It feels like Lent only just began, but before you know it, it will be Good Friday and finally Easter Sunday! Yes, the holy day comes with its fair share of delights—including sweet treats, adorable decor, and decorated eggs—but it can also be absolutely egg-hausting. If you’ve been bestowed with holiday hosting duties this year, there is always plenty to do before April 21. You need to make an epic brunch spread—complete with festive cocktails, obviously—or maybe a memorable dinner menu that’s finished with a decadent dessert, of course. The tablescape needs to be in tip top form, the annual egg hunt needs to be planned, and the kids need to be entertained by some easy and fun crafts so you can actually get something done this year. (Oh, and speaking of the little ones, they’ll also need an adorable basket to hold all the goodies from the bunny!)
Whether it’s your first time organizing the celebration or you're a seasoned pro at party-planning, it’s completely understandable if you forget an item (or two) for your festivities. And what's the one place that comes to mind where you can pick up champagne for the mimosa bar, flour for the homemade hot cross buns, and even trinkets for a thoughtful gift? Target! But before you go hoppin’ to your local store to fill your cart, you’ll need to slow your (egg) roll. Unfortunately, all of the retailer's locations will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Yes, the news is definitely disappointing, but on the bright side, the hardworking employees get to enjoy a day off with their friends and family to celebrate the holiday.
With the superstore closure in mind, that means you'll definitely want to stock up on Easter necessities before the third Sunday in April. We're talking about all the festive candy—including the store's exclusive Peeps flavors. The supermarket also has a ton of absolutely adorable Easter decorations this year, so you'll want to ensure you already have your stunning centerpiece displayed and the rest of your table decor presented before the big day arrives. Oh, and make sure you have plenty of booze stocked up beforehand. You definitely don't want to run out of ingredients while you're whipping up fresh and fun cocktails for your guests!
Now, before we send you into a total tizzy about buying every single item you could possibly need for your celebration, you can take a deep exhale. Although Target will keep its doors closed, there are a handful of other places to shop on Easter Sunday, including another superstore that has it all, aka Walmart. And with seemingly countless things to do before—and on—the special Sunday, you'll be able to fuel up with a Starbucks coffee to keep you going—they're staying open, too!
If all this discussion about prepping for the event makes you want to take that date to sit back and relax—you can definitely do that while still having a delicious day. There are plenty of restaurants open on Easter where you can eat-in or carry-out. Moral of the story? Although Target will be closed, there's no need to stress. You have plenty of options!