How To Enjoy Easter (and other special occasions) Indoors, During the Corona Chaos.

With the nationwide social distancing recommendation to slow the curve of COVID-19, your Easter activities and plans will probably need to change. Whether you normally get together at a family member’s house or use the long weekend to take a little holiday, this year will be different. 

None of us expected this to happen and no person, industry or country is immune from the effects of Coronavirus. The health and safety of your family and friends needs to be the focus. Plans can change and moments can be celebrated later, once this all subsides. 

Saying that, doesn’t mean that you have to ignore Easter 2020. Just because you’re practicing social distancing and isolating, there are things that you can do at home to enjoy an Easter family fun day. 

The essential ingredients of Easter. 

What makes it feel like Easter? It’s usually a combination of a family Easter egg hunt (if you have kids), hot cross buns, and time off work. 

You can buy Easter gifts and eggs on your next trip to the supermarket and we’re serving hot cross buns fresh every day for people in Melbourne. You’re already at home and spending time together, so the only element that’s missing is the extended family. 

Well, how about planning a virtual Easter and position the laptop with Skype open up on the table as you share a special moment of the day. Maybe the children can tell their rellies how many Easter egg hunt goodies they found? Plan an egg painting session? Cook your favourite family Easter meal, together? 

With a dash of creativity, you can feel connected to your loved ones and sprinkle Easter vibes. If you allow it, this situation could introduce a special feeling of connectedness, even with the distance. 

Let’s look after each other. 

Do you know someone who’s going through a tough time right now? Did a friend or family member lose their job? What about that other friend who’s now home-schooling her children or that birthday coming up you were planning to attend? 

We’re all experiencing this in different ways. The good news is, we can all help. There are things you can do to improve the situation, even if it’s just making them smile. You can give them a call and spend an hour on the phone, listening to them. 

There’s plenty of small businesses that need our help right now, so why not double your good karma and buy a gift voucher from them to send to your loved one. You can send a box of fresh food, so the kids are fed and Mum can relax for a couple of days. This last idea, we can help you with. 

Get your groceries delivered… just like the old days. 

We’re a wholesale bakery in Melbourne, normally supplying food to aged care facilities, hospitals, cafes, canteens, businesses, and schools. But, this isn’t business as usual. 

We understand that COVID-19 has rocked the hospitality and service industries dramatically, and businesses are relying on providing takeaway to keep customers happy. 

Getting fresh produce and groceries, delivered to you right now, isn’t easy. Supermarket’s are busy restocking shelves that have been bare, and limiting purchases of high demand items. As a Melbourne wholesale bakery, we’ve changed direction to support individuals and families, where we would have otherwise been serving to public cafes and schools. We want to be part of the solution – we all need it right now. 

So, what does this mean for you? 

A grocery home delivery service, straight to your doorstep. The items that you’ll find include: 

  • Freshly baked breads  
  • Milk, eggs, cheese and juice. 
  • Cakes and cookies
  • Quiches, pizzas, pies, and finger foods 
  • Halal products
  • Pasta and tomato sauce 
  • Gluten Free options… and more! 

Please note that we are constantly adding to our grocery range. The idea of this grocery home delivery service is to supply two days’ worth of groceries, if you want fresh food, but can’t get to the shops or are planning an extra special day for your family (like Easter). 

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If you order before 12pm, you’ll get it the next day. For orders after 12pm, it’ll take two business days to arrive. 

Now, more than ever, we need to look after each other. If you can’t visit an elderly family member or someone you love lives alone, why not send them a food package? If you’re celebrating Easter with a virtual gathering, Glenroy Bakery can prepare orders for your whole family.   

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
Freshly Baked Chocolate Hot Cross Buns At Glenroy Bakery

Glenroy Bakery is here for you, baking up Easter hot cross buns and a spread of delicious products, every day. If you’d like to speak with one of our friendly staff about your specific needs, call us on (03) 9312 8600. To enquire, you can also email or use this contact form. 

Now, more than ever before, connection is important (from a safe distance). You can still have Easter with the family. And what lightens the mood more than freshly baked Easter hot cross buns? With butter, of course.