Easter happenings for families

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I can’t believe I’m actually saying this: I miss the “Elf on a Shelf.” Any excuse to threaten my child into exhibiting good behavior for more than 30 days—sign this Boca mom up! Now it’s Easter season, and your new excuse for minimizing your child’s bad behavior a la “Elf” (or “Mensch on a Bench”) is finally here—and his name is Mr. Bunny.

Now where to meet him?

Here’s your Boca Mom Talk on where and when the Easter Bunny will be making his South Florida appearances in style.

Follow the Bunny Easter Photo Experience at Town Center at Boca Raton

Not only can you meet and get your children’s (or pet’s) annual photo taken with Mr. Bunny this year in the Nordstrom wing of the Town Center mall (through March 26), you can also follow him and his Easter happenings on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t worry; print photos are still available for purchase for the grandparents, and there’s coffee nearby to help you survive the inevitable long line.

Get your Chocolate Bunny Shopping Done at Hoffman’s Chocolates

On March 19, stop (and shop) at Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to take a complimentary family photo with the Easter Bunny! Mr. Bunny will also be sharing foiled chocolate eggs with the kids. In support of mommy multitasking, be sure to fill your baskets while you’re there visiting their impressive (and tempting) chocolate store!

(5190 Lake Worth Rd. Greenacres // 561/967-2213)

Brunch with Bunny on the Beach at OCEANS 234

Hop down to Deerfield Beach on March 20 in your favorite spring sundresses for OCEANS 234’s Bunny Brunch on the ocean! Enjoy a delicious beachside brunch from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. and complimentary family photos with Mr. Bunny himself. Reservations are encouraged for this one-day-only event.

(234 N. Ocean Blvd. Deerfield Beach // 954/428-2539)

Enjoy 360° Views of Boca Raton at the Waterstone’s Easter Sunday Brunch

On Easter Sunday, March 27, children can play, color their own Easter eggs and meet Mr. Bunny at one of the most sophisticated family brunches in town at the Waterstone Resort & Marina. Held in the Atlantic Ballroom at the top of the hotel, this decadent brunch will feature carving stations, omelets and seafood galore from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.

(999 E. Camino Real. Boca Raton // 561/368-9500)

Have a happy Easter Boca Raton!