switch video game allows you to virtually make friends, build an island, and visit places you’ve created. One of the main draws to the game is that you can customize virtually everything, even what the characters wears. Thanks to crafty in-game codes, gamers can now outfit their players in high-end streetwear garms. Head here to learn more.
8. Go for a run
In many areas it’s okay to leave your home for outdoor exercise. This is precisely why there has been an unmistakable running boom in recent weeks. Exercise, endorphins, vitamin D — it all does the body good. Just remember to keep your distance from anyone else you see out there. Oh, and if you’re in need of a fresh pair of running shoes to get you extra motivated, we’ve got you covered.
9. Shop our WFH apparel
Just because you’re not going in to the office every day doesn’t mean you can’t throw on a fresh outfit every now and then. We’re not talking about a three-piece suit or anything, just some comfy threads from your favorite brands. You can take advantage of our WFH shop to purchase some new cozy garments from the likes of Aries, The North Face, Carhartt, and more. After all, you look good, you feel good, right?
10. Zoom with friends and fam
Whether for business or pleasure, Zoom has come in clutch during the coronavirus outbreak. It allows us to see our friends and family without putting anyone in harm’s way. This weekend is a prime time to catch up with those you love, and while you’re doing it, you might as well have a little fun with one of our custom Zoom backgrounds.
11. Dye your own sneakers
If you’re one of those people who hates wearing shoes that everyone else has, why not customize your own sneakers? Adhering to the resurgent DIY trend, we’ve created a handy dandy guide on how to dye your sneakers. Before you get started, here are some of the best shoes to try it on.
12. Upgrade your skincare routine
With all this time to yourself, you should show a little TLC to your skin. We recently spoke with one of New York City’s top facialists, licensed esthetician Sofie Pavitt, to get some advice on skincare while self-quarantining. After you check that out, be sure to peruse these great skincare products to try while you’re stuck at home.
13. Watch a concert by your favorite musician
With live shows being canceled or postponed, musicians have been forced to get creative. Thankfully, many are utilizing social media to deliver performances for fans. Erykah Badu, for example, was one of the first artists to announce a quarantine concert series, while the likes of James Blake, Snoop Dogg, Questlove, and many others have also come through with similar shows. So far, these are the best concerts to watch during coronavirus quarantine.
14. Read a book
When you’re not staring at one of the many screens in your household, why not try picking up a book? We prefer a physical copy as opposed to a digital version, but hey, to each their own. Curling up with a quality piece of literature not only stimulates the mind, but it is also a proven stress relief. Head here to see what the Highsnobiety staff is currently reading.
15. Make your own Coronavirus mask
You’re bound to venture outside at some point, so you should take precautionary measures. In some areas, masks are required, but it doesn’t hurt to have one either way. Above, you can learn how to make your own coronavirus mask in less than 30 seconds. A few household items are all you need.