The Easter Egg hunt is part of what draws great excitement and fun to the holiday. The rush of running around, trying to find the eggs…the competition aspect of wanting to find the most eggs…the amazement and wonder of opening up each egg to see what prizes or treats are waiting for you. Here are 6 Tips for an Epic Family Easter Egg Hunt.
There are lots of super fun reasons to want to have an egg hunt on Easter. Hosting and having an Easter Egg hunt can take quite a bit of time and planning. If you are taking the time to make it unique, then it takes a lot of time to make certain that all the details are prepared and ready to go. Children and adults alike are waiting and wanting an epic Easter Egg hunt…why not give it to them? If you are needing some tips on how to make this year stand out from the rest, here are some ideas to help you have an Epic Family Easter Egg Hunt.
6 Tips for an Epic Family Easter Egg Hunt
1. Decide what you want to have inside each of your eggs
Are you a believer in having candy, money or random prizes inside? It’s your choice, do what makes you happy. For candy, skip the chocolate! If it’s hot, you’ll have a huge mess and ants galore. Opt for gummies or hard candy’s instead if you go that route. For prizes to put on the inside, you could go the fortune cookie route and write cute little sayings on paper on some of them, or throw in a few bucks or change. Who doesn’t love finding random money enclosed in an Easter Egg?
2. Be dedicated to the hiding
Long gone are the days when one can just go out and throw the eggs in the grass. That doesn’t work anymore! You have to add a bit of challenge and suspense to the game and find those unique and silly hiding sports. Search high and low for places that take some skill to find!
3. Know how many eggs you hid
Nothing worse than everyone looking for eggs, but no one has any idea if there are actually any remaining out there to find. Do a quick count before you start hiding, and once the kids feel like they have found ’em all have them count and you’ll know if they are done or not.
4. Throw in a little twist
Anyone can Easter Egg hunt the regular way of running around and trying to grab as many eggs as possible…but what about an Easter Egg hunt with a twist? Make it be a partner hunt and turn it into a three-legged race! Not only will it slow them down to enjoy it more, but it will also require them to work together to try to find some eggs!
5. Have it at night
If you’ve never participated in a flashlight Easter Egg hunt, you are in for a treat. Eggs are easy to find during the day, right? Throw in some degree of difficulty and fun, and have them do their Easter Egg hunt at night! After dinner, and once the sun starts to set, head outside to start hiding those eggs. Then, once you are completely done, have everyone follow you outside. Hand out flashlights, give them the rules and let them go. Finding eggs by flashlight is a fun twist for sure!
6. Be prepared
Sometimes mother nature doesn’t want to cooperate. It happens. And sometimes that happens right smack dab in the middle of when the Easter Egg hunt is supposed to be taking place. Don’t let it spoil the plans. Be prepared and have a backup plan. If your home is large enough or spread out enough, move that Easter Egg hunt indoors. If it’s not, then stick to the original plan. Make certain it’s lightning free-outside for safety first and then have your little ones throw on their raincoat and boots to head outside. Get ready for a wet and wild Easter Egg hunt, sure to be one for the memory bank!
Hosting an Easter Egg hunt is almost just as much fun as getting to participate in one! Not only do you get to be the one to hide the eggs, you also hold the answer to where each and every one is hidden. Use your power wisely, and have fun!
With a few little tweaks and planning, this is sure to be an epic Easter Egg hunt for the books!