The Easter Egg Hunt
April 03, 2012
This year, when it’s time for your annual Easter egg hunt, instead of doing the same old thing, why not plan something a little different? There are many fun ways to liven up an Easter egg hunt and we can help you breathe new life into your Easter celebration! So get those personalized Easter invitations out and let your guests know they are in for a special surprise!
If you’re expecting guests of all ages to take part in your Easter egg hunt, make things a little more challenging for the older children. Instead of letting them run from egg to egg, make them hop like bunnies! Aside from giving everyone the giggles, it will give the younger children a head start and a chance to claim some of the eggs that you’ve hidden in plain sight. Or, if you think your older participants won’t be willing to hop around the yard as they search for their prizes, make their Easter egg hunt more like a scavenger hunt. Write out a list of Easter or spring related items each child must find. The list can include things like a budding flower, a plastic Easter egg, a chocolate bunny, a pastel mini bubbles bottle, and a jellybean. You can hide these items around your house and yard ahead of time so everything is ready to go when the children arrive.
You can also assign each child their own egg color and hide them in varying degrees of difficulty based on their age. But remind them if they find an egg that is not their color, they need to keep quiet! This lets each child feel like they are in on a secret and keeps it fun for everyone. Or, instead of using hard-boiled eggs that you have spent hours decorating with traditional Easter egg coloring kits and colorful plastic eggs), which you can stuff with candy, coins, and other small prizes.
Another fun twist for your Easter egg hunt is to hold it at night! Paint the eggs with glow-in-the-dark paint, arm each child with a flashlight, and let them search for the eggs! Be sure to have each child don a pair of red glowing bunny ears before they start the search! Decorate the yard with strings of pastel lantern lights for a festive touch and to give the kids a little more light to search by.
Once you’ve planned your Easter egg hunt and sent out the personalized Easter invitations, you’ll want to choose your Easter decorations. A colorful Easter banner will point your guests towards your Easter egg hunt if you’re having it at a park or other remote location. Lantern lights will cast a festive glow on the yard while the kids are searching for their eggs and festive balloons can be tied to trees, bushes, and chairs. White chair covers can be used to add an elegant touch to your party and make folding chairs look more formal for a Sunday morning hunt. Add some pastel tablecloths and simple floral centerpieces and you will create a lovely ambiance that will complement your guests’ Easter finery.
So hop to planning your next Easter egg hunt! With these creative ideas, you will ensure your guests and their children will have a wonderful time and want to come back year after year to celebrate Easter morning!