6 Tips for Planning an Awesome Easter Egg Hunt
1. Our eggs are empty! The kids are content searching for and finding the eggs. We have a huge bucket of eggs that we use year after year. Some we purchased, others were donated, and some were from freecycle.
2. My kids make simple invitations a week in advance to invite everyone to our front yard the Saturday before Easter. Even if people are traveling, many people seem to be home the night before Easter. We usually start at 4:00.
3. We purchase and make treats to share ahead of time: Peeps, cupcakes, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, Capri Sun and water. (supply list below)
4. The day of the Egg Hunt – we hide the eggs (kids 4 and under like them in plain view) and our kids make a sign for the yard (see above).
5. Finally, the Egg Hunt has arrived! The neighbors come with their baskets and parents with cameras line up. Off they go! Finding the eggs takes a few minutes, so then we have the kids hide them again! We’ve had eggs resurface months later because they were hidden so well!
6. Then we all enjoy the treats. I usually just keep the table set up in the garage and bring out after the hunt is over.
Supplies for the Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt:
- Eggs (click here)
- Food: “carrots” (photo 2), Peeps cupcake (photo 3), Classic Bunny Cake (photo 4)
- Drinks: Capri Sun, Water Bottles
- Fun: sidewalk chalk, bubbles
Side note: I used to be concerned about not putting candy in the eggs and felt I had to make excuses. Guess what? The kids don’t care one bit! They just like hunting for them, hiding them again, and hunting again. It also ensures that our eggs will be returned so we can use them again the next year.
Our “carrots” (photo 2 above) are icing decorating bags filled with Annie’s Organic Cheddar bunnies.
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What People Are Saying
JDaniel4's Mom says
I love the idea of just hunting for eggs!
Pennies of Time says
Leaving the eggs empty and then sharing a feast is an awesome idea! I don’t think I can wait for Easter time to try this.